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Macau, France sign aircraft accident cooperation agreement
18 June 2008

The Civil Aviation Authority of Macau (AACM) and the Investigation Bureau for Civil Aviation of France (BEA) met in Macau to discuss mutual cooperation relating to aircraft accident and incident investigation.
The two parties signed a Declaration of Intent in which Macau and France will cooperate in aircraft accident and incident investigation, investigation training and sharing of information and expertise.
According to the cooperation agreement, both parties will exchange views on the latest development of international standards, and share experiences on the making of laws and rules administered in each party that govern aircraft accident and incident investigation.
With the agreement, parties are expected to facilitate exchanges of personnel for training and development, including investigation training courses, hands-on experience and observer status at major investigation accident sites, as well as offer assistance and the use of air safety investigation facilities and equipment to the other party as it deems appropriate and as resources permit. (Macau Daily Times)