The closing ceremony for the project “Strengthening the Capacities of the General Civil Aviation Department” took place in Yerevan (Armenia).
La FIIAPP cierra con éxito uno de sus programas de hermanamiento en Armenia.The FIIAPP successfully closes one of its twinning programmes in Armenia.
This completed project was aimed at harmonising civil aviation standards and procedures in order to foster their integration into the European system.
The FIIAPP is satisfied with the work done because several objectives were achieved.
One of them is that Armenia now has new standards for approving maintenance centres and airlines, following EU standards, and it can issue pilot and maintenance specialist licenses which are equivalent to those issued in Europe.
The closing ceremony was attended by the Armenian Minister of the Economy who indicated that this FIIAPP project is “among the most successful that have been implemented in Armenia”.
He was accompanied by the Head of the EU Delegation in the country and project managers, the Spaniard Samuel Otto Sánchez, Resident Advisor in Armenia, Serob Karpetyan, his Armenian counterpart, Isabel Maestre, Project Head in Spain and Artiom Movseyan, Project Head in Armenia. The latter highlighted the importance of Armenia having installed a new culture as far as the quality and means of supervising aviation safety.
With 1,100,000 euros in EU funds over 24 months and the on-the-ground management of Samuel Otto Sánchez, we have made it so that Civil Aviation in Armenia is one step closer to Europe.