The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and the Federal Air Transport Agency (FATA) have today (12 October 2021) signed a Temporary Arrangement on air safety. The FATA is legally assigned as the Civil Aviation Competent Authority in the Russian Federation and the CAA is legally assigned as the Competent Authority in the UK.
The Temporary Arrangement allows UK and Russian manufacturing organisations to continue without interruption their business relations in supplies of parts and spares, retaining the arrangements in place before the UK's departure from the European Union (EU). It also allows for both sides to negotiate a more detailed and broader working arrangement in the nearest future.
For the CAA, the Temporary Arrangement is one of many negotiated in recent months with several countries, including Brazil, Singapore, China and Canada, and following the UK's departure from the EU and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) system. Further agreements will be announced in the coming weeks. For FATA, the CAA is the 28th national Competent Authority with which the Russian side has recently signed the airworthiness agreements in accordance with the Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
The Temporary Arrangement aims to create a simplified procedure and defines aspects of bilateral airworthiness cooperation.
A copy of the Temporary Arrangement can be found online here.