The Spanish Aviation Safety and Security Agency hosts the second aviation safety conference between the European Union Aviation Safety Agency and the Civil Aviation Administration of China, supported by the EU-China partnership project in the field of aviation.
Pedro Saura García, Spanish Secretary of State for Infrastructure, Transport and Housing, opened the event on 29 October 2018 with Patrick Ky, EASA Executive Director, Lyu Erxue, Deputy Administrator of CAAC and Isabel Maestre, Director executive of EASA. China has a burgeoning aviation sector and has strengthened its relations with Europe and EASA in different areas in recent years.
This dialogue was formalized during the discussions for the signature of the future bilateral agreement on aviation safety, currently being negotiated between China and the EU. In addition, the cooperation has already proved its worth in the framework of the EU-China Aviation Partnership Project, currently led by EASA.
The project covers a wide range of areas of common interest: development of the general aviation sector, airworthiness certification, safety promotion activities and modernization of air traffic management.
On this basis, the level of exchange has increased considerably in recent years in areas of common interest, such as cooperation at ICAO level, in the area of air traffic management, ground inspections and air traffic control. validation of products from Europe and China. Continued cooperation on flight standards and drones is becoming an increasingly important theme in both regions.
The EASA – CAAC Aviation Safety Conference focuses on the partnership between Europe and China. This event aims to strengthen cooperation between European and Chinese regulators to take into account new emerging technologies in aviation and the expectations of stakeholders and passengers in the aviation industry. Patrick Ky, Executive Director of EASA, said: “We will continue to strengthen our cooperation with our global partners with whom we share the same vision of improving aviation safety worldwide.”This is an Access to full Article/Source