|Representatives from each country sign the EU and China Aviation Partnership Project. Photo: EASA|
[Avionics Today 02-25-2016] The European Union and China have officially launched a 5-year, $11 million project to link technical cooperation with policy dialogue between the European and Chinese aviation authorities.
The EU-China Aviation Partnership Project (APP), managed by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and partners, is funded by the Partnership Instrument of the European Union and supported by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). The project follows a new cooperation approach with the EASA and CAAC jointly implementing areas of collective interest.
The project will focus on aviation safety and security, general aviation, Air Traffic Management (ATM) and Air Navigation Services (ANS), airports, airworthiness, environmental protection, economic policy and regulation, and legislation and law enforcement.