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Quick Question – Foreign Validations

Bilateral aviation safety agreements (BASAs) are meant to improve international regulatory coordination. Reaching that goal – elusive as it is – requires constant attention to the realities of how civil aviation authorities actually interact and what those interactions mean for certificate or approval holders.

In September, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) sought assistance from ARSA regarding the processes used by the FAA and foreign CAAs to validate imported aviation articles. The association now seeks input from membership via this month’s “quick question,” about broad experiences with foreign oversight of approvals and certificates.

Though ARSA represents international entities across the world, for the purposes of these questions “foreign” means outside the United States:

Note: The question is displayed in its own, embedded window. If the “Submit” button is not visible on the screen, you must scroll within the survey window in order to submit your response.

If the embedded survey does not appear/load, open the survey independently by visiting: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/qq-foreignvalidations.

Click here to see what questions have been asked and answered…and keep a lookout for more.



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