There's big news from the UK as NATS implements the biggest airspace change ever in the UK. They have removed air routes over Scotland that are long-established. As a result, they have freed air-traffic to choose a more direct flight path. Check out the full story here.
In France, there is also change afoot. On December 2nd, DSNA implemented a Free Route Airspace in just under 50 percent of its airspace above 6km in all areas managed by Bordeaux, Brest and Paris ACCs. Find out more with this link.
Recently, a key step occurred for the implementation of EGNOS-based approach procedures in Norway. This comes as ESSP and Notodden Lufthavn AS sign a working agreement. It's an interesting development for Notodden airport.
There's less positive news from Germany as air traffic volumes in November declined for the first time since March 2021. In total, 174,673 flights too off, landed or crossed German airspace. Hopefully, it's just a small, seasonal blip. Here is the article for more details.
To round things up, here's another Radar Contact podcast for you. In this episode, we talk with Marcos Costa about cooperation between ANSPs from Portugal's perspective.
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