DGCA and EASA sign Pact for cooperation 

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) of India has entered into a pact with the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for cooperation in the domains of unmanned aircraft systems and innovative air mobility. The agreement covers the development of certification standards, environmental standards, and related requirements for the certification and use of unmanned aircraft systems and air mobility operations.

It encompasses licensing of personnel, training, air traffic management, and infrastructure, including standards and services for Unmanned Aircraft System Traffic Management. The DGCA and EASA have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to facilitate regular information sharing on technological advancements and research. The collaboration aims to establish harmonized standards and promote the accelerated growth of the Indian unmanned aviation sector.

This agreement follows a Letter of Intent (LoI) signed by both regulators in April to foster collaboration in the areas of unmanned aircraft systems and innovative air mobility.

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