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The Silk Way Group was established in 2006 to strategically plan and coordinate the policy and business associated with aviation in Azerbaijan. Today, Silk Way Group includes 23 companies that comprise more than 3,000 highly skilled specialists. www.swh.az

Founded in 1992, the NAA is located in Baku and is a premier educational institute offering courses in aviation, aerospace, mechanical engineering, economics and juridical. http://www.naa.edu.az

The EU is a unique economic and political partnership between 27 European countries that together cover much of the continent. The EU was created in the aftermath of the Second World War. The first steps were to foster economic cooperation: the idea being that countries who trade with one another become economically interdependent and so more likely to avoid conflict. europa.eu

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is the trade association for the world’s airlines, representing some 240 airlines or 84% of total air traffic. We support many areas of aviation activity and help formulate industry policy on critical aviation issues. www.iata.org

Eurocontrol: The European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation, is an intergovernmental organisation bringing together 39 Member States and the European Community. Founded in 1960, it is a civil-military organisation that has developed into a vital European repository of air traffic management (ATM) excellence, both leading and supporting ATM improvements across Europe. www.eurocontrol.int

EASA: The Agency promotes the highest common standards of safety and environmental protection in civil aviation in Europe and worldwide. It is the centrepiece of a new regulatory system which provides for a single European market in the aviation industry. www.easa.eu.int

The Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC) is formed in 1991 on the basis of the intergovernmental Agreement on Civil Aviation and Air Space Use. By present time the participants of the Agreement are republics Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russian Federation, Tadjikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Ukraine. www.mak.ru

ECAC's mission is promotion of the continued development of a safe, efficient and sustainable European air transport system. It works to harmonize civil aviation policies and practices amongst its Member States, and to promote understanding on policy matters between its Member States and other regions of the world. www.ecac-ceac.org

A specialized agency of the United Nations, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) was created in 1944 to promote the safe and orderly development of international civil aviation throughout the world. It sets standards and regulations necessary for aviation safety, security, efficiency and regularity, as well as for aviation environmental protection. www.icao.int

Azerbaijan Airlines is part of the Azerbaijan Hava Yollari Closed Joint Stock Company, the biggest Azerbaijani airline and national flag carrier. Headquartered in Baku, it is a member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and operates passenger flights to the countries of Europe, the CIS, Middle East and Asia. www.azal.az