Free Route Airspace (FRA)

With effect from 01 March 2018 DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH is going to implement Free Route Airspace Operations 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 whole area is called DFS FRA.

The implementation of FRA Operations is in accordance with EU Implementation Regulation 716/2014 (“Pilot Common Project”).

On this page DFS will provide news and documents related to the implementation in order to 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.




    ATS Route Network

    FRA Cells

    FRA Points & Route Options


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

    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.


    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 


    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!