IATA and AESA, the Spanish Aviation Safety and Security Agency, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for cooperation, including the sharing of safety information, and establishing a framework using IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) results for safety oversight.
IATA and AESA will establish a Coordination Group to implement the MOU. The coordination group will tackle issues including:
The MOU also safeguards the confidentiality of both IATA and AESA’s data.
“Safety is the number one priority of the aviation industry. And the key to improving our safety levels is to share data so that all parties can analyze and learn from each other’s experiences. This MOU marks a strong step forward in the cooperation between airlines and their regulator in Spain, while ensuring that the correct safeguards and accountabilities that rightly separate the two are kept in place,” said Rafael Schvartzman, IATA’s Regional Vice President for Europe.
Photo above: Rafael Schvartzman, IATA Regional Vice President for Europe, and Isabel Maestre Moreno, Director General of the Spanish Aviation Safety and Security Agency sign the agreement at the Wings Of Change Europe conference, Madrid, 14 November.