This course demonstrated how Airworthiness and Safety Regulation is controlled and provides an overview of the processes and procedures used by a Civil Aviation Authority to ensure that individuals, manufacturers, operators and maintenance organisations comply with the relevant airworthiness regulations, setting this work in the international context established by ICAO Airworthiness Standards and Recommended practice. The course supported this by using EASA as examples of best practice.
By the end of this course participants demonstrated an understanding of the following through presentation and interactive discussion:
• Foundation topics: International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), structure of a typical EU Civil Aviation Authority, and the concept of airworthiness.
• Knowledge in the Design and Production field: Design Organisation Approval process, certification of large and small aircraft, rotorcraft, flight handling, propulsion regulation, power plant installation, aircraft equipment approvals, installation approval, structures
• Requirements regarding continuing airworthiness: maintenance and reliability programmes, airworthiness and avionics, ageing aircraft, quality in aircraft maintenance, engineer licensing, EASA Part 145 approved organisations and the Air Operators Certificate
• Quality in aircraft maintenance and engineer licensing
• Identify with flight operations and maintenance: The Air Operators Certificate, aerial work and corporate aircraft and MMEL
• Knowledge regarding interfaces: accident and occurrence reporting, flight data recording analysis and aircraft accident prevention.
The objective of the three-day handbook and procedures review was to check the Civil Aviation Authority’s compliance with ICAO Doc 9760 and EASA requirements and will consist of a review of Staff qualification and competence procedures, Organisation approval procedures, CofA Issuance procedures, Reliability and MEL procedures and associated forms and checklists.