Brussels, Belgium – The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) welcomes the entry into force of the Brazil – European Union (EU) Aviation Safety Agreement. Following an exchange of diplomatic notes on August 27 between Brazil and the European Union, the agreement has now been enacted. The two parties held their first certification meeting under the terms of the agreement on October 10.
“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. As such, both authorities and industry will benefit from greater efficiencies in delivering new aircraft, parts and maintenance services, while simultaneously strengthening international aviation safety cooperation.”
With the agreement in place, the signatories will also be able to negotiate future expansion of the text to cover other areas of safety not yet covered under this agreement.
With this first major step completed, GAMA looks forward to the rapid implementation of the agreement, so that its benefits can be realised in a timely manner.