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2016-06-02 | Beijing

The European Chamber’s Aviation & Aerospace Working Group Secretariat is calling for experts to participatein the next EU-China APP activity, which will focus on “Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS)”, on 30th and 31st of August 2016, in Beijing.


Background of the Activity:

Subject: Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS)

Target Groups: CAAC, Chinese government institutions – medical, police, army, Chinese helicopter operators; European Helicopter Association (EHA) representing operators and manufacturers, European HEMS & Air Ambulance Committee – EHAC

Activity Type: 2-day Workshop

Description: This workshop is to assess how a framework for HEMS operations could be introduced in China. Europe has a long standing experience of HEMS operation with more than 250 000 missions flown per year. HEMS operations are organised differently across the European Member States. EASA, together with its European partners is ready to share this experience and work with the Chinese authorities to support the promotion of HEMS activities in China. High profile events such as the Beijing Winter Olympic Games in 2022 offer a good opportunity for setting positive examples to further promote HEMS by offering this critical service to visitors and sportsmen.The first day of the workshop will focus on EASA and CAAC authority experience on plans and experience how to establish and operate a HEMS system. The second day will complement these discussions with presentations given by HEMS stakeholders on their practical experience of making such services available.

Proposed topics for discussion:

  • HEMS philosophy
  • Regulatory scope of HEMS operations
  • Specific regulatory topics (e.g. helicopter performance, public interest sites)
  • Private vs. State HEMS Operations
  • HEMS from a certification perspective (e.g. helicopter performances, cabin HEMS installations: major mods, STCs, host requirements for HEMS operations)
  • Financing of HEMS services
  • Scope for EU-China cooperation in promoting the further establishment of HEMS in China


Who Should Apply?

The EU-China Aviation Partnership Project (APP) cordially invites experts from industry to participate in this workshop, willing to share their experience in the promotion of HEMS. The experts are expected to deliver the following results: 

  • Awareness raised about HEMS operations in Europe
  • Reached understanding on steps to further promote expansion of HEMS operations in China
  • Assessed scope for possible follow-up activity in 2017


How to Apply?

Please send your applications to Ana Magalhaes, Project Operations and Communications Manager of the EU-China APP, at with Cc to Ink Zheng, Business Manager of A&A Working Group, at by COB June17th. For questions regarding the role of Aviation & Aerospace Working Group Secretariat, please contact Ink Zheng. 

Both individual and corporate applications are accepted for this activity.  The application package for individuals and corporations should include:

Next steps  

Upon submission of your application, the EU-China APP Project Team will acknowledge reception within 3 working days. You will be contacted at a later stage for potential involvement in the project once a good match between the scope of work and the expert or corporation qualifications is identified.

The deadline for submitting your application is 17 June 2016.

For more information on the European Chamber in general, please do not hesitate to contact


Additional Information

Fees of experts

The objective of the APP is to strengthen the economic partnership between the EU and China in the aviation domain. Project activities therefore contribute to the direct interest of European companies in China. The active contribution of European industry to the project is encouraged, by making use of their own resources where possible. Financial support from the APP can be considered to get the right expertise for individual activities in cases where this is not possible.

The APP project team chooses the expert based on the scope of the work and the suitability of candidates proposed for these tasks. After approval from the APP project team, the Chamber will consult and discuss directly the fee with the expert.

The expert fees are determined according to the expert’s type:

Type A: Professionals with special qualifications and accreditations as well as demonstrated long term experience in the field required by the activity (e.g. Test Pilots, General Pilots, Ground Instructors for Maintenance Engineering, Ground Instructors for Maintenance Engineering, Ground Instructors for Operations Engineering, etc).

Type B: Qualified professionals with extensive and demonstrated experience of over 10 years in the field of expertise required by the activity (e.g. Engineering Assistance, Maintenance Services, El Engineering Architects, etc).

Type C: Professional with demonstrated expertise in a particular area and currently holding responsibility in the specific field of interest within the respective companies (e.g. Technical Assistance).


The daily subsistence allowance has to be agreed with the APP project team on a case-by-case basis before the assignment. The maximum possible reimbursement is determined by the latest European Commission per-diem list, published here:

Such per diems can only be paid in case of missions requiring an overnight stay away from the normal base of operation and after the submission of supporting documents. 

Travel Expenses:

Shall be reimbursed as follows:

  • Travel by air shall be reimbursed up to the maximum costs of an economy class ticket at the time of reservation
  • Travel by boat or rail shall be reimbursed at the rate of one first class rail ticket for the same journey and on the same day;
  • Travel outside European Union territory shall be reimbursed under the general conditions stated above provided that EASA has given its prior written agreement.
  • Supporting documents (e.g. boarding passes or train tickets) have to be handed over in original to the APP for reimbursement.

Expert Time commitment:

Has to be agreed with the APP project team on a case-by-case basis. It depends on the complexity of and the tasks requested from the individual expert for a specific assignment.

At the end of each assignment the expert has to provide a time sheet and an expert mission report. These documents are a precondition for reimbursement.

Non-EU citizens working for European companies

  • Are eligible to be experts.

Individual Experts:

  • Are eligible to be experts. Should they be employed otherwise during that time, then the expert has to make a declaration that the APP assignment is accepted by his/ her employer to avoid conflict of interests.