FAA Part 21 Certification Procedures for Products and Parts

Part 21 is the FAA regulation that provides the regulatory framework to conduct certification of products and parts. This includes the engineering, airworthiness, production and quality systems. The aerospace industry is hinged around compliance with Part 21; however, comprehension of Part 21 and its role in civil certification is challenging. This course is designed to provide participants with an understanding of the processes that encompass aircraft certification, including compliance with FARs, certification procedures and post certification responsibilities. It is also intended to introduce participants to the many regulatory issues upon which companies make business decisions that can be derailed by failing to see the part 21 implications. Such issues may include licensing, supplier control and relocation of manufacturing either domestically or internationally. Aerospace professionals will be able to implement time and resource saving actions resulting in cost savings. Participants will explore concepts of supplementing a Type Certificate, production certification procedures, quality system compliance, airworthiness certificates, and export procedures. Technical Standards procedures, parts manufacturing approval procedures, and implementation of the Change Product Rule and how to determine its applicability will also be covered.

What Will You Learn

By attending this seminar, you will be able to:
  • Define Part 21 and its role in the overall regulatory rule structure
  • Describe and determine your role as a design approval holder(TC/STC/TSO/PMA)
  • Describe and determine your role as a production approval holder (PC/TSOA/PMA)
  • Outline what constitutes an FAA approved quality system
  • Define the Various FAA airworthiness certificates and the impacts and implications for owner/operators
  • Explain what constitutes changes to a design approval

Is This Course For You

This seminar is designed for aerospace engineering professionals such as: certification engineers and technicians, engineering leaders, program managers, business development personnel and compliance specialists. This course applies to any discipline associated with certification in areas such as: the certification of products, testing, leading certification projects, regulatory impact on new business opportunities and compliance with ITAR/EAR. The information presented in this seminar will be of interest to individuals interested in enrolling in other SAE seminars such as: Aircraft Cabin Safety and Interior Crashworthiness (ID# C0926), FAA Certification, Operations & Maintenance Orientation (ID# C1707), Aviation Safety Engineer Job Functions (ID# C1708).

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Topics

DAY ONE
  • Subpart A - General
    • Applicability and definitions
    • Falsification of applications, reports, or records
    • Reporting of failures, malfunctions, and defects
  • Subpart B - Type Certificates
    • Privileges
    • Transferability
    • Instructions for continued airworthiness and manufacturer"s maintenance manuals having airworthiness limitations sections
  • Subpart C - Provisional Type Certificates
  • Subpart D - Changes to Type Certificates
    • Major changes in type design
    • Minor changes in type design
  • Subpart E - Supplemental Type Certificates
    • Requirement for supplemental type certificate
    • Issue of supplemental type certificate
  • Subpart F - Production Under Type Certificate
    • Location of/or changes to manufacturing facilities
    • Production under type certificate
    • Statement of conformity
DAY TWO
  • Subpart G - Production Certificates
    • Application
    • Organization
    • Quality system
    • Quality manual
    • Location of/or changes to manufacturing facilities
    • Inspections and tests
    • Production limitation record
    • Transferability
    • Responsibility of holder
    • Changes in quality system
  • Subpart H - Airworthiness Certificates
    • Applicability
    • Issue of standard airworthiness certificates for normal, utility, acrobatic, commuter and transport category aircraft; manned free balloons; and special classes of aircraft
    • Issue of airworthiness certificates for restricted category aircraft
    • Experimental certificates: aircraft to be used for market surveys, sales demonstrations, and customer crew training
    • Special flight permits
  • Subpart I - Provisional Airworthiness Certificates
  • Subpart K - Parts Manufacturing Approvals
    • Applicability
    • Application
    • Organization
    • Quality system
    • Quality manual
    • Location of/or changes to manufacturing facilities
  • Subpart L - Export Airworthiness Approvals
    • Issuance of export certificates of airworthiness
    • Issuance of export airworthiness approvals for aircraft engines, propellers, and articles
    • Responsibilities of exporters
  • Subpart N
    • Acceptance of aircraft engines and propellers
    • Acceptance of articles
  • Subpart O
    • Applicability and definitions
    • Application
    • Organization
    • Quality system
    • Quality manual
    • Location of/or changes to manufacturing facilities
    • Responsibility of holder
    • Approval for deviation
    • Design changes
    • Changes in quality system
    • Issuance of Letters of TSO Design Approval: Import Article