Award-winning Borealis Alliance celebrates fifth anniversary
The Borealis Alliance, the award-winning collaboration of nine North European Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) of which Latvijas gaisa satiksme (LGS) is a founding member, celebrates its fifth anniversary this month.
Formed in 2012, the Alliance is a voluntary collaboration between the ANSPs of Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom. Its vision is to be the leading ANSP Alliance that enables its members to drive better performance for stakeholders through business collaboration.
Since 2012, Members have collaborated across borders to drive forward service improvements in support of the Single European Sky (SES) initiative. In particular, the Alliance has driven an industry-leading initiative to deliver Free Route Airspace across the airspace managed by its Members.
This initiative was awarded one of the inaugural European Commission SES awards in 2016 in recognition of its contribution to SES. The initiative has the potential to deliver huge benefits to airspace users in terms of fuel efficiency and operating costs, as well as delivering significant environmental savings. A video about the Free Route Airspace initiative can be viewed here.
Marking the 5th anniversary, Executive Director of the Alliance Branka Subotic commented: “We have come a long way in five years thanks to the hard work, dedication and positive attitude of all nine Members of the Alliance. Until fairly recently most collaborations were carried out either with individual neighbouring ANSPs or through political FABs (Functional Airspace Blocks). The Borealis Alliance has helped to change that and set a benchmark for industry collaboration across multiple ANSP and FAB boundaries. All the Borealis Members should be extremely proud of what they have achieved within the Alliance and we look forward to another five years of successful collaboration.”