MONTREAL, Sept. 24, 2013 /CNW/ - Transport Canada and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) today reached an arrangement to strengthen the safety net around international air travel.
Under the arrangement, Transport Canada and EASA will conduct common inspections of foreign commercial aircraft operating within their jurisdictions and share information on inspections.
Inspections are conducted to make sure airlines are complying with safety regulations. As a result, Canada will have an effective means of learning about the compliance record of international airlines based on the results of inspections conducted by other member states — which includes over 40 countries. To this end, Transport Canada will do its part by sharing the results of its regular inspections with other member states.
This arrangement is made under the Safety Assessment of Foreign Aircraft (SAFA) Programme.
Air travel does not stop at our borders, and this is why Transport Canada is continually working with its international partners to identify ways to further enhance air safety worldwide.
SOURCE: Transport Canada
For further information:
Senior Communications Advisor
Office of the Honourable Lisa Raitt
Minister of Transport
Transport Canada, Ottawa
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