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Armenia’s aviation safety standards improve

13 February 2013

The EU-funded Civil Aviation Safety Twinning project drew to a close on 25 January 2013 in Yerevan.

The objective of the project had been to harmonise and enforce all joint aviation requirements and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) rules in the Armenian legislation in order to prepare Armenia for full cooperation and participation within EASA.
It was launched in early 2011 with a budget of over €1 million.

The project brought together experts from the Spanish State Agency for Aviation Safety and Security, the Services and Studies for Air Navigation and Aeronautical Safety, and others to exchange professional experience in the field of aviation safety.

Traian Hristea, Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Armenia, expressed his hope that this transmission of the knowledge and shared experience between the Spanish Aviation Safety Agency and the Armenian General Department of Civil Aviation would represent a strong legacy for the project: ‘This project has been carried out using the standards of the European Safety Agency as a base. We hope that the Armenian authorities will take all the recommendations fully on board. I am glad to have been informed that most of the results of the project have been achieved’.

50 EU experts visited Armenia to evaluate aviation regulation, as well as conduct aeronautical courses during the project duration. They gave recommendations for procedures, guidelines and checklists in order to enhance legislation harmonisation and the development of economic, financial or governance activities. 214 Armenian experts benefited fromtraining courses and developed procedures and guidelines to implement European aviation regulation. Study visits to Spain were also organised for 24 Armenian aviation experts.

Isabel Maestre Moreno, Executive Director of the Spanish State Aviation Safety Agency, stated that there were 59 benchmarks in the activities closely related to the implementation of the project: ‘Those benchmarks were accomplished, which means that the necessary regulations have been transposed. Now Armenia has European regulations for air operation, for maintenance, for licensing and for training. This also means that Armenian inspectors and main stakeholders have received both theoretical and practical training’.

Artyom Movsesyan, Director General of the General Department of Civil Aviation of the Government of the Republic of Armenia, underlined the consistent support of the EU Delegation to Armenia and the professional help provided by the Spanish Aviation Agency over the past two years, claiming that Armenia’s aviation safety system had made significant progress.
This project has helped move Armenia closer to integration into the European aviation safety system.

Armenia’s aviation safety standards improve

The EU-funded Civil Aviation Safety Twinning project drew to a close on 25 January 2013 in Yerevan. The objective of the project had been to harmonise and enforce all joint aviation requirements and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) rules in the Armenian legislation in order to prepare Armenia for full cooperation and participation within EASA. It was launched in early 2011 with a budget of over €1 million. The project brought together experts from the Spanish State Agency for Aviation Safety and Security, the Services and Studies for Air Navigation and Aeronautical Safety, and others to exchange professional experience in the field of aviation safety. Traian Hristea, Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Armenia, expressed his hope that this transmission of the knowledge and shared experience between the Spanish Aviation Safety Agency and the Armenian General Department of Civil Aviation would represent a strong legacy for the project: ‘This project has been carried out using the standards of the European Safety Agency as a base. We hope that the Armenian authorities will take all the recommendations fully on board. I am glad to have been informed that most of the results of the project have been achieved’. 50 EU experts visited Armenia to evaluate aviation regulation, as well as conduct aeronautical courses during the project duration. They gave recommendations for procedures, guidelines and checklists in order to enhance legislation harmonisation and the development of economic, financial or governance activities. 214 Armenian experts benefited fromtraining courses and developed procedures and guidelines to implement European aviation regulation. Study visits to Spain were also organised for 24 Armenian aviation experts. Isabel Maestre Moreno, Executive Director of the Spanish State Aviation Safety Agency, stated that there were 59 benchmarks in the activities closely related to the implementation of the project: ‘Those benchmarks were accomplished, which means that the necessary regulations have been transposed. Now Armenia has European regulations for air operation, for maintenance, for licensing and for training. This also means that Armenian inspectors and main stakeholders have received both theoretical and practical training’. Artyom Movsesyan, Director General of the General Department of Civil Aviation of the Government of the Republic of Armenia, underlined the consistent support of the EU Delegation to Armenia and the professional help provided by the Spanish Aviation Agency over the past two years, claiming that Armenia’s aviation safety system had made significant progress. This project has helped move Armenia closer to integration into the European aviation safety system.