European Route Network Improvement Plan (ERNIP) - Monitoring Report - AIRAC 1712

The ERNIP Monitoring Report informs our partners of major projects implemented on AIRAC 1712 (effective 9 November 2017) which further improves airspace design and utilizes flight efficiency.

The list below provides an overview of the key improvements implemented on 9 November 2017:

  • Moldova- H24 Free Route Airspace (Phase 3) above FL095.
  • Norway- HOPE - Harmonisation of Oslo Procedures and Environment - Phase 2.
  • Switzerland - Transformation of Night ATS routes into Night DCT Segments.
  • UK - Prestwick Lower Airspace - PLAS - Part 1; Swanwick Airspace Improvement Programme (SAIP) - Airspace Deployment 1 (AD1).

Thanks to the airspace enhancements implemented during AIRAC 1712 as well as the airspace design improvements put in place since AIRAC 1612 in connection with changing traffic patterns and structure, the additional, potential savings offered during the AIRAC cycle 1712 amount to 66,400 NMs flown less compared with the equivalent AIRAC cycle in 2016. This translates into 398 tons of fuel, or 1,328 tons of CO2, or € 332,000.

Based on the last filed flight plan indicator and as a result of the airspace design improvements put in place since AIRAC 1612 in connection with changing traffic patterns and the airline choices made, the actual gains calculated during the AIRAC cycle 1712 amount to 227 330 NMs flown less compared to the equivalent AIRAC cycle in 2016. This translates into 1,364 tons of fuel, or 4,546 tons of CO2, or € 1,137,000.

No losses are recorded on the last filed flight plan data during AIRAC cycle 1712 compared to the equivalent AIRAC cycle in 2016. The actual savings recorded are a product of airspace design improvement measures in connection with the varying flight planning choices of the airline operators. The actual savings are always impacted by varying traffic compositions, scenarios applied due to capacity problems in the network as well as special events.

More information is available in the full ERNIP Monitoring Report and the relevant monthly Network Operation Reports.

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ERNIP Monitoring Report - AIRAC 1712