The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is organizing the second edition of its International Cooperation Forum from 27 to 29 April 2010. The Forum, hosted by the United Arab Emirates (UAE), is the first outside Europe and will discuss the latest developments in safety standards applied by EASA and followed by several civil aviation authorities around the world.
It is expected to see the participation of more than 100 delegates representing 50 states and aviation organizations which apply the EASA standards in their national or regional jurisdictions.
Patrick Goudou, EASA Executive Director, explained: “More and more countries around the world are adopting EASA standards in their national and regional framework. The European aviation safety system is clearly becoming a model world-wide”.
The aim of the Forum is to share experience and knowledge among states and authorities adopting EASA standards and to update the participants on the latest developments in European aviation safety legislation. The first International Cooperation Forum was held in October 2008 in Cologne, Germany.
For more information on EASA’s International Cooperation activities, click www.easa.europa.eu/ws_prod/r/r_int_main.php.
The Forum is being held Nov. 15-17 at the Singapore Aviation Academy (SAA), hosted by the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS).
This SMS project will be worked internally within EASA, although EASA has reserved the right to call informal meetings with industry or National Aviation Authorities for additional feedback.
The three-part document, which addresses all aspects of Maintenance SMS for operators and regulatory authorities, is nearly 500 pages. EASA considers not only safety but also costs.