The aviation safety regulations of the European Union made by the European Commission (EC) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) are increasingly affecting the leasing community. Initially, it was primarily the Part M regulation that directly addresses owners of leased aircraft, but with the expanding scope of EASA, more regulations emerge that are of interest to the leasing community at large. In addition, more and more countries outside the European Union are adopting the EC/EASA regulations.
On the import/export side, there is increased cooperation between the EU and the US in accepting each other's certification findings. On 1 May 2011, an EU/US bilateral to that effect came into force.
SGI Advisory therefore has added to its suite of aviation safety courses, a course that explains the whole gamma of existing and near future EASA regulations to lessors, as well as the EU/US bilateral. In addition to making lucid the complex structure of the regulations and highlighting those that are of particular relevance to lessors, it focuses on issues where lessors have been confronted with varying regulations, or their interpretation, by European and non-European regulators.
2 . Objective
This training course educates participants on how the existing and future EASA regulations affect their day-to-day practice of importing/exporting aircraft into or out of the ‘EASA system' and their operation when in Europe. Specifically, it focuses on items where lessors are struggling with, either because of vague regulations allowing multiple interpretations, national variations that still exist, or otherwise.
3 . Target audience
Technical and regulatory staff of the aircraft leasing and financial community engaged in the transfer of aircraft between jurisdictions.
4. Course elements
- (a) The EU legal system and EASA regulatory framework:
- EU institutions and major law instruments;
- Role of the European Commission, EASA and the Member State National Aviation Authorities (NAAs);
- EASA regulatory framework, including the Basic Regulation;
- EASA rulemaking process;
- Split of work between EASA and the member state NAAs.
(b) Airworthiness regulations of relevance to lessors:
- Part 21 - Type Certificates, Supplemental Type Certificates, Airworthiness Certificates, Noise Certificates, Design Organisation Approvals, Appliance and Part Approvals (e.g. ETSOs, EPAs), Repair Approvals, Permits-to-fly; Airworthiness Codes (e.g. CS-25 - Certification Specifications Large Aircraft), Additional Airworthiness Specifications (CS-26). Comparisons with corresponding US FARs are included.
- Part M - the rights and obligations in the area of maintenance management of the aircraft owner, the operator and the Continuing Airworthiness Management Organization (CAMO); the contract established between owner and CAMO; the Airworthiness Review Certificate (ARC); record retention; EASA Form 1, etc.
(c) The first extension of EASA's remit that will become effective on 8 April 2012.
Overview of the many new Parts covering such subjects as:
- Organization Requirements (Part-ORO), including security requirements;
- Commercial Air Transport (Part-CAT), including operational equipment requirements;
- Special Approvals (Part-SPA);
- Third country Operators (Part-TCO).
(d ) Airspace user requirements, as far as they affect aircraft equipment
- (e) Aviation safety related requirements for import into the EU, including:
- EASA Part M requirements;
- National additions and interpretations;
- Operational and airspace usage requirements;
- The EU/US bilateral.
5. Examples of specific topics
After the course, participants will be able to answer such questions as:
- What technical records must be kept and for how long?
- Can an aircraft be registered without receiving a Certificate of Airworthiness?
- Is a video surveillance system mandatory?
- Is a permit-to-fly required for an aircraft that is not on an AOC?
- When and where becomes data link mandatory?
- What are the benefits of the 2011 EU/US bilateral?
- What national import regulations remain in force in Europe in spite of EASA?
Two days, with starting and finishing times that allow same day traveling, e.g. start at 10:00 on first day and finish at 15:00 on second day.
Amsterdam Schiphol airport or Singapore Aviation Academy, or, upon request, customer's location.
€ 1550,= per participant