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Hoofddorp, Netherlands

12 - 14 June 2019 - available


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NAA Inspectors Training Course - Continuing Airworthiness


The course syllabus includes the items contained in the EASA syllabus. The additional items have been selected on the basis that they are regulatory items containing approvals or authority involvement, or which are of particular interest to highlight to inspectors. During the course the participants will receive many practical examples/case studies and the course is intended to be highly interactive.

Course Content

EU Regulation (EC) 216/2008, the following Chapters and Articles addressing Standardization will be addressed in this training course:


  • As an introduction the rulemaking terminology will be explained
  • Article 1 Scope
  • Article 3 Definitions
  • Article 4 Basic principles and applicability


  • Article 5 Airworthiness, Including some of the essential requirements
  • Article 10 Oversight and enforcement
  • Article 14 Flexibility provisions

Case study on how and when and what circumstances the exemptions (article 14.4) can be granted. In the cases the procedures/ responsibilities will be discussed.


  • Section I: TASKS
    Article 20 Airworthiness and environmental certification
    Article 29 Staff
    Article 54 Inspections of Member States
    Article 55 Investigation of undertakings

Commission Regulation (EU) No 628/2013, all articles of this Regulation will be addressed in this training course:

Articles 1-27

Commission Regulation (EU) No 1321/2014, all articles of this Regulation will be addressed in this training course:

  • Article 1 Objective and scope
  • Article 2 Definitions
  • Article 3 Continuing airworthiness requirements
  • Article 4 Maintenance organisation approvals
  • Article 5 Certifying staff
  • Article 6 training organisations requirements
  • Article 8 Entry into force

The following Annexes, of Commission Regulation (EU) No 1321/2014, will be addressed in this training course:

Annex I – PART-M

  • Subpart B – Accountability
    M.A.201 Responsibilities

    Explanation on the responsibilities of owner/operators and maintenance providers. Several cases shall be reviewed i.e. CAT /General aviation/ Large aircraft/Non-large aircraft.

  • Subpart C – Continuing airworthiness
    M.A.303 Airworthiness directives
    M.A.304 Data for modifications and repairs
  • Subpart E – Components
    M.A.501 Installation

    In this article several cases will be discussed in relation with the serviceability of parts and which certificates are acceptable. Exercises will be included to do assessments on certificates. The participant will have to assess and identify potential issues with the certificates and/or parts.

    M.A.502 Component maintenance
    M.A.503 Service life limited components
    M.A.504 Control of unserviceable parts

  • Subpart H - Certificate of release to service—CRS
    M.A.802 Component certificate of release to service
    This article will include Appendix II
  • Subpart I – Airworthiness Review Certificate
    M.A.902 Validity of the airworthiness review certificate

Annex II – PART-145

    145.A.30 Personnel requirements
    145.A.35 Certifying staff and support staff
    145.A.42 Acceptance of components

    In this article several cases will be discussed in relation with the serviceability of parts and which certificates are acceptable. Exercises will be included to do assessments on certificates. The participant will have to assess and identify potential issues with the certificates and/or parts.

    145.A.50 Certification of maintenance

    This article includes cases studies for the recertification of parts. It will also include cases for the certification of line maintenance and base maintenance.

    145.A.55 Maintenance records
    145.A.65 Safety and quality policy, maintenance procedures and quality system
    145.A.70 Maintenance organisation exposition

    All required articles and MOE paragraphs are reviewed and the key elements in the procedures are addressed

  • Appendices
    Appendix IV – Conditions for the use of staff not qualified in accordance with Annex III (Part-66) referred to in points 145.A.30(j) 1 and 2

    Cases studies will be included so that the participants will be able to address the critical elements when a AMO applies a procedure based on this article.

Annex III – PART-66

    Subpart A – Aircraft Maintenance Licence
    66.A.3 License categories
    66.A.5 Aircraft groups
    66.A.45 Endorsement with aircraft rating
    66.A.50 Limitations
    Subpart B – Issue of an Aircraft Maintenance Licence
    66.B.125 Procedure for the conversion of licences including group rating
    66.B.130 Procedure for the direct approval of aircraft type training

    For this article a case study will be provided to demonstrate the approval process of a type training by the authority.

  • Subpart E – Examination Credits
    66.B.410 Examination credit validity
  • Appendices
    Appendix III – Aircraft type training and examination standard. On the job training

    For this article the key elements for an OJT training procedures will be addressed. For this article exercises will be provided to assess some proposed MOE 3.15 procedures.

Annex IV – PART-147

    Subpart B – Organisational Requirements
    147.A.125 Records
    147.A.145 Privileges of the maintenance training organisation
    Subpart C – Approved Basic Training Course
    147.A.200 The approved basic training course
    Subpart A – GENERAL
    147.B.20 Record keeping
    Subpart B – Issue of an Approval
    147.B.110 Procedure for approval and changes to the approval
    147.B.120 Continued validity procedure
  • Appendices
    Appendix III – Certificates of recognition referred to in Annex IV (Part-147) –EASA Forms 148 and 149


Learning Objectives

By the end of the training course, the NAA Inspector shall be able to:

  • identify, and justify the findings with regard to Initial Airworthiness, according to the European regulatory framework currently in place.
  • Understand the roles of the European Union, EASA and the Member States
  • Understand the role of the Airworthiness Inspector
  • Understand the roles of stakeholders in continuing airworthiness.

Who should take this course

  • National Aviation Authorities’ Inspectors, responsible for both initial approval and the continued surveillance of Maintenance organisations, that want to improve their oversight. This course provides an integrated approach so that the inspectors will have a broader knowledge base. The course will provide the inspector with relevant regulations including many real examples and cases.
  • National Aviation Authorities management staff interested to have an understanding of the underlying requirements of the processes they manage and their responsibilities for the correct implementation of Section B.


The participants should have basic or working knowledge of at least one of the Annexes of Commission Regulation (EU) No 1321/2014.

Attendees are requested to bring their laptop to the course and to be familiarized with the Basic Regulation and the Commission Implementing Regulation EU 628/2013

An optional JAA TO examination (EUR 30,-) is available for this course. Candidates who pass a JAA TO Examination, receive an ECAC/JAA TO Certificate of Accomplishment.

Please note that registrations for examinations will be done during the training course in consultant with the trainer.


3 days, starting at 09:00 on the first day and ending at approximately 16:30 (exercises
and case studies included).

NOTE: Participants are kindly requested to bring a laptop to the workshop, in order to access digital course material, which will be provided on a USB-stick during the training course.