Borealis - FRA Implementation (Part 2)


Feb. '16OngoingDec. '21

Implementing Partners

Leader: Borealis Alliance
Contributor: Ryanair
Contributor: Finavia
Contributor: ANS Finland
Contributor: Naviair
Contributor: NATS
Contributor: LGS
Contributor: LFV
Contributor: IAA


To implement FRA, which is a key element of ATM Functionality (AF3) - Flexible Airspace Management and Free Route, across three functional airspace blocks (FABs). Namely, NEFAB, DK-SE FAB and UK and Irish airspace. The implementation will support the achievement of the flight efficiency targets for RP2 of the performance scheme. The Performance Review Body (PRB) and the Network Manager (NM) has highlighted the need to pay particular attention to interfaces between the Functional Airspace Blocks (FABs) and the deployment of FRA initiatives to achieve these targets. To reduce fuel consumption by allowing users to flight-plan their preferred trajectories. To introduce seamless integration among ACCs. To reduce the effort on ATCOs by allowing a more cost-effective approach, while keeping the highest level of safety. The implementation also includes EANS (Estonia) who are applying for funding their contribution towards implementation through the Cohesion fund.

Additional Information

  • Project Type: Air Navigation Service Provider
  • CEF Call Year: 2015
  • Civil/Military: Civil
  • Multistakeholder: Yes
  • Main AF: AF3 - Flexible ASM and Free Route
  • Sub AF: S-AF 3.2 Free Route
  • Progress Percentage: 70%