Russian Federal Air Transport Agency holds negotiations in the UNJune 24, 2016
On 24 June 2016, the United Nations and the Russian Federation held their second annual aviation talks at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.
The United Nations delegation was led by Mr. Atul Khare, Under-Secretary-
The parties discussed issues pertaining to United Nations aviation services provided to UN peace operations – including air safety and security – in a cordial and cooperative atmosphere. They discussed the importance of joint efforts to prevent future incidents; improvement of aviation security in UN field missions; appropriate information exchanges between the United Nations Department of Field Support and FATA; the prevention of bird strikes; integrated medical trauma care and the "10-1-2" timeline for response to medical emergencies in the field; UN Joint Aviation Safety and Quality Assurance activity; aircraft acceptance inspections in UN peacekeeping missions and unification of respective procedures there; the Request for Proposal modality of procurement for aviation services; timely payment for services provided by air operators; and the integration of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle systems into peacekeeping missions’ airspace.
The United Nations expressed appreciation for the Russian Federation’s strong commitment to UN aviation and to ensuring that UN air operators uphold aviation standards and international requirements. The Russian Federation acknowledged the usefulness of UN Joint Aviation Safety and Quality Assurance activities that complement the regulatory and oversight role of FATA.
The United Nations and the Russian Federation agreed to continue holding regular annual meetings, with the next meeting to take place in Moscow.