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AirNav Ireland provides air traffic management services including: Air Traffic Control Flight information Alerting and search and rescue services Aeronautical information North Atlantic Communications

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Air Traffic Management

AirNav Ireland provides air traffic management services in the 451,000 km2 of airspace controlled by Ireland. This airspace forms a crucial gateway for air traffic between Europe and North America.

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Flight Planning

Welcome to the AirNav Ireland Flight Planning area. This section contains allow pilots to file, change, delay or cancel flight plans.

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Aviation delivers strong economic and social benefits, but it can also have detrimental impacts on the environment. We have a critical part to play in driving down emissions and delivering a sustainable future for the industry.

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High Intensity Runway Operations 

HIROs are used to optimise separation of an aircraft on final approach in order to minimise runway occupancy time (ROT) for both arriving and departing aircraft and to increase runway capacity. Expeditious exit from the landing runways allows air traffic control (ATC) to separate aircraft with the appropriate radar separation minimum during the final approach.

Arrival spacing will be adjusted in accordance with demand to make most efficient use of the runway and to reduce departure delays. ATC will consider every aircraft at the holding point as able to commence line up and take-off roll immediately after clearance is issued.

HIRO will provide environmental savings to airspace users in the form of reduced fuel burn and CO2 emissions, and reduced ground noise. This is based on reduced airborne arrival times and delays, and reduced taxi times as runway throughput increases.


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