The Civil Aviation Directorate, also known as Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA), promotes the safety of the national air transportation system through its regulatory framework and oversight activities.
As part of their oversight activities, they verify that the aviation industry complies with the regulatory framework through certifications, assessments, validations, inspections and enforcement.
The European Union Aviation Safety Agency or EASA is an agency of the European Union (EU) with responsibility for civil aviation safety. It carries out certification, regulation, and standardisation, and performs investigation and monitoring.
Nadcap is an industry-managed approach to conformity assessment of special processes that brings together technical experts from prime contractors, suppliers and representatives from government to work together and establish requirements for approval of suppliers using a standardized approach. Unlike traditional third-party programs, Nadcap’s approval is granted based upon industry consensus.
AS9100 is an aerospace standard based on the ISO 9001 quality system requirements. AS9100 takes the ISO 9001 requirements and supplements them with additional quality system requirements, which are established by the aerospace industry quality requirements.
The Controlled Goods Program is managed by Public Services and Procurement Canada and carries out regulatory duties specified under the Controlled Goods Regulations. The program assists companies in achieving and maintaining compliance with the requirements in safeguarding controlled goods in Canada and supporting Canada’s export control regime.