India, EU extend civil aviation pact

New Delhi, Nov 29 | Updated: Nov 30 2004, 05:52am hrs
The European Comm-ission and the ministry of civil aviation have signed an extension of the EU-India civil aviation project for a period of two years.

The project, worth 32 million euro, concentrates on a programme of co-operation between the European and Indian aerospace and air transport industry and regulatory authorities, in the fields of aviation safety, air transport infrastructure development and aerospace industry collaboration.

The extension follows four years of co-operation with Indian aviation authorities and industries. The project supported Indian certification flight test organisation and programmes, as well as the adoption of certification standards and maintenance rules based on the European regulations.

For the next two years, the project will aim to establish a set of common regulations between India and Europe in the field of certification, manufacturing and maintenance.