On 5 October 2018 Brussels hosted regular bilateral Technical Russia-EU Consultations on Air Safety regarding Russian air companies operating passenger and cargo flights to airports of the states participating in the SAFA programme. The meeting focused on the results of inspections of aircraft of Russian air carriers.
Russian delegation was led by Oleg Storchevoy, Deputy Head of the Russian Federal Air Transport Agency.
This format has never stopped – despite freezing of the Transport dialogue in general, the work in this field has continued without interruption since 2009.
Representatives of the European Commission stressed an on-going positive trend of increasing safety of flights operated by Russian air carriers. The parties confirmed high efficiency of holding meetings in such format.