European Commission

To meet the future needs and challenges of a growing air travel and transport industry, the European Commission launched the Single European Sky initiative. This will redesign European Air Traffic Management (ATM) as a flexible, harmonised and seamless network, independent of national boundaries within so-called functional airspace blocks (FABs). The SES aims to optimise airspace usage and capacity, in order to minimise restrictions related to air traffic control and maximise airport throughput.

The FAB Europe Central initiative has the commitment of seven air navigation service providers in six countries to increase ATM performance: safety, capacity and cost effectiveness – to meet the challenges of a growing industry and its concerns for the environment and sustainability.