The European Commission and Eurocontrol have approved a €5 million ($5.3 million) project to improve air traffic safety and navigation in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Serbia and Montenegro. The Joint Aviation Authorities is partnering the project which aims to prepare the region for the Single European Sky project. Meanwhile, Eurocontrol also met last week to consider what can be done to alleviate cost burdens on airlines and air traffic service providers hit by the business downturn related to the Iraq war, but has not yet announced remedial measures.

Source: Flight International