EUROCONTROL Free Route Airspace - a practical introduction to Free Route Airspace (FRA) on the example off its application at MUAC

Multimedia file 1 Aug 2023 14:22

This is a recording from a webinar that took place in June 2023.

Free route airspace (FRA) is a specified airspace within which users may freely plan a route between a defined entry point and a defined exit point, with the possibility to route via intermediate (published or unpublished) significant points, without reference to the ATS route network, subject to airspace availability. Within this airspace, flights remain subject to air traffic control.

FRA has been operational for several years already and this webinar provides you with an overview on the concept of operations of Free Route Airspace (FRA) and its application at the Maastricht Upper Area Control Centre (MUAC).

It covers the rationale behind it, its enablers and deployment, as well as issues and challenges.

Volker STUHLSATZ is a highly experienced Air Traffic Controller and Airline Pilot revisiting this topic from a practical operational perspective.