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EASA and MOLIT (Republic of Korea) agree on new cooperation framework for 2022
To enhance the cooperation in the domain of civil aviation between the European Union (EU) and the Republic of Korea (ROK), the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the ROK’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT) signed a Letter of Intent on 20th December 2021 to establish the EU-ROK Aviation Partnership Project (APP). With the initiation of this project, the two authorities are building a platform for technical and policy cooperation between European and Korean experts from the wider aviation community.
The EU-ROK APP, modeled after successful aviation partnership projects in other regions, will organise concrete project activities bringing authorities as well as industry partners together with the aim to enhance sustainable development of cooperation in international civil aviation. The target areas that are initially envisaged to be covered include Airworthiness, Air Operations, Air Traffic Management (ATM), Aviation Safety, Sustainable Aviation, Aviation Security, and Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) and Urban Air Mobility (UAM) Certification and Traffic Management.
The signing of this Letter of Intent is another milestone for strengthening relations between the two aviation authorities after a Memorandum of Understanding was signed in 2019. The two sides are hopeful that under the EU-ROK APP they will benefit strongly from the technical exchanges in the years to come.
Patrick Ky Yong-seog Kim
Executive Director, EASA Deputy Minister for Civil Aviation, MOLIT