Commission regulators have included a Scandinavian air traffic management
scheme among a group of nine projects to receive funding under the
trans-European Transport Network programme.
EC will allocate €2 million ($2.6 million) to the Skaane project which is designed to transfer
airspace control for parts of southern Sweden
to Danish controllers.
air navigation provider Naviair
and its Swedish counterpart have been working towards delegating responsibility
for approach and aerodrome control around Malmo
Sturup Airport to Denmark.
transfer of control would begin next year while a second phase would optimise
airspace, traffic flows and procedures across the Oresund region, in
the vicinity of Malmo
This project is connected with the larger Nordic upper area
control centre programme which aims to unify upper airspace control across
Scandinavia, beginning with Denmark and Sweden,
and which is in line with the Single European Sky objective to create
functional blocks of airspace.