Every year the day of 20th October gives us a remarkable opportunity to join the global celebrations of the International Day of Air Traffic Controller – Your Day. On this special occasion let me express my compliments and wishes for your happiness and professional success. Today’s Event coincides with the PANSA’s Day - our in-house celebration established in 2009.
The previous year offered you the “chance” to prove that you are not only well prepared to ensure safe and efficient air traffic control on a daily basis but that you are ready and capable of handling the untypical and unforeseeable events, which occurred within the period of the last 12 months involving, among others, the disruptive effects of the Eyjafjallajokull volcano eruption in Iceland, the Smoleńsk Catastrophe and the arrangements related to the Final Farewell to Presidential Couple held in Kraków. All these sad events translated directly into the enhanced PANSA’s activity, in other words, outstanding performance!
We had another chance to show that PANSA remains an efficient institution ready to ensure the ATM/ CNS services and support services in this part of Europe. Your efforts and steadily improving results of your hard work resulted in the reduction of ACC delays in the 2010 summer season, perfect cooperation with APP, TWR WARSZAWA and “Polish Airports” State Enterprise (PPL) during the time of runway intersection reconstruction, a spectacular result achieved by TWR Łódź at September weekends. These achievements did not escape the attention of the entire Europe and are reflected in the benchmarking reports data, providing thus a justification for the level of the services financing.
I am glad, proud and full of hope when I watch your daily involvement in the projects carried out by PANSA, ranging from the standard purchase and investment- related issues to the key and strategic to the Agency’s future implementation of the PEGASUS_21 system.
I wish to thank you for all your hard work and express my hope for our constructive cooperation and your understanding of challenges that lie ahead for the Agency. I am convinced they will contribute to the further development of our company achieved as a result of the improvement measures applied in respect of the staff and the overall organization.