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DANUBE FAB

DANUBE FAB
- A Bulgarian and Romanian Initiative -

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History:
• 21st October 2004, Bucharest, „The Initiative for Creating the Pre-
requisites for the Establishment of a Functional Airspace Block”
within the airspace of Romania and Bulgaria (BUL-ROM FAB
Initiative) has been signed by the Directors General of ROMATSA
and ATSA Bulgaria, in the presence of the representatives of ICAO,
EUROCONTROL and European Commission.

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Political support:
• 25th of February 2005 - A Joint Statement expressing the political
endorsement of both Romania and Bulgaria to the BUL-ROM FAB
Initiative was signed by the Deputy Minister of Transport and
Communications of the Republic of Bulgaria and the Secretary of
State within the Ministry of Transport, Construction and Tourism of
Romania, in the presence of the DG of EUROCONTROL, Mr.
Aguado.

• 21 September 2006 – “A Common Vision for Co-operation in the


context of preparation for applying Single European Sky acquis,
including the establishment of functional airspace block” was signed
by the Minister of Transport of the Republic of Bulgaria and the
Minister of Transport, Construction and Tourism of Romania on the
occasion of the 9th Session of the Intergovernmental Bulgarian-
Romanian Commission on Economic, Scientific and Technical Co-
operation.
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Roadmap:
• Agreed in May 2006 and updated in March and September 2007.

• Phase 1 – Feasibility Study


September 2007 - January 2008: High Level Study
ANSPs’ Decision regarding the preferred solution for DANUBE FAB
Notice to the EC about the preferred option

January - May 2008: Detailed study of the preferred option


“Go/No go” Decision at state level
Notice to the EC about the decision
• Phase 2 – Detailed Planning
May – December 2008
• Phase 3 – Implementation
February 2009 +
FAB Agreement at State level

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The Study:
• The purpose of the Study is to examine in depth all potential
opportunities, costs and benefits from the establishment of a FAB,
comprising the Flight Information Regions, where the Republic of
Bulgaria and Romania are providing Air Navigation Services (ANS),
and to identify and recommend possible options and modalities.
• The Study is purposed to serve as a tool for consultations with the
stakeholders.
• The Study shall be aimed to facilitate the decision making process of
the Governments of the Republic of Bulgaria and Romania.

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The scope of the Study:


• It should cover, but not be limited to the following areas of interest:
– Operational: ATM, AIS and MET;
– Civil-military coordination including FUA implementation;
– Technical systems;
– Safety & Quality Management including Customer relations;
– Legal / Institutional;
– Organizational;
– Economic and Financial;
– Human Resources/Operational Staff Training & Licensing/Social;
– Security.

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Up-date:
• The tender for the public procurement of the Study was published in
the Official Journal of the European Union on 3 April 2007.

• INTEGRA A/S was awarded the Contract for the procurement of the
Feasibility Study. The Contract was signed on 24 September 2007
in Bucharest.

• According to the arrangements the kick-off meeting will be held in


the period 8-10 October 2007. The final report for Stage 1 is
expected to be delivered by INTEGRA A/S until 24 December 2007.

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