About the EU-China APP

The first EU-China Aviation Partnership Project (APP) ended in April 2021, closing 5+ years of successful cooperation between EU and China in numerous domains of aviation safety.

Immediately following the closure, a new EU-China APP has been launched for a duration of 3 years, which will continue and intensify this cooperation.

The new project will increase focus on selected topics within the domains covered during the first EU-China APP, and explore new possible areas of exchanges, including latest aviation trends and technologies.

At the heart of the EU-China APP is a closer cooperation between the EU and China at an official and authority level, and the linking of technical cooperation with policy dialogue. This is reflected in the project's objective of strengthening the economic partnership between the EU and China in the civil aviation domain.

The project implies a close cooperation between EASA and various European project partners to bring best European aviation expertise to the project. Likewise on the Chinese side the project interacts with several Chinese stakeholders coordinated by CAAC. The European and Chinese aviation authorities, EASA and CAAC, will continue to implement activities together, and with their partners.

English translation of the 14th Five-Year Plan for Civil Aviation Development

The EU-China APP has funded translation of the 14th Five-Year Plan for Civil Aviation Development in English. This English translation is for reference only and cannot be considered an official translation of the original Chinese text.

EASA welcoming contributions from European stakeholders for the EU-China APP
EU-China APP Achievements
Project Activities

Please follow this website regularly to learn about the latest updates regarding upcoming APP activities.


Evidence Based Training (EBT) Workshop

24 May, 9-10 June

Helicopter Point in Space (PinS) procedure design and application Workshop

31 May - 1 June

If you wish to learn more about our past events, click here.

Past Events

Here you can find more information about recent EU-China APP events.

EASA and CAAC have planned many activities focusing on helicopter safety this year, and held the first from 29-31 March on the subject of air operations regulation. Under the framework of the established cooperation platform EU-China APP, experts of EASA’s Flight Standards Directorate and CAAC’s Flight Standard Department led the regulatory exchange which was complemented by views from academia and industry. A high attendance number of close to 300 participants showed the strong general interest in the discussion on helicopter operations safety aspects.

This project is funded by the European Union


This project is implemented by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), in cooperation with the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC)