Five Nation Network Launched To Tackle Aviation Industry Biggest Challenges

by | Jun 21, 2023 | Air Traffic Management and Airspace

A collaborative, five-nation network with aviation leaders has been launched in an attempt to tackle some of the industry’s biggest challenges – including safely utilising new technology and supporting the industry’s efforts to reduce carbon emissions.

Earlier this year, it was announced at the Farnborough International Airshow that the UK, alongside its allies, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand have formed a National Aviation Authority network. This collaborative approach promotes working together to tackle aviation and aerospace challenges by improving innovation and safety across all sectors.

Grant Shapps, the Transport Secretary says:

“The aviation industry has shown immense resilience these past 2 years, with governments and authorities around the world working together with the sector on new challenges like slashing carbon emissions and making new technology as safe as it can be”.

The five allies will use this network to address new issues quickly and flexibly as well as influence new regulations and provide the common ground to align approaches to challenges.

“The NAA network is a huge step forward in supporting this work – helping the sector safely meet the challenges of tomorrow and improve lives for the better”.

The chair of both the UK Civil Aviation Authority and the NAA, Sir Stephen Hillier said:

“We’re already doing timely and important work together within the network and I very much look forward to continuing to work closely with my colleagues in Australia, Canada, the United States and New Zealand to help advance global aviation”.

Since July, the NAA network regulators have been sharing best practices on safety in order to help plan for future potential shocks and emergencies. This group also continues to work alongside the International Civil Organization on various coordination mechanisms and are committed to supporting the global aviation system. 

As a current contributor to the Civil Aviation Authority‘s work on RPAS safety improvement, Ebeni welcomes this new, positive initiative by the CAA and its counterparts to enhance innovation and safety across the aviation domain.

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