In November 2014, the UK-Ireland FAB submitted a written update to the European Commission, outlining the progress of key projects within the UK-Ireland FAB since the submission of its Implementation Plan to the Commission in November 2013.
In November 2013, the UK-Ireland FAB submitted our plan of ongoing projects and activities to the European Commission, outlining how we intend to continue to deliver benefits to our customers and other airspace users in support of the objectives of the Single European Sky. An update will be provided later in 2014.
In June 2013, The Irish Aviation Authority and NATS published their report for the year 2012. The FAB, the first in Europe, has been operating highly successfully since it was established in June 2008. In 2012, it is estimated that the UK-Ireland FAB helped deliver €27m of enabled savings to airlines, including 25,000 tonnes of reduced fuel and 80,000 tonnes of reduced CO2 emissions. This brings the estimated savings to customers since 2008, as a result of the optimisation of FAB airspace through more direct routings, to over €70m, including 232,000 tonnes of CO2 and 73,000 tonnes of fuel.
You can download previously published reports and plans here: