PEXIM Foundation is very proud to announce that Ivana Mateska, one of the recipients of PEXIM Cambridge Scholarship for 2010, will spend some time in the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), as part of her Master program. Ivana is currently doing Master studies in Technology Policy at Clare Hall, University of Cambridge.
As part of the preparation of the Agency’s Strategy and Business Plan for the year 2012-2017, it is of outmost importance for EASA to have an overview of the foreseen evolutions of the aviation market. In this respect, Ivana, together with four other Cambridge students is working not only on identifying the main trends relevant to the EASA’s activities, but also on evaluating the impact of those trends on EASA’s activities and finally providing recommendations on how EASA’s should adapt to those trends.
EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) is one of the 29 European agencies established to support the EU Member States in their need to cope with the new tasks of a legal, technical and scientific nature. EASA was created in 2002 with a mission to promote the highest common standards of safety and environmental protection in civil aviation in Europe and worldwide. As such, the Agency’s main activities are in the field of rulemaking, standardisation of national authorities, certification of aviation products, and approval of design, production and maintenance organisations. This scope has recently been extended to the operations, flight crew licensing, automatic traffic management, air navigation services and aerodromes domains with respective entry into force in the coming months.