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EASA and FAA Agree to Further Liberalize Repair Data Reciprocity

Effective April 1, 2007, the United States and EASA have agreed to liberalize the reciprocal acceptance of repair data “exported” between the EU and the U.S. This agreement will provide substantial benefits for repair stations and is being implemented in advance of the new EU-U.S. bilateral agreement that is expected to become effective in late 2007 or early 2008.

For U.S.-based repair stations, EASA will generally accept FAA major and minor repair data on all articles (regardless of the State of Design of the product) except those considered “critical.” No further showing to EASA would be required. For a full explanation of the new provisions, please consult the following documents:

  • EASA Executive Director’s (ED) Decision 2007/001/C (9 March 2007), which amends the previous ED 2004/04/CF (10 December 2004)
  • Revised MIP-G incorporating the new repair data provisions in paragraph 8, and
  • An “FAQ” handout the two agencies recently distributed to industry.

EU-based repair stations would enjoy a similar privilege provided the repair data was approved by EASA or one of the six EU National Aviation Authorities (France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden and the UK) that have existing bilateral aviation safety agreements with the U.S. The six agreements are being revised to reflect the new repair data provisions.

ARSA is pleased that the FAA and EASA were responsive to the industry’s concerns and wishes to thank those involved for reaching this important agreement.

Related Documents:

ED Decision No. 2007-001-C

ED 2004-04-CF

Revised MIP-G

FAA/EASA Interim Agreement

FAA/EASA Reciprocal Acceptance of Repair Data and Certain STC’s

Maintenance Annex Guide – revision 6: Repair data acceptance (pages 96-98)

Technical Implementation Procedures – revision 6: Repair data acceptance (pages 29-30)



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