In theory, this agreement will make it easier to accept aircraft built in China within the European Union. The same is naturally true for aircraft built in the EU inside China. While there is nothing new to see that European planes are being built in China (Airbus is the most obvious), the latest result could be that of Chinese planes flying in The European skies. A bilateral aviation security agreement (BASA), a Memorandum of Understanding or Working Agreement (AV) and related implementation procedures provide for technical cooperation between national civil aviation authorities. They help to reduce duplication and aim at mutual recognition of certificates. In addition to airworthiness certification, bilateral aviation security agreements offer bilateral cooperation in a wide range of areas, including maintenance, air operations and environmental certification. With regard to aircraft certification, an additional document, an airworthiness implementation process, is being developed on certain areas, such as design approvals, production activities, export airworthiness authorization, design and technical cooperation. In addition to the new annexes, the EU and the US have agreed to amend the DEA Maintenance Annex to allow maintenance organisations from all EU member states to participate in BASA`s safety cooperation and to confirm the highest aviation safety standards in the EU and the supervisory function of the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The bilateral aviation security agreement between the EU and China came into force on 1 September.
The agreement was first signed in Brussels on 20 May 2019. This bilateral agreement mainly concerns the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) and „the process of obtaining product authorizations… At the same time, ensure that high safety and environmental standards continue to be met. So what will be the real impact of this agreement on the aviation industry? The Bilateral Aviation Security Agreements (BASA) provide for technical aviation cooperation between the FAA and other civil aviation authorities. In addition to airworthiness certification, basas, MoUs and WAs offer bilateral cooperation in other areas of aviation, including maintenance, air operations and environmental certification. These are exciting and dynamic times for the aviation industry. The implementation of the EU-China BASA could make things even more interesting. During the meeting, ESA and CAAC adopted the Technical Implementation Procedures (TIP) that will support the agreement, particularly with regard to airworthiness. These administrative and technical procedures describe how the two civil aviation regulators will conduct the validation and mutual recognition of civil aviation products.
Bilateral airworthiness agreements are executive agreements reached prior to 1996 through an exchange of diplomatic notes between the U.S. State Department and its foreign counterpart, based on the FAA`s technical recommendations. (Note: U.S. no longer enters into bilateral airworthiness agreements)) Through these activities, BASA reduces the economic burden on airlines and aircraft operators. If you have followed the evolution of the aviation industry in recent years, you will know that China`s aeronautical production capabilities are about to take over the Boeing-Airbus duopoly.