The Executive Director of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), Mr Patrick Ky and the Deputy Administrator of the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), Mr Li Jian opened on April 27 the first joint Safety Conference organised by the two administrations, bringing together leading CEOs from the European and Chinese aviation industry. The conference took place in Shanghai and marks a new high in aviation ties between the European Union and China. These have steadily grown closer over recent years.
In the presence of CAAC Administrator Feng Zhenglin and the European Commission Director General for Mobility and Transport Mr Henrik Hololei, leading members of the aviation community discussed progress on establishing a future Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement (BASA) between China and the European Union.
The conference, organized under the EU-China Aviation Partnership Project financed by the EU's Partnership Instrument, brought all these efforts together by signing a joint declaration to promote international aviation safety, a letter of intent supporting the implementation of the EU-China Aviation Partnership Project for its second year and the memorandum of cooperation for the newly established flight standards dialogue
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