The new international environment, the globalization of the economy and the technological revolution in air and maritime transport have made the FIR, and the Search and Rescue Region (SRR) of each state, an important control, security and revenue source.
At the same time, each state has increased obligations to comply with the conventions and rules of international organizations, the observance of which gives them prestige, security, credibility, economic benefits and political advantage to achieve their national goals. Particularly for the Republic of Cyprus, the timely and effective provision of Search and Rescue (SAR) services is a national objective as Turkey and the occupation regime try their best to challenge the ability of the Republic of Cyprus to provide SAR services throughout the region its responsibility (Nicosia FIR).
The Joint Rescue and Coordination Center (JRCC) after ratification by the Republic of Cyprus of the Chicago Conventions of 1944 and Hamburg in 1979 with Laws 213 of 1988 and 5 (III) of 1994 respectively, has organized and operated at its best way timely and effectively as the core of the broader SAR system of the Republic of Cyprus.
The JRCC should therefore coordinate, monitor and direct SAR operations to identify and rescue as soon as possible people whose lives are at risk from accidents in the airspace within the area of responsibility, identified with the Nicosia FIR.
The quality policy of the JRCC is implemented through the implementation of quality objectives, evaluation and continuous improvement. Both the Quality Policy and the Quality Objectives of the Management Review are evaluated and revised accordingly in order to improve customer satisfaction.