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Trajectory based Free Routing

Objective

The Free Routing concept enables Airspace Users (AU) to fly as close as possible to their preferred trajectory, without being constrained by fixed airspace structures or fixed route networks.
Free Routing (FR) implementation represents a step towards a less fragmented European airspace foreseen by Single European Sky (SES) and provides the AUs with the possibility to fly their user preferred routes in accordance with their business needs or mission requirements. FR will result in a seamless airspace enabling more efficient flight, a reduction in AU costs and will promote cheaper travel, increasing personal mobility and trade. In addition, implementing Free Routing Airspace (FRA) will reduce the greenhouse gas emissions that currently contribute to global warming, thereby creating a greener airspace.

FR was addressed within the SESAR 1 programme but additional R&D activities are required to support the implementation of FRA in high and very high complexity airspace (The EU Regulation No 716/2014 mandates FRA above FL 310 from 1 January 2022) and also to extend this implementation below FL310 thereby allowing other AUs to benefit (The European Air Traffic Management Master Plan version 2015 identifies the need for R&D work to support the management of performance-based Free Routing in lower airspace)

The partners in PJ06 will validate both the benefit to AUs and the impact on ATM of this extension of FRA into complex airspace and lower vertical limits through modelling and Real Time Simulations. The results will seek to provide evidence that FRA can be implemented, cost effectively, in all the SES airspace.

The PJ06 Consortium involves key stakeholders of ground industry, Air Navigation Services Providers, universities and EUROCONTROL and includes a wide range of expertise and competence, all committed to delivering high-quality results.
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Coordinator

DIRECTION DES SERVICES DE LA NAVIGATION AERIENNE

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50 Rue Henry Farman
75720 Paris

France

Activity type

Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 1 007 881,40

Participants (16)

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POLSKA AGENCJA ZEGLUGI POWIETRZNEJ

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 684 783,75

NAVIAIR

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 168 476

ENAIRE

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 775 669,30

ENAV SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 568 505

EUROCONTROL - EUROPEAN ORGANISATION FOR THE SAFETY OF AIR NAVIGATION

Belgium

INDRA SISTEMAS SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 617 906,63

LEONARDO - SOCIETA PER AZIONI

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 436 150,75

SKYGUIDE, SA SUISSE POUR LES SERVICES DE LA NAVIGATION AERIENNE CIVILS ET MILITAIRES

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 928 200

THALES LAS FRANCE SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 444 016,57

VALSTYBES IMONE ORO NAVIGACIJA

Lithuania

EU Contribution

€ 199 018,75

AUSTRO CONTROL OSTERREICHISCHE GESELLSCHAFT FUR ZIVILLUFTFAHRT MBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 66 500

CROATIA CONTROL, CROATIAN AIR NAVIGATION SERVICES LTD

Croatia

EU Contribution

€ 62 300

LUFTFARTSVERKET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 70 000

LETOVE PREVADZKOVE SLUZBY SLOVENSKEJ REPUBLIKY, STATNY PODNIK

Slovakia

RIZENI LETOVEHO PROVOZU CESKE REPUBLIKY STATNI PODNIK

Czechia

UDARAS EITLIOCHTA NA HEIREANN THE IRISH AVIATION AUTHORITY

Ireland

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 734129

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 November 2016

  • End date

    31 December 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.4.7.

  • Overall budget:

    € 9 814 503,28

  • EU contribution

    € 6 029 408,15

Coordinated by:

DIRECTION DES SERVICES DE LA NAVIGATION AERIENNE

France