GAMA Hails Brazil-EU Aviation Safety Agreement

 - October 15, 2013, 2:38 PM

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) welcomed the entry into force of the Brazil-European Union (EU) aviation safety agreement. While it was enacted on August 27 following an exchange of diplomatic notes between Brazil and the European Union, the two parties held their first certification meeting under terms of the agreement just this past Thursday.

“The completion of this agreement is another positive step forward for our manufacturers and the broader aviation industry,” said GAMA president and CEO Pete Bunce. “Streamlining certification, continued airworthiness and maintenance efforts between EU member states and Brazil will reduce redundant regulatory oversight.”

The streamlining process also means both authorities and the industry will benefit from greater efficiencies in delivering new aircraft, parts and maintenance services, while simultaneously strengthening international aviation safety cooperation, Bunce added. And with the agreement in place, signatories will also be able to negotiate future expansion of the text to cover other areas of safety not yet covered in the agreement.