Bulgaria to Create Search&Rescue System for Aviation AccidentsDomestic | October 19, 2014, Sunday // 15:18| views
Nikolina Angelkova, caretaker Transport Minister, photo by BGNES
Bulgaria has to build a single search and rescue system for aviation accidents, according to caretaker Transport Minister Nikolina Angelkova.
Angelkova took part in the first interdepartmental meeting on search and rescue operations in air transport.
She explained that the establishment and maintenance of the SAR system would cost BGN 2 M a year, adding that the money will be provided from aeronautical charges to be collected by the State Enterprise "Air Traffic Services Authority" (BULATSA).
“A national SAR plan for aviation accidents should be drafted and approved as soon as possible. The aim is to create an efficient and effective SAR system,” Angelkova said, as cited by Sega daily.
She made clear that the plan would provide details about the relations between the institutions and organizations in charge of handling aviation accidents, as well as education and training plans for rescue teams, and descriptions of the necessary equipment.
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