International Aviation Safety Conference to be held in Brussels from 14-16 June 2017
May 5, 2017
The EASA-FAA will be conducting International Aviation Safety Conference in Brussels from 14 to 16 June 2017. The conference is expected to feature over 400 senior aviation professionals from regulators, manufacturers, airlines and associations together from all over the world who will be discussing on global aviation safety issues.
EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) established on 2002 has reached 15 years of operation. It consists of over 800 aviation experts and administrators. The headquarter of EASA lies in Cologne, a 2,000-year-old city spanning the Rhine River in western Germany and the office is located in Brussels, Belgium. Currently, EASA holds 32 member states: 28 EU (European Union) states and 4 other countries namely Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of the United States is a national authority with powers to regulate all aspects of civil aviation. These include the construction and operation of airports, the management of air traffic, the certification of personnel and aircraft, and the protection of US assets during the launch or reentry of commercial space vehicles.
EASA-FAA has invited all the interested candidates to participate in discussing, exploring and sharing the idea on the topics related to building mutual trust, challenges and opportunities of aviation safety, ramp inspection programs, challenges of digitalization, establishing collaborative framework to enhance aviation safety, securing fundamentals and many more.
This conference is a huge platform for every country and its aviation authorities to explore new dimensions of aviation safety however; Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) is unknown about the conference despite being blacklisted (restricted to fly over Europe) from EASA. According to the CAAN’s spokesperson Birendra Prasad Shrestha, they have not received any documents for approval to participate in International Aviation Safety Conference 2017.
Attending such type of informative conference is highly beneficial for Nepal as it will boost its chance of getting out from EASA’s blacklist category.