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Aeronautical regulation - certification - quality control - 2022

Civil aircraft airworthiness

From design to maintenance


Aircraft Airworthiness shall be established and maintained within a regulatory framework.

This course aims to present and explain how for civil aircraft the following apply:

  • The Airworthiness concept
  • The Regulation system
  • The Aviation Authorities.

With respect to the applicable European regulations.


The course lasts 3 days (21 hours).


The Airworthiness as well as regulation, and aviation authority concepts will be introduced starting from Chicago convention.

These concepts, as introduced in the European Community regulations through a vote by the European Parliament, will be presented through the whole aircraft lifecycle by the following processes:

  • Establishing Airworthiness (Initial Airworthiness) in design and production
  • Continuing Airworthiness in operation and maintenance.


Level: Basic 


Philippe LECORNU:

Graduate Aeronautics Engineer

Previous VP Airworthiness ATR.


- To understand Airworthiness concept and related regulations

  • Chicago Convention founder act and International Civil Aviation Organization principles (ICAO)
  • Airworthiness concept definition and implementation (regulation, Authority)
  • Airworthiness actors: role, responsibilities
  • Application to European Aviation authorities and regulation (EC regulation n°216/2008, February 20th 2008):
    • Common rules in Civil Aviation field
    • European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)
    • European regulations
    • Role and mission of the Member States; the case of France (DGAC)

- To apprehend the meaning of “Establishing Airworthiness” (Initial Airworthiness)

  • (EC Regulation no 748/2012 August 3rd 2012)
    • In design:
      • How to define Type Certificate, Supplementary Type Certificate. (annex of the regulation : Part21 subpart B)
      • Procedures in issuing Type Certificate, content of Type Certificate, obligations of the holder, manuals, modifications and repairs
      • Design Organization Approval process: eligibility, organization, Airworthiness office, Design Assurance system, privileges. (annex of the regulation: Part21 subpart J)
    • In production :
      • How to define Certificate of Airworthiness (annex of the regulation : Part-21 subpart H)
      • Production Organization Approval process: criteria for an agreement, context, terms of approval evaluation, Privileges (annex of the regulation : Part-21 subpart G)

-To apprehend the meaning of “Continuing airworthiness”

  • (EC Regulation no 1321/2014, November 26th 2014)
    • Continuing Airworthiness process
      • Maintenance program concept, Airworthiness Directives, Service Bulletins …
      • Maintenance Management Organisation Approval (annex of the regulation: Part-M subpart G)
    • Definition of maintenance activities
      • Structure and roles of maintenance organisations (annex of the regulation: Part-145 and Part-M subpart F)
      • Maintenance Organisation manuals
      • Quality Assurance in maintenance
      • Approval for Return to Service


Scheduled in French:

TOULOUSE: AED 051.1: 7 to 9 March 2022

PARIS: AED 051.2: 14 to 16 November 2022


For the English realization, please, consult us.


€1,440 excluding tax (20% VAT)

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