EUROCAE & IAOPA sign Memorandum of Understanding

EUROCAE & IAOPA collaborate to include general aviation in development of standards

EUROCAE and the International Council of Aircraft Owner and Pilot Associations (IAOPA) formalized and signed agreements on March 26th concerning the inclusions of general aviation in the development of standards in a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).

The collaboration between EUROCAE and IAOPA Europe will focus on the exchanging of general and technical information; sharing of expertise and best practices; participating in each other’s working groups; and coordinating communication activities.

IAOPA Secretary General Craig Spence said, “It’s great to see that general aviation will have a strong voice and representation in issues that are impacting the community every day. We applaud EUROCAE for their willingness to include IAOPA in developing these standards and look forward to a long lasting and successful alliance.”

Christian Schleifer, EUROCAE’s Secretary General, said: “IAOPA is filling the gap in our standard developing activities, representing the general aviation as a sector with specific needs and a large community of airspace users – the private pilots, which is needed to shape the standards to comply with the regulation. As an active private pilot myself, I couldn´t see a better fit for this role as IAOPA and I´m personally very happy to work with the IAOPA team in this partnership”

The new partnership will allow EUROCAE to benefit from the practical aviation expertise of the IAOPA membership in the drafting of new standards while simultaneously addressing global aviation challenges.

Image: Dr. Michael Erb, Vice President Europe and Christian Schleifer, EUROCAE Secretary General, at the signature of the Memorandum of Understanding.