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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has signed separate agreements with Brazil’s Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil (ANAC) and Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) that will make it easier to approve each country’s aircraft and aviation products for their growing aviation markets.
The FAA and TCCA are continuing their long tradition of cooperation.
The two agencies signed a shared surveillance management plan that defines the process by which they recognize each other’s surveillance of manufacturers and their suppliers in the United States and Canada.
The Plan ensures manufacturers, certificate holders, production approval holders and suppliers are complying with the responsible countries’ applicable regulatory requirements.
The plan requires manufacturers to comply with an approved quality system and ensure their subcontractors and suppliers also meet the applicable requirements and adhere to quality standards
The result will be less need for FAA and TCCA aviation inspectors to travel to each other’s facilities to do surveillance. Previously this was done on a case-by-case basis.