Are the repair designs approved by non-EU TC holders considered approved design data by the Agency?
Repair designs approved by non-EU TC holders established in a country where there is no bilateral agreement in place with the European Union, are not considered approved design data and must be approved by the Agency. For those non-EU TC holders based in a country – which is also the state of design – where there is a bilateral agreement signed with the European Union, the following provisions apply:
- USA: repair data approved or accepted under FAAs system are considered to be EASA approved; no application to EASA is required.
- Canada: repair data approved or accepted under TCCAs system are considered to be EASA approved; validation is not required.
- Brazil: repair data approved or accepted under ANACs system are considered to be EASA approved; validation is not required.
In these cases, repair designs requiring the production of new parts that would constitute a design change, are not eligible for acceptance under the Implementation Procedures of the bilateral agreements in place.
For further details and special conditions related to critical components, please refer to the applicable Technical Implementation Procedures for Airworthiness and Environmental Certification.