Bosnia and Herzegovina takes full control of airspace

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Bosnia and Herzegovina will take full control of its airspace tonight, ending its reliance on Serbia and Croatia. The Bosnia and Herzegovina Air Navigation Services Agency (BHANSA) assumed oversight of the country's lower airspace (up to 32.000 feet) at the end of 2014, however, its upper airspace has been controlled by Serbia and Croatia. Over 80% of air traffic takes place in the upper airspace. BHANSA currently oversees some 200 overflights per day. As of tomorrow, this number will increase significantly. It is expected to handle some seventy to eighty flights per hour or between 700 to 800 flights per day during the winter months. The figure will grow to 120 aircraft per hour or 1.600 per day during the summer. The country has been preparing to take over its upper airspace for the past fifteen years. The process included the education of personnel, conclusion of interstate agreements and the procurement of necessary equipment. Most notably, Bosnia and Herzegovina will now be able to pocket significant revenue from overflights over its territory. The funds were previously distributed between Serbia and Croatia. “This is a great day for Bosnia and Herzegovina as a state. In a relatively short period of time, we, as the youngest European agency for the provision of air navigation services, have created technical, personnel and all other preconditions for ourselves to fully control air traffic over the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina", the head of BHANSA, Davorin Primorac, said. He added, "BHANSA, together with other bodies and institutions, has invested enormous efforts over the years in order to make this goal a reality”.

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  1. expect hurdles from Croatian side on daily basis (Central sector)

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    1. Care to elaborate?

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    2. When this was first announced few years ago, Croatia established so-called central sector, narrow sector between Adria and Nord sector. Its only purpose was to postpone taking over bosnian skies by Bhansa as long as possible and when this happens, to disrupt traffic flows by imposing obstructions (as major part of flow from north goes via that Central sector. Its size and position are totaly unrelated to traffic regulation or other needs, from day one it is integral part of north sector, but never abolished. It makes no sense, especially in the free route environment, which is in force for some time now.
      https://www.eurocontrol.int/sites/default/files/2019-06/lssip2018_croatia_release.pdf

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  2. Finally Bosnia taking over its airspace, and taking back its revenue from Serbia and Croatia, i.e more investment in the aviation infrastructure in Bosnia :)

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    1. Lol what investment? More money for local politicians and their buddies.

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    2. They already announced plans for rebuilding all the control towers in SA, BL, TZ & MO, and transferring money to TZ, MO, BL airports. Worst case scenario, Id rather have the Bosnian airspace money going to Bosnian local politicians, than Serbian and Croatian politicans and their buddies.

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    3. that is the way we roll
      in europe they move to remote and virtual towers, and we waste money with real towers again to invest in yesterdays technology
      could not believe it when it was announced here, that even Sarajevo will get a new tower

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  3. That looks like free Wi-fi signal.

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  4. Croatia is still keeping the parts of western Bosnia (Bihac and surrounding) and the parts around Mostar.
    Nobody from Croatia or Bosnia wanted to comment it.
    Why?

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    1. Probably beause both sides have a deal we don't know anything about.

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