EU-Latin America Cooperation on Civil Aviation

Cooperación entre La Unión Europea y América Latina en Materia de Aviación Civil

EC Ramp Inspection (SAFA - Safety Assessment of Foreign Aircraft) Programme Workshop

Buenos Aires, Argentina - 15 - 19 October 2019

The European Ramp Inspection programme started many years ago (1996) as a voluntary inspection programme and was initiated by the Directors General of the European NAAs. They decided on its inception within the framework of an ECAC initiative. Under the management of the European Commission and EASA, the programme has evolved into a very successful global programme.

Through this workshop Civil Aviation Authority of Argentina (ANAC) was presented with an up-to-date overview of the European RI programme. The attendees to this training were 15 ANAC inspectors.

The theoretical part of the training was delivered on the first 3 days of the course at ANAC facilities in Buenos Aires. The last day the practical part took place at Ezeiza Airport performing a simulated inspection to an Airbus 330 of Aerolineas Argentinas and a set of exercises based on real cases findings. A final evaluation was made in the form of a multiple-choice test to assess trainees’ performance.