EU appreciates Nepal for improving aviation sector
Kathmandu: On the occasion of International Civil Aviation Day, the European Union and its member states has congratulated Nepal for its firm commitment to improve safety mechanisms as progress has been made in recent years to address the challenges of aviation safety.
Issuing a statement, the EU has said that it is aware of the efforts that have been undertaken by the country, notably as regards the proposed new aviation legislation currently before Nepal Parliament. It would be key for this legislation to be adopted by the Parliament and subsequently implemented. This would allow the Commission to advance with the process of eventually removing Nepal from the EU Air Safety List, reads the statement.
The statement further mentioned that the standard process specifically includes organising a technical meeting (in Brussels) with CAAN to review the progress made, organising a subsequent on-site visit to Nepal by DG MOVE, EASA, and air safety experts from Member States, which is needed in order to make a determination about the effective implementation of the safety enhancements.
Similarly, the third process is enacting the eventual removal from the EU Air Safety List by way of a Commission proposal to be endorsed by the EU Air Safety Committee.
The European Commission with the assistance of the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), will deliver concrete and demand driven technical assistance to the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal in order to support Nepal’s efforts to enhance the aviation safety oversight in Nepal, reads the statement.