Last week, on 2nd December 2021, NATS implemented the biggest airspace change ever undertaken in the UK and introduced Free Route Airspace for the first time into UK skies. It’s an exciting milestone in a project which has been underway for over five years and will enable huge fuel, flight time and CO2 savings. But what is Free Route Airspace (FRA) and what does it mean for airlines?
From today, NATS is introducing Direct Route Airspace into Prestwick’s Rathlin and Central upper airspace sectors.
This is a real landmark which will lay our foundations for the eventual adoption of Free Route Airspace across the whole of Northern Europe