FAA signs agreements with EASA and Transport Canada


The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) signed agreements with the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Transport Canada (TCCA). The new agreement allows the authorities to rely on each other’s regulatory systems.

The agreements eliminate duplicate processes, get safety enhancing equipment installed on aircraft quicker, and save time and money for both industry and the regulatory authorities involved.

Based on more than a decade of FAA cooperation with EASA and over fifteen years with TCCA, the agencies have established confidence in each other’s regulatory systems. The new safety agreements allow reciprocal acceptance of the majority of Technical Standard Order (TSO)-approved articles. This change benefits US, Canadian and European aerospace industries organisations by eliminating the need for applications, additional validation and administrative review by each party.

The new agreement with EASA also facilitates acceptance of the classification for basic Supplemental Type Certificates (STC’s).