EU – USA & Canada Bilateral Agreements related to Aircraft Certification and Maintenance Acceptance – 2 Days


This course considers the fundamental elements related to the cross acceptance (From EASA Standpoint) of Agreements Between EASA & United States Federal Aviation Authority FAA and EASA & Transport Canada (TCAA).
As well as a general understanding and raised level of awareness, this course will support the development of your EASA Part 145 MOE to include approval for FAA & TCAA Certification.
The course supports the application or maintenance of FAA & TCCA Repair Station Approval.
Understand the regulatory basis of the Bilateral Agreement and details of its constituent parts: the Maintenance Annex Guidance (MAG) and the Technical Implementation Procedures (TIP)
Recognise the meaning and ramifications of the Special Conditions introduced by the change.
Gain an understanding of the application and approval process.
Learn how to prepare for the Competent Authority transfer audit activity.

Who is the course for?

This workshop is ideally aimed at:

All Quality Managers in EU Part 145 Organisations

Quality Assurance Staff

Certifying Staff

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

a) Awareness of the structure composition and impact of EASA Bilateral Agreements

b) Understanding Organisational Roles and Responsibilities related to FAA & TCCA approval  & oversight

c) Understand a detailed awareness regarding the regulatory environment driving the Bi -Lateral agreement process

d) Understand the process of developing the FAA supplement for the MOE

Why Should I choose SAS for the 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 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 EU – USA & Canada Bilateral Agreements related to Aircraft Certification and Maintenance Acceptance – 2 Days different?

Because our courses are written by people who have lived through the regulations. The author of the training material has more than 25 years’ experience as an auditor across the entire regulatory spectrum.

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

Detailed Content / Topics – The following Subjects will be addressed

– EASA Regulatory Introduction & Overview
– FAA Regulatory Introduction & Overview
– Canadian Aviation Regulations Introduction
– The beginning of EASA / FAA Joint Certification
– EASA Bi Lateral Agreements – Introduction
– European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) – TCCA Relationship
– TCCA – EASA – Continuing Airworthiness Bi -Lateral Considerations
– EASA / TCAA Maintenance Annex Guidance Overview
– TCCA / EASA – Technical Implementation Procedures
– Certification and Approval Process FAA Introduction
– Certification and Approval Process FAA /EASA
– The Difference Between STC and PMA
– FAA STC Certification Process
– EASA Certification STC Process
– Bilateral Acceptance of EASA / FAA STC’s
– EASA, FAA & TCCA 145 Overview – Certification & Maintenance
– EASA, FAA & TCCA 21 Overview – Design & Production Aircraft Certification
– Maintenance Annex Guidance MAG US-EU-MAG
– FAA Technical implementation Procedures for Airworthiness and Environmental Certification
– Certification and Approval Process EASA ETSO
– TSO / ETSO Introduction
– Considerations TSO, ETSO & TCCA CAN-TSO
– EASA Form 1, FAA 8130-3 & TCCA Form 1

Target groups

Regulatory Authorities, Nominated personnel and other key personnel in Part 145 Organisations, Quality Managers/ Quality Auditors and Airline CAMO Staff.


It is not necessary to have prior knowledge to participate in this training however regulatory awareness of EASA / FAA regulatory environment is beneficial.
Please note that you are expected to have a current working knowledge of EASA Part 145, along with an appreciation of FAR 145. Ideally you will also have an aviation maintenance background along with an appreciation of Continuing Airworthiness principles.

Learning Objectives

The training considers the process by which EASA manages its obligations related to Bi-lateral regulatory agreements with FAA & TCCA

Certificate Wording

Introduction to EASA, FAA & Canadian Regulatory Environment, Introduction to Bi-Lateral Agreements. Difference between STC & PMA, EASA-TCAA MAG & TIP, EASA FAA MAG & TIP. Part 21 Considerations related to TSO, ETSO & CAN-TSO. EASA Form 1,8130-3 & TCCA Form 1 Review.

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 very resourceful background and experience.”
“All sections of the course were related to my field.”
“Adequate answers were given to specific questions.”


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

To register for this training, please email or Call +359 28210806



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