The AEFMP MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) that covers service providers from Algeria, France, Morocco and Portugal has incorporated Tunisia to harmonise air navigation services.
The document was signed in the ENAIRE stand (the company of the Ministry of Public Works that manages air navigation in Spain) during the World Air Traffic Management Congress, held in Madrid from 6 to 8 March, representing one step further towards harmonising air navigation service provisions with European and African countries.
Service providers from Algeria, France, Morocco, Portugal, Tunisia and Spain, and the Civil Aviation authorities in these countries, have renewed their commitment to continue working together to facilitate the optimum use of their air space, maintaining the highest levels of quality and security, in line with the latest requirements and initiatives in place, such as the Single European Sky project.
The AEFMP initiative is a vital complement for reaching the objectives established in the Single European Sky initiative, given that the South West Functional Airspace Block (SW FAB), formed of Spain and Portugal, is supported by the AEFMP, from a technical and operational perspective, for the purposes of promoting the extension of the SES to collateral airspaces that are not directly included in the SES, Morocco and Algeria, directly related to the ENAIRE's '2020 Flight Plan'.
The general director of ENAIRE, Ángel Luis Arias, on the left, and the representatives of the countries that make up the AEFMP initiative.