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October 2008

  • Evaluation of Functional Airspace Block (FAB) initiatives and their contribution to performance Improvement

Final report pdf - 5 MB [5 MB]

Executive final report pdf - 3 MB [3 MB]

The report "Evaluation of Functional Airspace Block (FAB) initiatives and their contribution to performance improvement" has been produced by the independent Performance Review Commission (PRC) of Eurocontrol upon the request of the European Commission.

It provides a factual and independent assessment of the nine Functional Airspace Blocks (FAB) initiatives as of 1st July 2008. It identifies a number of key factual assessments and proposes several recommendations to Member States, the European Commission and ATM stakeholders to foster the creation of FABs with a view to improving ATM performance in Europe.