The Political Declaration on the establishment of the North European Functional Airspace Block between the governments of Estonia, Finland, Latvia and Norway is acknowledgment of commitment of these states to cooperation as laid down in NEFAB agreements and arrangements.
NEFAB State Level Agreement signed by the governments of Estonia, Finland, Latvia and Norway establishes the North European Functional Airspace Block. The Agreement defines the rights and obligations of the Contracting States and serves as one of the key instruments to meet the Single European Sky objectives.
Explanatory Note to the Agreement on the establishment of NEFAB contains explicit explanation of all terms and conditions referred to in the State Level Agreement. Its purpose is to explain and confirm the principles embedded in the Agreement to ensure clear and unequivocal interpretation of the above said Agreement.
Cooperation Agreement between the National Supervisory Authorities of Estonia, Finland, Latvia and Norway is a framework of cooperation between the civil aviation authorities of respective states. It sets out cooperation principles with the aim to ensure safe and effective implementation of NEFAB.
Cooperation Agreement between the air navigation service providers of NEFAB states, AVINOR (Norway), EANS (Estonia), FINAVIA (Finland) and LGS (Latvia) sets the legal framework in order to establish, implement and operate the NEFAB partnership and thereby comply with the EC legislation and NEFAB State Level Agreement.
The declaration of Commitment for cooperation in airspace development between the governments of Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Norway and Sweden is an acknowledgment by the ministers of transport of respective states of their commitment for a continued cooperation in enhancing the functionality in their airspace.
Rules of Procedure of NEFAB Financial and Performance Committee define its legal basis and tasks, functions, composition, Chairmanship, invitation of observers, meetings, administrative suport, decision-making, use of NSA resources and cost allocation, recording and handling of documentation, and relationship to the NEFAB Council.
Rules of Procedure of NEFAB Council define functions and competencies of the Council, its composition, Chairmanship, invitation of observers, meetings, administrative suport, strategic plan, decision-making and implementation of decisions, and recording and handling of documentation.
Rules of Procedure of NEFAB Civil-Military Committee define the legal basis and tasks of the Committee, its functions, composition, Chairmanship, invitation of observers, meetings, administrative suport, decision procedure, recording and handling of documentation, and relationship to the NEFAB Council.
NEFAB submitted their consultation material to the European Commission on 4 January 2012, subject to observations of interested parties, Member States and EASA. All consultation material can be found on the EC website under http://ec.europa.eu/transport/modes/air/single_european_sky/fab/nefab_en.htm
According to the NEFAB State-level Agreement, the NEFAB Council shall in particular define strategic objectives for the development of NEFAB, assess the results achieved and take appropriate measures if required. The States Strategy is meant to fulfil the initial part of the tasks set out in Article 9.2.a of the Agreement.
The NEFAB Strategy adopted in November 2014 is long term and should be accompanied by a more detailed Implementation Plan to be reviewed regularly and as needed. The realisation of the NEFAB Strategy will be incremental – some elements are supposed to be implemented within a relatively short timeframe and others within a much longer timeframe, towards the end of the third reference period (2025).
This first version of the NEFAB Strategy Implementation Plan was agreed in principle by the NEFAB Council in December 2016, but has only now been finalised with light editorial changes. The Implementation Plan highlights current activities and projects already completed, ongoing and/or planned and should serve as guide for further implementation of the NEFAB Strategy.
The main actors to realise the NEFAB Strategy are the Air Navigation Service Providers and the National Supervisory Authorities (ANSPs and NSAs) although supported and encouraged by NEFAB states.
The NEFAB Council Work Plan for 2015 defines main tasks, activities and deliverables by the Council and its Committees, to support fulfilment of NEFAB objectives. In 2015, Council will focus on the implementation of the NEFAB Strategy, the legislative initiatives of the SES II+ and cross-border cooperation.
Commission Regulation No 390/2013 laying down a Performance Scheme requires all functional airspace blocks to develop Performance Plans, in FAB level setting out their performance targets for the next five years. This document provides the Performance Plan for NEFAB for the second reference period (RP2) from 2015 until 2019.
NEFAB air navigation service providers have endorsed the 5-year Business Plan to guide Programme's development during 2017-2021. The BP is built upon three target areas: business opportunities, operational efficiency, and sustainable Programme's structure.
NEFAB air navigation service providers have endorsed the Business Plan 2016-2020 to serve as a strategic roadmap for further five years. The key focus of these coming years are requirements of the SES II+ and the Reference Period 2, contribution to the Borealis Free Route Airspace Programme, arising competing markets, and enhanced business angle of NEFAB Programme.
NEFAB Programme's Business Plan 2015-2019 outlines the planned strategic developments and summarises internal activities and plans of NEFAB ANSPs. The main focuses are support to the SES developments, intensified internal cooperation, and contribution to the European Network efficiency.
NEFAB Programme's Business Plan 2014-2018 summarizes the five-year strategic roadmap for NEFAB air navigation service providers and aims to deliver both internal benefits for ANSPs and external benefits directly to customers through operational initiatives (Free Route Airspace) and business developments.
NEFAB Programme's Business Plan 2013-2017 has been drawn up following the establishment of NEFAB on December 4 2012. It paves the way to important and substantial improvements in ATM systems and procedures across the NEFAB States.
The Annual Report 2016 provides a summary of the Progamme's activities in the past year including status of activities and their progress.
This document summarizes the NEFAB ANSP Programme activities in 2015. Enclosed please find Section 1 intended for general publicity to ensure transparency about NEFAB Programme activities.
The NEFAB States Annual Report 2015 gives account of the main developments during 2015. These are implementation of NEFAB Target Concept, Phase 1 of North European Free Route Airspace Programme (NEFRA), cooperation within Borealis Alliance, and many other activities.
The NEFAB States Annual Report 2014 provides information on significant developments in the NEFAB cooperation during 2014. The Report highlights the NEFAB Performance Plan, NEFAB States Strategy, the North European Free Route Airspace (NEFRA) programme, cooperation with other partners, closure of the EU Pilot, and activities in the NEFAB governance bodies during 2014.
The Annual Report by NEFAB Air Navigation Service Providers highlights key developments during the year 2014 regarding strategies and business plans, stakeholders and communications, and Programme activities.
According to The Rules of Procedure of the NEFAB Council, an Annual Report shall be drawn up for each year. The NEFAB Annual Report 2013 provides information on significant developments in the NEFAB cooperation during 2013.
The NEFAB Airspace Policy was adopted by NEFAB Council in January 2016. It is a high level framework document to be considered and used together with the national airspace policies and related provisions of NEFAB States. The main objectives of the policy is to demonstrate how NEFAB airspace is managed and designed, increasing transparency of these processes and hence supporting stakeholders in their own investment and project planning.
The NEFAB Safety Policy was adopted by NEFAB Council in November 2014. The Policy summarises main principles towards achieving the highest possible level of safety and outlines accountability of the States, National Supervisory Authorities, air navigation service providers, and the Council itself.
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