EASA – FAA Bilateral Agreements related to Aircraft Certification and Maintenance Acceptance – 2 Days


This course considers the fundamental elements related to the cross acceptance (From EASA Standpoint) of Agreements Between EASA & United States Federal Aviation Authority FAA.

As well as a general understanding and raised level of awareness, this course will support the development of your EASA Part 145 MOE to include approval for FAA Certification.

The course supports the application or maintenance of FAA  Repair Station Approval.

General Introduction to FAA & EASA Maintenance Annex Guidance (MAG)  – Change 8 Entry into Force: March 19, 2021 and Technical Implementation Procedures (TIP) for Airworthiness & Environmental Certification  – Revision 6 September 22, 2017.

The purpose of the Maintenance Annex Guidance (MAG) is to define the procedures and activities of the FAA, EASA and Competent Authorities.

Who is the course for?

This course is ideally aimed at:

  • All Quality Managers in EU Part 145 Organisations
  • Quality Assurance Staff
  • Certifying Staff

  What is the Benefit of this Training – What will I learn?

a)Understand the regulatory basis of the Bilateral Agreement and details of its constituent parts: the Maintenance Annex Guidance (MAG) and the Technical Implementation Procedures (TIP)

b)Recognise the meaning and ramifications of the Special Conditions introduced by the change

c)Gain an understanding of the application and approval process

d)Learn how to prepare for the Competent Authority transfer audit activity

e)Understand the process of developing the FAA supplement for the MOE

Detailed Content / Topics – The following Subjects will be addressed

Introduction MAG & TIP
EASA Regulatory Introduction & Overview
FAA Regulatory Introduction & Overview
The beginning of EASA / FAA Joint Certification
Certification and Approval Process FAA /EASA
The EASA Certification Process
The Difference Between STC and PMA
Introduction Role & Purpose of an STC
Bilateral Acceptance of EASA / FAA STC’s
EASA, FAA 145 Overview – Certification & Maintenance
EASA & FAA 21 Overview – Design & Production Aircraft Certification
Considerations Related to Continuing Airworthiness EASA Bilateral Agreement (BASA)
Maintenance Annex Guidance MAG US-EU-US
FAA Technical Implementation Procedures for Airworthiness and Environmental Certification
Certification and Approval Process FAA TSO
Certification and Approval Process EASA ETSO
EASA Form 1 & FAA 8130-3

Target groups

Regulatory Authorities, Nominated personnel and other key personnel in Part 145 Organisations, Quality Managers/ Quality Auditors and Airline CAMO Staff.


It is not necessary to have prior knowledge to participate in this training however regulatory awareness of EASA / FAA regulatory environment is beneficial.

Learning Objectives

Attending this course will support an awareness of the structure composition and impact of EASA Bilateral Agreements

Support an understanding regarding a detailed awareness regarding the regulatory environment driving the Bi -Lateral agreement process

Provide an Understanding of Organisational Roles and Responsibilities related to FAA approval  & oversight

Certificate Wording

Introduction to EASA & FAA Regulatory Environment, Introduction to Bi-Lateral Agreements. Difference between STC & PMA, EASA-Bilateral Acceptance of EASA / FAA STC’s, TCAA MAG & TIP, EASA FAA MAG & TIP. Part 21 Considerations related to TSO & ETSO. EASA Form 1 & FAA 8130-3 acceptance.

What do People Say about Sofema Aviation Services Training?

“I found satisfying answers to all my questions.”
“The instructor demonstrated very deep knowledge of the subject.”
“The length of the course fit my needs and expectations.”
“The content was really effective, I gained a lot of new knowledge.”
“The practical examples were perfectly delivered.”


2 days – 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


Download PDF Enquire