The UK Civil Aviation Authority and the Civil Aviation Authority of Israel has signed a working arrangement, which will lead to closer collaboration and boosts international trade.
The agreement between the two authorities was signed today (20 April 2023) by Rob Bishton, the UK Civil Aviation Authority’s Interim Joint Chief Executive and Benny Davidor, Director of the Airworthiness Division at the Civil Aviation Authority of Israel.
Both authorities will work closely together to reduce administrative burdens and duplicative efforts by allowing each country to rely on the other's safety oversight systems.
International trade will also be boosted by the agreement, providing more market opportunities for UK and Israeli aviation and aerospace industries.
The working arrangement provides an overarching framework for enhancing the cooperation between the two authorities and will facilitate the mutual recognition of each other's aviation products and services.
Rob Bishton, Interim-Joint Chief Executive of the UK Civil Aviation Authority said:
“Working together with our colleagues at the Civil Aviation Authority of Israel is an important part in building our relationships as a worldwide regulator.
“The signing today is the first step in helping to reduce the duplication of activity and to establish the principles enabling the validation or acceptance of certificates.”
“The boost in international trade between the two countries will also be a great opportunity for both the aviation and aerospace sectors.”
Benny Davidor, Director of the Airworthiness Division at the Civil Aviation Authority of Israel said:
“The signing of this aviation working arrangement demonstrates the commitment of both the UK Civil Aviation Authority and the Civil Aviation Authority of Israel to the continued growth and development of the aviation industry, while maintaining the highest level of safety, as well as the importance of international cooperation in reducing the regulatory burden on both industries.”
Notes to editors
- The UK Civil Aviation Authority is the UK’s aviation and aerospace regulator. We work so that the aviation industry meets the highest safety standards and consumers have choice, value for money, are protected and treated fairly when they fly.
- These agreements were previously covered under the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), but this role was taken over by the UK Civil Aviation Authority in January 2021.
- The exact processes for this will be outlined by the Implementation Procedures which will be signed at a later stage.
- We already have several bilateral agreements and arrangements with other authorities and States in place, including EU/EASA, United States, Canada, Japan, Brazil to name a few with more nations on the way, showing the UK Civil Aviation Authority as a worldwide regulator engaging with other aviation authorities and facilitating international trade for the benefit for improving safety and supporting the UK industry globally.
- Further information can be found on https://www.caa.co.uk/commercial-industry/aircraft/airworthiness/organisation-and-maintenance-programme-approvals/bilateral-agreements/what-is-a-bilateral-agreement/