Bulgaria, Romania and Hungary expand the Night Free Route Airspace
Starting today, BULATSA, together with the air navigation services providers of Romania and Hungary – ROMATSA and HungaroControl, expand the Free Route Airspace for flights during the night within the airspace of the three countries.
SEEN FRA (South-East Night Free Route Airspace) Project enables the aircraft to fly freely between published points and radio-navigation means, irrespective of the existing airspace route system.
The new flight planning rules will significantly optimize the airspace routes, without the limitations of the state borders, and shall reduce the fuel expenses and the emissions from aviation. The application of Free Route Airspace concept shall be additionally extended circa 2019 through removal of the airspace route system throughout the day and the night. Free Route Airspace is an important element of the realization of the Single European Sky concept and the achievement of the pan-European air traffic performance targets.