FAA / EASA Part 145 Differences Course – 2 Days


Recognizing that a common set of standards would not only benefit the aviation industry economically but also preserve a high level of safety, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Joint Aviation Authorities (JAA) began an effort in 1988 to harmonize their respective aviation standards.

With the JAA becoming defunct in 2009, and the European Community(EC) adopting the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), an agreement between the USA and the EC on cooperation in the regulation of civil aviation safety was reached in 2011.

Though much work has been done to gain common ground, there are significant differences between the USA 14 CFR Part 145 and EASA Part 145.

This two-day course provides a comprehensive explanation of the differences between the two regulations which is essential for organizations certificated by both authorities to ensure that their personnel understand them in their entirety and recognize the differences to avoid situations of non-compliance.

Understanding the regulations which drive the 145 processes will enable your organization to make the best business decisions and maintain compliance.

Who is this course for?

The course is for aviation maintenance professionals and organizations seeking to understand and comply with the regulatory differences between the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Part 145 regulations. The course aims to provide in-depth insights into the variations in maintenance practices, standards, and procedures required by both authorities for approved maintenance organizations.

What is the benefit of attending this training?

The participants will learn about the contrasting regulatory requirements and standards set forth by the FAA and EASA for approved maintenance organizations. The course covers topics such as maintenance documentation, procedures, personnel qualifications, and inspection protocols, highlighting the key divergences between the two authorities. By the end of the course, attendees will have a comprehensive understanding of the unique challenges and compliance needs when operating under both FAA and EASA regulations.

Detailed Content / Topics – The following Subjects will be addressed

– Definitions and Abbreviations
– Introduction to the FAA and the EASA
– Bilateral Agreements
– Overview of 14 CFR Part 145
– Differences between 14 CFR Part 145 and EASA Part 145
– 14 CFR Part 43
– Authorised Release Certification
– Managing Training and Competence Requirements
– Contracting and Subcontracting
– Safety Management Systems Differences
– Error Management
– Relative Guidance Material

Target groups

This course is suitable for those working in an FAA and EASA Part 145 environment and looking to develop or update their level of knowledge and practical understanding. The course is beneficial for Certifying Staff, Quality Inspectors, Quality Managers, Maintenance Managers, Maintenance Engineers, Stores, and Logistics Staff.


A background in an aviation environment.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, delegates will be able to:
– Secure knowledge of the key components of 14 CFR Part 145 and EASA Part 145.
– Understand the similarities and differences between 14 CFR Part 145 and EASA Part 145.
– Increase compliance and reduce the risk of non-compliance by ensuring you are conversant with the applicable regulation.
– Provide a regulatory and industry perspective for staff involved in Part 145 maintenance.

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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 office@sassofia.com or Call +359 28210806

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