RG6004E - Certification Procedures

RG6004E - Certification Procedures


General objective:

After completing this module, the student will be able to describe international regulations and concepts and in particular how ICAO Airworthiness principles are implemented in EU.
He will be able to explain the basic principles used to guarantee the highest level of safety for Air Transport and why Aircraft are certified before they are allowed to fly.
Finally he will able to apply on a real case all those certification procedures to issue a certificate of Airworthiness to an aircraft, even through validation in foreign countries.

Detailed objectives:

Upon completion of this course, the student shall be able to:
- Explain the roles and responsibilities of the various stakeholders (industrials, international bodies) implied in the aircraft airworthiness and in the air transport safety
- Describe the ICAO principles for aircraft airworthiness and their implementation through European regulations
- Describe the Type Certification and Type Certificate Validation processes, and how the manufacturers establish their demonstration of of compliance
- Explain the EASA DOA and POA (design and production organization approval) concepts
- Identify on a study case ("leading theme" project, in semi-autonomy) the stakeholders involved in the various certification activities of an aircraft
- Describe the sequence of the different certification activities until the issuance of the Certificate of Airworthiness
- Research, deepen and interpret the Initial Airworthiness regulations as published by the main world aviation authorities.


  • Lecture : 53h
  • Supervised Practical Work : 23h
  • Labs work : 8h

Form of assessment

Total assessment hours: 5

In brief

ECTS credits : cf Teaching Unit

Number of hours 89


Jean-François PETIT

Phone : 05 62 17 45 35

Email : jean-francois.petit @ enac.fr


  • Toulouse