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Croatia's air traffic control receives European Commission award 

08.03.2017  14:31
Croatia Control (HKZP) has received the European Commission's Single European Sky Award 2017 for the multinational project South-East Axis Free Route Airspace, HKZP said on Wednesday 8th of March.

The aim of the project, launched last December, is to enhance the safety and efficiency of air navigation services, and to contribute to the protection of environment by reducing fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. By shortening the routes by 1.05 million nautical miles, airlines can save 3.4 million kg of fuel per year and reduce CO2 emissions by 11 million kg and NOx emissions by 40 tons.

“This award is an important recognition for the project which was implemented in cooperation with our partners from the neighbouring states... The project has introduced, for the first time in Europe, free route airspace over the territories of four states: Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, and Montenegro. Besides the substantial fuel savings for airlines, we have also enabled significant emission reductions in CO2 and NOx," said Dragan Bilac, HKZP Director General.

Source: HINA