NATS and NAV Canada are now using the pandemic’s freeing up of the skies to test giving pilots free rein to chart their own flight paths between Europe and North America. NATS and NAV Canada, which are responsible for UK and Canadian airspace, say they won’t designate specific routes on days when traffic allows, letting airlines select paths “based entirely on optimum route, speed and trajectory.” The experiment is open-ended and is only now possible due to new real-time data satellite systems used to monitor North Atlantic air traffic. This is great news for all cargo operators flying at full-tilt

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