EUROCONTROL Civil/Military Cooperation

Airspace Management/ Flexible Use of Airspace
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Airspace users need to work closely together to ensure that the airspace is used properly at all times. That is why the flexible use of airspace (FUA) concept and airspace management (ASM) coordination are key priorities for EUROCONTROL.

As part of the Single European Sky regulatory framework, Commission Regulation (EC) No 2150/2005 of 23 December 2005 (the FUA Regulation) laid down common rules for the flexible use of airspace. Enhanced cooperation and real-time coordination between civil and military units are to contribute to the economic use of shared airspace resources.

The FUA Concept provides the Air Traffic Management (ATM) system with the potential to increase capacity through enhanced civil/military co-ordination. The application of the FUA Concept ensures that any airspace segregation is temporary and  based on real use for a specified time period.

Within the years EUROCONTROL developed concrete solutions to support the improvement of the ASM processes at strategic, pre-tactical and tactical levels, including development of ASM systems and tools. These tools support dynamic and flexible sector configurations and are capable of sharing real-time airspace status and possibly provide data for impact assessment of airspace configurations.

The following annexes are providing a global overview of the civil-military ASM tools/systems and services provided by EUROCONTROL CMC:


  • LARA (Annex 1)
  • CIMACT (Annex 2)
  • PRISMIL (Annex 3)
  • MILO (Annex 4)
  • FUA Toolkit (Annex 5)


Civil/Military Cooperation - Airspace Management/Flexible Use of Airspace