Bilateral arrangement - Israel

Bilateral arrangement between Transport Canada Civil Aviation and the Civil Aviation Administration of Israel for the promotion of aviation safety

Transport Canada Civil Aviation and the Civil Aviation Administration of Israel, hereinafter referred to as the Authorities,

Desiring to promote aviation safety and environmental quality,

Noting common concerns for the safe operation of civil aircraft,

Recognizing the emerging trend toward multinational design, production, and interchange of civil aeronautical products,

Desiring to enhance cooperation and increase efficiency in matters relating to civil aviation and its safety,

Considering the possible reduction of the economic burden imposed on the aviation industry and operators by redundant technical inspections, evaluations, and testing,

Recognizing that the standards and systems for airworthiness approvals, maintenance certifications and environmental testing, as well as for approval and monitoring of flight simulators, aircraft maintenance organizations, flight operations, and the certification and authorization of persons involved in aircraft maintenance and flight operations, are sufficiently similar to make this Arrangement practicable,

Recognizing the mutual benefits to be gained by developing procedures for the reciprocal acceptance of airworthiness and environmental approvals, environmental testing, and the development of reciprocal procedures related to the recognition of approval and monitoring of flight simulators, aircraft maintenance organizations, flight operations, and the certification and authorization of persons involved in aircraft maintenance and flight operations,

Have reached the following understanding:

I. Purpose of this Arrangement

  1. To facilitate the recognition and the acceptance by each Authority of the other Authority's airworthiness approvals, environmental testing and approval, and maintenance certifications of civil aeronautical products;
  2. To facilitate the acceptance by each authority of the other Authority's approvals and monitoring of maintenance organizations, including the certification and authorization of persons involved in maintenance, and flight operations; and
  3. To provide for cooperation in sustaining an equivalent level of safety and environmental objectives with respect to aviation safety.

II. Definitions

  1. "Airworthiness approval" means a finding that the design or change to the design of a civil aeronautical product meets standards established by an Authority or that it conforms to a design or change to a design that has been found to meet those standards, and is in a condition for safe operation.
  2. "Civil aeronautical product" means any civil aircraft, or aircraft engine, propeller, appliance, part or component to be installed thereon.
  3. "Environmental approval" means the process by which a civil aeronautical product is evaluated for compliance with an Authority's laws, regulations, standards, and requirements concerning aircraft noise and aircraft engine emission.
  4. "Maintenance" means the performance of inspection, overhaul, repair, preservation, and the replacement of parts, materials, appliances, or components of a product to assure the continued airworthiness of that product, including the performance of approved modifications.
  5. "Modification" means making a change to the type design.
  6. "Flight simulator qualification evaluations" refers to the process by which a flight simulator is assessed by comparison to the aircraft it simulates in accordance with performance standards specified by an Authority.
  7. "Approval and monitoring of flight operations" means the process by which technical inspections and evaluations are conducted, by an Authority, of entities providing commercial air transportation of passengers or cargo and those entities which conduct support programs for such activities;
  8. "Monitoring" means the periodic surveillance by a Authority to determine continuing compliance with the appropriate standards.

III. Technical Assessment and Cooperation

  1. The Authorities will conduct technical assessments and work cooperatively to develop an understanding of each other's standards and systems, mainly in, but not limited to, the following aviation sectors:
    1. Airworthiness approvals and maintenance certification of civil aeronautical products;
    2. Environmental approval of civil aeronautical products with regard to aircraft noise and aircraft engine emission standards and testing procedures;
    3. Approval and monitoring of maintenance organizations;
    4. Approval of persons involved in maintenance, and flight operations;
    5. Approval and monitoring of flight operations; and
    6. Qualification evaluations and monitoring of flight simulators.
  2. When the Authorities agree that their standards, rules, practices, procedures, and systems in these areas are sufficiently equivalent or compatible to permit acceptance of findings of compliance made by one Authority for the other Authority to the agreed-upon standards, the Authorities will execute written Technical Arrangements describing the methods by which such reciprocal acceptance will be made with respect to individual aviation safety programs.
  3. The Technical Arrangements will include at a minimum:
    1. Definitions;
    2. A description of the scope of the particular area of civil aviation to be addressed;
    3. Provisions for reciprocal acceptance of the each Authority actions such as test witnessing, inspections, qualifications, approvals, and certifications;
    4. Accountability;
    5. Provisions for mutual cooperation and technical assistance; and
    6. Provisions for periodic evaluations of the working relationship between the Authorities

IV. Dispute Resolution

Any disagreement regarding the interpretation or application of this Bilateral Aviation Safety or of any of its Technical Arrangements will be resolved by consultation between the responsible sectorial Directors failing which the disagreement will be refered to the Directors General for final resolution.

V. Entry Into Force

  1. This Arrangement will enter into force upon signature and will remain in force until terminated by either Authority. Such termination will be effected by sixty days written notification to the other Authority. Such termination will also act to terminate all existing Technical Arrangements executed in accordance with this Arrangement.
  2. This Arrangement may be amended by the written agreement of the Authorities.
  3. A Technical Arrangement may be amended by the responsible Directors.
  4. Technical Arrangements may only be terminated by the Authorities. Such termination will be effected by sixty days written notification to the other Authority.

Signed by: A. J. LaFlamme
Director General
Transport Canada Civil Aviation

Signed on: Date:

Signed by: A. Yarconi
Director General
Civil Aviation Administration,
Ministry of Transport, Israel

Signed on: Date:

Implementation Procedures for the Mutual Acceptance of Maintenance of Civil Aeronautical Products and Maintenance Organizations and for the Cooperation and Technical Assistance Regarding Maintenance Standards

under the Bilateral Arrangement between the Civil Aviation Administration of Israel and Transport Canada Civil Aviation for the Promotion of Aviation Safety

I - General

Pursuant to Article III of the Arrangement between the Civil Aviation Administration of Israel (CAAI) and Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) for the promotion of aviation safety agree that the rules, standards, practices, procedures and system for the approval and monitoring of maintenance and of maintenance organizations are sufficiently equivalent to permit the acceptance of each other's maintenance certification system.

Within the general objectives of the Arrangement (BASA) and without prejudice to the obligation of each authority under its own regulation, the purpose of these Procedure is to:

  • 1.1 Avoid the duplication of inspections and evaluations;
  • 1.2 Give the same validity to the other authority's inspection and evaluation findings for the approval of maintenance organizations; and,
  • 1.3 Give the same validity to the other authority's system for the release of civil aeronautical products to service after maintenance.

II - Definitions

Approved by the authority means the approval, acceptance, authorization, certification or licensing of the organization, person, civil aeronautical product or document either directly or in accordance with a delegation procedure.

Civil aeronautical product means any civil aircraft, or aircraft engine, propeller, or sub assembly, appliance, material, part or component to be installed thereon.

Maintenance means the performance of inspection, overhaul, repair, preservation, modification and the replacement of parts, materials, appliances, or components of a product to assure the continued airworthiness of that product.

III - Scope

These procedures apply to:

  • 3.1 The acceptance by one authority of the maintenance, performed under the maintenance system of the other authority on civil aeronautical products;
  • 3.2 The acceptance by one authority of the evaluation and approval of maintenance organizations, performed by the other authority;
  • 3.3 The cooperation and assistance with respect to maintaining the continuing airworthiness of civil aeronautical products;
  • 3.4 The exchange of information regarding maintenance standards and maintenance certification systems; and,
  • 3.5 The cooperation in providing technical evaluations and assistance.

IV - Maintenance Organisation Approval

  • 4.1 Subject to 4.2 each maintenance organization that agrees to comply with annex 1 and is approved to perform maintenance functions, under the jurisdiction of one authority, will be recognized by the other authority for the performance of the same functions.
  • 4.2 Unless otherwise agreed in a particular case between TCCA and CAAI the recognition of the maintenance organization is only valid when the organization is located within the territory of the authority granting the approval.

V - Maintenance

  • 5.1 Maintenance functions on a civil aeronautical product used for any purpose and regulated by one authority, can be performed and certified by a maintenance organization, described in Section IV above, approved by the other authority for those same maintenance functions subject to compliance with para 5.3 when appropriate.
  • 5.2 Maintenance functions on a civil aeronautical product used for any purpose other than commercial air transport and regulated by one authority, can also be performed and certified by any person or organization approved by the other authority for those same maintenance functions subject to compliance with para 5.3 when appropriate.
  • 5.3 In the case of a repair or modification, the design shall have been approved by the authority having jurisdiction over the civil aeronautical product.
  • 5.4 The certification of maintenance functions, in accordance with para 5.1 or 5.2 as appropriate, in compliance with the maintenance system of one authority will be accepted by the other authority as equivalent to its own, as follows;
    1. A TCCA CAR 571.10 Maintenance Release and a CAAI ANR, (Operation of Aircraft and Flight Rules), Certificate of Release to Service are deemed equivalent.
    2. A TCCA Form 24-0078 and the CAAI Form 8130-3 are deemed equivalent.

VI - Mutual Cooperation and Technical Assistance

6.1 Information

TCCA and CAAI shall provide information regarding the maintenance and modifications to be performed under the terms of these procedures and shall develop appropriate publications and circulate these publications through established methods in their respective countries to:

  1. Inform the public of the terms of these procedures;
  2. Outline the regulatory requirements and special requirements necessary for persons to perform work under the terms of these procedures.

6.2 Technical Evaluation Assistance

TCCA and CAAI agree to provide technical evaluation assistance to each other, upon request, to further the purposes and objectives of these procedures. Such areas of assistance may include, but are not limited to:

  1. Providing assistance, as appropriate;
  2. Performing surveillance and providing reports regarding continued compliance with the requirements described in these procedures by maintenance organizations in each country;
  3. Conducting and reporting on investigations;
  4. Obtaining and providing data for reports.

6.3 Exchange of Information

The authorities shall provide each other with complete sets of regulations, policies, guidance, practices and interpretations relevant to these procedures, and shall ensure that such documents are updated in a timely manner. In addition, any proposal to amend such documents shall be provided to the other authority for the opportunity to review and comment prior to the amendment being effected.

6.4 Regulations, Policies & Guidelines

Both authorities will make arrangements to involve each other in the process used to establish and amend the regulations, policies, guidance, practices and interpretations relevant to these procedures, including the expanding of the scope of these procedures. Such expansion could relate to all aspects of maintenance and maintenance personnel.

6.5 Urgent or Unusual Situations

Where urgent or unusual situations develop which are within the scope of these procedures but not specifically addressed, both authorities will review and consult each other, and upon mutual consent, take appropriate action, including amendment to these procedures where required.

6.6 Audits and Inspections

Both authorities shall by mutual cooperation, allow each other:

  1. To participate in each other's inspections and audits on a sample basis; and,
  2. To conduct independent inspections at each other's maintenance facilities to investigate safety issues.

6.7 Notification of Non-Compliance

Each authority shall:

  1. Notify the other authority of unsatisfactory compliance with any regulations or any condition set forth in these procedures that impairs the ability of an organization approved to perform maintenance under the terms of these procedures.
  2. Promptly advise the other authority of any investigations or enforcement action, including revocation, suspension or change of scope in respect of mutually recognized maintenance organizations.

VII - Accountability

  • 7.1 TCCA Director of Aircraft Maintenance and Manufacturing and the CAAI Deputy Director for Airworthiness will be in charge of the administration and implementation of the provisions of these procedures.
  • 7.2 Each Authority will promptly advise the other Authority where a Maintenance Organization under their jurisdiction is approved in accordance to these procedures.
  • 7.3 The authorities will also advise each other of any significant change to their organization affecting the administration and implementation of the provisions of these procedures, including the identity of the persons specified in para 7.1.
  • 7.4 The authorities will jointly review these procedures from time to time and may amend it as appropriate by written Arrangement.

VIII - Interpretation

  • 8.1 Any disagreement regarding the interpretation or application of this Arrangement or its Procedures shall be resolved by consultation, in the following order, between:
    1. The persons in charge of the implementation of these Procedures pursuant to 7.1;
    2. The Authorities of the Arrangement.

IX - Entry Into Force

These procedures shall enter into force upon signature by both Authorities of this technical arrangement.

X - Termination

Either Authority may at any time give written notice to the other authority of its decision to terminate these procedures. These procedures shall terminate twelve months following the date of receipt of the notice by the other authority, unless the said notice of termination has been withdrawn by mutual agreement before the expiry of this period.

Signed by: Donald Sherrit
Director,
Maintenance and Manufacturing
Transport Canada Civil Aviation

Signed on: Date:

Signed by: Pavel Yoresh
Deputy Director for Airworthiness
Civil Aviation Administration of Israel


Signed on: Date:

Annex 1

Recognition of Maintenance Organizations

The recognition of a para 4 Maintenance Organization by the other authority will be based upon the following criteria:

  1. The Maintenance Organization should be approved by TCCA or CAAI as appropriate.
  2. The Maintenance Organization shall amend or provide, as required, a supplement to the organization's manual, to addresses the following issues:
    1. A statement signed by the current CEO that the organization will comply with the manual and supplement.
    2. The TCCA and CAAI may access the organization to check for compliance with requirements.
    3. In the case of serious non compliance with regulations or established standards and, where the Authority having jurisdiction over the Maintenance Organization cannot satisfy the other Authority that it took the appropriate enforcement action, the Maintenance Organization must accept that it may be subjected to the other Authority's enforcement action in order to maintain its status with the authority.
    4. That the organization will comply with the customer work order taking particular note of requested airworthiness directives, modifications, repairs and that any parts used were manufactured or maintained by organizations acceptable to the other Authority.
    5. That the customer has established his own National Civil Aviation Authority approval of any modifications and repairs.
    6. That the Maintenance Organization will release aeronautical products, under the jurisdiction of the other Authority, in accordance with the procedures prescribed by its own Authority, noting that:
      1. Aircraft release procedures allow release against TCCA CAR 571.10 Maintenance Release or CAAI ANR, (Operation of Aircraft and Flight Rules), Certificate of Release to Service; and,
      2. Engines, propellers, parts, appliances, etc. are released on TCCA Form 24-0078 or CAAI Form 8130-3.
    7. That any civil aeronautical product under the jurisdiction of the other Authority found in an unworthy condition, after the contracted work was performed, will be reported to both Authorities and to the customer.
  3. The Maintenance Organization agrees to pay the fees associated with the issuance and the renewal of the certificate, and any other cost incurred by visiting TCCA/CAAI audit teams in accordance with the fees and cost recovery structure and cost recovery policies in place by the Authorities.

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Technical Arrangement for the Acceptance of Airworthiness and Environmental Approval of Civil Aeronautical Products

under the Bilateral Arrangement for the Promotion of Aviation Safety between Transport Canada Civil Aviation and the Civil Aviation Administration of Israel Technical Arrangement for the Acceptance of Airworthiness and Environmental Approval of Civil Aeronautical Products between Transport Canada Civil Aviation and the Civil Aviation Administration of Israel

Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) and the Civil Aviation Administration of Israel (CAAI) referred in this document, for convenience, as the Contracting Authorities, considering that:

The Bilateral Arrangement for the Promotion of Aviation Safety (BASA) between Transport Canada Civil Aviation and the Civil Aviation Administration of Israel, in effect on July 15, 1998, provides for Technical Arrangements to be developed in the airworthiness and environmental approval of civil aeronautical products;

Each Contracting Authority has determined that the standards used by and the system of the other Contracting Authority for airworthiness and environmental certification, approval or acceptance of the civil aeronautical products, covered by this Technical Arrangement (hereinafter referred to as "Arrangement"), are sufficiently equivalent to its own to make this Arrangement practicable; and

In the interest of promoting aviation safety and preservation of the environment, each Contracting Authority will cooperate to reduce, to the minimum, the economic burden imposed on the Contracting Authorities and the Aviation Industries and Operators by avoiding redundant technical evaluations, tests and inspections;

have reached the following understanding:

1. General

1.1 Purpose

This document sets forth the Contracting Authorities procedures for implementing the airworthiness and environmental approvals, with regard to aircraft noise and aircraft engine emission standards, and testing procedures of civil aeronautical products under the provision of the BASA.

The objective of this Arrangement, in accordance with the BASA, is to outline the terms and conditions under which the Contracting Authorities accept each other's airworthiness and environmental approvals of civil aeronautical products, and environmental testing, thereby reducing redundant technical inspections, evaluations and testing.

1.2 Basis

This Arrangement is based on Article III of the BASA, and in that respect, the Contracting Authorities have assessed each other's standards and systems relating to the airworthiness and environmental approvals of civil aeronautical products, and the environmental testing, and as a result have established an understanding of such standards and systems, and have agreed such standards and systems of the Contracting Authorities are sufficiently equivalent or compatible to make this Arrangement practicable.

1.3 Definitions

For the purposes of this Arrangement, the following definitions apply:

  1. "Additional Technical Conditions" means the terms notified by the Importing Authority for the acceptance of the type design of an aeronautical product, or for the acceptance of an aeronautical product, to account for differences between the Contracting Authorities in:
    1. Adopted or adapted airworthiness and environmental criteria;
    2. Special conditions relating to novel or unusual features of the product design which are not covered by the adopted/adapted airworthiness and environmental criteria;
    3. Exemptions or equivalent safety findings from the airworthiness and environmental criteria; and
    4. Mandatory airworthiness action taken to correct unsafe conditions.
  2. "airworthiness criteria" means the criteria governing the design, performance, materials, workmanship, and manufacture of civil aeronautical products as prescribed by the Importing Authority to enable it to find that the design, manufacture, and condition of these products comply with the laws, regulations, standards, and requirements of the Importing State concerning airworthiness.
  3. "civil aeronautical product" has the same definition as in the BASA.
  4. "design-related operational requirements" means the operational requirements affecting either the design features of the product or data on the design relating to the operations of the product that make it eligible for a particular kind of operation in a State.
  5. "environmental criteria" means the criteria governing the design, performance, materials, workmanship, and manufacture of civil aeronautical products as prescribed by the Importing Authority to enable it to find that the design, manufacture, and condition of these products comply with the laws, regulations, standards, and requirements of the Importing State concerning noise and emissions.
  6. "Exporting Authority" means the authority in the State exporting a type design, a modification thereof, or a product under the provisions of this Arrangement.
  7. "Importing Authority" means the authority in the State importing a type design, a modification thereof, or a product under the provisions of this Arrangement.
  8. "product airworthiness approval" means the airworthiness certification, approval, or acceptance, as appropriate, by or on behalf of an authority for a particular civil aeronautical product to permit operation or use of the product under the laws, regulations, standards, and requirements of the issuing authority.
  9. "type design" means the description of all characteristics of a product, including its design, manufacture, limitations, and continued airworthiness instructions which determines its airworthiness and environmental characteristics.
  10. "type design approval" means the certification, approval, or acceptance of the type design of a product, by or on behalf of an authority.

2. Scope of Coverage

This Arrangement applies to:

  1. The acceptance by the Importing Authority of the type design approval, including changes to the type design, and the findings of compliance made by the Exporting Authority with the Importing Authority's design-related operational requirements, for civil aeronautical products for which the Exporting Authority is the authority responsible for the type design;
  2. The acceptance by the Importing Authority of the airworthiness and environmental certification, approval, or acceptance of civil aeronautical products for which either Contracting Authority is the authority responsible for the type design or the authority of the State of manufacture, including both new and used products which were designed or manufactured partially or wholly in third countries;
  3. Cooperation and assistance on the continuing airworthiness of in-service products;
  4. Technical co-operation and assistance, including the exchange of information, towards maintaining sufficiently equivalent airworthiness and environmental criteria and certification systems between the Contracting Authorities; and
  5. Cooperation in providing technical evaluation assistance to the other Authority.

3. Procedures

3.1 General

Each Contracting Authority will develop procedures for granting airworthiness and environmental certification to imported civil aeronautical products whose design or, where applicable, manufacture is under the responsibility of the other Contracting Authority so as to give maximum practicable credit for technical evaluations, tests results, inspections, quality assurance system monitoring, conformity statements, marks of conformity and certificates accepted or issued by the Exporting Authority in granting its own domestic certification for such civil aeronautical products.

3.2 Type Design Approval

  1. If the Exporting Authority certifies to the Importing Authority that the type design of a civil aeronautical product, including the design-related operational requirements subject to paragraph (e) below, or a change to a civil aeronautical product type design previously approved by the Importing Authority, complies with airworthiness and environmental criteria prescribed by the Importing Authority, the Importing Authority, in finding compliance with its own laws, regulations, standards, and requirements for granting type design approval, shall give the same validity to the technical evaluations, determinations, tests, and inspections made by the Exporting Authority as if it had made them itself.
  2. The Importing Authority shall prescribe the airworthiness and environmental criteria for the type design approval of a particular civil aeronautical product, in terms of the laws, regulations, standards, requirements, and certification system applied by the Exporting Authority in granting its own type design approval together with the Additional Technical Conditions identified by the Importing Authority.
  3. To this end, the Importing Authority shall have the right:
    1. To become familiar with the civil aeronautical product to be imported and with the laws, regulations, standards, requirements and certification system applied by the Exporting Authority;
    2. To identify the Additional Technical Conditions which it finds necessary to ensure that the civil aeronautical product meets the airworthiness and environmental criteria equivalent to that which would have been required for a similar product designed or manufactured in the Importing State at the time the application was received for the approval of the product type design by the Exporting Authority; and
    3. To perform such additional analysis and testing as judged necessary.
  4. The airworthiness and environmental criteria specified by the Importing Authority for its type design approval of a civil aeronautical product shall be communicated to the Exporting Authority as soon as practicable after becoming familiar with the design of the product.
  5. The Importing Authority, on request from the Exporting Authority, shall advise the latter of its current design-related operational requirements.

3.3 Changes to the Approved Type Design

  1. The Exporting Authority shall notify the Importing Authority of changes in the approved type design that significantly affects the configuration of the civil aeronautical product that the Importing Authority has certified, approved, or accepted under this Arrangement. Examples of changes that the Contracting Authorities shall consider as significantly affecting the approved type design are provided in Appendix 1.
  2. Following the review of the changes, the Importing Authority shall notify the Exporting Authority of its acceptance, modification, or non-acceptance of these changes.

3.4 Acceptance of Product Airworthiness Approval

  1. If the Exporting Authority, or a designated person on behalf of the Exporting Authority, certifies to the Importing Authority that a civil aeronautical product, for which a type design approval has been issued or is in the process of being issued by the Importing Authority, conforms in construction to a type design definition notified by the Importing Authority and is in a condition for safe operation, the Importing Authority shall give the same validity to the technical evaluations, determinations, tests, and inspections made by the Exporting Authority, as if it had made them itself on the date of the certification by the Exporting Authority.
  2. Additional inspections may be made or specified by the Importing Authority, as it deems necessary, at the time of its airworthiness and environmental certification, approval, or acceptance of a civil aeronautical product.
  3. The airworthiness release document for complete aircraft granted by TCCA or a TCCA designated person according to paragraph 3.4(a) shall be provided in the format of a TCCA Form 24-0049 (Certificate of Airworthiness for Export), and for appliances and parts, including aircraft engines and propellers, in the format of a TCCA Form 24-0078 (Authorized Release Certificate).
  4. The airworthiness release document for complete aircraft, aircraft engine, or propeller granted by CAAI or a CAAI designated person according to paragraph 3.4 (a) shall be provided in the format of CAAI Form EN 806 (Export Certificate of Airworthiness), and for appliances and parts in the format of CAAI Form 8130-3 (Airworthiness Approval Tag).

3.5 Production Overview

  1. By mutual agreement, a Contracting Authority will, on behalf of the other Contracting Authority:
    1. Monitor the quality assurance system for the production of civil aeronautical products, accepted by both Authorities, to evaluate the need for improvement, to initiate corrective action and/or to assure conformance to the approved type design; and
    2. Certify conformity of parts and assemblies produced.
  2. Each Contracting Authority shall make available to the other Contracting Authority all data, drawings, reports, norms, specifications, instructions, guidelines, policies, and other information necessary to perform the activities referred to in paragraph 3.5(a).
  3. By mutual agreement, a Contracting Authority may participate with the other Contracting Authority on production control and engineering activities as necessary, and to participate periodically to audits on the quality assurance system of the other Contracting Authority.

4. Mutual Cooperation and Technical Assistance

4.1 Continuing Airworthiness

  1. Each Contracting Authority shall provide full support in analyzing airworthiness aspects of accidents and incidents occurring on civil aeronautical products to which this Arrangement applies and which would raise questions concerning the airworthiness of such products.
  2. The Exporting Authority shall, in respect of civil aeronautical products designed or manufactured in its State, specify any appropriate action it deems necessary to correct any unsafe condition that may be discovered after such product is placed in service, including any actions in respect of components designed and/or manufactured by a supplier under contract to a prime contractor.
  3. The Exporting Authority shall, in respect of civil aeronautical products designed or manufactured in its State, assist the Importing Authority in determining any action considered to be necessary by the Importing Authority for maintaining the continuing airworthiness of such product.
  4. Each Contracting Authority shall keep the other Contracting Authority informed of all mandatory airworthiness modifications, special inspections, special operating limitations, or other actions which it deems necessary for maintaining the continuing airworthiness of relevant products designed or manufactured in either States and that have been imported or exported under this Arrangement, or prior to the effective date of this Arrangement.

4.2 Technical Assistance and Cooperation

  1. At the request of the Importing Authority, the Exporting Authority shall, in respect of civil aeronautical products designed or manufactured in its State, assist the Importing Authority in determining whether the design of major changes or repairs made under the control of the Importing Authority comply with the airworthiness and environmental criteria under which such product was originally approved by the Exporting Authority.
  2. Each Contracting Authority shall make available to the other Contracting Authority all its relevant airworthiness and environmental laws, regulations, standards and requirements, and its system for airworthiness and environmental certification or approval.
  3. Each Contracting Authority shall, to the maximum extent practicable: ensure that the other Contracting Authority is notified of proposed significant revisions to its standards and system for airworthiness and environmental certification or approval, that may affect the terms of this Arrangement; offer the other Contracting Authority an opportunity to comment; and give due consideration to the comments made by other Contracting Authority on the proposed revisions.
  4. By mutual agreement and upon request, each Contracting Authority shall, as practicable, provide technical evaluation and assistance to the other Contracting Authority.
  5. Both Contracting Authorities may undertake joint type design approval projects in respect of products covered by this Arrangement when it is in the interest of both Contracting Authorities.

5. Prevailing Interpretation

In the case of conflicting interpretations of the airworthiness or environmental criteria or design-related operational requirements prescribed by the Importing Authority pertaining to the certification, approval, or acceptance of civil aeronautical products under this Arrangement, the interpretation of the Importing Authority shall prevail.

6. Accountability

6.1 Implementation

The TCCA Directors of Aircraft Certification and of Aircraft Maintenance and Manufacturing and the CAAI Deputy Director for Airworthiness will be in charge of the administration and implementation of the provisions of this Arrangement.

6.2 Organizational Changes

The Contracting Authorities will advise each other of any significant change to their organization affecting the administration and implementation of the provisions of this Arrangement, including the identity of the persons identified in section 6.1.

6.3 Amendments

Subject to Article V of the BASA, the Contracting Authorities will jointly review this Arrangement from time to time and may amend it as appropriate by written agreement.

7. Interpretation of Arrangement

Any disagreement regarding the interpretation or application of this Arrangement shall be resolved by consultation, pursuant and subject to the provisions of Article IV of the BASA entitled "Dispute Resolution".

8. Entry Into Force

This Arrangement shall enter into force upon signature and will remain in force subject to the provisions of Article V of the BASA.

Transport Canada Civil Aviation

Signed by: Kenneth Mansfield
Director, Aircraft Certification

Signed by: Donald Sherrit
Director, Aircraft Maintenance and Manufacturing

Signed on: Date:

Civil Aviation Administration of Israel

Signed by: Pavel Yoresh
Deputy Director for Airworthiness

Signed on: Date:

Appendix 1

Examples of changes that significantly affect the approved type design

The following changes are considered to significantly affect the type design approved by the Importing Authority:

  1. Significant changes to the cabin interior configuration;
  2. Modifications which would result in changes to the Importing Authority's Type Certificate Data Sheet;
  3. Modifications which would result in changes to the Limitations Section of the AFM;
  4. Modifications which result in aircraft configurations not addressed in the Importing Authority's accepted Flight Manual (including supplements);
  5. Modifications which result in changes to the Airworthiness Limitations of the Instructions for Continued Airworthiness;
  6. Modifications which have an impact on any Additional Technical Conditions prescribed by the Importing Authority;
  7. Modifications requiring (or affecting) Exemptions or Findings of Equivalent Safety; and
  8. Other modifications considered necessary by the manufacturer or the Exporting Authority.
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