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ECAC releases SAFA annual report
25 May 2006

The European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) released its annual report of the Safety Assessment of Foreign Aircraft (SAFA) programme. In 2005 5457 inspections were performed by ECAC member states on 748 different operators from 133 states. This resulted in 1182 Cat.3 (major) findings, a relative decrease compared to 2004. As a result of these inspections 13 aircraft were grounded. (ECAC)