EASA Airworthiness Certification and Regulation – 5 Days CS 29 Large Rotorcraft


The course focuses on the relationship between EASA Driven Airworthiness Regulatory obligations and the methods whereby Industry is able to show compliance related to certification of Large Rotorcraft

Using EASA regulatory compliance as the baseline with appropriate consideration of both the Federal Airworthiness Authority (FAA) and International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO)

EASA Airworthiness regulation within the commercial environment is deeply complex and wide reaching subject. Harmonisation with the FAA plays a significant role in delivering the Initial Airworthiness Compliance.

All Sofema Aviation Services Instructors have a minimum of 20 years’ experience and bring a wealth of personal competency and practical experience to the training.

Who is the Course for?

This course is specifically focused on the needs of stakeholders to the aviation Initial and continuing airworthiness activities across the entire regulatory spectrum focused on the Certification and Operation of Large Rotorcraft

Typically Suitable for Competent Authorities Staff, Aircraft Maintenance Organisation (AMO) Key Staff. Design Organisation (DOA) and Production Organisation (POA) Key staff including Quality and Certification (CVE). Continuing Airworthiness Management Organisations (CAMO) including Continuing Airworthiness Managers, Reliability, Engineering, Maintenance Planning and Technical Records.

What is the benefit of the training?

To achieve a basic understanding of the entire EASA regulatory certification process together with an overview of the key fundamentals of Large Rotorcraft certification and the interdependencies of the various approvals

To be able to use the regulatory information to document and demonstrate compliance

Achieve a significant awareness regarding the working mechanics of the certification and regulatory environment leading to improved performance and organisational benefits in your effectiveness.

Significant awareness of Due Process and the ability to manage Contract and Subcontract Activities.

Improve your decision-making process and ensure increased awareness of business exposure.

Detailed Content / Topics – The following Subjects will be addressed

Day 1

Definitions and Abbreviations
Airworthiness System Considerations
Hi-Level Introduction to Air Law
ICAO Continuing Airworthiness Drivers
Airworthiness Principles & Continuing Airworthiness
JAA & EASA Introduction
EASA – ICAO Interface
EASA Regulatory Review & Basic Regulation
Understanding the Principle of Implementing and Delegated Acts

Day 2

The beginning of EASA / FAA Joint Certification
EASA Airworthiness Requirements
EASA Operator Responsibilities Concerning Continuing Airworthiness
Design Aspects of Airworthiness
Introduction to Rotorcraft Certification Specification CS 29
CS29 Airworthiness Code (Certification Specification)
CS 29 Introduction to Airworthiness – Safety Assessment
Certification and Approval Process FAA Introduction
The EASA Certification Process
The Certification Process Related to Type Certificate (TC) & Restricted Type Certificate (RTC)
Introduction Role & Purpose of a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC)
Full & Restricted Certificates of Airworthiness

Day 3

Certification of Production of Products, Parts & Appliances
Introduction to FAA Airworthiness Directives
Introduction to EASA Airworthiness Directives
Service Bulletins (SB) Vendor Service Bulletins (VSB)
FAA / EASA Modifications Minor & Major
Commission Regulation 748 / 2012 & Overview of Part 21 Subparts
EASA Delegation Processes (Part 21 Subpart J)
Design Organisation Approval (DOA) interface with Production Organisation Approval (POA)

Day 4

Certification and Approval Process EASA ETSO
Developing & Managing Instructions for Continued Airworthiness ICAW
Regulatory Review related to Part M, & Part CAMO
Continuing Airworthiness Management
EASA Compliant Aircraft Maintenance Program – Review of Critical Items
Regulatory Review related to Part 145
Regulatory Review related to Part 66 & Part 147

Day 5

Structural Integrity & Ageing Aircraft Structures and Systems
Aircraft Repair Assessment & Facilitation
The Goals and Objectives of Aircraft Incident Investigations
ICAO Annex 13 Introduction and Associated Documents
Introduction to the Task of Aircraft Accident Investigation
Aircraft Certification Crashworthiness and Survivability
Investigation -Key Stages Review Fact-Finding, Analysis, Conclusions, Recommendations, Final Report
How to Approach Contributory Factors, Risk, and Severity

Target Groups

Nominated personnel and other key personnel in Part 145, Part M and Part 21 Design & Production Organisations, Quality Managers/ Quality Auditors and Airline CAMO Staff.

Regulators and persons interested in obtaining a detailed understanding of the Design, Certification and Production environments as well as an understanding related to Regulation 1321/2014


It is not necessary to have prior knowledge to participate in this training.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this Training, the delegate should have a comprehensive understanding of the Roles and responsibilities across both Initial and Continuing Airworthiness. In addition to having a firm understanding of areas where organisations may consider opportunities to optimise.

A detailed understanding of Aviation Product Design and Production regulatory-driven processes.

This training is intended to focus on the essential elements to provide a comprehensive understanding of the entire EASA Regulatory and Certification Process.

Certificate Wording

Introduction to ICAO SARPS, FAA & EASA Certification Principles related to Aircraft Design, Certification and Continuing Airworthiness Management. Full Consideration of the key fundamentals of Large Aeroplanes Certification, Appreciation of CS25, and the interdependencies of the various approvals. Detailed awareness regarding the EASA working mechanics of the certification and regulatory environment.

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“All sections of the course were related to my field.”
“Adequate answers were given to specific questions.”


5 Days – Each Training day will start at 09.00 and finish at 17.00, with appropriate refreshment breaks.

To register for this training, please email team@sassofia.com or Call +359 28210806

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