UK and US sign BASA regarding 'no deal' Brexit
UK and US Governments signed (14-Mar-2019) bilateral air safety agreements (BASA) that will come into effect if the UK leaves the EU without a negotiated exit in place. The agreements were discussed between the UK Civil Aviation Authority (UK CAA), UK Department for Transport and the US FAA. The agreements ensure that:
- There will be no change to maintenance oversight, with continued acceptance by the UK and US of each other's aviation maintenance approvals;
- Any products, parts and appliances currently manufactured by UK and US companies will continue to be accepted in both countries;
- Any aircraft designed in the US and previously validated by EASA will continue to be accepted by the UK CAA for operation by UK companies;
- Design validation processes will be similar to those implemented under the EU-US BASA, except that an application will need to be made to the CAA for FAA validation of designs produced in the UK.