Free Route Airspace expands into North Atlantic

March 2, 2017 0

Aircraft operators can fly their preferred trajectories within the Bodø Oceanic FIR, where the Norwegian air navigation services provider Avinor is responsible for air traffic management. The implementation of Free Route Airspace (FRA) over large […]


Avinor implements major ATM system upgrade

February 7, 2017 0

Avinor, the Norwegian air navigation service provider, has successfully upgraded its ATM system. The massive enhancement was accomplished on the Sunday night of January 29, and marks an important milestone towards seamless Free Route operations […]


SEAFRA free route airspace goes 24/7

December 12, 2016 0

SMATSA, Croatia Control and BHANSA – responsible for managing the airspace of four states – Serbia, Montenegro, Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina – are now offering airlines the chance to plan and execute free route flights around […]


ENAV launches free route over Italy

December 7, 2016 0

Italy’s ENAV will tonight be giving the go-ahead for free route operations over Italian airspace. From 01.00 on 8 December, it will be possible for all overflying aircraft at an altitude above 11,000 metres to cross Italian […]


BLUE MED FAB launches Free Route Airspace

December 7, 2016 0

Free Route Airspace will be implemented within the BLUE MED Functional Airspace Block by Italy’s ENAV and Malta’s MATS simultaneously from 8 December. It is a major airspace project jointly coordinated and implemented by ENAV […]


Austria, Slovenia implement Free Routeing

November 11, 2016 0

Austro Control and Slovenia Control have successfully implemented the first cross-border Free Route Airspace without any vertical and time-based restrictions in Europe. The Slovenian Austrian Cross-border Free Route Airspace (SAXFRA) successfully went operational on November 10, being […]


Borealis to receive further European funding

July 29, 2016 0

The Borealis Alliance has been awarded considerable financial support to continue its work to deliver Free Route Airspace across Northern Europe by 2021. The funding of €63.2 million has been granted to support the ongoing […]


New era for air traffic control at Prestwick

July 29, 2016 0

Following hundreds of hours of testing and fine tuning, a state of the art new air traffic control system has entered full operational service at Scotland’s Prestwick Control Centre. The system – called iTEC – […]


Seamless routes over northern Europe launch

June 23, 2016 0

Airspace users can from today enjoy seamless Free Route Airspace across NEFAB East (Estonia, Finland, and Latvia) and DK/SE FAB (Denmark and Sweden), enabling them to plan and fly user preferred trajectories across these five […]

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Neighbour states exploring inter-FAB cooperation

May 12, 2016 0

The three neighbouring Functional Airspace Blocks – or FABs – that make up the GATE One (GO) initiative are proposing to study how to synchronise the implementation of cross-border Free Route Airspace (FRA). The chief […]