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EASA strengthens ties with Central American Safety Agency

New Memorandum of Understanding signed

EASA and COCESNA/ACSA (Central American Aviation Safety Agency) signed on 10 April 2018 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 Mr Jorge Vargas, Executive President of COCESNA, and Mr 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).

In the photo :

Left: Manuel Cáceres, Director of ACSA

Centre: Jorge Vargas, Executive President of COCESNA

Right: Luc Tytgat, Strategy & Safety Management Director of EASA

Launch of EU-LAC project financed by EU and implemented by EASA

New project financed by EU and implemented by EASA

EU-Latin America cooperation on Civil Aviation (EU-LAC) starts on 1st January 2018 and will run for 4 years.

The overall objective of the project is to enhance political, economic and environmental partnership between the EU and Latin America in the domain of civil aviation.

The specific objective of the project is to promote EU standards, strengthen regulatory cooperation and facilitate market access for EU aviation industry in Latin America, as well as minimise the impact of aviation on the environment and climate change. The project will particularly focus on Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Mexico.

Areas of intervention will include establishing a dialogue on environmental policy, sustainable partnerships in education, and regulatory and technical cooperation based on EU standards. The project will also raise the profile and visibility of the EU as an aviation centre of excellence when engaging in this partnership.

EASA signs Delegation Agreement with European Commission

New project financed by EU and implemented by EASA

EASA signs a delegation agreement with the European Commission on 11 December 2017 to manage an EU Project to support the Civil Aviation sector in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The name of the new project is EU-Latin America Cooperation on Civil Aviation (EU-LAC).

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