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06 Sep.'18 | The Civil Aviation Authorities of Georgia and France signed a renewal of Technical Cooperation Program

The Civil Aviation Agency of Georgia (GCAA) and French Directorate General for Civil Aviation (DGAC) signed a renewal of the Technical Cooperation Program. The bilateral meeting was held in the Writer’s House, on September 5, at the invitation of Mr. Pascal Meunier, Ambassador of France to Georgia.

The Technical Cooperation Programme, which has been renewed for a period of 4 years, aims to deepen cooperation between Georgia and France's aviation authorities, facilitate technical assistance and render consultation during the process of harmonisation of national aviation regulations with European aviation legislation. Since 2014 until the present, French National School for Civil Aviation (ENAC, Toulouse) has provided the flight safety inspectors of the Agency with trainings in such spheres as flight procedure design, aeronautical information management, PBN oversight, air navigation services oversight and other targeted studies. It should be noted that the employees of Sakaeronavigatsia were also provided with trainings within the framework of this program.

Alongside with technical cooperation, the close partnership has been established between the two countries. “Renewal of cooperation will give us an opportunity to continue effective cooperation between the two civil aviation structures in all vital issues such as: traffic growth, aviation reliability and safety, air traffic management, environmental challenges” – Mr. Bertrand de Lacombe, Director of International Cooperation of DGAC said. Mr. Pascal Meunier, Ambassador of France to Georgia expressed an opinion that proceeding from traffic growth between airports of EU and Georgia, involvement of the French side into the Georgian market assumes a greater importance. “This cooperation in aviation sphere is an indicator of relations between the two countries. France holds a leading position in the aviation sphere thanks to Airbus, Thales and MeteoFrance, and higher educational institutions for pilots and aviation engineers. Involvement of Georgia in DGAC assumes a greater importance with respect to the growth of traffic between airports of EU and Georgia due to upward development of tourism in the country” – the Ambassador said.

Concurrently with the renewal of the Technical Cooperation Program, working meetings were held in Sakaeronavigatsia and Georgian Aviation University, where the future plans in the sphere of air navigation services and implementation of the „Erasmus+“ program as well as cooperation between the aviation training organizations were discussed by the parties.


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