EASA and DGAC Chile sign Working Arrangement


On April 12, 2024, and in the context of the FIDAE fair held in Santiago (Chile), the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Directorate General of Civil Aeronautics (DGAC) of Chile have signed a Working Arrangement, to reinforce their partnership and to work towards the achievement of common safety and environmental protection standards. The Director General of DGAC, Carlos Madina, hosted the signature’s event.

The Working Arrangement covers the following:

  • all regulatory aspects in the domains of civil aviation safety;
  • interdependencies between safety and security and environmental protection related to products, parts, appliances, personnel, organisations, aerodromes; and
  • related equipment and ATM/ANS and related systems and constituents.

The Working Arrangement is consistent with the EU and Chile’s respective strategies, to strengthen their links in the field of aviation, increase connectivity between the partners, and facilitate regulatory harmonization.

Through this Working Arrangement, the parties intend to develop closer collaboration in the following domains:

  • rulemaking, including sharing of information and best practices, to support the implementation of harmonised aviation safety and environmental protection requirements;
  • facilitating issuance or acceptance of certificates for products, components, parts and appliances;
  • sharing of safety information and providing assistance to enhance safety standards; and
  • technical training.