Areas of Expertise: Aviation Strategic Planning
Country: Europe and North America: Armenia
The Government of Armenia’s Transport Sector Strategy was originally prepared in 1997 and there is a need for development of a new transport strategy in order to respond effectively to transport demands. Funded by the ADB, the National Transport Sector Project (including the National Civil Aviation Plan) was initiated with LEAPP assigned to carry out the Civil Aviation Sector Plan. Although all transport modes were addressed by the consultants the national civil aviation sector plan was a critical element as civil aviation had been constrained by its past development under Soviet Russia and had not been developed in compliance with ICAO SARPs.
The project investigated all aspects of civil aviation administration, regulation, operation and infrastructure in Armenia, and prepared a national civil aviation development plan for improvement to meet the Standards and Recommended Practices of ICAO in terms of legal instruments, regulation, institutional structures, air transport connectivity, and civil aviation infrastructure such as the national airports and national air traffic and air navigation services system. Through this project, Armenia was provided with a national civil aviation development plan that will act as a guide for upgrading of the civil aviation infrastructure, restructuring of civil aviation administration, regulation and operation, and for directing future investment in civil aviation with assistance of the international funding agencies.