Free Route Airspace (FRA)

With effect from 01 March 2018 DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH implemented Free Route Airspace above FL 245 within the part of Germany that is controlled by DFS and lies within the vertical limits described below, i.e. within the Area of Responsibility (AoR) of Karlsruhe UAC (EDUU) and the respective parts of the AoRs of Bremen ACC (EDWW) and München ACC (EDMM). This area is called DFS FRA.
The implementation of FRA is in accordance with EU Implementation Regulation 716/2014 (“Pilot Common Project”).
Initially, DFS offers FRA on a H24 basis in the so-called FRA Cells EDUU North and EDUU East while the remaining FRA Cells EDUU West, EDUU South, EDMM East, EDMM South and EDWW East are available during night (2230-0400 UTC). Offering FRA around-the-clock in these FRA Cells is subject to an implementation step planned for DEC 2021. In the meantime, in implementation phases in winter 2018/2019 and winter 2019 DFS is going to improve the operational availability of already existing flight plannable Directs (RAD APP 04) and to add new DCTs wherever possible. Doing so, DFS is aiming to provide Airspace Users with potential benefits in Horizontal Flight Efficiency (HFE) as soon as possible.
On this page DFS provides news and documents related to the current Free Route Airspaces and the abovementioned succeeding steps. Related to implementation steps coming-up this shall allow our customers for a proper preparation on their side and - doing so – to ensure a seamless transition towards FRA Operations.


Please note that this page does not replace the relevant official aeronautical publications – hence, the information provided here must not be used for operational purposes.


    News:

    Documents:

    AIC

    ATS Route Network

    FRA Cells

    FRA Points & Route Options


    RAD

    For the RAD documents related to the Free Route implementation refer to Eurocontrol NM RAD Homepage, available via

    http://www.nm.eurocontrol.int/RAD/index.html

    There you find the RAD1803 documents effective 01MAR2018 which are related to FRA implementation in Germany. Please pay special attention to the increment file also available at the same location, as there have been updates past official publication on 01FEB2018. Most of those updates (easy visible when filtering in column restriction for “ED”) are based on feedback from Airspace Users and CFSPs to enable smooth flight planning in all systems.


    Contacts:

    Cutover Hotline:

    In connection with the cutover on 01 March 2018 DFS ensures immediate reaction for external requests from:

    26 FEB 2018 until 09 March 2018 from

    MON-FRI:  0900 - 1600 local and

    SAT, 03 MAR 2018: 0900 - 1600 local.

    Robert Winker, DFS  RAD Coordinator, Phone +49 6103 707-1216 

    RAD-specific RAD@dfs.de


    For further information please contact

    DFS FRA Project Manager: Dr. Morten Grandt

    Tel: +49 6103 707-1139
    E-mail: Free_Route_Airspace@dfs.de
    DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH
    Am DFS-Campus 10
    63225 Langen
    Germany

    *Note: Not for operational use. For detailed information on all issues, check official publications!