In November 2016, the European Council gave the European Commission and the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy a mandate to negotiate a comprehensive agreement with Azerbaijan on behalf of the EU and its Member States. The sky is the border, in accordance with an agreement negotiated between Azerbaijan and the European Union and which should be signed in the coming weeks or months. Joint airspace agreements have been opened for members of the EU`s Eastern Partnership. Georgia signed a CAA on 2 December 2010 and Moldova signed on 26 June 2012.  Ukraine reached a CAA agreement in November 2013.  CAA agreements are in effect. The European delegation was led by Klaus Geil, head of foreign aviation policy from the European Commission`s Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport. In addition to the European Commission, members of the EU mission to the Republic of Azerbaijan and European aviation authorities also took part in the delegation. The Azerbaijani delegation, made up of representatives of the CAA, Azerbaijani airlines and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, was led by Mr.
Fuad Guliyev, Deputy Director of the Civil Aviation Administration. The agreement will increase passenger numbers by 29,000 passengers and generate more than 20 million euros (US$24.4 million) of the annual consumer surplus, according to data provided to Caspian News by the European Commission`s transport department. A single aviation space and market will be created by a common airspace agreement with the largest economy in the South Caucasus and one of the most prosperous tourist markets in the Caspian region. Delegations from the National Civil Aviation Administration of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the European Union held a first round of negotiations on the Common Airspace Agreement in Baku on 24 and 25 January 2013. A similar system that is to come into force in the field of aviation with the countries of the Mediterranean partnership. The Euro-Mediterranean Air Services Agreement (EMAA) was signed with Israel on 12 December 2006 with the Kingdom of Morocco on 15 December 2010 on 10 June 2013.  These EMAA agreements are in effect. He said the air transport agreement was an integral part of the regional transport node, which is Azerbaijan`s next major project. This project is as beneficial for the EU as it is for Azerbaijan, Jankauskas said.
Armenia, the EU, the common air zone agreement, must enable all signatories to meet the same standards for safety and air traffic management and to manage the airspace together as if it were a single area. Market access for airlines should give Azerbaijani and European airlines a boost and give passengers greater flexibility and choice of airlines to fly. The meeting was opened by Arif Mammadov, Director of the National Civil Aviation Administration of the Republic of Azerbaijan.