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Volume 14,Issue 3 Autumn 2012

Li Jian & Delegates Attended the 2011 Europe / US International Aviation Safety Conference


Li Jian, Deputy Minister of the CAAC, led a delegation to attend the 2011 Europe / US International Aviation Safety Conference held in Vienna in June . "Enhancing Global Aviation Safety – Future Challenges" was the main theme of the conference; dedicated discussions were conducted on current aviation security hot topics and difficult issues that are common concerns to the international civil aviation industry, especially the operating personnel qualification and fatigue management, the approval and responsibility of airworthiness certification, and the aviation security management systems.

Deputy Minister Li Jian of the CAAC met with Mr. Patrick Goudou, Executive Director of EASA, and Ms. Peggy Gilligan, Associate Administrator of FAA, respectively during the conference; the two sides briefed each other on the latest developments in the field of aviation safety, and exchanged views on mutual concerns of aviation safety issues. The two sides agreed to further strengthen cooperation in aviation safety, particularly the communication and cooperation on the Chinese-made large aircraft airworthiness certification, and to advance aviation safety based on enhancing understanding and mutual trust.

Co-sponsored by the FAA and EASA, Europe / US International Aviation Safety Conference has so far held 29 annual sessions; it has become the important platform for the international civil aviation community to share information and to expand cooperation on aviation safety. International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), International Air Transport Association (IATA), Airports Council International (ACI) and other international organizations as well as U.S., EU member states of more than 30 countries and regions had sent representatives attending. The mainly responsible people from the Office of Aviation Safety, Flight Standards Department, and Airworthiness Department of the CAAC participated as well.

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