EASA Part 21 Subpart J Regulatory Framework & Organisational Processes – 3 Days


Subpart J regulatory approval provides for the Design of Aircraft and Components Design Organisation Approval (DOA). The responsibilities associated with the management of a Design Organisation are numerous and varied with a constant flow of challenges.

The primary function of the DOA holder is to assume full responsibility for all designed product (Initial Airworthiness) including the need to support Continued Airworthiness of the designed product.

As the Owner of the certification responsibility related to the product part or appliance, it is essential to ensure full compliance with all regulatory requirements, national and environmental requirements as well as all related certification specifications.

Part 21 which is essentially harmonised with FAR 21 in so much as the shared objectives was created to deliver an efficient certification processes with a reduced (in comparison to FAR 21) Direct EASA certification oversight.

How are you currently measuring the effectiveness of Design Assurance System to ensure it is delivering an effective return on your investment?

A company holding Part-21 Subpart J Design Organisation Approval (DOA), has the approval to Design and certify aircraft parts.

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

a) To be able to explain the Design Organisation Assurance System

b) Achieve a high level of competency within your organisation related to regulatory obligations

c) Understanding related to the development and ownership of the continuing airworthiness obligations related to Products Parts and Appliances

d) To understand the mechanism whereby the CVE can certify full compliance with requirements

e) To be able to actively engage in the involvement of all the regulatory authority and EASA

f) To understand the methodology used to manage and control investigations and the development of Service information

Why Should I choose SAS for this training?

Sofema Aviation Services a Regulatory training and consulting company with 45 years commercial aviation experience and 10 years operational experience. Since we started we have provided certificates to approx 15,000 delegates we have grown for 2 primary reasons!

The first is that we are professional and we listen to our customers. Please visit our download area as an example of how we engage with our customer on a practical level https://sassofia.com/download-area.

The second is not only the fact that our prices are far more cost effective than our competitors it is that our discount program leaves all the others way behind – please do not take our word for it check it out! SAS Discount Program

What Makes EASA Part 21 Subpart J Regulatory Framework & Organisational Processes – 3 Days Different?

Our instructors are competent and well versed in the need to build effective understanding into a range of opportunities which may be used to take the organization forward, by delivering outcomes, identifying roles and responsibilities and agreed timelines.

Our EASA Part 21 compliant regulatory training courses are overseen and usually delivered by an EASA Part 21 Subpart J Certification Verification Engineer

At Sofema Aviation Services our focus is on accepting that compliance with EASA Regulations is in fact minimum compliance. Interpreting the regulations in a way which enables the development and optimization of our business is where we should see opportunity to drive efficiency and cost saving.

Detailed Content / Topics – The Following Subjects will be Addressed

-General Introduction
-Introduction to EASA Part 21 high-level regulatory Implementing Rules (IR) environment together with supporting AMC & Certification Specifications (CS) material
-Airworthiness Directives AD’s
-Regulatory Review Related to EASA Part 21 2018- 2019
-Airworthiness Principles & Continuing Airworthiness –the link between ICAO –EASA –EU Competent Authority (CA)
-Commission Regulation 748 / 2012 & overview of Part 21 Subparts
-Subpart J Design Organisation Approval
-Subpart J Design Organisation Approval Initial Issue and Assurance Process
-EASA Delegation Processes (Part 21 Subpart J)
-Practical Considerations related to the Design Assurance System and the roles and responsibilities including CVEs
-Managing Competency in a Part 21 Subpart J DOA Organization
-Understanding the process to manage the Design Organisation Handbook including the Procedures, Organisation Charts and the Amendment Procedure
-Developing & Managing Instructions for Continued Airworthiness ICAW
-Design Organisation Approval (DOA) interface with Production Organisation Approval (POA)
-Supplemental Type Certificates (STC)
-Repair Approval Procedures
-Certification and Approval Process EASA ETSO
-Equipment Approval Procedures
-SMS in a Part 21 Organisation
-Subpart J Stakeholders in the Design Assurance System – Compliance Verification Engineer (CVE)
-Subpart M – Repairs
-Subpart P – Permit to Fly
-Subpart Q — Identification of Products, Parts and Appliances
-Forthcoming Changes The challenge of Performance Based Methodology –what does it mean?
-EASA Part 21 Subpart J DOA Flight Test Considerations

Target Groups

Nominated personnel and other key personnel in Part 21 Design & Production Organisations, Quality Managers Design Heads, Compliance Verification Engineers, Certification Managers, Quality Control Managers, Civil Aviation Authority representatives, Military Airworthiness Design Stakeholders. Accountable Managers, Quality Auditors and Airline CAMO Staff.

Other persons interested in obtaining a detailed understanding of the Design, Certification and Production of Aircraft Parts will also find the course useful


Background knowledge related to EASA regulation 748/2012 familiar with the basic concepts related to design obligations will be an advantage to benefit from this training

Learning Objectives

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

A thorough understanding of the associated terminology and procedures including changes to Type Design, Control of Supplementary Type Certificates (STC) (modifications) and repairs.

This training is intended to focus on the essential elements to provide a comprehensive understanding of the entire Design Organization / Production Organization Process.

What do People Say about Sofema Aviation Services Training?

“If we hadn’t understand something, the instructor would always explain it to us again.”
“The instructor is an extremely knowledgeable person.”
“I am fully satisfied with the course structure.”
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“The form of the training was excellent and in sync with the needs of the trainees.”


3 Days – Each training day will start at 09.00 and finish at 17.00 with appropriate refreshment breaks.

Discount Program

Multi Delegate Discount
· For 2 Delegates (or 1 Delegate attending 2 Trainings) we offer 15% Discount for each Delegate
· For 3 Delegates (or 1 Delegate attending 3 Trainings) we offer 25% Discount for each Delegate
· For 4 Delegates we offer 4 for the price of 3 special offer.

Early Bird Discount
· For 1 person – 15 %
· For 2 persons, we will add additional 5 %
· For 3 persons, we will add also additional 5 %

The Early Bird Discount Program is applicable for bookings taken and payment received more than 4 weeks before commencement of the training!

You can combine the Multi Delegate and Early Bird discount programs, and to receive up to 30 % discount for all required trainings!

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