The nine Functional Airspace Blocks, namely BALTIC FAB, BLUE MED FAB, DANUBE FAB, DK-SW FAB, FAB CE, FABEC, NEFAB, SW FAB and UK-IRELAND FAB, acknowledge the potential benefits of InterFAB coordination, to
To this end they have agreed to participate and contribute to the InterFAB coordination.
A coordination group of 9 Points of Contact of the FABs has originally been set up as platform to manage the InterFAB coordination and the exchange information.
Over time, the InterFAB Coordination meetings among the FABs’ Points of Contact have spawned 3 additional workstreams dedicated to specific areas:
The purpose of InterFAB coordination is to provide for a structure to facilitate coordination and cooperation between the FABs, in order to contribute to a reduced fragmentation of the European airspace and support the optimisation of the European ATM Network (EATMN) and provide a working structure for coordination and cooperation on activities amongst them.
Through the InterFAB Cooperation, FABs can communicate commonly rather than as separate FABs and strengthen their position vis à vis decision making bodies. Moreover, FABs can deliver a real added value when coordinated and synchronised implementation activities need to be delivered.
The rationale behind the InterFAB initiative is primarily to allow FABs to actively shape their role in establishing and continuously improving the Single European Sky.