9-10 December - CEOs of 13 ANSPs from Central and Eastern Europe, members of the Gate One Coordination Platform, met in Sofia, Bulgaria to discuss their strategic objectives and working programme in the context of the changing environment of the Single European Sky. During the meeting CEOs agreed on the importance of strengthening the strategic position of Gate One at European level and its cooperation techniques, bringing operational benefits towards the fulfilment of SES and emphasising its pivotal role as a key player in the decision-making processes in European ATM.
Chair of Gate One and CEO of HungaroControl, Kornél Szepessy stated: “This regional ANSP cooperation platform is the foundation of our common success. As we are getting ready for future challenges, collaboration has never been more important when working out emerging concepts in ATM or creating the ANSP business model of the next decade. The Gate One Work Programme for 2020 will enable us to tackle the capacity crisis and strengthen our strategic positions in coordination with CANSO Europe.”
The meeting in Sofia made for a fruitful discussion on Gate One’s action plan for 2020, stressing on the pertinence of voicing common positions on prevailing topics such as emerging concepts in ATM, new business models for Air Traffic Data Service Providers, the future economic regulation on the ANSPs and the future of the Single European Sky.