European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) & Type Certification
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In the EU, type certification is the responsibility of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), and means
that the design and production (processes) of an aircraft type are certified by this body.
Type certification is a long and expensive process.
JAR : Joint Aviation Regulation. The JAA regulations are layed down in JAR's.
AMC : Acceptable Means of Compliance (AMC). Illustrates a means by wich a specification contained in an airworthiness code or a requirement in an implementing rule, can be met.
GM : Guidance Material. Helps to illustrate the meaning of a specification or requirement
Regulation (EC) 1702/2003: Implementing rules for the airworthiness and environmental certification of aircraft and related products, parts and appliances, as well as for the certification of design and production organisations.
|Acceptable Means of Compliance (AMC) & Guidance Material (GM)||Part 21||Design, Production
|Certification Specifications (Airworthisness Codes)||-||Specifications
Regulation (EC) 2042/2003: Implementing Rules, on the continuing airworthiness of aircraft and aeronautical products,
parts and appliances, and on the approval of organisations and personnel
involved in these tasks
|Continuing Airworthiness||AMC & GM, Part M||Operational
|Maintenance Organisation Approvals||AMC & GM, Part 145||Operational
|Certifying Staff||AMC & GM, Part 66||Operational
|Training Organisation Requirements||AMC & GM, Part 147||Operational
Website of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)