China is the second largest domestic civil aviation market in the world and plans the construction of 50 or so new airports in the next 10 years as traffic is expected to double. This continuous and sustained increase in air traffic poses significant challenges in terms of both infrastructure and capacity.
Over an immense area, air transport safety and performance must track robust economic development, including in those regions still on the margins of economic growth (western China).
Partners provide institutional and regulatory support, together with training in airworthiness, aircraft maintenance, air traffic control and airport management, enabling the CAAC to develop a reliable, structured domestic aviation infrastructure.
More specifically, Egis is responsible for air traffic control and airport management for which it provides expertise through a range of cooperative activities (workshops, technical assistance, training and fact-finding visits to Europe).
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Egis has provided technical assistance for the past two years: