Mr. Praful Patel, India’s Minister for Civil Aviation, visited the European Aviation Safety Agency in Cologne today to discuss areas of cooperation in civil aviation safety.
The visit, hosted by Patrick Goudou, Executive Director of the Agency, was organized as a follow-up to the successful first EU-India Aviation Summit held in New Delhi in November 2006.
Technical cooperation between India and the EU includes in particular the exchange of experts in areas such as maintenance and the development of Safety Management Systems.
"India is an important partner of the EU and I am happy that this cooperation is extending to the area of aviation safety”, said Patrick Goudou, “this will be of mutual benefit to both the EU and India”.
The Forum is being held Nov. 15-17 at the Singapore Aviation Academy (SAA), hosted by the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS).
Bussereau supports agency and its future development.
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has recently been given new responsibilities in the fields of air operations, flight crew licensing and the authorisation of third country operators.
The agreement enables the reciprocal acceptance of certificates issued by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of the US.