EASA Part 21 Configuration Control Regulatory Framework – 3 Days


This training is designed to cover all relevant areas and to understand the process by which the EASA manages Part 21.

The intensive course which is delivered over 3 days provides delegates with a deep understanding of the Regulatory processes associated with all elements of Part 21.

To understand the organizational perspective regarding the requirements that must be met by an organization to achieve the implementation of either Part 21 and the requirements to be met in case of a change.

In addition, consider the various challenges which face an organization on an ongoing basis regarding Configuration Control and related phases.

To consider Configuration Control for Prototype conformity Method used for the control of the test item configuration to remain within established conditions.

Who is the Course for?

The course is intended for Engineers working in Product and Design Organisations as well as Quality Specialists.

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

a) Understand the process for Type Certificate & STC change

b) Gain familiarity with Testing including Flight Condition Control

c) Be Familiar with Configuration control and the related phases

d) Consider the obligations of the holder of a permit to fly.

e) Gain familiarity with the process for substantiation that the prototype configuration

f) Understand the process for Identification of Products, Parts and Appliances

g) Be able to engage with Performance Based Methodology

Detailed Content / Topics – The following Subjects will be addressed

  • Definitions & Terminology
  • 21. A.93 Application for a Change to the Type Certificate
  • 21.A.113 (b) STC Description and Identification
  • 21.A.31 Type Design identification control
  • 21.A.33 Test instruction Control; Test specimen and equipment conformity.
  • Commission Regulation 748 / 2012 & overview of Part 21 Subparts
  • 21.A.708 Flight condition control; Test aircraft configuration control
  • 21.A.165 c; GM. No. 1 to 21.A.165 c; GM. No. 2 to 21.A.165 c;
  • Conformity and condition for safe operation requirement before submitting modified Aircraft Statement of Conformity, or parts and appliances EASA Form 1.
  • 21.A.727 Obligations of the holder of a permit to fly.
  • Configuration control and the related phases:
  • Identification. All configuration requirements on a project should be identified and recorded. That includes functionality requirements, design requirements, and any other specifications. The completion of this process results in the configuration baseline for the project.
  • Control: As the project scope is altered, the impact on the configuration must be assessed, approved, and documented. This is normally done within the project change control process.
  • Status: Track your project’s configuration at all times.
  • Audit: This includes any check to prove that the product conforms with the configuration requirements.
  • Configuration control for Prototype conformity
    (a) the configuration(s) for which test is requested;
    (b) any condition or restriction necessary for safety
    (c) the substantiation that the prototype is capable of safe operation (test or flight test) under the required conditions
    (d) the method used for the control of the test item configuration, to remain within the established conditions.
  • Subpart Q — Identification of Products, Parts and Appliances
  • Forthcoming Changes The challenge of Performance Based Methodology –what does it mean?

Target groups

The training is suitable for expanding the skills of Engineers in Working for Product Organisations, CVE, and Quality Personnel.


A background in aviation environment.

During the course, each participant must have their own computer or personal device.

Learning Objectives

To consider the various challenges that an organization faces on an ongoing basis about Configuration Control and related phases.

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3 days – Start at 09.00 and finish at 17.00, with appropriate refreshment breaks.

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

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