SMATSA: Sky above Serbia is SAFE
The management of Serbia and Montenegro Air Traffic Services (SMATSA) announced that inspectors of the Civil Aviation Directorate of the Republic of Serbia determined through emergency supervision that there are no indications that security of Serbian airspace was compromised, and the Civil Aviation Agency of Montenegro reached the same conclusion as well. SMATSA management, responding to allegations of a part of the Flight Control Trade Union, which, as stated, claimed that security was compromised, pointed out that it had been established that there had been no violation of the Serbian Air Traffic Law, as well as internal procedures regarding the work hours and workload of controllers. “During 2019, the Civil Aviation Directorate of the Republic of Serbia has conducted over 100 regular inspections at SMATSA”, the statement said, adding that during such inspections not a single event that would result in a security risk has been identified. “Devices and systems used by SMATSA are, without exception, of the latest generation and are constantly being modernized and upgraded. We proudly point out that SMATSA has been at the top of European flight controls in the last couple of years, in terms of safety indicators achieved, generates the fewest aircraft delays and the fewest traffic restrictions”, the statement said.