The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) and the European Organization for Civil Aviation Equipment (Eurocae) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to collaborate on industry standards for emerging technologies. Under the MoU, the organizations will work to facilitate and speed up the introduction of technologies such as hybrid and electric propulsion, VTOL, and cybersecurity.
Establishing a framework of cooperation between GAMA and Eurocae, the MoU provides for the exchanging of information and sharing of expertise and best practices. In addition, the organizations will have cross-participation in working groups. GAMA joined Eurocae as a full member earlier in 2020 as a first step leading up to this collaboration and has already been involved in its VTOL working group.
“GAMA looks forward to working closely with Eurocae to further the development of industry standards,” said GAMA president and CEO Pete Bunce. “This partnership will help advance the exciting future development of the global general and business aviation industry.”
Eurocae secretary general Christian Schleifer-Heingärtne added that strengthening cooperation with organizations like GAMA has been a key objective of Eurocae. “We see a great opportunity to work with GAMA, to complement each other’s working structure, and to collaborate on the many areas of common interest,” Schleifer-Heingärtne said.