The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has become the second non-European state to join the European Aviation Safety Agency’s (EASA) Safety Assessment of Foreign Airlines (SAFA) program. The first state was Morocco, which became the first non-European SAFA member in March. States participating in the European SAFA program perform either random or targeted ramp inspections of aircraft landing in their territories to monitor compliance with ICAO standards. In coordination with the European ...

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