Irish air traffic controllers, working with their counterparts in the UK, have implemented an advanced system which significantly reduces delays for aircraft and passengers travelling into London Heathrow, Europe’s busiest hub airport. The significant enhancement to the existing ‘XMAN’ (Cross-Border Arrival Management) initiative will reduce the length of time that aircraft hold at Heathrow, delivering […]Read More
Members of the UK-Ireland FAB have worked together to minimise the impact of increased military danger area activation over Cardigan Bay on civil air traffic routes in the area.Read More
The UK-Ireland Functional Airspace Block (FAB) has successfully concluded a trial of the SESAR concept of dynamic sectorisation – the tactical switching of air traffic services between providers, proving a key concept for the next generation of air traffic management.Read More
The UK-Ireland Functional Airspace Block (FAB) has launched the first-ever operational trial to test new ways of delivering air traffic control services to airlines and gather information on efficiencies that could be gained through the SESAR concept of ‘dynamic sectorisation’ – the tactical switching of air traffic services between providers.Read More
The UK-Ireland FAB has always endeavoured to ensure that customers are at the heart of the FAB and that projects undertaken help deliver real benefits to airspace users. We caught up with the two airline representatives on the UK/IRE FAB Management Board – Mark Deacon of Monarch and Tobin Miller of American Airlines – to hear their thoughts on progress in the FAB over the last 12 months and what the future holds.Read More
A new report published today highlights how the UK-Ireland Functional Airspace Block (FAB) has successfully delivered real savings to airline customers as part of the drive towards the Single European Sky.
The report, available on the newly launched UK-Ireland FAB website www.ukirelandfab.eu, shows that in 2012 the FAB delivered an estimated €27m of enabled savings to airlines, including 25,000 tonnes of fuel savings, equivalent to 80,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions.Read More
Catch up with the latest developments in the UK-Ireland FAB through our July 2012 newsletter.
This issue includes:
– CBA shows FAB is achieving double the savings targetted
– ANSP roundup
– FAB Report 2011 and FAB Plan 2012-15
– Reflections from retired FMB Co-Chairs
– Regulatory cooperation helps achieve greater benefits
– Delivering for the customer – now and in the future
Catch up with the latest developments in the UK-Ireland FAB through our July 2011 newsletter.
This issue includes:
– European Commission commends FAB progress
– Planning for the next 3 years
– Network Management – the route to further customer benefits
– Improving safety through a common safety scheme
– NATS Q&A
Catch up with the latest developments in the UK-Ireland FAB through our December 2010 Newsletter.
In this issue:
– First Customer Forum sets FAB agenda
– FAB Plan paves the way to 2013 and beyond
– NEAP drives border free collaboration
– New arrival procedure for Dublin
– New UK secretariat takes up role
– Strong airline engagement to secure real benefits
Ireland and the UK are leading the way in implementing the Single European Sky initiative, with the completion of the second year of the UK-Ireland functional airspace block (FAB) between the two countries.Read More