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. 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 second new BASA Schedule on Flight Simulation Training Devices will allow mutual acceptance of compliance results as well as documentation on the recurrent evaluation and qualification of full flight simulators based in the EU and the US. It will save resources, including by eliminating double assessments by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EEAS) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). In the aviation sector too, costs will decrease: operators of flight simulation training systems will no longer be reassessed several times and these savings can be passed on to airlines that send pilots in training. In addition to airworthiness certification, basas, MoUs and WAs offer bilateral cooperation in other areas of aviation, including maintenance, air operations and environmental certification. Through these activities, BASA reduces the economic burden on airlines and aircraft operators.
“I am convinced that, thanks to this bilateral agreement, the aviation relations between Europe and China will be taken to the next level… This reinforces EASA`s commitment to work closely with international partners to build a safe and environmentally friendly industry. “Patrick Ky, Executive Director, EASA In theory, this agreement will facilitate the acceptance of aircraft in China within the European Union. The same is naturally true for aircraft built in the EU inside China. While there is nothing new to see that European planes are being built in China (Airbus is the most obvious), the latest result could be that of Chinese planes flying in The European skies. 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.