The US and Argentina signed a new bilateral aviation safety agreement Nov. 30 during the G20 summit in Buenos Aires, FAA announced.

The agreement, which replaces an accord the two countries signed in 1989, allows FAA and Argentina’s National Civil Aviation Administration (ANAC) to increase collaboration on airworthiness certification of civil aviation products and in the areas of design, production, flight operations, environmental certification and aircraft maintenance.

Paired with a new Implementation Procedures for Airworthiness understanding, the agreement will allow ANAC to work on behalf of the US in Argentina, reducing duplication of certification activities for design approvals issued to operators and manufacturers, FAA said.

FAA expects the new bilateral agreement to effect in 2020.

Bill Carey,