Airworthiness Core Elements

The essential elements of Turkey’s airworthiness regulatory system include:

  • Registration of aircraft;
  • Aircraft type certificate acceptance;
  • Approval of aircraft modifications & repairs;
  • Issue/renewal of Certificates of Airworthiness;
  • Approval of aircraft maintenance organizations;
  • Certification of operators (airworthiness aspects);
  • Licensing of personnel; and
  • Safety Deficiency and Incident Analysis program.

The responsible personnel, especially Airworthiness Inspectors, should be trained accordingly.

The satisfactory or unsatisfactory execution of the various Airworthiness functions depends on the qualifications, experience, competence and dedication of individual Inspectors.  In addition to the vital importance of technical competency in performing airworthiness inspections and the surveillance of certificated operators and approved maintenance organizations, it is likewise critical that Inspectors possess a high degree of integrity, be impartial in carrying out their tasks, be tactful, have a good understanding of human nature and possess the ability to get along well with people. Considering the specialized and sensitive nature of the Inspector's mission the qualifications, experience and personal characteristics of each person employed to perform inspector’s duties will be verified and carefully evaluated before selections are made.

TCAA Training Program (Airworthiness):

  • Introduction to Certification of Airworthiness
  • Commission Regulation (EU) No 1321/2014 and Part-66
  • Commission Regulation (EU) No 1321/2014 and Part-147
  • Commission Regulation (EU) No 1321/2014 and Part-145
  • Commission Regulation (EU) No 1321/2014 and Part-M
  • Part M – Subpart F Maintenance Organizations, EASA
  • ICAO Annex 1
  • ICAO Annex 6
  • ICAO Annex 7 
  • ICAO Annex 8 and Doc 9760