Definition of route network
Prior to the eGAFOR project only Croatia and Slovenia had defined GAFOR route networks. These routes were harmonized and mutual routes were connected at cross-border points.
The partners have agreed upon the following procedure when defining the eGAFOR route network:
- METSP partners from neighboring countries define mutually agreed cross-border points.
- METSP partners are responsible for creating their own route network according to the route definition from The Report on Defined Basic Terms.
Existing cross-border points between Croatia and Slovenia mostly remained unchanged, unless some slight modifications were needed. All the METSP partners have agreed that when creating new cross-border points, aviation significant points shall be used whenever possible.
METSP partners have mutually agreed on the cross-border points listed in Table
1 and their geographic distribution is presented in Figure 1.
Table 1 Agreed eGAFOR cross-border points
|Country 1||Country 2||Latitude (N)||Longitude (E)||Nearest location||Significant point|
(*) Points agreed between BHANSA and SMATSA llc represent the border points of area of responsibility for creating the eGAFOR product only. These points do not reflect the state border, FIR border, or any other formal agreement between states. They can be changed if both sides find some other points are more suitable for the purpose stated here.
Figure 1 Cross-border points
The route network
The route network approved by all partners is in the attached document eGAFOR_Route_network_20190311.kmz. The outlook of the route network is displayed in Figure 2.
Figure 2: outlook of eGAFOR route network
Changes of the route network
Cross-border points between two neighboring partner countries can be changed only with the consent of both METSP partners from the countries included.
All METSP partners can change routes within the territory of their country if the change does not affect neighboring partner countries. If the change includes routes to the neighboring partner’s country, an approval from the METSP partner from the affected country is needed.
All the route changes have to be announced to the partners at least two months before the execution. All the route changes can be executed only on Eurocontrol AIRAC dates.