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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