FAA FAR-145 & FAR-43 for Repair Stations located outside the U.S. not under a BASA/MIP – Initial – 3 Days


Of all the parts that make up FAA regulations in Chapter 1 of Title 14, Aeronautics and Space in the Code of Federal Regulations, only one part speaks solely to mechanics.

Part 43 is that rule.

It sets the requirements for what kinds of U.S. registered aircraft mechanics can work, who can work on the aircraft, and who can sign off the aircraft’s logbook.

It also defines the standards for the work which is performed and record-keeping requirements.

Part 43, Maintenance, Preventive Maintenance, Rebuilding, and Alteration, is one of the three core regulations or foundation stones that set the standards for the U.S. aviation industry.

The other two are Part 21, Certification Procedures for Products and Parts, and Part 91 General Operating and Flight Rules.

These three rules are identified on the FAA Form 8100-2 Standard Airworthiness Certificate.

The purpose of part 43 is to ensure that an aircraft is “airworthy” after work has been performed.

Part 145 sets forth safety standards necessary to inspect and maintain aircraft and aircraft parts. These safety standards ultimately benefit the maintenance personnel, passengers, and flight crew. For example, Subpart C Housing and Facilities Requirements are designed to keep maintenance personnel safe and provide a safe working environment, while Subpart E Operating Rules result in a safe aircraft that can be used by flight crews to provide a safe and efficient mode of transportation.

This training course describes in detail 14 CFR part 43 and part 145 and the relationship to U.S. air carriers for a foreign certificated repair station located outside the United States in a country that does not have a Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement with the FAA.

Who is the course for?

This course is for individuals working in repair stations situated outside the United States that are not covered by a Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement (BASA) or Maintenance Implementation Procedures (MIP). The course provides comprehensive training on the Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) Part 145 and Part 43 requirements for these repair stations, focusing on initial certification.

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

a) A deep understanding of the United States Code of Federal Regulations Title 14 Part 145 and Part 43.

b) An understanding of the term “Airworthy” and relevant Airworthiness Limitations, Critical Design Configuration Control Limitations (CDCCL).

c) An understanding of the differences between approved parts, accepted parts, OEM, and PMA parts.

d) Knowledge of the rules that must be followed to change an aviation products Type Design.

e) An in-depth understanding of how to ensure compliance with Repair Station housing and facilities requirements.

f) Knowledge of inspection personnel and return to service personnel responsibilities and training and qualification requirements.

g) Best practices to ensure that maintenance release and return to service documents comply with FAA requirements.

h) The relationship between Part 145 and Part 43 and the linkage to Part 121 responsibilities.

i) Understanding of the procedures required to be contained in a Repair Station Manual and Quality Control Manual.

Detailed Content / Topics – The following Subjects will be addressed

– Introduction
– Terms & Definitions
– History Of The FAA
– Introduction And Structure Of The FARs
– Understanding Airworthiness
– 14 CFR Part 145 Framework
– 14 CFR Part 145 Subpart A – General

145.1 Applicability
145.3 Definition Of Terms
145.5 Certificate And Operations Specifications Requirements
145.12 Repair Station Records: Falsification, Reproduction, Alteration, Or Omission

– 14 CFR Part 145 Subpart B – Certification

145.51 Application For Certificate
145.53 Issue Of Certificate
145.55 Duration And Renewal Of Certificate
145.57 Amendment To Or Transfer Of Certificate
145.59 Ratings
145.61 Limited Ratings

– 14 CFR Part 145 Subpart C – Housing, Facilities, Equipment, Materials, And Data

145.101 General
145.103 Housing And Facilities Requirements
145.105 Change Of Location, Housing, Or Facilities
145.107 Satellite Repair Stations
145.109 Equipment, Materials, And Data Requirements

– 14 CFR Part 145 Subpart D – Personnel

145.151 Personnel Requirements
145.153 Supervisory Personnel Requirements
145.155 Inspection Personnel Requirements
145.157 Personnel Authorized To Approve An Article For Return To Service
145.159 Recommendation Of A Person For Certification As A Repairman
145.160 Employment Of Former FAA Employees
145.151 Personnel Requirements
145.153 Supervisory Personnel Requirements
145.155 Inspection Personnel Requirements

– 14 CFR Part 145 Subpart E – Operating Rules

145.201 Privileges And Limitations Of Certificate
145.203 Work Performed At Another Location
145.205 Maintenance, Preventive Maintenance, And Alterations Performed For Certificate Holders Under Parts 121, 125, And 135, And For Foreign Air Carriers Or Foreign Persons Operating A U.S.-Registered Aircraft In Common Carriage Under Part 129
145.206 Notification Of Hazardous Materials Authorizations
145.207 Repair Station Manual
145.209 Repair Station Manual Contents
145.211 Quality Control System
145.213 Inspection Of Maintenance, Preventive Maintenance, Or Alterations
145.215 Capability List
145.217 Contract Maintenance
145.219 Recordkeeping
145.221 Service Difficulty Reports
145.223 FAA Inspections

– 14 CFR Part 39 Airworthiness Directives
– 14 CFR Part 43 Applicability
– Who Can Work On An Aircraft?
– Who Can Sign-off Work Performed On An Aircraft?
– Performance Rules
– Recordkeeping
– Part 43 Appendices

Target groups

Quality Managers; Quality Engineers; Inspection Personnel; Return to Service Personnel; Safety Managers / Personnel; Maintenance Managers / Supervisors / Mechanics / Technicians; Planning Personnel; Technical Services Personnel; Supply Chain Personnel; Stores Personnel from the following organizations:

Operators/Air Carriers; Repair Stations/Approved Maintenance Organizations; Organizations seeking 14 CFR Part 145 approval; Staff from National Aviation Authorities.


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 FAA FAR Part 145 and FAR Part 43.

‒ Provide examples as to the ‘know how’ as well as the ‘know what’ by looking at a practical perspective of FAA FAR Part 145 and FAR Part 43.

‒ Implement FAA FAR Part 145 within an Organization.

‒ Understand the interface between FAA FAR Part 145 and Part 43.

‒ Provide a regulatory and industry perspective for staff involved in FAA FAR 145 in accordance with the maintenance rules of FAR Part 43.

Certificates wording:

U.S. Code of Federal Regulations Title 14 Part 145 Repair Stations All Subparts; Part 43 Maintenance, Preventive Maintenance, Rebuilding and Alteration; Part 39 Airworthiness Directives, Understanding of Airworthiness Principles; Maintenance Release and Return to Service Requirements

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3 days – Each training day will commence at 09.00 and finish at 17:00 with appropriate refreshment breaks.

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