Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC / MAK)
The Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC / MAK), a civil aviation body for ex-Soviet states, was formed on the basis of the intergovernmental Agreement on Civil Aviation and Air Space Use (the Agreement), signed on 30.12.91. As of 2008 the participants of the Agreement are republics Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russian Federation, Tadjikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Ukraine.
The Aviation Transport is not only an indicator of business activity of the state but it is also a kind of catalyst showing the in realization of business activeness and business connections in all spheres of state activity. Development of the Aviation Transport is one of most mobile part of transport infrastructure of a modern state has its unique sense.
MAK /IAC/ (Interstate Aviation Committee) was established in 1991, when 12 states of the former USSR signed the Intergovernmental Agreement on Civil Aviation and Use of Airspace. MAK /IAC/ is an executive body coordinating the use and management of airspace and the sphere of civil aviation of member states.
Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC) coordinates the activities related to the use of airspace and air traffic control, certifies aircraft, aerodromes and equipment, investigates air accidents, provides for the unification of aviation rules, develops a coordinated policy in the field of air transport, coordinates development and implementation of interstate scientific and technical programs.
IAC Aviation Register (IAC AR) is one of major departments of IAC responsible for airworthiness of civil aircraft. IAC AR organizes the development of Aviation Regulations, jointly adopted by IAC Member States, and controls their fulfillment, issues Type Certificates for aircraft, aviation engines an propellers, Export Certificates, noise and emissions certificates, as well as production certificates, international airport certificates, etc.
The Interstate Aviation Committee investigates catastrophes and incidents involving planes - both Russian and CIS - that occurred not only over Russia, but also outside it. In all these cases, the causes of the catastrophes were determined and the corresponding measures were developed. Not a single cause of a crash was concealed and there has never been a case where no clear cause of the accident was determined.
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