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Cologne, December, 2016

On Air, Issue 12: EASA on the international scene

Editorial - Interview - Featured topic - Figure of the month - News & events


International priorities


One of the European Commission’s 10 key priorities, as set by the Commission’s President Jean-Claude Juncker, is that the EU becomes a stronger global actor. In line with this, the Commissioner for Transport and Mobility Violeta Bulc has therefore tasked EASA to become global leader in the area of aviation safety.

The international work of EASA, which has always been a core element of our activities, could thus only intensify. The proposed new EASA Basic Regulation sets a framework for better coordination towards the International Civil Aviation Organization of the United Nations (ICAO) and foresees more flexibility when accepting third country certificates and concluding working arrangements.

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SAFRAN's views on Aviation's international dimension, interview with Jacques Serre


Jacques Serre, 60, graduated from the ENSAE aeronautical engineering school. He joined Snecma in 1979, starting in the design department and is named head of the mechanical engineering division in 1998, then Chief Engineer for the M88 program. In 2003, he is appointed head of engineering in Snecma’s Space Engines division and named Snecma Space activities Vice President in 2007. In 2013 he is appointed Vice President Engineering & Technology.

The aviation industry is, today more than ever, a global business, operating beyond national or even regional frameworks. What are the main challenges for the industry in this respect, in particular with regards to safety?
One of the main challenges for industry is to demonstrate compliance with worldwide recognized airworthiness standards for safety management of our aeronautical products. This standard needs to be international and respected by all the actors of the commercial aviation community: It is important to apply same airworthiness rules all over the world, in China, Europe, Russia, US… and same safety and quality level with regards to design, manufacturing, repair or fleet support for a Type Certificate holder, a part manufacturer, a repair shop or an on-wing support organisation.


Enhancing aviation safety worldwide: EASA technical cooperation

As aviation goes beyond Europe’s borders, EASA works worldwide to raise safety standards, support industry and improve interoperability. It implements projects, which are mostly funded by the European Union, in partnership with its fellow authorities and regional organisations.

Being an authority and regional organisation itself, EASA has a unique insight into the challenges involved. It implements these projects together with its European partners to address the full scope of aviation. It coordinates with other technical assistance providers such as the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) to focus on efficient, practical and sustainable solutions. Technical training is an integral part of its activities.




Worldwide, EASA has signed and is implementing more than 120 Working Arrangements (WAs) and other cooperation agreements with 26 States.

news events

Latest News

9 December 2016:  Pilot mental fitness: EASA puts forward new rules for air operations

6 December 2016:  EU Agency Forum

Upcoming Events

12 January 2017: EASA Air Ops Workshop: Bracing for Part-SPO implementation

1 February 2017: 1st Workshop on the Implementation of the Evidence-based Training

7-9 February 2017: Global Manufacturing Conference

22-24 March 2017: RSOOs Conference 2017 

Details for these and other upcoming EASA events are available here


EASA wish you a nice Christmas break and a good start in 2017!

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