European countries Bulgaria, Turkey and Romania are to begin a project at their interfaces to handle a significant build-up of airspace traffic in the Black Sea area.
The project will enable safe and efficient management of extra traffic flows for air navigation service providers (ANSPs), including the Bulgarian Air Traffic Services Authority (BULATSA), the General Directorate of State Airports Authority of Turkey (DHMI) and the Romanian Air Traffic Services Administration (ROMATSA)
BULATSA, DHMI and ROMATSA have closely collaborated with EUROCONTROL’s Network Manager to introduce the new airspace improvement.
The Network Manager will monitor situations in the Black Sea area and help the ANSPs to address complex traffic situations.
Collaboration between the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), the Network Manager and the Ukrainian authorities has helped eliminate the EASA Safety Information Bulletin (SIB) concerning two flight-planning routes over the Black Sea.
The routes will help to provide a suitable environment for handling traffic demands in mid-2016.