On 23rd January 2020 in Budapest at HungaroControl’s Annual Partnership Reception, BULATSA was honored with Best Business Partner Award by the Hungarian Air Traffic Services Provider. The award recognizes the successful completion of the SEE FRA (South-East Free Route Airspace) project for implementing 24/7 cross border free route operations across the airspace of three states: Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania.
Since 7th of November 2019 the Aircraft Operators can plan their flights freely across the airspace of of the three countries 24/7 without the limitations of the geographical boundaries.
ROMATSA, a long-term established BULATSA partner in the DANUBE FAB and in the SEE FRA, also received the HungaroControl Best Business Partner award.
Mr. Kornel Szepessy, HungaroControl CEO, said: “This joint success represents a commitment to a common vision and an unwavering commitment to collaborate. I trust the strong collaborative relationship between BULATSA and HungaroControl will continue in the future and further cooperation will be realized to serve our common interests. “
Mr. Veselin Stoyanov, BULATSA Director European Programmes, Projects and Strategies, added: “BULATSA is extremely honored to receive this recognition. We strive to be a solid and trustworthy partner and we are looking forward to enhancing the cooperation between HungaroControl and BULATSA so that we can ultimately bring added value to the European ATM network. “
The activities related to SEE FRA and national FRA projects are in accordance with Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 716/2014 which provides for the individual ANSPs to cooperate for the introduction of Free Route Airspace above FL310 throughout Europe by the end of 2021.