Flexible Airspace Management and Free Route shall be provided and operated in the airspace for which the Member States are responsible at and above flight level 310 in the ICAO EUR region.
Deployment Target Date
Network Manager, air navigation service providers and airspace users shall operate:
- DCT as from 1 January 2018
- FRA as from 1 January 2022
Need for Synchronisation
The deployment of Flexible Airspace Management and Free Route functionality shall be coordinated due to the potential network performance impact of delayed implementation in a wide geographical scope involving a number of stakeholders. From a technical perspective the deployment of targeted system and procedural changes shall be synchronised to ensure that the performance objectives are met. This synchronisation of investments shall involve multiple civil/military air navigation service providers, airspace users and the Network Manager. Furthermore, synchronisation during the related industrialisation phase shall take place, in particular among supply industry.
Interdependencies with other ATM functionalities
When available FRA and DCT shall be supported by Network Manager and SWIM systems specified in AF 4 and AF 5
There are no prerequisites for this functionality.