EASA Part-CAO (Combined Airworthiness Organization) – 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

– Abbreviations
– Basic Introduction to EASA regulations and Part M plus Subparts 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
– Components, equipment, and tools
– Maintenance Data & Standards – Work Orders
– Certificate of release to service
– Continuing-airworthiness management & Data
– Airworthiness review
– Technical Records
– Privileges of the organisation
– Quality system and organisational review
– Changes to the organisation
– Continued validity
– Findings

Target groups

General Aviation, Maintenance & Quality Staff, CAO – CAMO Staff, and Airworthiness Review Process.

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


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 specifically the area of the Maintenance CAMO & ARC. The course also aims to provide a full understanding of the regulations and considers in detail all relevant procedures, responsibilities, and tasks.

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 09:00 – 17:00 with appropriate breaks

Sofema Aviation Services offers a flexible approach to developing all in-company training courses which are specific to the client’s needs. If you would like additional information concerning how course content may be configured to be more appropriate for your organization please email team@sassofia.com

Download PDF Enquire