The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Korea Office of Civil Aviation (KOCA) have announced its partnership towards the development and operations of future Advanced Air Mobility projects.
The two agencies signed a Declaration of Cooperation on January 9, 2022, under which they will collaborate on AAM projects and share ideas, information, skills, and techniques. The FAA and KOCA will also work together to promote the safety oversight of AAM, including airworthiness, licensing, and operations.
“Collaborating with our international partners on safely integrating these new technologies will create more efficient, sustainable and equitable transportation options,” acting FAA administrator Billy Nolen said in a statement.
The announcement follows the FAA’s partnerships with Japan and with the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand in the National Aviation Authorities Network to harmonize certification criteria and integration plans.