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POA (Annex Part-21) Training Course

Introduction

Based on the EU Regulation (EC) 216/2008, the EU Commission has issued, amongst others, the Commission Regulation (EU) 748/2012. It lays down implementing rules for the airworthiness and environmental certification of aircraft and related products, as parts and appliances, as well as for the certification of design and production organisations.

Annexed to this Regulation is the Annex I (Part 21) - Certification of aircraft and related products, parts and appliances. It also addresses design and production organizations in Section A (Technical Requirements) and in Section B (Procedures for Competent Authorities).

This course will explain in general terms the legal and regulatory system, as defined in (EC) 216/2008 and in detail the requirements of Annex I (Part 21), as addressed by Subpart G (Production Organisation Approval) and Subpart F (Production without Production Organisation Approval), including the Acceptable Means of Compliance (AMC) and Guidance Material (GM).

As the approval of production under Subpart G (POA) or Subpart F (Letter of Agreement) is issued by the Competent Authorities of the EASA Member States, also Annex I (Part 21) Section B, Subpart G and Subpart F will be explained. The EASA internal working procedures regarding Production Organisation Approval will be presented as well. This procedure is applicable when the applicant for such an approval is a legal entity in a Non-EASA Member State, e.g. a Third Country.

Also covered in this training course is the issuance of Permits to Fly, the required Flight Test Operations Manual, the Annex I (Part 21) Appendix XII, the categories of flight tests and the associated flight test crew qualifications.

At the end of the training course, the attendees should have a detailed understanding of all the tasks and responsibilities of a production organisation manufacturing products, parts and/or appliances under Subpart G or Subpart F, respectively.

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Course Content

The training course will be structured as follows:

Module 1 – EASA
Module 2 – The legal and regulatory basis
Module 3 – Subpart A, General
Module 4 – Subpart G, Production Org. Approval
Module 5 – Subpart F, production without POA
Module 6 – Subpart Q, Identification of Prod., etc.
Module 7 – Section B, Subpart G
Module 8 – Section B, Subpart F
Module 9 – Flight Test Operations Manual
Module 10 – Appendix XII, Categories of Flight Tests & Flight Test Staff Qualifications
Module 11 – EASA POA Procedures

Learning Objectives

At the end of the training course, the attendees should understand:

• The approval process regarding production under either Subpart G or Subpart F;
• The responsibilities of the POA Holder; and
• The oversight responsibilities of the Competent Authority of the EASA Member States.

Who should take this course

  • Managers and staff of applicants or holders of Production Organisation and staff of Competent Authorities who are responsible within the Competent Authority for the approval and oversight of these production organisations.
  • Non-EASA Member State Aviation Authorities who would like to become familiar with the EASA production system or intend to implement such a system in their country, and production organizations in Non-EASA Member States intending to apply for an EASA Subpart G Production Organisation approval.

Pre-requisites

A basic understanding of the subjects dealt with in the training course is an advantage but not necessary.

Duration

2 days (starting at 09:00 both days and ending at approximately 17:00).

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