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Visit of Mr. Joe Sultana to Baku

A delegation of EUROCONTROL headed by Mr. Joe Sultana, Director Network Manager, paid a working visit to Baku on May 16, 2018. During the visit, the guests got acquainted with Azerbaijani civil aviation facilities, including “Azeraeronavigation” Air Traffic Department.

Director of the “Azeraeronavigation” ATD, Mr. Farhan Guliyev, acquainted the guests with the structure and achievements of the organization in the field of air navigation, and organized a familiarization visit of the delegation to the new Airspace Supervision and Efficiency Center. The new Airspace Supervision & Efficiency Center (ASEC), which is the key point in air traffic flow management planning aroused great interest of Mr. Joe Sultana. He noted that the strategic location and the level of air navigation provision makes Azerbaijan attractive for the European organization in field of air traffic flow planning and will increase the number of transit flights between Europe and Asia the upcoming years.

On the same day, a meeting was held between President of Azerbaijan Airlines Mr. Jahangir Askerov and the Director of NM, Mr. Joe Sultana. At the meeting it was also noted that today civil aviation of Azerbaijan uses advanced technologies as well as in the field of air navigation facilities. Mr. Jahangir Askerov emphasized that, as a result of President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Mr. Ilham Aliyev’s successful consistent policy, over the past decade Azerbaijan’s role as a transit state has significantly increased and the growth of overflight traffic through the airspace of Azerbaijan Republic is unprecedented evidence of this development.