The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) has signed the latest version of the Implementation Procedures for Airworthiness (IPA) with the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The updated agreement expands the scope of US acceptance of aeronautical products from Singapore.
The FAA will now accept certain supplemental type certificates (STCs) issued by CAAS on transport aircraft. STC is the certification of a major modification done on an aircraft.
This means that Singapore-based aerospace companies can now seek CAAS certification of aircraft interior modifications done on any transport category aircraft, and this will expedite their US approval through validation. Singapore-based aerospace companies, therefore, stand to benefit from the revised agreement.
The signing of the revised agreement took place in Montreal, on the sidelines of the 36th Session of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Assembly. The first Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement IPA was concluded between Singapore and the US in 2004.