In a press release issued earlier this week, the FAA says they have signed a Shared Surveillance Management Plan with TCCA. This cooperative agreement is designed to ensure manufacturers, certificate holders, production approval holders and suppliers are in compliance with each respective country’s regulatory requirements.

Manufacturers will be required to comply with a quality system that has been previously approved, while also ensuring that their suppliers and sub-contractors also meet the same standards and applicable requirements.

This agreement will result in less need for TCCA and FAA inspectors to cross the border to inspect each other’s facilities.

The complete FAA press release can be found here.