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EU Tightens Aviation Partnerships with Latin America

 - August 8, 2018, 10:17 AM

A number of Latin American states are collaborating with the European Union on a recently launched project to enhance aviation safety. Unveiled in July, the four-year project is designed to tighten European and Latin American ties in civil aviation, promoting political, economic, and environmental partnerships, according to the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).     

The project will involve collaboration between EASA and other safety organizations, with a particular focus on Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and the regional safety oversight organizations in Latin America.

“Latin America has a fast developing aviation sector and a long-standing relationship with Europe and EASA in this area,” said Luc Tytgat, strategy and safety management director of EASA. “With this project, we are taking this partnership to the next level.”

Tytgat called the effort “an ambitious project” covering a range of interests and promoting closer cooperation between the participants. “We look forward to working closely with our Latin American and Caribbean partners,” he added.

The European Union is funding the €7 million ($8.172 million) project. Activities will include environmental policy and technical cooperation based on EU standards, among other efforts, EASA said.