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EASA and China’s CAAC start a new era of cooperation

COLOGNE/BEIJING, September 3, 2020 – The EU-China Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement (BASA) went into effect this week, giving a boost to the regions’ aviation manufacturers by simplifying the process of gaining product approvals from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), while also ensuring high safety and environment standards will continue to be met. 

“I am confident that, thanks to this bilateral agreement, the relations between Europe and China in aviation will be taken to the next level,” said EASA Executive Director Patrick Ky. “This further strengthens EASA’s commitment to work closely with international partners on building a safe and environmentally sustainable industry.”

The entry into force of the BASA was marked by EASA and CAAC holding the first joint Certification Oversight Board (COB) today. 

Please see the press release for more information.