On 25-26 September 2018 in Sochi within the framework of the International conference "Competition week in Russia", the first joint meeting with the Federal Antimomopoly Service of Russia of the Interstate Council on Aviation and Use of Airspace/IAC on increasing economic sustainability of air traffic and air space liberalization was held.
Delegations of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Belarus, Republic of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Republic of Moldova, Turkmenistan, Eurasian Economic Commission, CIS Executive Committee, etc. took an active part in the Council's work.
The event was devoted to the issues of increasing the accessibility of air transportation and ensuring the economic sustainability of air traffic, as well as the liberalization of the aviation market.
The IAC Chairperson Deputy R. Vdovenko, one of the leaders of the IAC research unit / Interstate Council presented the existing issues of ensuring sustainable air transportation, and also briefed the Council participants on ways to improve problem airlines and international experience in this area (EU, South-East Asia, America and others), as well as proposals for using the existing experience in the Eurasian space.
One of the key themes of the meeting was “Digitalization in Aviation” and the closely related problems of ensuring cybersecurity of airspace and overcoming cyber threats in civil aviation.
The Council members also drew attention to the importance of developing low-cost air transportation - low-cost airlines, as one of the main and promising instruments for increasing aviation mobility of the population, as well as the development of airport infrastructure.
As a result of presentations and discussions, the importance of further joint actions on the issues raised as well as the need to conduct field working meetings at various venues, allowing to visually examine the situation and develop the necessary recommendations were recognized.
The Interstate Aviation Committee expresses gratitude to all Council participants for their active work, which will serve the development and improvement of the aviation system in the region.