HungaroControl HUFRA to save $3m in fuel

February 5, 2015 0

HungaroControl will be the first air traffic services provider in Europe to abolish the entire fixed flight route network, thus enabling aircraft to use the airspace freely, without any restrictions. The significance of the new […]


FRAMaK makes significant savings on routes

December 2, 2014 0

The network of cross-border routes available as a flight plan option has expanded considerably, creating a large-scale free route airspace over Belgium, most of Germany, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. Read The Free Route Dossier With […]


Borealis appoints Subotic as executive director

November 20, 2014 0

Borealis, the European alliance of air navigation service providers has appointed Branka Subotic as its executive director. Currently a senior consultant with NATS Services – the UK-based global air traffic solutions provider, was selected from […]


WATM: Austria pioneers 24/7 Free Route

March 6, 2014 0

Austria’s Austro Control has taken the next pioneering step towards full implementation of free route airspace, implementing “Free Route Airspace Wien” around the clock. Within Free Route airspace, users can freely plan their routes between […]


ENAV optimises routes with French, Swiss

November 25, 2013 0

The WE FREE (Weekend Free Route for Environmental Efficiency) project has successfully concluded. Launched two years ago in order to study and use direct routes per flights originating at the Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport […]


ROMATSA implements free route night ops

November 15, 2013 0

Romanian air navigation service provider ROMATSA is implementing the night-time Free Route Operations within the airspace of LRBB FIR from 14 November. The project is being coordinated at international level through ICAO EUR/NAT Office and […]


Europe continues Free Route airspace roll-out

July 10, 2013 0

Night-time Free Route operations have been operational since May through airspace controlled by Croatia, Serbia, Poland and the Czech Republic. The free route projects implemented on 2 May offer potential annual savings of approximately 1.3 […]


HungaroControl heads free route testing

July 9, 2013 0

Hungarian, Polish and Slovakian air traffic control services are developing 12 new, shorter routes in HungaroControl’s Centre of Research, Development and Simulation (CRDS) in a first phase of international tests. The routes connect destinations in […]


New software advances en route safety analysis

July 3, 2013 0

The US Air Traffic Organization (ATO) continues to strengthen proactive safety management with the activation of the Traffic Analysis Review Programme (TARP) in all En Route centres, according to ATO News. “Automatic reporting frees up […]


Croatia Control, SMATSA team on free routings

June 18, 2013 0

Croatia Control and Serbia and Montenegro Air Traffic Services Agency (SMATSA) have implemented the second stage of Free Route Airspace Concept (FRA). As the second FRA milestone, available from AIRAC 02 May 2013 and in […]