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The seventh Steering Committee Meeting of the Twinning Project for the State Aviation Service of Ukraine

On April 19, 2018 at the premises of the State Aviation Service of Ukraine  the seventh meeting of the Steering Committee on Twinning project “Harmonization of Ukrainian Legislation in the Field of Airworthiness and Certification of Airports / Aerodromes with the Relevant EU Norms and Standards” was held.

The project is implemented in joint cooperation with the Spanish Aviation Safety and Security Agency and aimed at supporting the development of civil aviation in Ukraine. Its integration into the EU transport system by harmonizing Ukrainian aviation regulations with the relevant EU legislation in the field of certification of airports / airfields and airworthiness of aircraft, their parts and appliances as well as the certification of project and production organizations.

BC Project Leader, Head of the State Aviation Service of Ukraine Oleksandr Bilchuk welcomed the participants as well as expressed gratitude the European experts for fruitful cooperation and support within the area of development of civil aviation in Ukraine according to the EU standards.

MS Project Leader from Spain Eugenia Llorens Beltrán de Hereda in her welcoming speech thanked Ukrainian part for active participation during expert missions and study visits, engagement of a large number of national experts in realizing the activities. She also presented the financial report and stressed that a study visit on airworthiness issues is planned for the next report period.

Head of Operations Section “Energy, Transport, Environment, Climate Action” of the EU Delegation to Ukraine, Johannes Baur emphasized the importance of the Twinning project that will contribute to harmonizing the legislation in the field of certification of airports / aerodromes in line with the EU standards.

RTA Juan Diaz Saaverda expressed gratitude to all stakeholders for effective cooperation as well as presented Twinning Quarterly Report, in particular he described the main results of implemented events for all components as well as outlined plans for the next reporting period

Transport Sector Manager of the EU Delegation to Ukraine Svitlana Didkivska, representatives of the State Aviation Service of Ukraine and others also took part in the meeting.

On behalf of the Center for Adaptation of the Civil Service to the Standards of the European Union the Chief Consultant of the Twinning Coordination Division of the Project Management Unit Yuliia Fedyna took part in the meeting.

For reference:

according to the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ukraine “On Approval of the Procedure for Initiation, Preparation and Implementation of the Twinning Projects” as of 11 October, 2016 No 700 the National Agency of Ukraine on Civil Service coordinates the implementation of the institution building instrument of the European Union Twinning in Ukraine. Furthermore, in accordance with relevant legal acts the National Agency of Ukraine on Civil Service is the coordinator of institution building instrument TAIEX implementation in Ukraine. In order to provide effective coordination of Twinning and TAIEX the Twinning Program Administration Office in Ukraine was established, its functions are performed by the Center for Adaptation of the Civil Service to the Standards of the European Union.

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