Arup and Civil Aviation Authority International (CAAi), the technical cooperation arm of the UK Civil Aviation Authority, have signed an agreement to join forces to raise the standards of aviation around the world.
The partnership promotes the sharing of knowledge and skills to enhance aviation standards, security and safety, as well as improving regulatory environmental performance of their clients.
Arup and CAAi will now be able to offer clients, including safety and security regulators, a broader range of complementary services. This includes improving a state’s compliance with the International Civil Aviation Organization’s Safety and Security Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPS) and assisting investors in better understanding their future commitments associated with safety and security risk and compliance.
Ian Taylor, global aviation business leader at Arup, said, “The Arup and CAAi partnership establishes unprecedented capability in the aviation industry. There is no other entity that has the skills or expertise to work across the entire spectrum of industry participants that make up the aviation industry, from individuals employed by aviation companies to national safety and security regulators. We are proud to be party to this high caliber partnership.”
Bringing together CAAi’s and Arup’s aviation regulatory specialists and external expertise, the multi-disciplinary approach aims to result in sustainable safety and security outcomes for clients’ aviation markets, with a focus on regulatory and oversight capabilities.
Maria Rueda, managing director at CAAi, said, “We are delighted to have taken this step forward in strengthening our long-standing relationship with Arup. Partnerships like these are great news for the UK and the international aviation community.
“Working together, both parties are equipped to make the biggest positive impact in raising global aviation safety and security standards, for passengers and operators flying around the world.”