Director's Statement

After establishing the Agency for the Provision of Air Navigation Services (BHANSA) in 2009, Bosnia and Herzegovina made a clear commitment to the complete takeover of air traffic control above its airspace.

After establishing the Agency for the Provision of Air Navigation Services (BHANSA) in 2009, Bosnia and Herzegovina made a clear commitment to the complete takeover of air traffic control above its airspace.

After the transition of the entity Directorate of Civil Aviation ie. The Federal Directorate of Civil Aviation and Directorate of Civil Aviation of the Republic of Srpska, on 1 January 2014, BHANSA took over responsibility for the provision of approach and aerodrome air traffic control with the related services, in controlled zones of Bosnia and Herzegovina international airports in Banja Luka, Mostar, Sarajevo and Tuzla. 

Optimism and a powerful motive will remain the principal force of the young collective of BHANSA, in front of which is a clear goal- to take over the provision of air navigation services in the layer of air space over 10 000 meters (FL 325 - FL 660).

In the night of 12-13. November 2014, thanks to the implementation of Air Traffic Management Strategy of Bosnia and Herzegovina (ATM strategy in Bosnia and Herzegovina), and the joint efforts of all BHANSA employees ,our friends and partners in the night of 12-13. November 2014 ,we started to provide air traffic control services with related services in the airspace of Bosnia and Herzegovina at the height of 10 000 meters (FL 100 to FL 325) from the Operations Unit of Area Control Center in Sarajevo (ATCU I).

That date will forever be inscribed in golden letters in the history of civil aviation and air traffic control in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It was a truly pioneering venture, achieved with exceptional efforts of local experts, and generous assistance of our European foreign operator from EUROCONTROL. It was the exceptional honor and pleasure to manage this demanding process with team of young professionals, who never for a moment doubted in the success of the set goal.

Optimism and a powerful motive will remain the principal force of the young collective of BHANSA, in front of which is a clear goal- to take over the provision of air navigation services in the layer of air space over 10 000 meters (FL 325 - FL 660).

It's a big challenge according to which all our efforts to ensure human and technical preconditions are directed. The cause for optimism is intense process of certification and compliance of BHANSA operations with the requirements of aviation regulations of Bosnia and Herzegovina, based on the standards and recommended practices of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the European Union, on which all of our employees are seriously working.

We will continue to work hard to encourage positive processes, we will do our best to enable undisturbed operation in the area of the process of taking over of air traffic control in the airspace of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Our firm guidance remains continuous and systematic development of BHANSA operations. Primarily we will continue with training of air traffic controllers and other professional aviation personnel and we will try to improve safety and quality of our services.

We will not indulge in the bidding of the terms, but once again we will emphasize our focus on ensuring all preconditions for the complete takeover of the provision of air navigation services in the airspace of Bosnia and Herzegovina. In this way we remain guided exclusively with principles of security, sustainability and continuous development and maintaince of excellent cooperation with our friends and partners from the country and abroad.

 

Director of BHANSA

Davorin Primorac

 

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