During the meeting, EASA and CAAC adopted the Technical Implementation Procedures (TIP) that will support the agreement, including with regard to airworthiness. Those administrative and technical procedures shall describe how the two civil aviation regulators will carry out the validation and mutual recognition of product approvals for civil aviation. The Horizontal Air Services Agreement allows all EU airlines to fly from each EU Member State to China by concluding a bilateral air services agreement with China, under which unused traffic rights are available. Until now, only airlines owned and controlled by a Member State or its nationals were allowed to fly between that Member State and China. By signing the Horizontal Air Transport Agreement, China recognises the EU designation principle which guarantees EU Member States non-discrimination and equal market access for routes to destinations outside the EU. The horizontal agreement will thus bring bilateral air services agreements between China and EU Member States into line with EU law. This will be beneficial for both European and Chinese airlines (source: European Commission). In theory, this will help autonomous Chinese airlines like EHang develop products for common levels of EU/China certification and make it easier for European UTM providers to access Chinese markets. As part of the agreement, the two sides have set up a technical coordinating body called the Certification Oversight Board (COB), which will help minimize differences between the parties` regulatory systems, standards and certification processes. Development, approval and revision of technical implementation procedures. the exchange of information on important security issues and, where appropriate, the development of action plans to manage them, as well as other similar arrangements.
The first meeting of the COB took place on 3 September. According to a press release from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), « during the meeting, the parties adopted the Technical Implementation Procedures (TIP), which will assist BASA and its annex with airworthiness. These administrative and technical procedures describe in detail how EASA and CAAC will validate and reciprocally accept civil aviation product authorisations. » 2. Horizontal Air Services Agreement: allows EU airlines to fly from each EU Member State to China. 1. Bilateral Agreement on Civil Aviation Security (BASA): mutual recognition of civil aviation safety assessments and certifications. The entry into force of the bilateral agreement was characterised by the fact that EASA and CAAC held the first Joint Certification Card (COB) last week. During the meeting, the parties adopted the Technical Enforcement Procedures (TIP) that will assist BASA and its Annex to Airworthiness. The bilateral aviation safety agreement between the EU and China entered into force on 1 September. The agreement was concluded for the first time on 20 Signed in Brussels on 1 May 2019.
This bilateral agreement, which mainly concerns the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), « will simplify the process of obtaining product authorizations. at the same time, we will ensure that high safety and environmental standards continue to be met. » What will be the real impact of this agreement on the aviation industry? In addition, the agreement will prevent civil aviation authorities from unnecessarily doubling the assessment and certification of aeronautical products, which will lead to a reduction in costs in the aviation sector (source: European Commission). . . .