The DANUBE FAB governing structure agreed that the FAB enlargement pre-feasibility study has to be outsourced due to limited availability of resources within the FAB. Therefore, in August 2016 the FAB enlargement study documentation was approved and subsequently a contract was awarded to an external consultant. The study is expected to be delivered in April 2017.
DANUBE FAB is in the position to expand the influence of SES and is open for accession of neighboring countries. It is a long term strategy of DANUBE FAB to extend its geographical scope. Therefore, DANUBE FAB has identified the need to conduct a pre-feasibility study for FAB enlargement. This action was foreseen by the States within the Strategic Program 2016-2020 and consequently within the Annual Plan 2016 as task A14.T03.
The study will further analyse DANUBE FAB’s regional environment and investigate the compatibility of neighboring countries with DANUBE FAB. To that end, the study will perform an initial assessment of potential candidates: applicability for varying degrees of integration, from simply holding observer status, to conducting joint initiatives such as procurement or airspace projects, to full integration with DANUBE FAB.