APAC, Helios to aid FAB CE

The Austrian, Czech and Hungarian air navigation service providers (ANSPs) have commissioned ATM consultancies APAC and Helios to support the management of the FAB CE initiative.
The project addresses the legal establishment, implementation and start of operations of a Functional Airspace Block in seven Central European countries: Austria, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia and Slovenia.
The multi-national PSO team proposed by APAC and Helios will provide project management services to the FAB CE initiative until the end of 2012, with the option to extend the contract on a yearly basis for another 3 years.
The team will provide support with regard to meeting the end-2012 deadline for setting up FAB CE, as well as preparing the implementation of the FAB and its operational life.
The APAC and Helios team has extensive experience in consulting and managing projects for ANSPs, for national supervisory authorities (NSAs), as well as for other organisations involved in air traffic management, such as the European Commission and the military.
They have worked extensively on previous assignments for FAB CE, including developing a cost-benefit analysis and a scheme for managing FAB performance, supporting FAB CE in applying for EU funds, managing the coordination with the TEN-T Executive Agency, setting up and implementing programme cost controlling and progress reporting.
The team consists of international experts with many years of experience in ATM
operations, technology, safety, performance, HR and programme management.
APAC’s Susanne Lanzerstorfer who will lead the team comments: “Building on our previous work for FAB CE, this is an exciting opportunity to support the establishment and implementation of FAB CE, a milestone in the cooperation between Central European ANSPs”.
Mike Shorthose, Helios chairman, adds: “We are really pleased to have established a strong cooperation with APAC and we look forward to working with them on this project.”

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  1. Good thing that those Central European countries are modernizing their air traffic management system. This is a great shot in the arm for APAC and they are duly excited.

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