EUROCONTROL celebrates Bosnia and Herzegovina Civil Aviation Directorate at 20

Frank Brenner, Director General EUROCONTROL, (left), and Đorđe Ratkovica, Director General BHDCA. – photo kindly provided by courtesy of EUROCONTROL©

At Banja Luka, Bosnia & Herzegovina, on 12 September Frank Brenner, Director General of EUROCONTROL, joined distinguished guests from European Air Traffic Management (ATM) to celebrate 20 years of the Directorate of Civil Aviation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BHDCA). Brenner noted that in that time, Bosnia and Herzegovina had joined EUROCONTROL to become its 32nd member in 2004, playing a key role in European ATM within an organisation that now counts on 41 Member States as well as two Comprehensive Agreement States in the shape of Israel and Morocco.

Looking back on a highly successful partnership Brenner congratulated BHDCA for its tireless work in developing a regulatory and safety framework, and for its achievement in creating FABCE, a Functional Airspace Block Central Europe, aimed at jointly improving performance, which has seen the successful introduction of Free Route Airspace above flight level 310 (31,000ft).