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EASA and Republic of Korea strengthen technical cooperation in the field of civil aviation

COLOGNE, January 3rd, 2022 – The European Union Aviation Safety Agency’s (EASA) Executive Director Patrick Ky and Mr. Yong-Seog Kim, Deputy Minister for Civil Aviation for the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT) of the Republic of Korea (ROK), signed on 20th December 2021 a Letter of Intent to strengthen technical cooperation in the field of civil aviation.

The agreement marks an important milestone in fostering EASA’s relations with Asian authorities and, in particular, will offer European aviation stakeholders new opportunities to get to know better an important economic player in the region.

The agreement outlines the terms of implementation of the Aviation Partnership Project (EU-ROK APP), which forms part of an EU-funded programme running until March 31, 2024. The programme aim is to enhance and strengthen the partnership between the European Union and North Asian countries in the domain of civil aviation.

Following the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between EASA and MOLIT from 2019, the agreement further reinforces the partnership between EASA and MOLIT. It sets the frame and principles of cooperation in a wide range of domains such as:

  • Airworthiness
  • Air Operations
  • Air Traffic Management (ATM)
  • Aviation Safety
  • Sustainable Aviation
  • Aviation Security
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAS) and Urban Air Mobility (UAM)

Find more information and details on the project page.