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GAMA Hails Completion of Canada-EU Aviation Safety Agreement

GAMA NEWS 11-31 For Immediate Release: Aug 9, 2011

WASHINGTON, DC, August 9, 2011 – The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) welcomes the entry into force of the Canada – European Union (EU) Aviation Safety Agreement.  Following an exchange of diplomatic notes at the end of July between Canada and the European Union, the agreement has now been enacted. 

“The entry into force of this agreement is another positive step forward for our manufacturers and the broader aviation industry,” said GAMA President and CEO Pete Bunce.  "Structured bilateral cooperation will streamline certification, continued airworthiness, and maintenance efforts between all EU member states and Canada.  By reducing redundant regulatory oversight, both authorities and industry will realize greater efficiencies in delivering new aircraft, parts and maintenance services, while simultaneously strengthening international aviation safety cooperation.” 

As the European Aviation Safety Agency’s (EASA) authority is extended to areas not currently covered under the agreement, the two sides will be able to negotiate new annexes to the bilateral agreement. With this first major step completed, GAMA urges both sides to move promptly on the rapid implementation of the agreement, so that the benefits of the agreement can be realized by both industry and the authorities in a timely manner.


Communications Director:
Andre Castro:
General Aviation Manufacturers Association
Headquarters: (+1) 202-393-1500
European Office: (+32) 2 550-3900

GAMA exists to foster and advance the general welfare, safety, interests, and activities of the global business and general aviation industry. This includes promoting a better understanding of general aviation manufacturing, maintenance, repair, and overhaul and the important role these industry segments play in economic growth and opportunity, and in serving the critical transportation needs of communities, companies, and individuals worldwide.