Airworthiness

10-day course | Classroom & In-company training
  • Classroom courses in London Gatwick
  • Designed and delivered by experienced UK CAA inspectors
  • Learn how the legal and regulatory airworthiness framework is regulated
  • Understand the interfaces between airworthiness and operators
Start Date End Date Venue Price (Excl. VAT) Availability Book
14/10/2024 25/10/2024 London Gatwick £5,300.00 Fully booked Book
03/03/2025 14/03/2025 London Gatwick £5,300.00 More than 5 places Book
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 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.

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

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.

Meet your Instructors

Graham Wheeler

Safety Management Systems - Introduction 
Safety Management Systems - Small Organisations 
Safety Management Systems for Small Organisations - Blended Training Course 
Safety Management Systems - Principles and Applications 
Safety Management Systems - Principles and Applications (MAvA)
Safety Management (Advanced) - Evaluating Effectiveness 
Safety Management Systems Refresher Training
Advanced Safety Management Systems - Evaluating for Effectiveness - Virtual (Asia Region)
Root Cause Analysis

Graham has over 38 years’ experience working in the Aviation industry, in areas of aircraft maintenance, production and quality oversight.  He is a qualified aircraft maintenance engineer and lead quality auditor, spending several years overseeing the build of Boeing Aircraft in Seattle.  Graham has been working for the UK CAA for the last 18 years as an Airworthiness Surveyor and in several managerial technical roles supporting the regulatory oversight of aviation and the UK CAA as a competent authority. He is now using his experience to help the development and sustainability of aviation safety globally.

Ian MacLaren

Airworthiness
EASA Part 21 G – Production Organisation Approval
EASA Part 21 J – Design Organisation Approval
EASA Part M Continuing Airworthiness
Electrical Wiring Interconnection Systems (EWIS)

Ian has over 35 years of experience in the industry. He is an Airworthiness specialist at the UK CAA ( including ASSI) including British Aerospace, and now BAE Systems. Ian has previously worked as an Avionics design certification specialist on large aircraft 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 Approvals.

 

Andrew Varley

Airworthiness
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.

Additional Information

Course delivery methods

This course can only be attended in-person at one of our training venues. At present, this course is not delivered virtually online.

  • Face-to-Face Classroom Course: Embrace the traditional learning method by attending our physical training venue. Benefit from direct interaction with our instructors and fellow participants, creating an immersive and hands-on learning experience. To book a classroom course, please check the booking table at the top of this page and select your preferred training venue location.

If you can’t see an upcoming course date, we likely haven’t released the next set of dates. Please get in touch to find out when we’ll announce the new dates, and we’ll be sure to keep you informed once they are available or even add you to our waiting list.

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.

In-company delivery

We can also tailor this training course to suit your organisation’s training requirements. These bespoke training packages can be delivered at your organisation’s location – almost anywhere, worldwide. Please Contact us for more information and to discuss your requirements.

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FAQs

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