UK-Ireland FAB completes dynamic sector trial

February 26, 2016 0

The UK-Ireland Functional Airspace Block (FAB) has successfully concluded a trial of the SESAR concept of dynamic sectorisation – the tactical switching of air traffic services between providers, proving a key concept for the next […]


NEFAB launches free route airspace

November 12, 2015 0

The North European Functional Airspace Block (NEFAB) partners are introducing major changes in airspace structure and air traffic management systems to improve flexibility and cost-efficiency for airspace users in Estonia, Finland, Latvia and Norway. NEFAB […]


Free routeing wins climate change credit

October 9, 2015 0

The Free Route Airspace Maastricht and Karlsruhe project spanning the airspace over Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg and the Netherlands has been commended for saving tonnes of CO2 emissions and has been included in the Aviation Climate […]


SEAFRA offers first 4-nation night free routeing

September 24, 2015 0

Three central European providers – SMATSA, Croatia Control and BHANSA – are now offering night-time free route flights over the airspace of four nations. Flights through Serbia, Montenegro, Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina have been […]


N-FRAB unifies airspace for Hungary, Romania

September 3, 2015 0

For the first time in Central Europe aircraft can now plan their flying routes freely even across the borders of the two countries. Since 20 August, HungaroControl, the Hungarian air navigation service provider and ROMATSA, […]


DSNA bridging the flow, capacity gap for ATC

July 7, 2015 0

France’s air navigation service provider DSNA is bridging the gap between Air Traffic Flow and Capacity Management (ATFCM) and Air Traffic Control (ATC) with a dynamic demand and capacity balancing tool. When traffic is both […]


Free route aspirations face rogue jet threat

June 24, 2015 0

The significant increase in ‘non-cooperative’ military activity over the Baltic Sea could – if left unchecked – dash the prospect of an ambitious roll-out of free route airspace in Europe. A number of incidents where […]


Europe tables SESAR technology rollout blueprint

April 20, 2015 0

Industry chiefs have unveiled an ambitious strategy to roll out the advanced technologies that will underpin the Single European Sky. The Single European Sky is one of the European Commission’s main transport initiatives, designed to […]


Borealis free routes gain state-level support

March 9, 2015 0

Nine north European countries have agreed to work together at state level to support a major programme delivering Free Route Airspace in what is being seen as a major step forward for the Single European […]