The interstate Transport Corridor Europe-Caucasus-Asia (TRACECA) programme was launched in 1993 under the auspices of the European Commission. Its aim is to facilitate cooperation between countries in the Caucasus and Central Asia and improve their integration in the global economy. The initiative includes a range of different projects in the transport sector, notably in the aviation industry.
In 2009, Egis Avia was selected by Europaid, the European Commission's Development and Cooperation DG, as the leader of a consortium to deliver a technical assistance project to promote safety and security and improve the civil aviation environment in TRACECA beneficiary countries. The first three-year phase (TRACECA I) was completed early in 2012.
The second three-year phase (TRACECA II) was launched by the European Commission in 2012) and will continue the successful collaboration with Egis Avia in the framework of a new consortium comprised of the French civil aviation authority (DGAC), the French civil aviation college (ENAC), AVSEC, Ecorys, AMEC, and the University of St Petersburg.
Backed by a team of project experts based in Kiev, phase 2 of the project aims to introduce a plan for convergence towards the European Sky project for Europe's neighbouring countries and to continue to provide support for aviation authorities to improve security.
Throughout the project (during TRACECA 1 and II), Egis is a provider of expertise and technical assistance for civil aviation actors in beneficiary countries. Its missions are as follows:
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