Russia and Armenia have signed an agreement on creation of an International Bureau on Investigation of Air Accidents and Serious Incidents.
The document was signed today by Russian Minister of Transport Evgeny Ditrikh and Armenia’s acting Minister of Transport, Communication and Information Technologies Hakob Arshakyan.
The Bureau will gradually take up some powers of the International Aviation Committee.
Kazakhstan could join the new structure by the end of the year. Belarus and Kyrgyzstan aro also expected to join.
The draft agreement on creation of the International Bureau was signed by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in mid-October.
The budget will be formed from contributions of the parties. The main function of the new bureau will be an expert investigation into the circumstances of accidents.