Environment management system
As a part of the BULATSA Integrated Management System (IMS), the Environment Management System, in accordance with the ISO 14001 standard, aims to:
- improve the sustainable development by protecting the environment, reducing the impact of the enterprise’s activities on the environment and achieving compliance with the regulatory requirements, taking into account the life cycle;
- reduce the business risk for BULTSA achieving the objectives of environmental protection, demonstrating to the stakeholders and partners (other ANSPs, airports, airlines etc.) improved performance with respect to the environment, holding consultations with them for supporting the joint efforts regarding the environment;
- improve the awareness and the skills of BULATSA personnel for environmental protection and reduce the use of resources.
The Environmental Policy is based on the commitment to protect the environement including increasing the effectiveness regarding the environment.
With regard to the constantly growing public needs of air transport for ensuring socio-economic development and the responsibility for minimizing the negative impact on the environment BULATSA Management is in control of the enterprise activities on the environment and each employee is committed to:
- know and apply the politics of the Management on the environment and the procedures and instructions applicable to its activities;
- perform analysis and evaluation of the impact on the environment when changing equipment, technologies, processes etc.,
- apply the system for separate collection of waste with focus on the dangerous and specific waste;
- perform monitoring and ensure accounting according to the specific obligations and the Monitoring Plan;
The Green Point messages
- In execution of the European ATM Master Plan and in accordance with one of the environmental measures of the European Single Sky Implementation Plan (ESSIP), BULATSA initiated the establishment and participates actively in the work of the forum „Shared management of the impact of the aviation activities within the airports on the environment“ (SMIEAAA).
- BULATSA provides the airspace users with the opportunity to use direct routes with long distance (Long Range Directs). The new direct routes connect key navigational control points in the airspace of Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Slovenia in the shortest possible route which enables the airlines to optimize their flight plans and to realize significant fuel savings, thus diminishing the negative impact of aviation activities on the environment. Long Range Directs upgrade the existing initiatives for implementation of Free Route Airspace, which already bring significant benefits to the airspace users.
- From 28.04.2016 BULATSA introduced arrival, approach and departure procedures with satellite flight navigation at Sofia Airport in connection with the optimisation of the airspace management in compliance with the requirements of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO). The satellite navigation provides an opportunity for introducing of one-way routes for arriving and departing flights and reduces the conflict points which will increase the airspace capacity of Sofia Airport and will reduce the noise impact, the fuel consumption and the exhaust emissions.
- BULATSA takes part in the project for trans-border free route airspace (FRA) during the night between Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria. The connecting of two functional airspace blocks (FAB CE and DANUBE FAB) airspace, submits to the airspace users the complete freedom to plan their routes through the combined airspace of three states.
- BULATSA defines annually its carbon footprint in accordance with ISO 14064-1:2012 and CANSO Guide document on Assessing the Carbon Footprint for Air Navigation Service Providers.
ISO 14001 certificate under UKAS accreditation