BULATSA Director General, Georgi Peev, and Mariagrazia La Piscopia, CEO of SDM, held an official meeting.
The visit is part of the SDM initiative to conduct a series of familiarization visits to ANS providers in Central and East Europe and to promote their achievements in the implementation of technological solutions under SESAR.
A presentation entitled, “Presentation of the achievements of BULATSA”, focusing on the achieved results of the enterprise in the last decade, was made by Veselin Stoyanov, Director of European Programmes, Projects and Strategies Directorate, and Ivan Iliev, Head of Planning and Strategies Department.
On the meeting were presented specific data on the provision of effective and safe service, without delays due to ANS, in the conditions of geopolitical and economic dynamics, increasing traffic and crises related to Covid-19, proximity to zones of military conflicts, etc.
Operational and technological innovations such as SEE FRA, XMAN in connection with the traffic from/to Istanbul Airport, as well as already implemented SESAR projects such as Traffic Complexity Assessment Tool (tCAT) and the EATM-CERT platform, were noted.
Mariagrazia La Piscopia noted the achievements of BULATSA as an example of effective resource management and pragmatic investment in new technologies and training of qualified personnel, and highly appreciated the productivity of the enterprise, in the conditions of permanently maintained financial efficiency of service and strong traffic growth. She emphasized that these results must be communicated among the international aviation community, because the data presented by BULATSA confirm the thesis that ANS providers are part of the solutions and the future of the Single European Sky.
Consultations with the operational partners in decision making and project implementation are at the centre of SDM management processes, and its ambitions are to expand the partnerships with new participants. SDM representatives committed to contribute to the good positioning of BULATSA by promoting its achievements among the aviation community.
The meeting was concluded with visits to the operations room, Security Operations Center and BULATSA Innovation Grid, where SDM representatives got acquainted with the work of BULATSA on relevant projects under the SESAR 2020 programme.