Under the agreement on certain aspects of air services signed on Monday, all EU airlines can fly to China from any EU member state by concluding a bilateral air services agreement with China. The normalization of diplomatic relations between Bahrain and Israel has resulted in a new maintenance agreement, under which Gulf Air aircraft are maintained by Israel Aerospace Industries. IAI says its Aviation Group will provide a „complete technical response“ to all Gulf Air aircraft that land in Tel Aviv. Prior to the signing of the Civil Aviation Cooperation Agreement, the two sides decided in April 2020 to conclude a comprehensive bilateral investment agreement. The Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement (BASA) was concluded in May 2019 and entered into force on 1 September between the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). The bilateral agreement on civil aviation security provides a legal framework for enhanced cooperation in different areas such as environmental sustainability and the development and production of aeronautical products. It will help promote policy coordination and technological and people-to-people exchanges. „Both sides have an interest in better connecting Europe and Asia and facilitating trade in goods, services and people between Europe and China. This also applies to aviation,“ Bulc said. „Today`s agreements will boost trade in aircraft and related products in the EU and ensure maximum aviation safety,“ commented Violeta Bulc, European Commissioner for Transport. This agreement is the result of several years of fruitful efforts by experts from the European Commission, EASA and CAAC. The extension of cooperation in the field of civil aviation will also strengthen ties between China and EU Member States.

Last May, both the EU and China signed the agreement to „support global trade in aircraft and related products“ by eliminating „unnecessary duplication“ of assessment and certification activities by relevant authorities. . . .

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