EASA, Eurocontrol forge closer partnership on compliance

EASA and Eurocontrol have agreed to cooperate more closely to provide Eurocontrol technical standards to support implementation of EU regulatory requirements.

Eurocontrol has been providing standards in support of Single European Sky for many years but with the evolution of the EASA regulatory framework into airports and air traffic management including oversight, a closer relationship with EASA is essential.

EASA chief engineer Pascal Medal said: “This is a very welcome development, which builds on our common work programme. Eurocontrol’s technical standards greatly ease our ability to provide the necessary acceptable means of compliance and guidance material on time”.

Eurocontrol director Philippe Merlo explained: “It is a most welcome move by EASA and we are already making good progress: for example on Regulation 2017/373, notably Part AIS, where we are able to adapt technical standards published for the previous SES ADQ regulation thus providing continuity in means of compliance and guidance to Aeronautical Information providers.”

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  1. In the context of the yet to be resolved situation concerning the safety of the grounded Boeing 737 MAX fleet, the potential of this cooperative agreement provides welcome news. May I therefore humbly suggest that a common focus of both parties, could be much enhanced as a result of utilising the skills and experience of the Dutch Safety Board.

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