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.
Seminar on Drones operations regulation and safety, Peru
On 20th and 22nd of February 2019, the Seminar on Drones operations regulation and safety took place in Lima, Peru. The workshop was organized by the European Aviation Safety Agency, through the project EU-LAC APP, in collaboration with SRVSOP (Spanish initials for Regional Safety Oversight Cooperation System).
The Ambassador of the EU in Peru inaugurated the event, and over 100 delegates from more than 25 countries of the Region Latin America and Caribbean, as well as representatives of regional organizations ICAO-Lima, CASSOS, COCESNA/ACSA, and other aviation industry stakeholders, attended the event.
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.
Aviation Connectivity Forum, Argentina
The I Aviation Connectivity Forum in LATAM was held on 8th May 2019 in Moron, Argentina. The event was organized by the EU-LAC APP (EU-Latin America and Caribbean Aviation Partnership Project) in cooperation with the Government of Argentina, the Civil Aviation Authority of Argentina and the Municipality of Moron. NTU supported EASA in the organization of this high-level event providing both technical expertise and logistical assistance. The old terminal of the Airport of Moron (first Argentinian International Airport) dating from 1948 was used as event venue.
Over 200 representatives of Civil Aviation Authorities, Air Navigation Service Providers, Airport Operators, Finance Institutions, Associations and all main industry actors both from Europe and LAC participated at the event to provide their views and propose solutions to the current challenges that the Latin America and Caribbean Aviation sector presents
EU-China APP – General Aviation Flight Experience Training, Spain
Under the EASA-implemented EU-China Aviation Partnership Project, NTU organised two trainings on General Aviation Flight Experience in Barcelona, Spain from 14th June to 12th July 2019, and from 13th October to 2nd November 2019. This three-week trainings had the purpose of familiarising staff of the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) and affiliated entities with General Aviation in Europe and included providing actual flight experience. NTU provided complete logistical arrangements, which ensured the welfare of the trainees and allowed them to experience a little bit of the local culture. 20 participants attended the first training and 13 attended the second.