AIAC Statement: Canada and Japan sign Technical Arrangement for Maintenance

December 6, 2017

Ottawa (Ontario) – Yesterday the aviation authorities for Canada and Japan signed a Technical Arrangement for Maintenance that will eliminate duplicate inspections through mutual acceptance of each other’s aircraft and equipment maintenance. The agreement comes into effect in February 2018. Canada is the first country to sign an arrangement for mutual acceptance of maintenance with Japan.

Jim Quick, President and CEO of the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC) issued the following statement in response to the signing of the agreement:

On behalf of the members of AIAC, I am pleased to congratulate Transport Canada’s Civil Aviation Branch and the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau on the signing of the Technical Arrangement for Maintenance between our two countries. This agreement will lower costs for Canadian aerospace and aviation companies, making them more competitive in the Japanese market, and will increase opportunities for our industries to do business together. It is an important mechanism for fostering increased trade and collaboration between our industries, and we commend the governments of both countries for their commitment to finalizing this agreement.


About AIAC:
AIAC is the national association representing Canada’s aerospace manufacturing and services sector.  As the world’s fifth-largest aerospace industry, Canada’s aerospace sector contributes nearly $28B to the economy in GDP, exports 80% of its output, and dedicates over 20% of its activity to research and development (R&D). Aerospace is responsible for the employment of 208,000 Canadians.

Media contacts:
Kristen VanderHoek
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Aerospace Industries Association of Canada
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