EASA and ANAC have signed a ‘working arrangement’ regarding data exchange and safety standards at airports.

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Brazilian Aviation Authority (Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil - ANAC) have signed a working arrangement on the collection and exchange of information on the safety of aircraft and the compliance with international safety standards under the EU Ramp Inspection Programme.

The programme facilitates the harmonised performance of ramp inspections on aircraft visiting airports of participating States. The results of these inspections (some 10,000 on a yearly basis) are shared amongst participating States and analysed by EASA to identify adverse safety trends. 

The programme began as an initiative among European States in 1996. The management of the programme was assigned to EASA in 2007. Since then, EASA has signed such working arrangements with States in North America, the Middle East, Asia, north Africa, and Oceania.

Brazil is the 51st State to join the programme and the first on the South American continent to do so.