EASA team of experts has conducted the standardization inspection to the Civil Aviation Directorate of the Republic of Serbia of flight crew licensing and aviation medicine from 15 to 19 April.
This visit was conducted after five days from entering into force of new Serbian regulation on flight crew licensing and transposition of two EU regulations 1178/2011 and 290/2012 having entered into force in EU states on 8 April 2013. Thus CAD RS is among the first civil aviation authorities that were under such an inspection of standards that are introduced right after their EU wide adoption.
Following the four-day intensive inspection of the both in-house and field operations of CAD RS, through the oversight of the relevant Serbian aviation organizations, EASA team of experts has released a preliminary report stating that there are no significant safety concerns or issues detected. This report also commends CAD RS for its hard work and efforts exerted towards improving the rule-making in the filed of flight crew licensing. EASA team members have undividedly expressed their favorable opinion on the rapidity and quality of the harmonization process which is yet to take place in the whole of EU.
EASA team members have also pointed out the high-level of standards used in the personnel licensing, indicating that the Serb civil aviation authority conducts its operations in a highly professional and responsible manner, keeping up with the latest requirements and standards with the aim to raising the safety levels in air transport not only in this country but in EU and world wide respectively.
According to Mr. Virgilijus Velntukevicius, the team leader, EASA will within a month`s time deliver to European Commission the official in-depth report on standardization inspection in the field of flight crew licensing in the Republic of Serbia, to be incorporated into the EC report on progress made in 2013 by the Republic of Serbia. During the previous EASA standardization visit in October 2010, EASA established that CAD RS was successful in flight crew licensing.
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