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UK-Ireland announce European airspace breakthrough

16-Jun-2008

The governments of the UK and Ireland reached (13-Jun-08) an agreement to jointly manage parts of their airspace to minimise air traffic delays and develop more fuel-efficient routes. The creation of the first functional airspace block (FAB) in Europe will allow air traffic controllers to manage flights along operational rather than national boundaries. [686 words]

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  • Atlantic movements soar
  • Wins engineering contract for George Best Belfast City Airport

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  • NATS monthly traffic growth by market: Jun-07 to May-08
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