COOPANS is an international successful partnership between the air navigation service providers of Austria (Austro Control), Croatia (Croatia Control), Denmark (Naviair), Ireland (Irish Aviation Authority), Portugal (NAV Portugal) and Sweden (LFV). Thales is a chosen supplier (industry partner) for COOPANS COOPANS partners operate a world class, safe and cost-effective ATM system. COOPANS has adopted a common managerial approach, whereby the six ANSPs act as one organisation together with Thales with a focus on common success.
The harmonisation of functionalities and joint investments enable the implementation of an advanced and unified air traffic control system. COOPANS has structured the development and deployment process around joint activities such as common specification, operational documentation, validation, training materials and generic safety cases. COOPANS is the golden example for co-operation and harmonisation in Europe.
Dario Grgurić has been appointed COOPANS Director from his former position of CCL’s Technical Division Director. Over the course of his seventeen-year experience in the ATM industry, he had been Head of Communication, Navigation, and Surveillance Services as well as Navigation and Meteorological Systems Expert. He had been leading the Croatian ATM Modernization Programme (CroATMMP) for seven years, the main goal of which was the implementation of the COOPANS ATM system in CCL. In COOPANS, he has been a regular member of the COOPANS Strategic Development Group. The decision on the appointment of Dario Grgurić was formally made at the COOPANS Alliance Board meeting held in Lisbon on September 24, 2019. The new director will be leading the daily business of COOPANS.
Communications director Bo Pedersen – bop(at)naviair.dk
Bo Pedersen – bop(at)naviair.dk