International cooperation

Avinor Air Navigation Services participates in several international collaborations:

NEFAB (North European Airspace Block)

As an EEA member, Norway is subject to the EU's Single European Sky legislation, under which the design, management and regulation of airspace will be coordinated throughout the European Common Aviation Area. NEFAB, which stands for North European Functional Airspace Block, is an airspace cooperation between Norway, Finland, Estonia and Latvia.

More about NEFAB 

CANSO (Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation)
The global voice of the companies that provide air traffic control, CANSO's main task is to represent the interests of civil Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) globally and regionally. Members share information and develop new policies, with the ultimate aim of improving air navigation services (ANS) on the ground and in the air.


Borealis is a commercial business alliance that includes providers of air navigation services in Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Norway, Sweden and the UK.

NORACON (the NORth European and Austrian CONsortium)

As Norway's representative in the NORACON network, Avinor participates in projects under the SESAR Joint Undertaking, an EU research and development programme.


Norway is a member of Eurocontrol, the European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation. Based in Brussels, its primary objective is the development of a seamless, pan-European air traffic management (ATM) system. Eurocontrol supports the implementation of its Single European Sky regulations, contributes technical expertise and coordinates civil-military aviation issues in Europe. 

You can follow Eurocontrol on Twitter.

ICAO NAT (International Civil Aviation Organization – North Atlantic)

ICAO NAT is the ICAO's regional body for the NAT (North Atlantic) region. Norway has airspace in the NAT region because of its responsibility for air traffic service in Bodø Oceanic FIR, and is therefore obligated to participate in NAT.