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Brazil and Singapore Sign Technical Agreement for Airworthiness Certification

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Brazil and Singapore Sign Technical Agreement for Airworthiness Certification

Agreement Facilitates mutual recognition of aircraft design and manufacturing approvals

he Brazilian National Civil Aviation Agency (Anac) and the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) have signed a Technical Agreement for Airworthiness Certification (TA-AC) to enhance cooperation between the countries related to initial and continuing airworthiness, production issues, and technical assistance in the certification of aeronautical products. The TA-AC was signed yesterday, June 12, by Anac’s Superintendent of Airworthiness, Roberto Honorato, and CAAS’s 1st Deputy Director-General, Tay Tiang Guan, during the FAA-EASA International Aviation Safety Conference held in Washington D.C., United States of America. 

The TA-AC was developed under the CAAS-ANAC Memorandum of Understanding signed in February, which provides a broad framework for cooperation in regulatory oversight of aviation safety. The Agreement establishes validation and acceptance procedures for the mutual recognition of design and manufacturing approvals of aeronautical products and articles, as well as design changes and repair approvals originating in one country for operation in the other. 

Furthermore, the agreement includes procedures for bilateral acceptance of airworthiness certification, thus facilitating the export and import of products and articles through the recognition of Export Certificates of Airworthiness for aircraft, Authorized Release Certificates for new engines, propellers, and parts, and Certificates of Conformance for new standard parts. This will significantly reduce the verification efforts required for both authorities, resulting in cost reductions for the industry. The TA-AC also provides procedures for communication and resolution of in-service difficulties related to the design or production of aircraft, engines, and aircraft components. 

According to Anac’s superintendent of Airworthiness, Roberto Honorato, the agreement is a mutual recognition of the technical competence and experience of the Agency and CAAS in the area of airworthiness. “By establishing this partnership, we lay the foundation for a cooperation that I am confident will be lasting and prosperous for both countries. The procedures will lead to more efficient processes and cost reductions for the industry while maintaining the highest standards of operational safety,” he stated. 

CAAS’s 1st Deputy Director-General, Tay Tiang Guan, noted that CAAS was pleased to conclude this technical agreement with Anac following the successful entry into service of the Embraer E190-E2 aircraft in Singapore in April and the start of operation in May this year. “CAAS maintains the highest standards of aviation safety. We work with like-minded partners to enhance aviation safety in a way that minimizes regulatory burden and costs for the industry.” 

About the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore 

The mission of the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) is to develop a safe and vibrant air hub and civil aviation system, making a critical contribution to Singapore’s success. CAAS’s functions are to oversee and promote safety in the aviation industry, develop the air hub and aviation industry, provide air navigation services, provide aviation training for human resource development, and contribute to the development of international civil aviation. For more information, visit 

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