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EASA and JCAB Strengthen Aviation Partnership with Letter of Intent and Memorandum of Cooperation

June 2023




The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB) have taken a significant step forward in their collaboration by signing a Letter of Intent (LoI) on the implementation of the EU-Japan Aviation Partnership Project and a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC). This landmark agreement aims to enhance safety, promote regulatory harmonisation, and foster mutual cooperation between the European Union and Japan in the aviation sector.

The LoI between EASA and JCAB signifies their joint commitment to developing an aviation partnership project, focused on areas such as Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), UAS Traffic Management (UTM) and Urban Air Mobility(UAM), Sustainable Aviation,  Aviation Safety, Airworthiness, Flight Standards and Aerodrome Operations. By sharing knowledge, expertise, and best practices, both organisations aim to strengthen the aviation industry's resilience and high standards. 

The MoC on aviation safety emphasises the mutual interest of EASA and JCAB in fostering closer collaboration in the field of aviation safety, new technologies and environmental protection. The two agencies will exchange information and facilitate technical assistance programmes to enhance  cooperation in these areas.

The signing of these agreements between EASA and JCAB reflects the growing importance of international cooperation in aviation. It marks the beginning of an exciting chapter of cooperation, with the potential to inspire further international collaborations in the field of aviation safety and environmental protection.

Press release Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of Japan here: English / Japanese

Patrick Ky                  

Executive Director, EASA 

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Hirai Kazuhiko

Director General Aviation Safety and Security, JCAB

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