Call for proposals under the multi-annual work programme 2010 for grants in the field of the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) for the period 2007-2013 TEN-T - ATM/FABs Closed!


The European Commission, Directorate-General for Energy and Transport is hereby launching a call for proposals, under the multi-annual work programme for the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) for the period 2007-2013, in order to award grants to:

Field No 12: projects in the field of Air Traffic Management/Functional Airspace Blocks (ATM/FABs).

The Functional Airspace Blocks shall, in particular:

  • Be supported by a safety case.
  • Enable optimum use of airspace, taking into account air traffic flows.
  • Ensure consistency with the European route network established in accordance with Article 6 of the Airspace Regulation.
  • Be justified by their overall added value, including optimal use of technical and human resources, on the basis of cost-benefit analyses.
  • Ensure a smooth and flexible transfer of responsibility for air traffic control between air traffic service units.
  • Ensure compatibility between the different airspace configurations, optimising inter alia the current Flight Information Regions. Comply with conditions stemming from regional agreements concluded within the ICAO.
  • Respect regional arrangements in existence on the date of entry into force of this Regulation, in particular those involving European third countries.
  • Facilitate consistency with Union-wide performance targets.

In addition to our useful documents section, further information about the Call for Proposals Call for proposals for grants in the field of the TEN-T for the period 2007-2013  in the field of Air traffic management systems – Functional airspace blocks (ATM/FABs), as well as relevant documents can be found at the TEN-T website.


Project proponents are encouraged to engage in exchange of information and knowledge transfer between other FAB projects so that common lessons can be shared, in particular in view of the designation of the Network Manager and the FAB coordinator.

Common principles and criteria for route and sector design must be established to ensure the safe, economically efficient and environmentally friendly use of airspace. Sector design shall be coherent inter alia with route design.

TEN-T financing is foreseen to support studies, pre-implementation and deployment of Functional Airspace Blocks.

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 20,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 30 April 2010 - 11 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Useful documents

  • Final Multi-Annual Work Programme 2010 (Work programme)
  • Guide for applicants (Guidelines for applicants)
  • Call for proposals for grants in the field of the TEN-T for the period 2007-2013 (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Energy and Transport

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