EASA Part CAO – Combined Airworthiness Organisation Regulatory Obligations for Regulatory Authorities – 2 Days


A Combined Airworthiness Organisation (Part CAO) provides a new simplified organisation approval for General Aviation (GA) which provides an alleviation against many of the requirements (For example – No Safety Management System (SMS))

The Part-CAO was not created only to replace the Subpart F Maintenance Organisation, but rather to offer a completely new type of organisation, which is specifically adapted to the needs of GA.

In addition, there is typically a reduced involvement of the Competent Authority
A Combined Organisation is allowed to obtain the following privileges

a) Maintenance

b) Continuing airworthiness management

c) Airworthiness review

d) Permit to fly

This training which is focused on the professional development of key stakeholders is designed to provide participants with a detailed understanding of all elements of an integrated CAO. Including an in-depth understanding of the purpose, structure, and regulatory requirements of EASA Part CAO Implementing Rules, AMC & Guidance Material.

Who is the Course for?

It is for persons who are involved in EU General Aviation including Maintenance & Quality Staff, CAMOs, as well as anyone with an interest to achieve an effective understanding of the CAO and Airworthiness Review Process.

The course will also be of interest to Inspectors and Management Personnel of Civil Aviation Authorities.

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

a) Achieve a solid understanding related to Part-CAO Maintenance & Continued Airworthiness Management (CAM) including Subpart I Airworthiness Review Certificates (ARC)
b) Be able to demonstrate Part CAO Understanding and Functionality and to be able to avoid or mitigate problems
c) A detailed understanding of the PART-CAO Quality System
d) Be able to use the regulation to proactively manage the CAO Organisation.

Detailed Content / Topics – The following Subjects will be addressed

– Introduction
– Definitions
– Basic Introduction to EASA regulations and Part M plus Subparts
– Part CAO Revision Update
– Considering the Key Features of a Combined Airworthiness Organisation
– Scope, Application, Means of Compliance & Terms of Approval
– Combined Airworthiness Exposition
– Facilities
– Personnel Requirements
– Certifying Staff
– Airworthiness Review Staff
– Considering Airworthiness Review Certificate Issue In an EASA Combined Airworthiness Organisation (CAO)
– A.901 Aircraft airworthiness review
– Airworthiness Reviews Performed by Part 66 Certifying Staff
– A.902 Validity of the airworthiness review certificate
– A.903 Airworthiness review process
– A.904 Qualification of Airworthiness Review Staff
– A.905 Transfer of aircraft registration within the Union
– A.906 Airworthiness review of aircraft imported into the Union
– A.907 Findings
– Privileges of the Organisation
– Quality System and Organisational Review
– Changes to the Organisation
– Continued Validity
– Findings

Target groups

The course will also be of interest to Inspectors and Management Personnel of Civil Aviation Authorities.
General Aviation, Maintenance & Quality Staff, CAO – CAMO Staff and Airworthiness Review Process.


A background in an aviation environment will benefit the delegate as will a basic understanding of Aviation technical terms.

Learning Objectives

The primary purpose of this training is to provide a thorough understanding of the Role of Part-CAO in specific the area of the Maintenance CAMO & ARC. The course also aims to provide a full understanding of the regulations and considers in details all relevant procedures, responsibilities and tasks.

Certificate Wording

Introduction to EASA Regulatory Structure and Oversight Considerations, Detailed understanding of Part-CAO Maintenance Environment, Detailed understanding of Continued Airworthiness Management (CAM) including Subpart I Airworthiness Review Certificates (ARC) & Permit to Fly related to Part-CAO. Requirements of Part-CAO Quality System.

What do People Say about Sofema Aviation Services Training?

“The instructor used the right words to explain the material.”
“The discussions among the group were very beneficial.”
“The instructor showed a very resourceful background and experience.”
“All sections of the course were related to my field.”
“Adequate answers were given to specific questions.”


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

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