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European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) & Type Certification

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

Type Certification

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 21Design, 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 AirworthinessAMC & GM, Part MOperational
Maintenance Organisation ApprovalsAMC & GM, Part 145Operational
Certifying StaffAMC & GM, Part 66Operational
Training Organisation RequirementsAMC & GM, Part 147Operational

Website of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)

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