Friday, March 17, 2017

BHANSA opens new Banja Luka centre

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The Bosnia and Herzegovina Air Navigation Services Agency (BHANSA) has officially launched operations at its new area control centre in Banja Luka. At the opening ceremony at Banja Luka Airport, BHANSA General Manager, Davorin Primorac, said this was another step forward in the process of taking responsibility for the provision of air navigation services for Bosnia and Herzegovina's entire airspace. “Our primary goal is the smooth, safe and efficient performance of air traffic in our airspace. The opening of the flight control centre in Banja Luka represents another step towards reaching that goal”, Mr Primorac said. He added, “As an active participant in the implementation of the Single European Sky initiative, which aims to increase the capacity of air transport across European territory, BHANSA counts itself as an equal partner in the building of a single system of air traffic control". The Manager of the Banja Luka Air Control Centre, Dijana Majstorović, recalled that on November 13, 2014, BHANSA took control of the country's lower airspace (up to 32.000 feet). Upper airspace is still controlled by Croatia and Serbia. “Because of a lack of staff, the Banja Luka centre is currently working only eight hours per day. During that time, we cover the area over the entire country up to 27.000 feet, while the centre in Sarajevo controls airspace from 27.000 to 32.000 feet”, Ms Majstorović said. She added that BHANSA plans to train a number of controllers in the future, and to take control of the country's upper airspace. When that happens, the Banja Luka air traffic control centre will monitor airspace up to 32.000 feet around the clock.

1 comment:

  1. Last sentence: Not Banja Luka ATC but Sarajevo ATC will monitor airspace from FL285 to FL660 (28.500-66.000 ft). Banja Luka is Lower sector and will monitor airspace up to 28.500 feet.

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