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Sixteenth Meeting of the DANUBE FAB Social Consultation Forum

In order to increase the mutual understanding between the DANUBE FAB Social Partners and their respective national member organisations, the members of the SCF convened online for their 16th meeting on 19th May 2021. The aim of the meeting was to discuss and give opinions on the current strategic actions taken by DANUBE FAB, as well as the technical and regulatory changes that have occurred at a European level since the last meeting.

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Sixteenth Meeting of the DANUBE FAB Governing Bodies

DANUBE FAB Governing Bodies held their sixteenth meetings on 27th and 28th of April via web conferences. The meetings were attended by representatives of the Ministries of Transport, Civil and Military Aviation Authorities, National Supervisory Authorities and ANSPs from Republic of Bulgaria and from Romania as well as from the DANUBE FAB Observers, European Commission and the Republic of North Macedonia.

SEE FRA Expansion

Starting from 28th of January 2021 the Aircraft Operators are able to plan their flights freely across the airspace of Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania and Slovakia 24/7 without the limitations of the geographical boundaries. This represents a first expansion of the SEE FRA project (South East Europe Free Route Airspace, succesfully implemented on the 7th of November 2019), thus making possible cross border free route operations across the airspace of the 4 states. Therefore, SEE FRA becomes one of the largest free route airspace blocks in Europe.

Fifteenth Meeting of the DANUBE FAB Social Consultation Forum (SCF)

DANUBE FAB SCF held its 15th meeting with a view to maintaining the regular consultations between BULATSA and ROMATSA social partners and management representatives. The social partners and the management discussion' revolved around the severe consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic on the aviation sector, BULATSA and ROMATSA management recognising that the actual crisis profoundly and economically affected every aspect of air traffic services provision.

InterFAB workshop highlights crucial role of harmonised AIM in achieving a digital European sky

The interFAB online workshop entitled Digitalisation – challenging and enabling future aeronautical information management (AIM) brought together more than 100 delegates from all over Europe on 2-3 November to discuss data sharing for efficient airspace management. Accessing precise, up-to-date, harmonised data is central to seamless and integrated services and to the introduction of automated technologies.

High Priority Projects


The establishment of DANUBE FAB is an essential element of the Single European Sky (SES) legislative framework, which creates a system of measures for provision of sufficient capacity for servicing the increasing number of flights over Europe, decreasing the delays, improving the safety and cost-efficiency of the air navigation services.


Our vision is to provide the safest, most secure, efficient and environmentally friendly air-navigation services in south-eastern Europe”. DANUBE FAB strives towards a qualitative transformation of the functional air navigation systems achieving the highest safety standards, providing the highest performing infrastructure for all users in line with a seamless single sky while ensuring effective environmental sustainability.


The objective of the DANUBE FAB, in the airspace under the responsibility of Romania and the Republic of Bulgaria, is to improve capacity, cost-efficiency of the air navigation services and environmental protection by optimising provision of ANS and civil-military cooperation in a process of sustainable development, while increasing the level of safety.

Strategic Objectives

  • Romatsa
  • Bulatsa