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Air 2008-EU-40005-S

North European ATM Service Concepts - Feasibility study for a North European Functional Airspace Block


The North European Functional Airspace Block (NEFAB) contributes to the implementation of the performance targets of the Single European Sky II legislation. It covers the development of necessary actions including airspace re-configuration and integration of airspace provision, to realise a common ATM service concept in Northern Europe. The actions will mainly address feasibility studies (e.g. pre-implementation activities such as transformation of support functions, systems harmonisation etc.).


The TEN-T funded action is part of a larger global project. This global project includes also two non EU Member States (Norway, Iceland) which are not beneficiaries of TEN-T financial aid but partners in the NEFAB project. The overall objective is to contribute to increased flight efficiency, higher safety levels, a greener environment and cost reductions through an optimised use of infrastructure and harmonised services in the participating States.


In a first phase the NEFAB will be defined and formulated. The resulting document shall be the foundation for necessary intra-state agreements by the six countries and authorities concerned. The document will be based on the initial findings from this pre-feasibility study.


Based on this first phase, the project's second phase will produce the feasibility study for developing the NEFAB. The aim of the feasibility study is to define a platform for decision-making regarding the implementation and operation of the FAB as well as to develop a plan for the implementation of deliverables from the SESAR (Single European Sky ATM Research) Master Plan.


The feasibility study covers an operational service concept (airspace configuration, common system and service provisions, supervision), risk and safety assessment, legal/regulatory/institutional/social issues and business model and financial arrangements.



This project has been completed.




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Percentage of EU support:  


Studies: 50%

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Member States involved:

Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Estonia


Implementation schedule:

Start date: March 2009

End date: July 2010


Beneficiaries & Implementing bodies:

 Luftfaartsverket LFV (SE)

 Naviair (DK)

 Ilmailulaitos Finavia (FI)

 Lennuliiklusteeninduse AS (EE)


Additional information:

 European Commission, DG MOVE


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