Bilateral agreements between regulatory bodies are essential for the safe and efficient operation of aircraft. On December 22, 2020, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) signed a bilateral agreement that will strengthen their partnership, improve safety standards, and facilitate the certification of aeronautical products.
Under the agreement, EASA and TCCA will recognize each other`s certification for aircraft, engines, and other aeronautical products. This will eliminate the need for duplicate certification processes, saving time and resources for both parties involved. The agreement will also enable the mutual acceptance of flight simulator training devices, providing more options for pilot training.
The bilateral agreement will make it easier for European and Canadian manufacturers to market their products in each other`s territories. By recognizing each other`s certifications, manufacturers will not have to repeat expensive and time-consuming certification processes, which will ultimately lower costs for consumers.
The new agreement will apply to unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) as well. EASA and TCCA will collaborate on the development of safety standards and regulations for UAS operations, which will support the growth of the UAS industry in both Europe and Canada.
The agreement is also expected to facilitate the exchange of technical information and expertise between EASA and TCCA. This will strengthen their collaboration and help them address emerging safety challenges in the aviation industry.
In summary, the bilateral agreement between EASA and TCCA is a significant development for aviation safety and efficiency. By recognizing each other`s certifications and collaborating on technical issues, EASA and TCCA will improve their partnership and better serve the needs of the aviation industry. The agreement will also benefit manufacturers, who will save time and resources, and ultimately, consumers who will enjoy lower costs and safer products.