Bilateral Agreement Between Easa And Caac
The new agreement between CAAC and EAS probably has not yet found that the CPR`s aeronautical certification is sufficient to meet global standards. However, this link provides the potential participant with some leverage in the aerospace market. If EAS finds a Chinese commercial aircraft that meets its standards, this “certificate” has great credibility with buyers. The entry into force of the bilateral agreement was marked by ESA and CAAC, which last week held the first joint certification oversight body (COB). During the meeting, the parties adopted the Technical Implementation Procedures (IPT) to support BASA and its airworthiness annex. 1. Bilateral Civil Aviation Safety Agreement (BASA): mutual recognition of safety assessments and certification of civil aviation. In addition, the agreement will prevent civil aviation authorities from carrying out double assessments and unnecessary certification activities for aviation products, which will result in lower costs in the aviation sector (source: European Commission). According to BASA, it will be easier for manufacturers and suppliers of ETSO (European Technical Standard Order) items to obtain CTSOA (Chinese Technical Standard Orders Authorization) certificates issued by CAAC and vice versa. The ETSO published by EASA is a minimum standard for certain components, equipment and materials used in civilian aircraft. The parts of the ETSO therefore have their own official approval (source: AERO Impulse). In May 2019, the European Commission and China signed two agreements to develop mutual aviation standards (source: OBOR Europe): “Cooperation, openness and fulfillment of the promise made by high-level leaders of both sides are respected by the agreements,” said Ambassador Zhang Ming, head of china`s mission to the EU. The agreement provides for certification of design and production organizations, maintenance organizations, licensing and staff training, aircraft operations and the provision of air traffic management services.
While this agreement covers a wide range of aviation aspects, including licensing and staff training and air transport services, we focus on mutual acceptance of certificates and the “free movement of civil aviation products.” A regulatory agreement between the EU and China has come into force, which makes it easier for European and Chinese manufacturers to obtain product approvals for aircraft and their components.