BHANSA started to provide services from the operating unit ATCU II, Banja Luka
On Thursday, 02.02.2017. at 08:23, an air traffic controller of the Bosnia and Herzegovina Air Navigation Services Agency (BHANSA), for the first time sent welcome to the crew of an aircraft in the airspace of Bosnia and Herzegovina from the Area Control Center - Operating unit ATCU II, Banja Luka, thus after detailed testing and preparing this operating unit has officially started operating.
Bosnia and Herzegovina Air Navigation Services Agency has therefore met its statutory obligations under Article 4. of Law on Bosnia and Herzegovina Air Navigation Services Agency or the air traffic control services (area, approach and aerodrome control), flight information services, consulting services in air traffic and alerting services, then air traffic flow management services to ensure maximum capacity of utilization for air traffic control and airspace management services, including planning role with the key aim of maximizing the usability of the available airspace.
In the forthcoming period there is need to establish, in accordance with Article 23. of the Aviation Law of Bosnia and Herzegovina with the aim of operational management with airspace, an Airspace Management Cell (AMC), in whose work the representatives appointed by the Ministry of Defense of BiH (MO BiH) are participating. There are intensively working on this activity,in cooperation with the MO BiH.
After date 13.11.2014. and the beginning of operational work of the Operating Unit ATCU I Sarajevo, ie. taking over of air traffic control to the flight level FL 325, ie. 10 000 meters high, beginning of operational work of the Operating unit ATCU II in Banja Luka is another important step closer to the fulfillment of the main strategic objective or providing of air traffic services in the entire airspace of Bosnia and Herzegovina, which will be enabled with additional education of air traffic controllers and other professional staff and by the using of the most advanced technological solutions in the provision of air navigation services.
By commissioning the Area Control Center– Operating Unit ATCU II Banja Luka, entire infrastructure and equipment at all locations, stipulated by the Law, was put into operation, which gives full meaning and justification of long-term investment strategy in Air Traffic Management Strategy of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BHATM Strategy).
We want to emphasize that this is a result of hard and dedicated work of all employees of BHANSA.
The opening ceremony on the occasion of commencement of work of the Operating Unit ATCU II Banja Luka, will be organized later.