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GAMA pleased with EU-US bilateral agreement
A new pilot licensing annex will allow for reciprocal conversions of certain FAA pilots certificates and EU Part-FCL licenses, and a flight simulation training annex provides for validation of flight simulation training devices.
Read this story in our December 2020 printed issue.

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) has commended the signing of two new annexes to the EU-US Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement on Cooperation in the Regulation of Civil Aviation Safety. The new annexes reach agreements on pilot licenses and flight simulation training devices.

“The signing of these two new annexes marks a significant milestone in the ongoing work to improve aviation safety and streamline acceptance of pilot licensing and training,” says president and CEO of GAMA Pete Bunce. “We applaud the work between the EU and the US to finalise and reach agreement on these long-awaited annexes. We have been at the forefront of advocating for the harmonisation of licence validations and recognition of flight simulator certifications. We will continue to work for growth and advancements within the general and business aviation industry and look forward to expanding bilateral aviation safety cooperation.”

The new pilot licensing annex will allow for reciprocal conversions of certain FAA pilots certificates and EU Part-FCL licenses. The new flight simulation training annex provides for validation of flight simulation training devices for reciprocal use in pilot training in the EU and US.

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