MOU inked to enhance co-operation on aviation management


In line with advancing the Greater Bay Area project, on Thursday, the aeronautical authorities of the Mainland, Hong Kong and Macau signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for co-operation between the three regions to strengthen the efficiency of Air Traffic Management.
The agreement involves the establishment of a routine coordination mechanism for managing the volume of air traffic, a contingency plan for coordination in managing the volume of air traffic, and the enhancement of automation procedures in order to meet the flight clearance needs of the airports of Hong Kong and Macau.
In addition, the three parties have agreed to construct a shared database to support research studies and planning work relating to increasing air space operations in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area.
The MOU was signed by Chan Weng Hong, the president of the Civil Aviation Authority of Macau SAR, Che JinJun, the director-general of the Air Traffic Management Bureau of the Civil Aviation Administration of China, and Simon Li, the director-general of the Civil Aviation Department of Hong Kong SAR.