The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has signed two separate deals with Brazil’s Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil (ANAC) and Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) to easily approve their aircraft and aviation products for distributing in their respective markets.

The deal with ANAC is a revision of the Implementation Procedures Agreement (IPA) reached between FAA and ANAC in September 2006.

Since its signing, the IPA was amended twice, most recently in February 2016.

The deal is expected to increase reliance on each country’s certification authorities as well as minimise redundant validation activities and resources.

It has also bolstered the first IPA by bringing the agreement in line with the bilateral agreements of other partners of the Certification Management Team (CMT), of which Brazil is a member.

“The deal is expected to increase reliance on each country’s certification authorities as well as minimise redundant validation activities and resources.”

Other CMT members are the European Union and Canada.

The revision has expanded the IPA to include FAA’s Part 23 standard on general aviation aircraft as well as facilitated risk based decision criteria for the US and Brazil  to validate each other’s aviation products.

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It features a three-month implementation period to provide adequate time to familiarise all stakeholders with the content.

In addition, the Shared Surveillance Management Plan between FAA and TCCA highlights the process for recognising each other’s surveillance of manufacturers and their suppliers in the US and Canada.

The plan is designed to ensure that manufacturers, certificate holders, production approval holders and suppliers abide by the regulatory requirements of both the countries.

It has also mandated the aviation manufacturers to conform to an approved quality system and ensure their subcontractors and suppliers to meet the applicable requirements and quality.

Furthermore, the agreement is set to reduce the periods of travel for FAA and TCCA aviation inspectors to visit to each other’s facilities to conduct surveillance.