Navigating Requirements for International Certification of Aviation Products C1918

Topics: Quality, Safety & Maintenance

This course describes the basic elements of the process for achieving a successful aircraft certification globally once certification by the State of Design has been accomplished. The regulatory framework established under ICAO is presented with discussion of how major countries around the world comply with the ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs). The uncertainty of how each country performs validation is a challenge. This course identifies common validation practices and key bilateral agreements which facilitate acceptance of aviation products from one country to another. Location and content of critical validation information to ensure compliance to procedures is identified. Applying the processes specific to Bilateral Agreements, type validation principles, and special import requirements are key to receiving global approval of aircraft designs in a timely manner to promote sales and operations world-wide.

Learning Objectives

By attending this course, you will be able to identify: 

  • Examine and explain the ICAO SARPs applicable for Aviation Product Certification Worldwide
  • Interpret Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreements for use in managing international aviation product certification activities
  • Explain and Use Type Validation & Post Type Validation Principles and justify actions for global certification of products
  • Identify the basic steps for validation of aircraft by foreign authorities
  • Compare and differentiate validation procedures used by USA, Canada, Europe, India, China as examples
  • Recall and state the roles and responsibilities of the applicant and the foreign authority for conducting the validation of an approved design

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for those with novice to intermediate knowledge of engineering and certification of aviation products. It is designed to improve their ability to manage certification and validation of aviation products globally. Applying this knowledge will help the participant to appraise and justify the appropriate course of action for achieving validation of products in foreign markets.


Working knowledge of 14 CFR Part 21 regulations or equivalent is required. SAE course C1701 should be taken as a prerequisite for this course. Recommend a minimum of two years of experience in aviation industry design or manufacturing.

You must complete all course contact hours and successfully pass the learning assessment to obtain CEUs.

Frederick Stellar

FredFred Stellar is a consultant navigating customers to solutions in aviation. Areas of expertise are Organization Designation Authorization (ODA) administration, international validation, regulatory affairs, aircraft certification, and training. Fred served as the lead administrator for both Bell Helicopter’s and Airbus Helicopters’ ODAs while managing their civil certification groups. He served to oversee development, certification, and validation of TC’s and STC’s.

While a manager in the Federal Aviation Administration Stellar served in the aircraft certification office responsible for oversight and certification of Part 25 airplane modifications. He also served 4 years managing the FAA International Policy Office in Brussels, Belgium where he collaborated with the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). He helped develop the Technical Implementation Procedures used between the FAA and EASA.

Duration: 1 Day
CEUs: .7

Fees: $599.00

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