Singapore and the USA signed a bilateral aviation safety agreement (BASA) yesterday under which the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) and the US Federal Aviation Authority will recognise each other's safety certification of aircraft equipment.

"Specifically, the joint agreement establishes technical co-operation and procedures for the airworthiness certification of aircraft equipment and eliminates repetitive and costly processes," the CAAS says.

"As a result, Singapore-based aerospace design and manufacturing companies will no longer be required to obtain a separate certification from the FAA to ship locally developed aircraft equipment to customers in the US.

"Each country expects to achieve significant time and cost savings for importing and exporting aerospace products."

Source: Flight Daily News