Today on PANSA stand #239 between 13:00 and 16:00 the A6 Alliance Steering Board is held. It is a very ennobling moment for the Polish Air Navigation Services Agency, as this high-level meeting gathers the highest representatives of aviation companies.
The A6 Alliance was established in 2011 to coordinate R&D and investment activities of the key ANSPs under the SESAR Programme. It is focused on SESAR development and deployment, SESAR deployment execution and key strategic areas of A6 common interest related to transport and aviation legislation.
The group was founded by six ANSP members of the SESAR Joint Undertaking: German DFS, French DSNA, Spanish ENAIRE, Italian ENAV, British NATS and NORACON – a consortium of ANSPS from Austria, Norway, Estonia, Finland, Ireland, Sweden and Denmark.
Polish Air Navigation Services Agency became a full member of the A6 Alliance in 2015, together with the international partnership of ANSPs called COOPANS. This year PANSA Representative Mr Maciej Rodak acts as Chairman of the A6 Strategy Board.
The A6 Steering Board meeting underlines that the PANSA’s efforts in the matter of the international cooperation are noticeable around the world. As the Polish ANSP, we are aware of the geographical location of our country and the role that we play for the global air traffic – a gateway between the East and the West.
PANSA’s presence in A6 however is just a part of our international activity. In terms of international relations, the main aim of the Polish Air Navigation Services Agency is to translate its long term business strategy and objectives into the effective works on different international fora. PANSA performs its activities via international organizations and institutions influencing ATM industry like ICAO, European Commission, EASA, EUROCONTROL, CANSO, Network Manager, SESAR Deployment Manager and SESAR Joint Undertaking, as well as alliances or bottom-up initiatives of the air navigation services providers, e.g. A6, GATE ONE, B4 and bilateral contacts.
A unique partnership of its kind is Baltic FAB – Functional Airspace Block consisting of Poland and Lithuania. PANSA, together with its partner ORO NAVIGACIJA, continue cooperation at the inter-FAB level with neighbouring ANSPs in the operational, technical and communication area.