The members of the DANUBE FAB ANSP Board met on the 23rd October 2018 in Sofia, Bulgaria for the twelfth time since the establishment of the FAB in 2012. The meeting was co-chaired by Mr. Georgi PEEV, Director General of BULATSA and Mr. CARNU Fanica, Deputy Director General of ROMATSA.
The participants 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.
They also discussed a number of topics of common interest on which the FAB partners found a baseline for closer cooperation. These areas were identified within a Workshop organised by BULATSA in October 2018 with regard to the Synchronized Implementation of Regulation (EU) 2017/373, as well within a series of workshops held the umbrella of the Inter-FAB Cooperation Platform.
The members of the ANSP Board approved the necessary actions for the DANUBE FAB participation at the next World ATM Congress in Madrid 2019.
On the 24th October, the DANUBE FAB Governing Council held its twelfth meeting in Belchin, Bulgaria.
The meeting was attended by representatives of the Ministries of Transport, Civil and Military Aviation Authorities, National Supervisory Authorities and ANSPs from both countries. Delegates from the Republic of Macedonia attended the meeting as Observers, reaffirming their interest to participate in the work of DANUBE FAB on topics of mutual interest.
The members of the Council took note of the current DANUBE FAB developments in the high priority projects regarding the technical and operational domains and were presented with the regular ANSP Board and NSA Board reports.
They also focused on the possible extension of the DANUBE FAB with neighbouring countries which has been an overarching goal since the establishment of the FAB between Romania and the Republic of Bulgaria. A formal process has been initiated to invite neighbouring countries to apply for Observer status in DANUBE FAB, following the defined application process as foreseen by the DANUBE FAB Observers Policy.
The members of the Council reiterated their commitment to an open dialogue with the European Commission on FAB matters especially in the light of the evolving regulatory SES framework.
The next round of DANUBE FAB Governing Bodies meetings is planned for spring 2019 in Romania.