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15-Mar-2019 9:17 AM

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.

The UK is in the process of finalising similar bilateral safety arrangements with aviation authorities in Canada and Brazil. [more - original PR]

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