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BHANSA takes control of Bosnia and Herzegovina air traffic

Bosnia and Herzegovina Air Navigation Services Agency is to take complete control of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s air traffic, meaning it will no longer be controlled by its neighbouring countries.

Bosnia and Herzegovina Air Navigation Services Agency (BHANSA) has announced it will be taking control of air traffic in the entire airspace of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

This will result in the full implementation of Phase II of the Development Strategy of Air Traffic Management System of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BH ATM Strategy), which means that the entire sky of Bosnia and Herzegovina will no longer be controlled by its neighbouring countries, but from Bosnia and Herzegovina itself.

“This is a great day for Bosnia and Herzegovina as a state,” said Davorin Primorac, Director, BHANSA. “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 the air traffic over the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina.“

Primorac also stated that BHANSA currently provides services up to the flight level of 325 or 10,000 meters: “In that part of the airspace, 20 percent of the total air traffic is taking place, i.e only 200 aircrafts are moving,” Primorac said, adding that Bosnia and Herzegovina will now control up to 1,600 aircraft overflights through the skies of Bosnia and Herzegovina.