ATM Modernization, Commercial

Borealis Alliance Launches Route Program

By Veronica Magan | February 12, 2015


Borealis Free Route Airspace Vision
Photo: Borealis Alliance

[Avionics Today 02-12-2015] The Borealis Alliance of nine European Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) has announced the launch of a program to deliver seamless and integrated free route airspace across the whole of Northern Europe by 2020. The program will allow airlines and business aviation operators to be able to plan and take the most cost effective, fuel efficient and timely routes across the entire airspace managed by Borealis members rather than following pre-defined routes within each member country’s airspace, saving time, money and fuel. 

 
The program will create free route airspace extending from the eastern boundary of the North Atlantic to the western boundary of Russian airspace in the North of Europe. It will also build on work initiated through the three existing Functional Airspace Blocks (FABs): the Danish-Swedish, U.K.-Ireland and North European FABs, and the North European Free Route Airspace (NEFRA) program, but is voluntarily being expanded by the ANSPs to maximize the benefits for customers.

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