Starting from 6th of December 2018 Slovakia has joined the SEEN FRA (South East Europe Night Free Route Airspace) initiative of 3 ANSPs, namely BULATSA, HUNGAROCONTROL and ROMATSA, allowing the Aircraft Operators to plan their flights freely across the airspace of 4 states - Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania and Slovakia - without the limitations given by the geographical borders. SEEN FRA itself is a specific volume of the European airspace where the Aircraft Operators are allowed to file their flight plans without the obligation to follow prescribed ATS routes during the night times from the midnight until 0600 a.m. local time.Read more
DANUBE FAB Social Partners and management representatives of BULATSA and ROMATSA met in Sofia to discuss and ultimately for establishing a closer cooperation and an exchange of professional experience and best practices.
The DANUBE FAB Governing Bodies held their twelfth meetings on 23rd & 24th October 2018 in Bulgaria. The members of ANSP Board and of the Governing Council were informed and exchanged views on the progress of the DANUBE FAB high priority projects in the operational domain like SEE FRA and seasonal FRA implementation, the status of DANUBE FAB procurements, FAB enlargement etc.
DANUBE FAB partners organized a workshop on the synchronized implementation of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/373 of 1 March 2017 laying down common requirements for providers of air traffic management/air navigation services and other air traffic management network functions and their oversight, repealing Regulation (EC) No 482/2008, Implementing Regulations (EU) No 1034/2011, (EU) No 1035/2011 and (EU) 2016/1377 and amending Regulation (EU) No 677/2011. The workshop was hosted by BULATSA on 1-3 October 2018 in Sofia, Bulgaria.
The establishment of DANUBE FAB is an essential element of the Single European Sky (SES) legislative framework, which creates a system of measures for provision of sufficient capacity for servicing the increasing number of flights over Europe, decreasing the delays, improving the safety and cost-efficiency of the air navigation services.
Our vision is to provide the safest, most secure, efficient and environmentally friendly air-navigation services in south-eastern Europe”. DANUBE FAB strives towards a qualitative transformation of the functional air navigation systems achieving the highest safety standards, providing the highest performing infrastructure for all users in line with a seamless single sky while ensuring effective environmental sustainability.
The objective of the DANUBE FAB, in the airspace under the responsibility of Romania and the Republic of Bulgaria, is to improve capacity, cost-efficiency of the air navigation services and environmental protection by optimising provision of ANS and civil-military cooperation in a process of sustainable development, while increasing the level of safety.