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.

Why Should I choose SAS for the training?

Sofema Aviation Services a Regulatory training and consulting company with 45 years of commercial aviation experience and 10 years of operational experience. Since we started we have provided certificates to approx 25,000 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.

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What Makes SAS EASA Part–CAO 2 Day Different?

Because our courses are written by people who have lived through the regulations, from the introduction in the early ’00s. EASA Part M is an essential regulation related to the management of the aircraft.

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 an opportunity to drive efficiency and cost-saving.

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 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.

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 0900 – 1700 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 organisation please email office@sassofia.com

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