Optimised airspace management will enable aircraft operators to benefit from short-term improvements, for example continuous improvement of flight profiles by removing restrictions to allow for continuous descent/climb profiles. Medium-term measures will include the optimisation of the common airspace borders between KUAC and MUAC to allow for optimised flight profiles and traffic handling.
In the area of technical cooperation, the two partners are exploring how far the MUAC integrated Flow Management Position (iFMP) capacity tool can offer benefits for KUAC operations, generating synergies and therefore savings and efficiency gains.
Finally, the parties will also explore whether the DFS air traffic services system could be a sound alternative for the imminent replacement of the MUAC fallback system. This solution would also offer economies of scale and greater technical synergies.
Closer cooperation between EUROCONTROL MUAC and DFS, two of Europe’s major air navigation service providers, will generate benefits in terms of safety, capacity, cost-efficiency and sustainability for the entire aviation community. These are key pillars to support the recovery of aviation.