Main Activity - Bulgarian Air Traffic Services Authority (BULATSA)

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Main Activity

BULATSA performs the following main activities as defined in the Civil Aviation Act:  

Air traffic management and provision of air navigation services to enable the safe, efficient and expeditious flow of traffic in the controlled civil air space;
Organisation and management of the controlled civil air space;
Organisation and management of air traffic flows;
Provision, maintenance and operation of the relevant systems and equipment to ensure the communications, navigation, surveillance, power-supply, lighting, meteorological and aeronautical aspects of air traffic management and its supporting infrastructure;
Provision of information services for aircraft search and rescue operations;
Management of the safety system in the framework of its vested competence;
Fulfilment of the obligations of the Republic of Bulgaria arising from international agreements in the ATM area, to which the Republic of Bulgaria is a party;
Collection of en-route charges for the provision of air navigation services;
Provision of air traffic services;
Provision of aeronautical information services;
Provision of meteorological services;
Provision of metrological services;
Setting up and maintenance of education and qualification centres.  
BULATSA also has the right to provide other services related to its main activity.   BULATSA interacts with the Bulgarian Civil Aviation Administration at the Ministry of Transport, with the Headquarters of the Military Air Forces, as well as other organisations and authorities depending on their powers and responsibilities. BULATSA takes part in the work of international civil aviation organisations to which the Republic of Bulgaria is a member state.     The activities of BULATSA are financed mainly from the collected en-route air navigation charges according to the principles of the Chicago Convention of 1944.

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