The DANUBE FAB State Agreement provides the overarching legal framework for the governance of the FAB. The core bodies are:
- Governing Council: provides oversight and approval of key FAB documentation (annual plans, safety policy, airspace policy, performance plans etc.). It is composed of one high level representative of the State authority on transport of each Party, one representative from the authority responsible for military aviation in each Party, the Heads of both NSAs and the Heads of both ANSPs.
- NSA Board: provides a formal coordination and an interface between the NSAs involved in supervisory tasks at DANUBE FAB level. It is composed of the heads of the NSAs of both States as well as by representatives nominated by them.
ANSP Board: oversees implementation of the FAB at the ANSP level via the ANSP agreement. It is composed of the ANSP Director Generals and representatives from both ANSPs.
- Airspace Policy Body: responsible for enhancing the joint civil-military coordination process and for the flexible use of airspace application within the cross-border airspace. It is composed of representatives for each Party from the: State authority on transport, State authority on defence, Military aviation authorities, CAAs, ANSPs and from the Military air traffic service provision authorities.
The ANSP Board is supported in the implementation of the FAB through its working arrangements, including specialised Standing Committees or other supporting bodies established in accordance with their respective Rules of Procedures.
In turn the ANSP Board is supported by the Strategy and Planning Standing Committee (SAPSC) for all DANUBE FAB cooperation domains, and is composed of ANSP experts. It is supported by the Operations Standing Committee (OSC) which carries out work in the areas of operations, technical and training domains, and by the Safety, Quality, Environment and Security Standing Committee (SQSESC) which performs the necessary tasks in its areas of expertise.
DANUBE FAB ANSP Working Structure
The Administrative Cell supports the SAPSC and is guided in its work by a set of overarching documents including the DANUBE FAB State Agreement and ANSP Cooperation Agreement and any other documents stemming thereof.