The European Organization for the Safety of Air Navigation (Eurocontrol) supports the initiative of the Ukrainian Ministry of Infrastructure and the State Aviation Service on resumption of the process of technical integration into Eurocontrol’s Common Route Charges System. This is stated in a letter from Eurocontrol’s General Director Frank Brenner to Ukraine’s Infrastructure Minister Maksym Burbak, the press service of the Ministry of Infrastructure announced.
"The Common Route Charges System is based on transparent decision-making processes and mandatory internal and external controls, and they will certainly improve both the transparency and efficiency of collection of air navigation charges in Ukraine," Brenner said in the letter.
Eurocontrol will help Ukraine to integrate into the Common Route Charges System, including consultations with airspace users.
The date of integration of the Ukrainian State Air Traffic Services Enterprise (UkSATSE) into Eurocontrol’s Common Route Charges System is not yet known, and it will be determined in the near future.
The route charges system, which has been in operation since 1971, is based on a European multilateral agreement between the 40 member states of Eurocontrol. Ukraine joined the organization in 2004, but UkSATSE started collecting the charges through an offshore company on January 1, 2014. Cooperation with the offshore company was ended after the change of government in Ukraine.