Press & News
Tianjin Airport study project concluded
After six months of successful collaborative efforts, the EU-China Aviation Partnership Project’s (APP) study project on a new concept of operation for Tianjin Binhai International Airport was formally closed in an online meeting on 1 February. Chaired by EASA and the CAAC Flight Standard Department, participants to this meeting reviewed the results of the research cooperation and discussed its conclusions as well as the way forward.
All milestones of the project were achieved, with the delivery of technical reports, validation of procedures and training sessions, among others. These served to demonstrate how the integration of new technologies and new concepts of operation enhance airspace safety, capacity, operational efficiency, as well as environmental performance. The project partners in China, including CAAC, ATMB, Tianjin Binhai International Airport, Tianjin Airlines and Airbus Navblue are preparing for a demo flight to take place, in accordance with the research results.
CAAC Flight Standard Department Director Mr Jia Jianqing stated: “Lots of work has been done and results achieved despite the challenging pandemic times. We are very grateful to all the partners involved to make this possible and thank the experts for their support”. EASA’s Strategy and Safety Management Director Luc Tytgat said: “The work in Tianjin has been the second successful hands-on cooperation between Europe and China with practical results to address airport capacity constraints, providing us the evidence how well we can work together in partnership with industry to meet such challenges.”
Shanghai Terminal Manoeuvring Area (TMA) optimisation action
09 July 2018
On 9th July 2018, the European Aviation Safety Agency and the Air Traffic Management Bureau of China (ATMB) officially launched the Shanghai Terminal Manoeuvring Area (TMA) optimisation action as part of the EU-China Aviation Partnership Project.
It will prepare a new airspace concept of operation for Shanghai. Technical implementation will be led by Airbus Navblue in cooperation with Thales, two strong European partners. This will include a range of flight and ground simulations, evaluation of safety and efficiency, and guidance for the application of new technologies for the region.
The project has also the potential to be a precursor for deploying technologies developed under SESAR such as ADS-B In in line with the ICAO ASBU. “By optimizing the ground operations and carrying out environmental studies we aim to reduce CO2 emissions, fuel burn and noise” said Thomas Lagaillarde Vice President for Bespoke Solutions, NAVBLUE.
The benefits for airports and airlines will mean shorter routes, continuous climb and descent operations that will lead to less fuel burn and environmental impact. There should also be an increase in aircraft capacity due to the improved circulation of Air Traffic Management. “Increasing Air Traffic Management efficiency is a shared goal for European and Chinese airspace users alike. With this project we take our cooperation with China in this important domain to another level, being able to deliver real improvements in Shanghai everyone will benefit from.“ said Luc Tytgat, Director for Strategy and Safety Management, EASA.
Launch of the APP Newsletter
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The 1st CAAC-EASA Aviation Safety Conference is on-route to you
27-28 April 2017
The first edition of the CAAC-EASA Aviation Safety Conference is on-route to you. To further broaden the bilateral dialogue, the two authorities invite the wider European and Chinese aviation industry to this conference to discuss latest trends in aviation.
Visit the event page to learn more about the agenda and registration details.
EASA's Executive Director visit to China
23 September 2016
In the context of his visit to China this week, Mr Patrick Ky - EASA's Executive Director - delivered a speech at the China Air Transport Association (CATA) in Beijing, on the Challenges in the Field of Airline Operations Safety. He also met with CAAC management to review progress in EASA-CAAC relations. On the occasion, Mr Ky had separate meetings with executives from both European and Chinese aerospace firms in China including the leadership of the newly established Aero-Engine Corporation of China (AECC).
EASA's Strategy & Safety Management Director visit to China
16 September 2016
EASA's Strategy & Safety Management Director, Mr Luc Tytgat, visited China from 12 to 16 September, to review the ongoing progress of the EU-China Aviation Partnership Project. In this context, he paid a visit to Beijing’s Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) operator, Beijing 999, where he discussed prospective cooperation between Europe and China in this domain. Mr. Tytgat also attended this year’s ATC Global Conference where he delivered two speeches on Delivering Effective Regulation and RPAS.