A large number of aircraft operated on international routes have been taken out of service as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic. Bringing such aircraft back into service will require extensive transmission of information between States and industry. In addition, COVID-19 has resulted in restrictions on the movement of people (e.g. quarantine periods, reduced access to airports and other facilities). It is also expected that the COVID-19 pandemic will accelerate changes in operator fleet requirements which will, in turn, create a surge in aircraft redeployments and cross-border transfers of aircraft registration. These developments will both increase the need for transmission of information and communications while making them more difficult, particularly where requirements exist for manual execution, delivery and/or physical presentation of documents. To avoid further impediments in resuming aircraft operations with their consequent adverse economic implications, a solution need to be implemented in the nearest term.
This webinar will provide an opportunity to discuss a possible solution for electronically executing and delivering digitally signed documents in order to avoid delays when bringing aircraft back into service.