The CEATS Coordination Group (CCG) held its 20th Meeting at EUROCONTROL Headquarters in Brussels on 28 March 2008. Austria, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovak Republic, Slovenia approved the FAB Central Europe (FAB CE) Feasibility Study and decided to take further steps towards the detailed definition and implementation of a FAB.
As a first step, the States have agreed to establish a Memorandum of Understanding setting the frame in which a formal FAB Agreement would be negotiated. A declaration of the Ministers of Transport is expected in June.
In addition, the ANSPs of the seven States have undertaken to negotiate and conclude with minimum delay a Memorandum of Cooperation under which the FAB CE Implementation Plan would be developed . This cooperation would also support the early implementation of some of the FAB elements by ANSPs, prior to the formal coming into force of the FAB Agreement, so as to deliver early benefits to the airspace users.