CAAi to support Kazakhstan’s adoption of UK aviation regulatory model

posted on 9th October 2019 by Eddie Saunders
CAAi to support Kazakhstan’s adoption of UK aviation regulatory model

The Aviation Administration of Kazakhstan (AAK) has awarded CAA International (CAAi) a consultancy project with the aim to support the country’s adoption of a UK-based aviation oversight model.

“We are delighted to be working with our counterparts in Kazakhstan and our team is fully committed to supporting AAK. It’s impressive to see Kazakhstan thinking big and it’s exciting for us to play an important part in the ongoing improvement of its air transport sector.” Says Mattijs Smith head of CAAi International Development.

“The upgrade of Kazakhstan’s regulatory framework will build the solid foundation needed for overseeing this, allowing Kazakhstan to generate more of the socioeconomic benefits aviation brings.”

AAK was established this August as part of the 100 Concrete Steps national development initiative.

Over the next twelve months, AAK will receive support from UK CAA regulatory experts on how to include EASA / EU provisions into Kazakhstan’s regulatory system.

AAK will also receive assistance on its Training Needs Analysis of its staff in line with the UK CAA model.

The project’s second phase will be a five-year strategic and economic sustainability plan.

“AAK will provide control and supervision in such an important area as flight safety. Signing this contract with UK CAAi will support AAK to achieve its goal with high indicators over 80% safety level, as per ICAO standards”. Said AAK director-general Peter Griffiths.