History of the Roberts FIR
The Roberts Flight Information Region is a tripartite organization responsible for the control and safety of air navigation in the combined upper airspace of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, with a total size of 770,777KM².
Each Member state manages its portion of the airspace from the ground to 3000 ft. Mean Sea Level (MSL).
In the spirit of the Chicago Convention of 1944 of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the Roberts FIR was established on Aeronautical Cooperation on 17th January 1975, signed by our then Heads of States H.E. President Ahmed Sekou Toure of Guinea, H.E. President William R. Tolbert of Liberia and H.E. President Siaka Stevens of Sierra Leone. To provide expeditious air navigation services and ensure air traffic safety, efficiency and regularity in the combined airspace of the three Member states. The headquarters of the Roberts FIR is located at the Roberts International Airport in Harbel, Margibi County, Liberia.
The Roberts FIR has sailed through many challenging times, especially the civil unrests in our region in the early 90s, which necessitated relocating the organization’s headquarters to Sierra Leone and later to Guinea. The headquarter was returned to Liberia in 2008. Secondly, the organization was affected by the outbreak of the Ebola Epidemic in the three Member states in 2014. Recently, the resilience of the Roberts FIR was tested by the COVID-19 Pandemic. The organization is currently exerting all efforts to overcome the impact of the Pandemic.