Europe and United States discuss safety in challenging times
Improving aviation safety in times of economic hardship requires the cooperation of all aviation players, regulators and industry. The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) have therefore put this cooperation at the top of the agenda for this year’s Europe/US International Aviation Safety Conference, which takes place in Athens from 2-4 June.
Some 300 international aviation experts will be examining the current situation and the relationship between industry and regulators, so as to identify potential areas for improvement. Representatives from industry and aviation authorities have been invited to present their views towards achieving a more harmonised implementation of rules and eliminating global disparity.
Speakers include, among others, the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), the International Air Transport Association (IATA), EUROCONTROL, aviation authorities from around the world and industry representatives.
The annual Europe/US Conference is jointly organised by EASA and the FAA. Its aim is to promote co-operation and mutual recognition of safety standards. The conference location alternates between Europe and the United States. This year’s Conference is held in Greece, with the support of the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority. Next year's venue will be announced in Athens.
For more information visit the website easa.europa.eu/conf2009Note to editors:
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) was set up by the EU in 2003 to promote the highest common standards of safety and environmental protection in civil aviation. Based in Cologne, the Agency currently employs nearly 500 experts and administrators from all over Europe
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