Introduction  A Repair Station / Approved Maintenance Organization Training Program is a prerequisite for obtaining a Part 145 approval for many National Aviation Authorities (NAA) who base their regulations on the U.S. Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations. Mechanics may acquire their initial skill through formal training, such as Part 147 Aviation Maintenance…

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Introduction – Civil aviation has a long history in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. In the early years of civil aviation in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia the aviation activity was not formally regulated. As aviation activity increased and international safety norms evolved, it became necessary for aviation regulations. The first aviation safety regulatory approach…

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Introduction 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 on, who can work…

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Introduction This FAA Safety Management Systems Implementation Overview provides an introduction of FAA regulatory requirements, guidance, and methods of developing and implementing an SMS based on the requirements of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 5 which satisfies the SMS Standards of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), as published…

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Introduction – Within the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulatory framework, there are three primary regulations that govern the airworthiness of an aircraft generally known as “The Big Three”, which are: 14 CFR Part 21 — Certification Procedures for Products and Parts 14 CFR Part 43 — Maintenance, Preventive Maintenance, Rebuilding, and Alterations 14 CFR…

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Introduction – The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is one of the major aviation regulatory bodies with aspects of its Part 145 certificate application process that differ from other aviation regulators. Though the 14 CFR Part 145 certification process provides for interaction between the applicant and the FAA from initial inquiry to certificate issuance, gaining…

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Introduction – On June 1, 2016, the FAA and EASA released Maintenance Annex Guidance, Change 6 (“MAG 6″). The MAG details EASA, FAA, and applicant actions required to be taken in order for an FAA-certificated 14 CFR part 145 repair station located in the U.S. to be approved to EASA Part-145; and for a EU…

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Introduction – The FAA receiving inspection system for aircraft parts and material aims to establish traceability and that parts were manufactured in accordance with 14 CFR Part 21, were previously determined to be airworthy under 14 CFR Part 43, and produced to established industry standards. For an operator or repair station to ensure these requirements…

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Introduction – The FAA receiving inspection system for aircraft parts and material aims to establish traceability and that parts were manufactured in accordance with 14 CFR Part 21, were previously determined to be airworthy under 14 CFR Part 43, and produced to established industry standards. For an operator or maintenance organisation to ensure these requirements…

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Introduction – Recognising 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…

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