Cabinet approves MoU between India and Poland for the promotion of Civil Aviation Cooperation

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi meeting the Deputy Prime Minister of Poland, Mr. Piotr Glinski, on sidelines of the Vibrant Gujarat 2017, at Mahatma Mandir Convention Center, in Gandhinagar, Gujarat on January 09, 2017.

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its approval for signing the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Poland for the Promotion of Civil Aviation Cooperation. The MoU will be signed on behalf of the two countries after its approval by the two Governments. The MoU would be for a term of five years.

The objective of the MoU is to recognize the mutual benefit of Cooperation in the field of Civil Aviation having particular significance in establishing and improving Regional Air Connectivity in India. Apart from this both sides will recognize the mutual benefits of environmental testing or approvals, flight simulators monitoring and approvals, aircraft maintenance facilities approvals, maintenance personnel approvals and aircrew members approvals.

The main areas of this Memorandum of Understanding to promote ad facilitate mutual cooperation are as under:

a. Support in the civil aviation market by reviewing any legal and procedural issues which may adversely affect cooperation between India and Poland.

b. Exchange of information and expertise between the Ministries and respective Civil Aviation Authorities related to aviation regulations, regional air operations, airworthiness requirements and safety standards to enhance safety and security of air transport; and / or

c. Collaboration on or joint development, organization and/or conduct of training programmes on aviation safely, on topics such as safety oversight, airworthiness, flight operations, licensing, legislation and enforcement; and / or

d. Aviation associated consultations, joint organization and/or conduct of conferences and professional seminars, workshops, talks and other such activities on aviation safety with the participation of representatives from the Parties related to the field of civil aviation; and / or

e. Regular dialogue or meetings for exchange of information; knowledge, expertise and experiences between Ministries and respective Civil Aviation safety related development of mutual interest to the parties;

f. Collaboration on research and studies on aviation safety interest topics and issues of mutual interest.

g. Any other issues related to co-operation in the areas mentioned above.