Bulgarian Air Traffic Services Authority (BULATSA)

Organisation Overview

Under the Civil Aviation Act and as per the meaning of article 62, paragraph 3 of the Law on Commerce, the state-owned enterprise ”Bulgarian Air Traffic Services Authority” (BULATSA) is a legal entity having its seat in Sofia and performing state functions for the provision of air navigation services in the controlled civil airspace of the Republic of Bulgaria, in line with the international agreements in the field of civil aviation signed and ratified by the Republic of Bulgaria.

BULATSA operates the following air traffic control centres:

•1 Area Control Centre (CNATCC Sofia) in Sofia;

•3 APPs in Sofia, Varna and Burgas: 5 TWR Centres in Sofia, Varna, Burgas, Plovdiv and Gorna Oryahovitsa.


•operates and maintains a nationwide communication, surveillance, navigation meteorological and AIS networks;

•provides licensed training to air traffic controllers.

Number of Towers operated:5

Number of ACCs:1

Number of Employees: 1,066

Total number of ATCOs: 308 (264 ATCOs in OPS + 44 ATCOs on other duties)

Total number of operational ATCOs: 264

Membership type: Full Member
Membership status: Full
Director General: Mr. Georgi Peev
Head office: 1 blvd. Brussels, 1540 Sofia
Country: Bulgaria
Telephone number: +359 (2) 937 1111
Fax number: +359 (2) 980 0043
Website : www.bulatsa.com

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