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.

This project is funded by the European Union

EU-China APP Achievements
Project Activities

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Past Events

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

On 2 March 2021, the EU-China Aviation Partnership Project (APP) held an activity specifically dedicated to aerodromes, facilitating a first exchange between EASA and the CAAC Airport Department under the framework of the project. This introduction session was organised with a view to establishing a long-term collaboration between the two authorities in the aerodromes domain, not only to increase cooperation between Europe and China but also to contribute to enhanced safety and efficiency levels.


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