Georgia’s first cargo airline, TCA, has become the second local airline to receive European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) authorisation, confirming it meets international operational and safety standards. This means TCA will enjoy more simplified and less administrative obstacles facing operators outside the European Union (EU) who perform commercial air transport operations into the EU. From now the TCA is authorised to fly to EASA member countries - all 28 EU countries as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland (Free Trade European Association member countries) – with one single safety authorisation. This EASA authorisation confirmed TCA met International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) standards. Having this authorisation was preferential for any non-EU member third country operators who wanted to fly into the EU, said the Georgian Civil Aviation Agency (GCAA). The GCAA noted this authorisation would help TCA to better operate in the EU air market. Earlier this year Georgian Airways received the same authorisation from EASA.