Introduction to Aviation Regulatory Structure – 1 day


As a highly complex and equally well-regulated industry, it is important for those who are involved with aviation to understand their role within the business and the broader regulated environment.

This course offers both novice and experienced aviation professionals an overview of the section of the industry that they work in. The course demonstrates how major organizations like ICAO, EASA, and the FAA have been developed in the context of historical development and present-day issues affecting the civil aviation industry.

Most importantly, the course discusses how the framework of national aviation organizations relates to ICAO and ISARPS as well as provides basic guidelines to individual aviation professionals in terms of the position of their role in the aviation environment and, not least, the impact that their decisions may have with regard to compliance with national aviation regulations and departmental/company policy.

Who is the course for?

The course is made for individuals in the aviation industry, including aviation managers, regulators, and professionals seeking to gain a foundational understanding of the regulatory framework governing aviation operations. This course provides participants with insights into the principles, guidelines, and key components of aviation regulations to ensure compliance and promote safety and efficiency within the industry.

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

a) Understanding the structure and impact of ICAO

b) Understanding the Organisational Roles and Duties within ICAO

c) Recognize the functions and objectives that support ICAO policies

d) Become familiar with the functions of the international standards and recommended practises created by ICAO

e) Gain knowledge about the key ICAO annexes

f) Gain knowledge of the Chicago Convention`s role and composition

g) Have an understanding of the general principles and application of the Convention

i) Learn about the EASA’s tasks and responsibilities, as well as its mission and structure

j) Be able to understand the mission and role of the FAA

k) Be familiar with which aspects of civil aviation the FAA regulates

Detailed Content/Topics – The following Subjects will be addressed

  • International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO)
  • The Convention on International Civil Aviation (Chicago Convention) 1944
  • The history of ICAO
  • The Role of ICAO
  • Standards & Recommended Practices (SARPS)
  • The Primary Annexes for Aircraft Operation & Maintenance:
  • Annex 1 – Personnel Licensing
  • Annex 6 – Operation of Aircraft
  • Annex 8 – Airworthiness of Aircraft
  • Annex 19 – Safety Management
  • EASA Regulatory Structural Overview
  • FAA Regulatory Structural Overview
  • Summary ICAO – NAA

Target groups

EASA Part 21 Organisations, Part M, ML, CAMO & CAO organizations, Fixed Base Operators,Private pilots and flying clubs. Aircraft Maintenance Technicians, Administrators, etc.


A background in an aviation environment

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, delegates will be able to:

– Provide an overview of the global regulatory framework and deliver a high-level discussion of the ICAO Standards & Recommended Practices (ISARPS)

– Explain how ISARPS form the basis of the regulatory frameworks for both EASA & the FAA. Citing the four important ICAO annexes (1 -Personnel Licensing; 6 – Operation of Aircraft; 8 – Airworthiness of Aircraft and 19 – Safety Management)

– Provide a high-level description of both EASA & FAA regulations concerning initial and continuing airworthiness and maintenance

– Determine which regulatory frame applies to the delegate’s aircraft type

Certificate Wording

Introduction to ICAO & Standards and Recommended Practices, Annexes 1, 6, 8 & 19. EASA Regulatory Overview Basic Regulation, Initial & Continuing Airworthiness FAA Introduction to Rulemaking, Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs) and Continuing Airworthiness.

What do People Say About Sofema Aviation Services Training?

“This training offers very good explanations of difficult topics.”

“All aspects were useful, the examples were great.”

“This training helped me to develop some new skills.”

“The instructor is very resourceful and intelligent.”

“Having a visual material helps a lot the learning process.”


1 day – The training day will commence 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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