EASA strengthens Central American links

EASA and the Central American Aviation Safety Agency (CASA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on closer cooperation in aviation safety.
This MoU is the cornerstone of the close relationship between the two institutions and will pave the way for concrete cooperation activities, such as EASA’s support for the implementation of a common pilot licence in the region. The MoU was signed by Jorge Vargas, executive president of COCESNA, and Luc Tytgat, EASA strategy and safety management director, in the presence of the president of the ICAO Council Dr Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu.
ACSA, a division of COCESNA (Corporación Centroamericana de Servicios de Navegación Aérea), is the Regional Safety Oversight Organisation of the six Central American countries (Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador and Belize).
EASA is working with the countries of the Latin America and Caribbean region to enhance aviation safety and support European and Latin American interests in civil aviation, most recently with the newly launched EU-Latin America and Caribbean Aviation Partnership Project.