10-day course | London Gatwick & In-company
- 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
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.
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
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.
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.