Madrid, November 6th, 2018
SENASA, represented by its President and the directors of Air Navigation and Operations and Aeronautical Safety, has attended the II Aviation Safety Conference between the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), held in Madrid between October 29th and 31st. The conference, chaired by the State Aviation Safety Agency (AESA), has established itself as the main platform for debate between China and Europe in the aviation sector.
The Secretary of State for Infrastructure, Transport and Housing, Pedro Saura, who opened the event, stressed the importance of relations with the Asian country for Spain, as well as the necessary proactive collaboration in the area of aviation safety, to jointly address new challenges and achieve a stronger and safer international aviation.
The director of AESA, Isabel Maestre, reminded that "without security there is no sector" and highlighted some of the challenges facing aviation today, such as the new business models of companies, air navigation services and airport management, the risks associated with innovation and new technologies and the experience and training on human factors, without forgetting the terrorist threat or cybersecurity. In this line, she pointed out that global challenges need global solutions.
The main European and Chinese aviation leaders, Patrick Ky, Executive Director of EASA, and Lyu Erxue, Deputy Administrator of the CAAC, discussed the evolution and influence of new technologies in the sector.
The conference, which was also attended by representatives of the main institutions in the sector and the Spanish and Chinese aviation industries, has focused on issues such as the developments achieved in the certification of aircraft, airports and safety, technological advances and trends in passenger transport and cooperation in general aviation operations.