EUROCAE & the European Cockpit Association (ECA)
mark the start of a closer partnership with the signature of a new Memorandum of
On 28 of April 2017 the organisations agreed
on reinforced cooperation on the development of industry standards for better &
ECA represents over 38,000 professional pilots
in Europe and has long established itself as the active voice of pilots speaking
with the European Institutions, such as the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA),
the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council of Ministers,
as well as EUROCONTROL, the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) and the
SESAR Joint Undertaking. Its expertise has already made it a key contributor to
various work streams at EUROCAE, ranging from ATM, avionics, safety devices,
airports to RPAS.
This reinforced partnership between EUROCAE
and ECA will bring added value for both organisations and industry overall. The
MoU provides a basis for facilitating the exchange of general and technical
information, sharing expertise and best practices, ensuring cross-participation
in working groups where appropriate and developing joint positions or
recommendations to third parties on certain topics.
“We share a long history of working with
EUROCAE, we share the same safety-oriented goals and objectives”, says
ECA Vice-President. “The right, commonly understood technical standards are
critical to aviation safety, and this is why we are very happy as a profession
to be fully engaged and partnered with EUROCAE."
EUROCAE President, Francis Schubert mentioned
that a new collaboration always brings new opportunities for both partners and
ECA has proven over the years its active involvement in different developments
steaming to ensure a high level of aviation safety based upon harmonised rules
throughout Europe and globally. EUROCAE shares the same vision and is looking
forward to a constructive cooperation for the benefit of the aviation industry.
Christian Schleifer, EUROCAE Secretary General
and Jon Horne, ECA Vice-President committed to actively cooperate within the
framework of the MoU and to effectively use all the available resources to the
benefit of the industry.