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Safety regulatory oversight in airworthiness domain workshop

15-16 November 2018

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Following the previously held workshop addressing safety regulatory oversight under different administrative systems from a general perspective, EASA and CAAC decided to organise a second activity on the subject, focusing specifically on the airworthiness domain.

This second workshop under the EU-China Aviation Partnership Project recently took place in Beijing, successfully facilitating the deepened exchange between the EU and China on different oversight practices and mechanisms in initial airworthiness.

Effective safety regulatory oversight ensures that rules and regulations are applied in a uniform way. Both EASA and CAAC have their frameworks in place in order to coordinate responsibilities between the central and regional/national levels, and these were presented during the two-day activity. The presentations of EASA’s standardisation practices working with its partners were complemented by a detailed case explanation of the UK Civil Aviation Authority (UK CAA), on how oversight of a production organisation works where this responsibility is delegated to the national level.

The workshop helped participants to gain a common understanding of how oversight practices in Europe and China differ. Best practices of standardisation activities were shared, both regarding internal processes and inspection procedures.

The workshop was attended by 44 participants representing EASA, UK CAA, CAAC Headquarters and regional Administrations, CAAC Airworthiness Certification Centers in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenyang, Chengdu, Xi’an, and Jiangxi, Civil Aviation University of China, and the Chinese Academy of Civil Aviation Science & Technology.

You can find the supporting resources for this activity here.  A password is required, to request access please contact Wang Lili at

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