The new European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) officially starts work on September 28. The long-awaited organization will begin the task of gradually assuming certification, licensing and regulatory responsibilities currently split between the continent’s Joint Aviation Authorities (JAA) and national aviation authorities (NAA). After a delay of almost a year, EASA finally got its first executive director on July 11, when the appointment of Patrick Goudou was confirmed. The 53-year-old Frenchman was formerly director of aeronautical maintenance at the French defense ministry. The agency is starting life at the JAA building in Hoofddorp in the Netherlands.
European Aviation Safety Agency activated
- August 5, 2008, 10:53 AM