If these standards are sufficiently equivalent or compatible to allow for acceptance of compliance findings, civil aviation authorities perform written representation procedures describing the methods of mutual recognition of this technical specialty. For aircraft certification, an additional document, an airworthiness implementation process, is developed. The objective of the IAP is to outline the products, parts and equipment suitable for import to the United States and Mexico and to describe the requirements and activities of the authorities in terms of the import and sustainable support of these civilian aeronautical products, parts and equipment. Delegations from the European Commission and Mexico signed a horizontal agreement on air services in Brussels on 15 December 2010. This agreement allows any EU airline to fly between Mexico and each EU member state in which it is established and in which there is a bilateral agreement and traffic rights with Mexico. It does not replace bilateral agreements, but adapts them to bring them in line with EU law. This is an important step in relation to the traditional organisation of air transport based on nationality restrictions and complements the EU`s internal external aviation market. For more information and figures on the EU-Mexico air relations and EU aviation in general, see the Atlas of Heaven. BASAs, offer bilateral cooperation in a wide range of aviation sectors, including maintenance, air operations and environmental certification.
The USA-Mexico BASA is an agreement between the government of the United States of America and the Mexican government for the promotion of aviation safety. This bilateral international treaty was implemented in Montreal on September 18, 2007 by the Federal Transportation Authorities of the United States of America and Mexico and now binds the governments of the two countries. Implementation authorities in the United States are the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of the Department of Transportation and, in Mexico, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGAC) of the Department of Communications and Transportation. BASA`s airworthiness authorization judgment, which requires that the design or modification of a civilian aviation product be in accordance with the standards agreed between the United States and Mexico and that it be in a safe condition. When standards are met, the exporter receives an airworthiness export certificate. Since products no longer need to be returned to the U.S. for approval before being sent to a final consumer, direct shipment can be made, resulting in reduced costs, reduced regulatory burdens, improved aviation safety and continued growth of the aerospace industry in Mexico. One of the most notable changes in recent years, which has made Mexico`s aerospace industry more favourable to foreign capital, was the implementation of the bilateral U.S.-Mexico aviation security agreement in September 2007. Prior to the ratification of this agreement, Aerospace parts manufactured in Mexico had to be sent to the United States for faa safety certifications. With BASA, aerospace parts manufactured in Mexico can now be certified in Mexico and used in the manufacture of larger products or sold directly to end consumers.