Course detail: FAA Aircraft Certification and Airworthiness Approvals
This course provides an overview of FAA Aircraft Certification in its regulatory context, including type design approvals, production approvals, airworthiness approvals, major repair and alteration approvals, field approvals, and continued operational safety. It includes an overview of FAA's airworthiness functions and related organizational structure, along with the FAA's customer principles including process improvement and the Partnership for Safety Plan (PSP). The course also examines the relevant Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) parts, including procedural rules and the airworthiness standards, FAA's rulemaking and advisory processes; and FAA's process for airworthiness validation of imported products. Prior certification activity is beneficial, but not required.
This course is FAA-approved for Inspection Authorization (IA) renewal.
Note: This course replaces FAA Functions and Requirements Leading to Airworthiness Approval. Either course qualifies towards the Certificate of Specialization in Aerospace Compliance.
- Type Certification (TC), Supplemental Type Certification (STC), Production approvals, and Airworthiness approvals
- Overview of the FAA Aircraft Certification (AIR) and Flight Standards Service (AFS) organizations and functions
- Regulations, Advisory Circulars, and Orders
- Code of Federal Aviation Regulations (CFR) Parts 1, 11, 21, 23, 25, 26, 27, 29, 33, 35, 36, 39, 43, 45, and 183
- Certification process improvement, the Safety Management Systems approach, and the FAA and Industry Guide to product certification
- International Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreements and international validation projects
Who Should Attend?
Those involved in aircraft certification and airworthiness (equipment manufacturers, aircraft modifiers, suppliers and airworthiness authorities) including design engineers, airworthiness engineers, consultants, certification specialists, project managers, quality assurance managers, FAA designees, and FAA organizational Authorized Representatives (ARs).
Early registration course fee: $2,195 if you register and pay by the early registration deadline 45 days prior to the first day of class.
Regular registration course fee: $2,295 if you register and pay after the early registration deadline.
Netherlands Defence Academy Discount
This course is available to Netherlands Defence Academy employees at a discounted registration fee. Please contact the NDA Procurement and Contracting department for details. Please note that you cannot register using our online system when requesting this discount.
Canada Department of National Defence Discount
This course is available to Canada DND employees at 10% off the registration fee. Please contact the DND Procurement Authority (DAP 2-3) for details. Please note that you cannot register using our online system when requesting this discount. This discount is available for both the early registration and regular registration fees.
U.S. Federal Employee Discount
This course is available to U.S. federal employees at 10% off the registration fee. To receive the federal employee discount, you must enter the code FGVT116 during the checkout process. Please note that you must validate your eligibility to receive this discount by entering your U.S. government email address (ending in .gov or .mil) when creating your online registration profile. This discount is available for both the early registration and regular registration fees.
28 classroom hours
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