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”).

Since March 2018 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). 

In the course of AIRAC 2102 (effective 25FEB2021) airspace under responsibility of DFS Karlsruhe UAC is available as Free Route Airspace on a H24 basis. Complementing FRA Cells EDUU NORTH and EDUU EAST which exist as FRA H24 since 01MAR2018, FRA Cells EDUU WEST (FL245 and above) and EDUU SOUTH (FL315 and above) are available H24 since 25 Februar 2021. FRA Cells EDMM East, EDMM South and EDWW East will remain available during night (2230-0400 UTC) only.

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.



    FRA Cells

    FRA Points & Route Options


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

    DFS tool for viualisation of restrictions related to Connecting Routes

    Please find the link here.


    For further information please contact

    DFS FRA Project Manager: Dr. Morten Grandt

    Tel: +49 6103 707-1139
    DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH
    Am DFS-Campus 10
    63225 Langen

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