Issue 43

TRACECA Civil Aviation project could offer technical assistance ahead of Euro 2012

01-03-2011

The TRACECA Civil Aviation Safety and Security would be willing to provide aviation safety technical assistance missions in Ukraine as part of preparations for the Euro 2012 football tournament, as well as technical assistance in environmental safety for beneficiaries of the project, and assistance to national authorities to prepare ICAO audits in Armenia and Moldova.

These possibilities were raised by TRACECA Secretary General Eduard Biriucov, in a speech to the project’s Third Steering Committee meeting in Kyiv, in which he underlined the mobility of the project.

In his speech, Biriucov spoke of the successful implementation of all planned modules of technical training, awareness raising programmes and communications, and highlighted successful joint cooperation in achieving common goals of civil aviation authorities in the beneficiary countries.

Biriucov also praised the efforts of the project in coordinating its activities with organizations and projects of mutual interest such as the TEN-T project, the European and North Atlantic Office of ICAO and project teams in Georgia and Ukraine.

The Steering Committee also approved a project progress report from the team leader and a plan of activities for the next six months.

The results of the TRACECA Civil Aviation Safety and Security study tour to Manchester were presented at the meeting, and future tours to civil aviation facilities in Cologne, Paris-Toulouse and Poland were also discussed.  

TRACECA (Transport Corridor Europe-Caucasus-Asia) is an international transport cooperation programme between the EU and its Partner countries in Eastern Europe, South Caucasus and Central Asia. It has a permanent Secretariat in Baku, Azerbaijan. The cooperation framework covers the areas of maritime transport, aviation, road and rail, transport security, and transport infrastructure. (ENPI Info Centre)  

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