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India and US Sign Aviation Safety Agreement
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Issue Net Edition | Date : 17 Nov , 2011

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced the completion of a bilateral agreement between the United States and India that will allow for the reciprocal certification of aviation products.

Bharat Bhushan, Director General of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) for India and Dorenda Baker, Director of the FAA’s Aircraft Certification Service signed the Implementation Procedures for Airworthiness (IPA) today in New Delhi.  These implementing procedures reflect the mutual commitment of the United States and India to enhance international safety and will enable a more efficient exchange of aviation products.

The IPA details the scope and nature of the cooperation established in the framework set up in the U.S. – India Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement (BASA) Executive Agreement.  The BASA Executive Agreement was signed by the FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt and the Secretary of Ministry of Civil Aviation for India, Dr. Nasim Zaidi, on July 18, 2011.

During the signing ceremony Ms. Baker congratulated the Mr. Bhushan for demonstrating and sustaining a high level of competence as a regulatory agency.  The agreement will further strengthen our already successful safety partnership.  The FAA appreciates India’s long standing commitment to improving aviation safety.

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