Bilateral Air Safety Agreements
In addition to the new annexes, the EU and the US have agreed to amend the DEA Maintenance Annex to allow maintenance organisations from all EU member states to participate in BASA`s safety cooperation and to confirm the highest aviation safety standards in the EU and the supervisory function of the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). Bilateral airworthiness agreements are executive agreements reached prior to 1996 through an exchange of diplomatic notes between the U.S. State Department and its foreign counterpart, based on the FAA`s technical recommendations. (Note: U.S. no longer enters into bilateral airworthiness agreements)) The latest bilateral agreements are available on the following link: Working procedures are a type of agreement with a foreign CAA with which the FAA has not entered into a bilateral agreement. They are used to define methods by enabling the FAA aircraft certification service to assist another state in authorizing aeronautical products and items exported from the United States to that state. These agreements will ensure the continuity of agreements with the United States, Canada, Brazil and Japan when the United Kingdom leaves the European Union. BASA is a bilateral aviation safety agreement that facilitates the technical evaluation process of two signatory states. For example, an importing country can avoid double inspections by accepting inspections and certifications by an exporting country. Bilateral agreements facilitate mutual airworthiness certification of civilian aviation products imported and exported between two signatory states. A bilateral airworthiness agreement (BAA) or a bilateral aviation security agreement (BASA) establishing airworthiness implementation procedures (IAP) provide for technical aviation cooperation between the FAA and its civil aviation authorities. In addition to airworthiness certification, bilateral aviation security agreements offer bilateral cooperation in a wide range of areas, including maintenance, air operations and environmental certification. With regard to aircraft certification, an additional document, an airworthiness implementation process, is being developed on certain areas, such as design approvals, production activities, export airworthiness authorization, design and technical cooperation.
In addition to airworthiness certification, basas, MoUs and WAs offer bilateral cooperation in other areas of aviation, including maintenance, air operations and environmental certification. Bilateral agreements and agreements allow the sharing of the airworthiness certificate for civil aviation products between two countries. Japan (or JCAB) has similar agreements with the following countries (or authorities): for the certification and maintenance of aircraft, additional enforcement procedures will cover specific issues such as design authorization, production authorization, export air authorization, design authorization activities, technical cooperation and maintenance. The CMT oversees and manages cooperation to enable the development and implementation of joint regulatory and policy solutions for certification issues and to support greater harmonization.