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Customer Consultation Workshop on cross-border Free Route operations in Northern Europe

NEFAB air navigation service providers – ANS Finland, Avinor, EANS and LGS organised Customer Consultation in Oslo (Gardermoen Airport) on September 7, 2017 to exchange experiences on cross-border Free Route operations in Northern Europe and hear customers’ opinions on changes in our airspace.

NEFAB Programme arranged a Customer Consultation Workshop together with stakeholders on September 7th at Oslo Gardermoen Airport. The event was attended by Airspace Users (BAE Systems, Emirates, Finnair, Lufthansa, NoRRA, SAS, Thomas Cook Airlines, US Air Force), Flight planning service providers, software developers, EUROCONTROL / NM, military stakeholders, ANSP representatives (ANS Finland, Avinor, LGS, LFV, Naviair) and NEFAB PMO – all together 26 attendees.

The workshop focused on the recent implementation of NEFRA – North European Free Route Airspace in cooperation of NEFAB and DK-SE FAB, and getting the feedback from the implementation process and utilisation of FRA. The key objective of the workshop was to unlock the full potential of cross-border Free Route Airspace through exchanging experiences on the cross-border FRA operations, their impact on flight planning, benefits and issues encountered.

In addition, the need for fixed route network and any other expectations and wishes in terms of FRA developments were consulted. The information on further plans with FRA expansion over Borealis FRA area and NEFAB cross-border activities was provided.

For more information on this event please go to FRA Consultations at Airspace Users or contact Ms Maarja Rüütmann,  at NEFAB Programme Office.