On 30 March 2017, DANUBE FAB ANSPs, ROMATSA and BULATSA, together with HungaroControl (member of FAB Central Europe), introduced major changes in the airspace structure of the three States, by bridging the airspace between the two Functional Airspace Blocks of DANUBE FAB and FAB CE. This will allow Airspace Users complete freedom to plan routes throughout the combined airspace of the three States at night, thus, paving the way for future expansion.
With dedicated project teams assigned, the DANUBE FAB and HungaroControl partnership to extend their FRA projects. SEEN FRA will generate cost savings for Airspace Users in terms of distance flown, time taken and fuel consumed, as well as reducing environmental impact. On top of these direct benefits, the lessons learned from this trilateral inter-FAB initiative and the shared experience from each ANSP’s FRA projects will give great opportunities to expand both the geographical scope and hours of operation, as ANSPs collectively improve flight efficiency for Airspace Users.