The Transport Corridor Europe Central Asia (TRACECA) programme was initiated in 1993 by the European Commission with an aim to stimulate cooperation among participants’ countries and to promote their integration into the global economy.

In 2009, Egis had been selected as project leader by EuropeAid, the cooperation office of the European Commission to conduct the TRACECA civil aviation safety and security project in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kirghizstan, Moldavia, Tajikistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.

The first phase of this three-year project will be achieved in early 2012. The programme successfully implemented technical training sessions and provided technical assistance to aviation authorities and air operators of the beneficiary countries.

In order to further proceed with these objectives, the European Commission initiates a second phase of the TRACECA civil aviation project with a purpose to:

  • Promote a convergence plan towards the European sky project for countries in the European neighbourhood
  • Continue to provide aviation authorities with improved assistance in security

The project team will be based in Kiev and will be formed by a team leader and two long-term experts. Many short-term experts will also provide their expertise.

For this new contract, Egis is the prime contractor of a consortium formed with DGAC (FR), ENAC (FR), AVSEC (UK), ECORYS (NL), AMEC (UK) and St Petersburg State University of Civil Aviation (RU).