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On Dec. 5, 2017, the aviation authorities for Canada and Japan signed a Technical Arrangement for Maintenance that will eliminate duplicate inspections through mutual acceptance of each other’s aircraft and equipment maintenance. The agreement comes into effect in February 2018. Canada is the first country to sign an arrangement for mutual acceptance of maintenance with Japan.
Jim Quick, president and CEO of the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC), issued the following statement in response to the signing of the agreement:
“On behalf of the members of AIAC, I am pleased to congratulate Transport Canada’s Civil Aviation Branch and the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau on the signing of the Technical Arrangement for Maintenance between our two countries. This agreement will lower costs for Canadian aerospace and aviation companies, making them more competitive in the Japanese market, and will increase opportunities for our industries to do business together. It is an important mechanism for fostering increased trade and collaboration between our industries, and we commend the governments of both countries for their commitment to finalizing this agreement.”