EUROCONTROL is a civil-military organization that has transformed into a vital European repository of air traffic management (ATM) excellence, both leading and supporting ATM improvements across Europe. Azerbaijan is working on EUROCONTROL membership, which will accelerate the implementation of ESSIP objectives. The Local Single Sky Implementation documents (LSSIPs), as an integral part of the ESSIP/LSSIP mechanism, constitute a five-year plan containing ECAC States’ actions to achieve the Implementation Objectives as set out by the ESSIP and to improve the performance of their national ATM System.
On 6th October, 2009 the agreement relating to the provision of European AIS Database (EAD) services and data was signed between EUROCONTROL and Azerbaijan Air Navigation Service Provider. This Agreement defines the rights and obligations of the parties with regard to the provision of data by the data provider to EUROCONTROL for the purposes of EAD.
On November, 27, 2015 the Bilateral Agreement was signed between EUROCONTROL and Azerbaijan Hava Yollari CJSC (AZAL). The agreement is for Azerbaijan joining to IFPZ.
Performance of the local ATM system will be enhanced by the implementation of the following national projects:
- Expansion of EUROCONTROL Black Sea/Caucasus VSAT network.
- Integration into NM area.
- Participation in EUROCONTROL Working Arrangements and implementation of EUROCONTROL requirements.
- Implementation of the interchange of radar data to obtain overall radar coverage through the region.
- Improved civil/military coordination.
- Transition from AIS to AIM
AZANS extends close coordination with EUROCONTROL in air traffic management by establishing an international flight planning system, using the best practices and latest developments of EUROCONTROL and exchange of the data. One of the recent results of close and intensive cooperation has become recent connection of AZANS to PENS .
The necessity of signing the agreement between AZANS and EUROCONTROL for the use of Airspace Efficiency, Strategy and Development Center (ASEC) as a regional contingency coordination center in the planning of air traffic flows in case of unforeseen circumstances in air traffic became more topical after the events on the border of Pakistan and India on February 27-28, 2019, when Pakistan closed its airspace. During this period, the need for efficient air traffic flow management has greatly increased.