by Richard Duran
Is an EASA Certification required if our company is going to work on aircraft based in Asia?
Also, it is my understanding that maintenance implementation procedures (MIP) are required when doing any maintenance for European Union aircraft.
ANSWER: No, an EASA certification is not required for working on aircraft operated in Asia unless the aircraft is registered in an EASA member country.
It all depends on the aircraft's country of registry. Most countries in Asia require that the MRO be certificated by their country to maintain aircraft that are on their registry. Singapore, Malaysia, China, Thailand, etc.
Yes, you are correct, EASA Part 145 organizations located in the United States are subject to the Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement (BASA) and Maintenance Implementation Procedures (MIP)