Swiss Army To Take Part In European Airworthiness Programme

(MENAFN- Swissinfo) The Swiss defence ministry wants to develop harmonised training at European level for the personnel of national military airworthiness authorities. Defence Minister Viola Amherd has approved participation in a programme of the European Defence Agency (EDA).

This content was published on February 28, 2024 - 16:07 2 minutes Keystone-SDA

The training is intended to facilitate a better exchange between the participating states, the Federal Armaments Office (Armasuisse) said on Wednesday.

In addition to Switzerland, a large number of EU member states are interested in participating in the so-called European Military Airworthiness Requirements Training Programme.

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Airworthiness means the ability of an aircraft or helicopter to perform a flight without jeopardising the safety of the crew, passengers, ground personnel or third parties.

According to the press release, the programme is expected to start in April. It will last four years and will be automatically extended unless otherwise decided. Switzerland can participate in such programmes on the basis of an agreement from 2012. It is already involved in EDA programmes, for example in the area of explosives.

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