Bosnia and Herzegovina Air Navigation Services Agency (BHANSA) has won this year's European Commission's Single European Sky award in the Network Performance category at the world congress of air navigation service providers in Madrid (World ATM Congress) for SECSI FRA (The South East Common Sky Initiative Free Route Airspace), project realized with partner agencies from Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia and Austria.
The prestigious award of Single European Sky is given to BHANSA CEO Mr Davorin Primorac.
SECSI FRA project developed by merging the free routes airspaces of SEAFRA (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Serbia) and SAXFRA (Austria and Slovenia), went operational on 01 February 2018.
SECSI FRA project offers the shortest route options from Central Europe to South Eastern Europe to airspace users. Potential savings per day are up to 1.940 NM in flight distance, 285 minutes in flight time, a reduction in fuel consumption of 8,000 kg and a reduction in CO2 emissions of 25,500kg.
„This award is a major achievment for BHANSA, as the youngest service provider in Europe, which makes us proud because this shows that we’re on the right path. SECSI FRA is the next important step towards Free Route airspace across all of Europe. Step by Step, Single European Sky is becoming a reality, and Bosnia and Herzegovina is part of it, "said Mr Davorin Primorac.
EUROCONTROL has initiated the coordinated development and implementation of Free Route Space, in close cooperation with civil and military experts in airspace design, European countries, air navigation service providers, airspace users, flight planning organizations and other relevant international bodies.
BHANSA has been actively involved in these activities, and award received is a confirmation of committed and successful work.