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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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Single European Sky

Single European Sky

The Single European Sky (SES) initiative originated with the European Commission in 1999 in light of general dissatisfaction with the levels of delay experienced by airlines and passengers. The objectives of the SES legislation are:

  • To improve and reinforce safety;
  • To restructure European airspace as a function of air traffic flow, rather than according to national borders;
  • To create additional capacity, and;
  • To increase the overall efficiency of the air traffic management system

A High Level Group (HLG) was established by the European Commission to investigate and report on the underlying issues. There was general acceptance by the Member States of the European Union of the HLG's recommendations and four Regulations subsequently came into effect in April 2004. These are:

European Commission legislation in the field of air traffic management continues to develop. The legislative development process is being supported in a number of areas by EUROCONTROL. EUROCONTROL is involved in the development of a number of implementing rules on the basis of mandates from the European Commission.


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