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Import / Export Support

BAC Aerospace offers engineering and aircraft certification support to import/export companies.  We can help in complicated situations where issues with the design of the aircraft, or its country of origin, prevent the straightforward application of routine procedures.

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In the vast majority of cases, the import of aircraft and aircraft engines from countries that have signed bilateral recognition agreements with Canada is a relatively simple affair. Similarly, export rules are also covered by such agreements.  Occasionally, cases may arise where aircraft certification engineering consulting expertise is required.  


If any of the following situations apply to your import or export activities, we may be able to help you. 

  • The aircraft (or engine) has been designed and certified in a country not covered by a bilateral agreement with Canada and does not have an FAA or EASA type certificate.

  • The aircraft is an “orphan” product, and its manufacturer – or more precisely, its type certificate holder - no longer exists.

  • The aircraft incorporates design changes or major alterations that were not correctly certificated in its original jurisdiction.  A good example is a replacement of an engine type on an airplane or a helicopter, signed off as field approval (Form 337) instead of a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC).

  • The aircraft incorporates an engine or a propeller type design that has not been approved by Transport Canada.

  • Aircraft certification rules in the country of export are different from those in Canada and are not considered equivalent.

  • Transport Canada has already looked at the design and indicated they would be unable to approve it without the necessary design changes.