Course detail

Continuing Airworthiness Management for Aircrafts

FSI-ORZAcad. year: 2019/2020

The course deals with the issue of airplane approval, aircraft release, maintenance from the point of view of the organization responsible for the maintenance system, and maintenance.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The course enables students to become familiar with the issues of aircraft certification and their components, release of aircraft into operation, requirements for DOA, POA and maintenance organizations and their personnel. In addition, an overview of applied maintenance systems and their management.


Basic knowledge of mechanical engineering, aircraft technology (terminology) and basic orientation in Czech legislation.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Nařízení komise (EU) č. 1321/2014 a jeho přílohy (EN)
DE FLORIO, Filippo. Airworthiness: an introduction to aircraft certification. Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann, 2006, x, 247 s. : il. ISBN 0-7506-6948-9 (EN)
Technická a údržbová dokumentace vybraných letadel poskytnutá vyučujícím (EN)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught in the form of lectures, which have the character of interpretation of basic principles and procedures. Exercises are focused on the practical handling of the material discussed at the lectures. The courses are extend by maintenance organisation visit tour.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Course-unit credit requirements: participation in exercises (90% at the minimum).
Exam: written – test.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


in the field of aircraft compliance for operation, knowledge of legislation and competence management system and to obtain an overview of aircraft maintenance procedures, authorization of organizations and aviation personnel.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

90% participation in exercises (80% at the minimum), elaborating a protocol, presentation of all tasks from exercises.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme M2I-P Master's

    branch M-LPR , 1. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, compulsory
    branch M-LPR , 1. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1. European and national aviation legislation
2. Certification Standards and Procedures (Part 21)
3. Requirements for DOA, POA, and maintenance organization
4. Type certification process
5. Part M
6. Part 147, Part 66, Requirements for maintenance personnel
7. CAMO organization
8. Maintenance organization
9. Aircraft maintenance and control systems
10. Technical and maintenance documentation of aircraft
11. Technical and maintenance documentation of aircraft
12. Issues of import of aircraft products from EU and non-EU countries.
13. Specific requirements for maintenance and equipment in commercial operations, MEL, CDL


13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Airplane categories and their airworthiness for air transport operation
2. Demonstrating the type certification of propellers, engines and other aircraft devices
3. Airworthiness of individually-built aircraft
4. Airworthiness directives
5. Weighing of aircraft
6. Changes in aircraft equipment
7. Maintenance of COM/NAV systems
8. Standard EASA Forms
9. Maintenance program
10. Maintenance program
11. Aircraft registration process
12. MEL – minimum equipment list
13. Visit tour at maintenance organisation