During last 4 years, NTU has been a Leader of the Consortium successfully implementing Framework Contract no. EASA.2016.FC12 FWC Lot 1 “Services in Support of EASA International Cooperation Activities LOT 1 ‐ Aviation Consulting and Training Services including Project Management & Logistical Support (2016-2020)” with a budget of 20 million EUR. We count 300+ completed events and 1400+ participants, covering Latin America, EU Neighbourhood, Asian and African countries. Below are some example of events implemented by NTU.
EASA 7th International Cooperation Forum, Montenegro
The 7th EASA International Cooperation Forum - ICF7 was held in Budva, Montenegro in September 2019. This event was an exclusive conference for aviation authorities and regional organizations alike who have adopted, or who are interested in, EASA rules and regional approach. ICF7 covered a broad spectrum of topics on high-level issues, such as emerging risks and opportunities in aviation, meeting the environmental challenges, pushing the boundaries of ATM and regional cooperation success stories.
The event was built upon the experience gained since the first events, which were held back in 2008 and the close cooperation developed between EASA and its partners worldwide.
Around 90 delegates from 42 countries participated in the event, as well as the following agencies and regional organisations: European Commission - DG MOVE, EUROCONTROL, ACSA, Finavia on behalf of ACI Europe, Thales Group, ICAO Europe´s Regional Office, BAGASOO and ASSA-AC.
NTU supported EASA with technical expertise and the overall organization of the event, including logistical assistance for mobilizing delegates, arranging accommodation and the venue.
Our aviation team can look back at a very successful event. The team will continue to work in close cooperation with EASA, as they look forward to the organization of ICF8 which is planned for Spring 2021.
Throughout the Seminar, participants were introduced to the European and Latin American experience on the certification and operation of drones, surveillance and integration into the airspace. This allowed different stakeholders in Civil Aviation to share experiences, challenges and solutions. More information is available on www.eu-lac-app.org.
NTU International, as EASA Framework contractor, provided logistical support (travel and accommodation arrangements, meeting venue organisation, simultaneous translation, catering, on-site support, etc.) for the organization of this event as part of a broader participation in the project, where we also provided technical expertise.