Functional Airspace Block
under Article 9a(1) of regulation (EC) No 550/2004, Member States had to implement Functional Airspace Blocks (FABs) by 4 December 2012.
Today this the only legal tool in the SES legislation in developing a Single European Sky (SES).
There are 10 FABs :
|Baltic FAB||Lithuania and Poland|
|Danish – Swedish FAB||Denmark and Sweden|
|North European FAB (NEFAB)||Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Norway|
|FAB UK-Ireland||United Kingdom and Ireland|
|FAB Europe Central (FABEC)||Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Switzerland and EUROCONTROL Maastricht|
|FAB Central Europe (FAB-CE)||Austria, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovak Republic and Slovenia|
|Danube FAB||Bulgaria and Romania|
|South West FAB||Portugal and Spain|
|FAB Blue MED||Cyprus, Greece, Italy and Malta. (Albania, Egypt and Tunisia, as associate partners. Kingdom of Jordan and Lebanon as observers|
Professional Staff Organizations (PSO’s) have suggested alternatives.
ATCEUC and IFATCA proposed a project called MOSAIC, ETF a Co-op model.
Please find the IFATSEA focal points for the different FAB’s.