The course syllabus includes the items contained in the EASA document “course syllabus for National Aviation Authorities’ Inspectors – Air Operations”. The additional items have been selected on the basis that they are regulatory items containing approvals or other authority involvement, or, as experience learned, which are of particular interest to inspectors.
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. Registrations for the examination will be done during the training course in consultant with the trainer.
By the end of the training course, the NAA inspector shall be able to:
Text in italics indicates material in excess of that contained in EASA’s “Course Syllabus for National Aviation Authorities’ Inspectors – AIR OPERATIONS”.
1. Regulation (EC) 216/2008
2. Regulation (EU) No 628/2013 of 28 June 2013 on working methods of the European Aviation Safety Agency for conducting standardisation inspections and for monitoring the application of the rules of Regulation (EC) No 216/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council and its amendments.
Article 1 - 27.
3. Commission Regulation (EU) No 965/2012 of 25 October 2012 laying down technical requirements and administrative procedures related to air operations pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 216/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council and its amendments.
The EASA syllabus, plus the below additional topics:
Annex I – Definitions
Annex II – Part ARO - all articles as per the syllabus, plus:
Subpart GEN – General requirements
Subpart OPS – Air operations
Annex III – PART ORO - all articles as per the syllabus, plus:
Subpart AOC – Air operator certification
Subpart DEC – Declarations
Subpart SPO – Commercial specialised operations
Subpart MLR – Manuals, logs and records
Subpart FC – Flight crew
Subpart CC – Cabin crew
Subpart TC – Technical crew in HEMS, HHO or NVIS operations
Subpart FTL – Flight and duty time limitations and rest requirements (incl related CS)
Annex IV – PART CAT - all articles as per the syllabus, plus:
Subpart A– General requirements
Subpart B – Operating procedures
Subpart C– Aircraft performance and operating limitations
Subpart D– Instrument, data, equipment
Annex V – PART SPA
Subpart A – General requirements
Subpart B – Performance-based navigation (PBN) operations
Subpart C – Operations with specified minimum navigation performance (MNPS)
Subpart D – Operations with reduced vertical separation minima (RVSM)
Subpart E – Low visibility operations (LVO)
Subpart F – Extended range operations with two-engined aeroplanes (ETOPS)
Subpart G – Transport of dangerous goods
Subpart H – Helicopter operations with night vision imaging systems
Subpart I – Helicopter hoist operations
Subpart J – Helicopter emergency medical service operations
SPA.HEMS.100 Helicopter emergency medical service (HEMS) operations
Annex VI – PART NCC
Subparts B– D (remaining subparts)
4. The global civil aviation system - Conventions, Standards, Legislation, Regulations and Organizations
The regulatory hierarchy
The different obligations and roles of States (Normally the NAA)
5. The ICAO document system
6. Other items
SSP and SMS
Introduction to risk management
The following case studies will be discussed:
The exercises will be performed in groups of 2 – 3 persons and the results alternatingly presented for discussions among all attendees.
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.
Prospective or new FOIs and NAA Inspectors, other NAA staff and NAA Managers involved in inspection activities of aeroplane or helicopter operations.
Professional back-ground in flight operations, cabin operations or maintenance is highly desirable. Management or training experience in aviation is advantageous.
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
5 days, starting at 09:00 and ending at approximately 17:00 each day. An examination is offered on day 5 - examination fee included in the course fee.