has expressed interest in co-operating in the development of future air traffic
management concepts in the Caucasus region.
countries presently participate in the Southern Ring programme air traffic
management programme aimed at improving air navigation in the former Soviet
states as well as Mongolia.
air navigation services development department head Elkhan Nakhmedov, who
currently represents the ten states, says the group recently met with Iranian
officials to discuss the country’s possible inclusion in further projects.
met the Iranians about three months ago,” he says. “Iran, like the other
states, is located around the Caspian Sea region. And if you look at the main
air routes many are focused in this particular area. It resembles the Silk
admits that Iran’s political isolation is a potential problem but says the
group is keen to maintain contact with the Iranian authorities over potential
ATI acknowledges the
assistance of British Mediterranean Airways (BMA) in visiting the Southern Ring
states. BMA serves Baku, Bishkek, Tbilisi and Yerevan from London.