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MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT, COMMUNICATIONS AND HIGH TECHNOLOGIES OF THE

REPUBLIC OF AZERBAIJAN

THE STATE CIVIL AVIATION AGENCY

14 September

IATA Aviation Day

For the first time in the CIS International Aviation Day under the auspices of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) dedicated to ensuring safe and efficient air transport in the region of Central Asia and the Caucasus was held on 13 September 2012 in Astana.

The heads of international organizations, airlines, airports, as well as representatives of aviation authorities of Central Asia and Caucasus attended the event, organized by the Ministry of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the national carrier “Air Astana”. Azerbaijan was represented by the Director of the State Civil Aviation Administration, Mr. Arif Mammadov. The members of Azerbaijani delegation were First Deputy Executive Director of “Azerbaijan Airlines”, Ms. Layla Odin and Head of the Foreign Relations Department of the State Civil Aviation Administration, Mr. Eldar Baghirzada.

The aim of the international event was to create a platform for exchanging experiences, views and the latest technologies between representatives of the industry, the introduction of new business solutions and innovations in the field of civil aviation, the development of cooperation with IATA in improving safety. During the panel discussion cooperation in Central Asia and the Caucasus and future initiatives for improving safety were considered.

During the event the delegation of Azerbaijan also met with the Director General of IATA, Mr. Tony Tyler and Vice Minister of Transport of Kazakhstan, Mr. Azat Bekturov. In this meeting the sides discussed prospects for further cooperation of Azerbaijani and Kazakh aviation authorities, as well as airlines with IATA, issues related to the strengthening of measures to improve the safety of air transport.

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