EU-India Aviation Summit begins in New Delhi

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EU-India Aviation Summit begins in New Delhi

The two day European Union (EU)-India Aviation Summit began in New Delhi on 20th April.

An overview of the news

  • During the summit, a declaration of intent was signed by the Airport Authority of India with Eurocontrol.

  • A letter of intent memorandum of understanding was also signed by DGCA with the European Union Aviation Safety for closer cooperation.

  • The Union Minister of Civil Aviation and Steel Jyotiraditya Scindia addressed the summit virtually. 

  • The summit focused on the EU-India air transport relationship and the mutually shared challenges and opportunities of the two regions.

  • The theme of the summit was COVID recovery of air traffic, increasing sustainability, maintaining safety and development of unmanned aircraft systems.


  • Eurocontrol is a pan-European, civil-military organisation dedicated to supporting European aviation.

About Airports Authority of India 

  • Airports Authority of India is an organisation/authority functioning under the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India.

  • The Airports Authority of India (AAI) manages a total of 125 airports which include 11 international airports, 8 customs airports, 81 domestic airports and 25 civil enclaves in defence airfields.

  • Established- 1st April, 1995

  • President- Sanjeev Kumar

  • Headquarters - New Delhi

About European Union 

  • The European Union is a group of 27 European countries. 

  • The United Kingdom which was the founding member of the European Union has left the organisation.

  • It was founded on 1 November 1993 

  • Headquarters: Brussels, Belgium

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