10-day course | Virtual, Classroom & In-company Delivery
  • Classroom course in London Gatwick
  • Designed and delivered by experienced UK CAA inspectors
  • Learn how the legal and regulatory airworthiness framework is regulated
  • Understand accident and occurrence reporting, flight data recording analysis and aircraft accident prevention
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Start Date Venue Cost Availability Book
04/03/2024 London Gatwick £5,000.00 More than 5 places Book
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Course overview

What is Airworthiness?

Airworthiness has two main domains; Initial Airworthiness and Continuing Airworthiness. Initial Airworthiness is when the aircraft, engine or propeller conforms to the approved design. The main focus is on design and production aspects. Continuing Airworthiness means all of the processes ensuring that, at any time in its operating life, the aircraft complies with the airworthiness requirements in force and is a condition for safe operation.

Course Overview

This course demonstrates how Airworthiness and Safety Regulation is controlled in the UK and provides an overview of the processes and procedures used by the UK CAA 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 and EASA.

This course includes a 1-day site visit to a maintenance facility and guest speakers from AAIB and Rolls Royce

Who should attend?

This course is suitable for aviation personnel who require an overall understanding of how airworthiness and safety regulation is controlled in the UK.

Tangible benefits have been identified by representatives from National Aviation Authorities (NAAs), military personnel, airlines, maintenance organisations and manufacturers.

Key topics

This training course will include the following topics:

  • Concept of Airworthiness
  • Air Law
  • Overview of ICAO, CAA & EASA Structure and Relationships
  • Certification of Aircraft
  • Certification and Approval of Modifications, Aircraft Equipment & Systems
  • Airworthiness of Gas Turbine Engines
  • Flight Handling
  • Design and Production Approvals and Part 21
  • Airworthiness Certificates
  • Part M
  • Maintenance Programmes
  • Part 145 Organisations
  • Quality in Approved Organisations and Audit Techniques
  • Engineering Licensing

Course objectives

By the end of the course delegates will be able to demonstrate understanding of:

  • The legal and regulatory framework in which airworthiness is regulated
  • Initial Airworthiness
  • Continuing Airworthiness
  • Interfaces between airworthiness and operators
  • Current issues and practices in Human Factors and Safety Management Systems
  • Accident and occurrence reporting, flight data recording analysis and aircraft accident prevention


There are no formal qualifications required but it is recommended to be familiar with airworthiness and maintenance concepts.

Further reading

UK CAA CAP Mandatory Requirements for Airworthiness
CAP 747 provides a single source of mandatory information for continuing airworthiness as issued by the CAA.

EASA Airworthiness Directives
Airworthiness Directives are issued by EASA, acting in accordance with the Basic Regulation on behalf of the European Community, its Member States and of the European third countries that participate in the activities of EASA under Article 66 of that Regulation.

Delivery Methods: Classroom and Virtual

This course can be delivered virtually or face-to-face in classroom at our London Gatwick training centre.

Browse the table below to select your preferred date, delivery method and location (classroom only). If you can not find your preferred form of delivery and date, please contact us.

Course type:

  • Web = Virtual online delivery using WebEx video conferencing. We have applied a 5% discount to all our virtual course deliveries. Unless stated otherwise, our virtual courses are streamed live, starting at 09:00 am (UK time).
  • Class = A face-to-face classroom course delivered in the location listed in the “venue” column. In light of COVID-19, please check your eligibility and our COVID-19 measures.


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In-company delivery?

We can also tailor this training courses to suit an organisation’s individual training requirements. These bespoke training packages can be delivered virtually or onsite in a classroom at a client’s international location. Contact us for more information.

Course Type Course Name Start Date End Date Venue Cost Availability Book
Class Airworthiness 06/11/2023 17/11/2023 London Gatwick £5,000.00 Fully booked Book
Class Airworthiness 04/03/2024 15/03/2024 London Gatwick £5,000.00 More than 5 places Book

Airworthiness Instructors

Airworthiness Instructors

Ian MacLaren

Airworthiness Instructors

Andrew Varley

Airworthiness Instructors

Gary Beaton

Ian MacLaren

EASA Part 21 G – Production Organisation Approval
EASA Part 21 J – Design Organisation Approval
EASA Part M Continuing Airworthiness

Ian has 34 years of experience in Aviation as an Airworthiness specialist, he spent 24 years with the UK CAA and 10 years with British Aerospace, now BAE Systems. Ian has previously worked as an Avionics design certification specialist and a Part 145 and Part M specialist. Ian is currently delivering our Initial Airworthiness and Continuing Airworthiness training courses and instructing training addressing the airworthiness aspects of Specific Approval.

Andrew Varley

EASA Part 145 Maintenance Training Approval
EASA Part M Continuing Airworthiness
EASA Part CAMO (Continuing Airworthiness Management Organisation approval)
AOC Accountable Manager and Nominated Person
Introduction to International Air Law

Andrew has been working in the aviation industry for 47 years, in the areas of aircraft maintenance, continuing airworthiness and as a safety regulator. Andrew is a qualified aircraft maintenance engineer with 17 years of aircraft maintenance experience, on multiple aircraft types, in various roles.

Andrew has been part of the UK CAA for 30 years. During this time he worked with foreign Civil Aviation Authorities and Governments on improving safety standards and levels of compliance with ICAO standards.

Andrew has vast experience of the implementation and application of UK CAA and EASA requirements and he brings this experience to all the courses that he delivers.

Gary Beaton


Gary has nearly over 40 years’ experience in the aviation industry, working both in the UK and overseas. He worked as an air traffic controller and Airside Operations Manager before joining the UK CAA where he was involved in rulemaking, incident investigation, inspections and auditing, in a variety of domains. Since then he has worked as a trainer, specialising in the regulatory framework and regulatory oversight, for more than ten years with Eurocontrol and combines this with hands-on, practical support to aviation authorities, airport and air navigation service providers.

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