HungaroControl was the first Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP) in Europe that
introduced unconditional free-route airspace. Free-route airspace deployment in Europe
have been gaining traction following a European Commission mandate for European-wide
deployment as part of its Single European Sky ambition. However, in many European
countries where this operating architecture is being used, it remains conditional on time (e.g.
night-only), space (e.g. defined sectors) and or procedural (e.g. direct routing only)
restrictions. The uniqueness of HungaroControl’s free-route airspace is that it is
unconditional. Following HungaroControl, only a few other ANSPs globally have succeeded
in implementing free-route airspace to a comparable extent. Our environment enables
aircraft to fly the shortest possible route and or user-preferred trajectory, yielding real
operating cost savings and carbon emission reductions.
Validation of CONOPS has been carried out in Simulation HUB.
HUFRA has brought the following results in savings:
● 1.5 million km / year
● 3 million USD worth of fuel / year
● More than 16 million kg CO 2 emission cut