On 15 March 2011 the European Union and the United States concluded an agreement on cooperation in the regulation of civil aviation safety (see the International Cooperation - Bilateral Agreements page). The agreement will enter into force on 1 May 2011.
The purpose of the agreement is to enable the reciprocal acceptance of findings of compliance and approvals, promote a high degree of safety in air transport and ensure regulatory cooperation and harmonisation between the United States and the EU as regards airworthiness approvals and monitoring of civil aeronautical products, environmental testing and approvals of such products, and approvals and monitoring of maintenance facilities.
According to the text of the agreement, from the 1st of May 2011, each new aircraft exported to the United States with an airworthiness approval issued by a Competent Authority of an EU Member State or EASA, shall accompanied with an EASA Export Certificate of Airworthiness called EASA Form 27. Each used aircraft exported from an EU Member State to the United States shall have an EASA Export Certificate of Airworthiness, EASA Form 27.
Following request from NAA on applicability of this agreement, EASA has started coordination with FAA to agree on a transition period.
In the meantime, in order to permit NAA to adapt procedures and tools, FAA has agreed to accept the current National Export Certificates of Airworthiness for aircraft until an agreed date.
Information to be entered into Export Certificate of Airworthiness (EASA Form 27) is provided in the Instructions for Export Certificate of Airworthiness (EASA Form 27).