AZANS, the Air Navigation Service Provider of Azerbaijan, and IATA have agreed to develop and implement an Azerbaijan National Airspace Strategy (NAS).

AZANS and IATA will strengthen their existing cooperation for this initiative, which is aimed at delivering benefits to the traveling public, while supporting national economic growth, the competitiveness of the Azerbaijan aviation sector, and the global sustainability goals of air transport.

Passenger demand for air transport in Azerbaijan is set to increase some 80% over the next two decades. Air traffic movements are also set to grow rapidly. Azerbaijan has seen particular growth in traffic that is no longer using Russian airspace. Servicing this demand—while ensuring safety, managing costs, and reducing CO2 emissions and delays—requires Azerbaijan to further modernize its airspace and Air Traffic Management (ATM) network. 

The main aspects of the strategy cover leadership and a collaborative stakeholder approach, airspace management, and technical modernization of the ATM system. AZANS and IATA have committed to work together and with all aviation stakeholders, including the government and regulatory authorities, to implement the NAS. 

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