Airworthiness Training


This training program is intended for all levels of aviation maintenance personnel. The idea is to share 16 years of experience as an FAA Inspector by informing on the subjects presented. The objective of the program is to reduce non compliance regulatory issues by providing technicians with knowledge and references of the subjects presented. These references will facilitate the technician in conducting additional research on the subjects presented to further enhance their knowledge on their own. This will be the most significant long term benefit. Our training program will provide technicians with more knowledge of regulatory requirements and ensure they remain in compliance.

ICAO, Aviation Law, Regulations and FAA Policy

• Role of ICAO on aviation safety
• Information on Aviation Law and Regulations
• An explanation of the different maintenance regulations
• The most problematic regulations for maintenance personnel
• How to recognize mandatory regulations and their applicability

Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) Certification Procedure and Requirements

• An explanation of the process in obtaining the license
• How to prepare for the interview to obtain the required authorization to take the exams, one of the most critical steps of the process
• The best method to prepare for the exams
• Information on the cost and the time required to take the exams
• References on the regulations related to the license and the privilege of the license
• Internet information: How to locate a testing center to take the exams and how to locate an FAA office to schedule an appointment for the interview with an FAA Inspector

Inspection Authorization (IA) Certification Procedure and Requirements

• Information on the IA certificate and the certification requirements
• References on the regulations related to the certificate and the privilege of the certificate

Type Certificate

• Importance of the Type Certificate and its role with airworthiness
• The reasons a mechanic should review the Type Certificate when performing an aircraft inspection
• Several examples of a Type Certificate will be shown and the most significant sections will be covered
• The recommended source for obtaining a type certificate as well as its benefit.


• Significance of the term airworthiness
• Several references in Aviation Law, Regulations and other FAA policy documents
• This will provide the mechanic with a better understanding on the use of the term airworthiness when accomplishing an aircraft inspection

Airworthiness Directives (AD's)

• The mechanics responsibility on AD compliance
• The responsibility of the operator and the pilot on compliance of the AD’s
• An explanation on the different parts of an AD, as well as information on how to resolve interpretation problems with the AD
• The best recommended method of documenting and controlling the compliance records of AD’s. The benefit to the mechanic of obtaining the AD’s from the FAA web site
• An example of how to accomplish the research of AD’s applicable to an aircraft
• The relationship with AD’s and the airworthiness of the aircraft
• Guidance on obtaining an alternate means of AD compliance

The Export Program

• Explanation on how the FAA certifies the airworthiness of products to be exported
• The FAA’s internal quality control over the program
• The best sequence on the process of exporting an aircraft
• The operator’s benefit of ensuring the quality of parts
• Regulations and internal FAA policy on the program
• Knowledge of the program will help the operator in preventing problems during the purchase and import process of an aircraft.

Maintenance Records Entries

• Examples of different required maintenance documentation
• Regulatory references for the required elements
• Examples of different forms of maintenance documentation: FAA Form 337, FAA Form 8130-3, FAA Form 8110 and the M or D report.

Suspected Unapproved Parts (SUPs)

• What is an approved part
• What is an unapproved part
• What is a Suspected Unapproved Part
• How to report a SUPs
• How to reduce SUPs problems

Major Repairs and Alterations

• What is a Major Repair or Alteration
• Who may approve for return to service a Major Repair or Alteration
• How to document a this type of maintenance
• Approved Data

Minimum Equipment Lists (MELs)

• Information on developing MELs
• Information on getting MELs approved
• How to decide what equipment may be differed
• Internet information: MEL Program