The European Commission (EC) has strongly criticized member states for failing to meet the Dec. 4 deadline to ensure the nine European Functional Airspace Blocks (FABs) are fully operational. The Commission said many states were “seriously lagging behind” and warned that “a critical deadline has been missed for FABs.” FABs are the cornerstone of ambitious plans to create a Single European Sky (SES), and could potentially triple European airspace capacity and halve ...

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