EU-CHINA Civil Aviation Project

Support to the Chinese Civil Aviation Authority

China is the second largest domestic civil aviation market in the world and plans the construction of 50 or so new airports in the next 10 years as traffic is expected to double. This continuous and sustained increase in air traffic poses significant challenges in terms of both infrastructure and capacity.

Over an immense area, air transport safety and performance must track robust economic development, including in those regions still on the margins of economic growth (western China).

Date : 2010-2014
Duration: 4 years
Client: European Union Delegation in China and in Mongolia
Funding: European Commission
Beneficiary : Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC)
Partners : Bureau Veritas (mandataire) Lufthansa Consulting and Ecorys

Project overview

Partners provide institutional and regulatory support, together with training in airworthiness, aircraft maintenance, air traffic control and airport management, enabling the CAAC to develop a reliable, structured domestic aviation infrastructure.

More specifically, Egis is responsible for air traffic control and airport management for which it provides expertise through a range of cooperative activities (workshops, technical assistance, training and fact-finding visits to Europe).

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Our missions

Egis has provided technical assistance for the past two years:

  • European fact-finding missions for Chinese delegations covering regulatory and performance/capacity aspects (with the support of European agencies and the French civil aviation authority),
  • EU-Chinese working group on regulatory aspects,
  • Training for 40 people on CNS/ATM (Communication, Navigation and Surveillance) technologies,
  • Workshops in China focusing on management and safety,
  • Technical assistance to improve management of capacity and performance in China,
  • Seminar in Europe on management of security at an airport hub,
  • Inspector training.

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