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
The NEFAB ANSP Strategy describes the overall framework established by the NEFAB
States for ANSPs co-operation, the general principles for setting objectives and implementation thereof, and the main strategic goals for coming five years, set consistently with the NEFAB States’ strategy.
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.
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 Programme’s Business Plan 2018-2022 is a strategic roadmap for the cooperation of the NEFAB air navigation service providers, building particularly on the updated NEFAB ANSPs Strategy for 2018-2022.
This document provides a summary of NEFAB activities in 2017 to give an overview of the developments in the programme.
The Annual Report 2016 provides a summary of the Progamme's activities in the past year including status of activities and their progress.
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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