FAA Announces U.S. Workshops on U.S./EU BASA

The Federal  Aviation Administration has announced the U.S. field workshops in support of the implementation of the new agreement between the U.S. and the European Community on the Cooperation in the Regulation of Civil Aviation Safety (BASA).

The FAA, in cooperation with EASA, will conduct workshops in the U.S. that focus on providing aviation safety inspectors and the aviation industry with EASA Part 145 certification the tools and knowledge to transition to the new agreement. Topics covered will include:

  • Maintenance Annex Guide (MAG) content and application.
  • Manual requirements.
  • Certification and renewal process.
  • Timeline and process for transfer of maintenance organizations.

Each of the meetings includes an agency day and an industry day.  The only three industry meeting dates are:

  • Sept. 9; in Los Angeles, Calif.
  • Sept. 12; in Miramar, Fla.
  • Sept. 16; in Baltimore, Md.

It is strongly recommended that all attendees read and are thoroughly familiar with the MAG http://www.faa.gov/aircraft/repair/media/MAG.pdf.

U.S. Industry representatives with EASA certificated Part 145 repair stations who plan on attending a workshop should respond by Aug. 5, 2011, via email to 9-AWA-AFS-310-RepairSurvey@faa.gov with the following information:

  • Name of repair station.
  • Name(s) of attendees.
  • Email address of attendees.
  • Location that you plan on attend.
  • Do you need the FAA to reserve hotel space or will you arrange your own accommodations?

Contact Ric Peri, AEA vice president of government and industry affairs, by email at ricp@aea.net or by phone at 202-589-1144.