On 14-16 June 2017 in Brussels, senior aviation representatives from around the globe have discussed global aviation safety issues at the Annual EASA-FAA International Safety Conference. Around 300 participants, representing 22 authorities, 26 associations and 82 individual companies have come together to discuss among many topics mutual trust, emerging technologies, digitalization and securing fundamentals. The next Conference will take place in Washington in June 2018.
During the conference, the Civil Aviation Authority of China and EASA signed a Working Arrangement for the production of the Airbus A330 aircraft in Tianjin China. This Working Arrangement is a key instrument to support the arrival of the first A330 to the completion and delivery centre, scheduled end of July 2017.
On the occasion of the conference, EASA also issued the first certificate issued to an Air Navigation Service Provider for provision of Air Traffic Services (ATS) and Communication, Navigation and Surveillance services (CNS). The certificate was handed to Jersey Airport providing ATS/CNS in the Brest information region (Brest FIR) airspace in which these services are delegated to Jersey Airport.