Chapter V - Inspection and Continuing Validity Provisions

Under the Agreement for the Promotion of Aviation Safety dated June 12, 2000 Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of Canada
March 14, 2011

5.0 Inspection Provisions

The FAA and the TCCA agree to the conduct of inspection, monitoring, and surveillance of repair stations, FAA certificated mechanics, AMOs, and AMEs currently under their regulatory control in accordance with this MIP.

5.1 Continuing Validity

The FAA and the TCCA acknowledge that:

(a) Unrestricted Access. With notice, each authority may conduct independent inspections of repair stations, FAA-certificated mechanics, AMOs, and AMEs, and review the other authority’s surveillance records and other pertinent information. This applies to maintenance, preventive maintenance, or alterations and modifications performed on aeronautical products by repair stations, FAA‑certificated mechanics, AMOs, and AMEs, consistent with the objective of this MIP and the applicable laws and regulations.

(b) Cooperation in Enforcement. The maximum permissible mutual cooperation and assistance in any investigation or enforcement proceedings of any alleged or suspected violations of any regulations or special conditions identified in the MIP is essential. The FAA and the TCCA acknowledge that repair stations, FAA‑ certificated mechanics, AMOs, and AMEs remain subject to the regulatory requirements and enforcement procedures described in Chapter 3, paragraphs 3.3 and 3.7 of this MIP.

(c) Continued Confidence Program. The FAA and the TCCA shall conduct periodic joint evaluations of each other’s continued compliance with the terms of the MIP. Such evaluations may include repair stations, FAA-certificated mechanics, AMOs, and AMEs to ensure the responsible authority is adequately applying the MIP.

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