EASA to help CAAN in aviation safety planning

European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is helping Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) to enhance its regulatory capacities for aviation safety.

Representatives of the EASA are on a six-day visit to Nepal to conduct a technical assistance mission aiming at enhancing the regulatory capabilities of the CAAN, according to the CAAN sources. “The two will work ahead to develop a roadmap in the field of aviation safety oversight.”

The European Aviation Safety Agency mission is helping the authority in line with the European Commission’s objectives of enhancing aviation safety not only in Europe but at a global level.

The visiting EASA representatives on February 12-17 will be working with CAAN officials on carrying out an appraisal of the structure, organisation and staffing of CAAN to ensure that it has the necessary independence and human and financial resources to carry out its air safety oversight responsibilities.

Similarly, EASA will also help review administrative and technical procedures of CAAN for the certification and continuous surveillance of the aviation industry. The EASA mission report could be used to further formulate specific technical assistance initiatives for CAAN and where possible for aviation community in general, it added.

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has been focusing to implement comprehensive air safety measures in the fields of air operations and pilot licensing.

The new European Aviation Safety Agency basic regulation 216/2008 was adopted by the European Parliament and the Council in February 2008, and entered into force in April 2008. (Source:THT)

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