RSO

Route per State overflown distance tool

Our software allows airspace users to calculate the chargeable distance of a flight plan and obtain an estimate of the route charges they will incur when operating flights within the EUROCONTROL charging area.

The Route per State Overflown (RSO) distance tool is an application allowing airspace users to calculate the chargeable distance of a flight plan and obtain an estimate of the route charges they will incur when operating flights within the EUROCONTROL charging area. This estimate does not take into account elements such as VAT and exemptions. The tool can store preferred routes, thus enabling quick recalculation when tariffs change.

Functionality

Once properly installed, the tool will provide you with:

  • the total charge in euro, excluding any applicable Value Added Tax and
  • the distances flown and amounts by Member State of EUROCONTROL.

Installation

After download, un-zip the archive file. Run the Setup programme located in the root directory of the path selected for decompression. 

During the installation, check the option box 'Use folder names' in the 'Extract' dialog box. If you need more detailed installation instructions, please refer to the info.txt file.

Using the tool

Before making any calculation, the following two documents need to be updated to ensure correct results.

Update area boundaries

For a standard installation under Windows and in order to ensure that the tool uses the latest area boundaries download the below file “Charge Area Boundary Model.txt”, copy and replace it in C:\Program Files\Eurocontrol\RSO Distance Tool\4.0 folder.

User guide

The following instructions document explains how to install and import these documents and provides an example of a Route Charges estimation.

Questions

If you have any questions, contact us.