Certification Support for Validation (CSV)

I would like to apply for Certification Support for Validation in Third Countries – what do I need to do?

You need to fill in the EASA form FO.CERT.00041 which can be found here.

There are two different scenarios:

Forwarding Letter only - without need for technical support (category 1): Your EASA approval and related documents will be only forwarded together with an EASA Forwarding Letter to the validating authority. There is no technical support foreseen. This EASA service is free of charge.

Full EASA Validation Support - with need for technical support (category 2): Your EASA approval will be forwarded to the responsible technical section. An EASA PCM will be allocated your task and will prepare the EASA Forwarding Letter. The Applicant Services Department will then submit the EASA Forwarding letter and its related documents to the validating authority. This EASA Service is charged on an hourly rate. Please consult the EASA fees and charges regulation Commission Regulation No 319/2014 for the applicable hourly rate. A financial estimate may be requested at submission of your application and prior commencement of work.

Please also refer to the FAQs on CSV on the EASA website

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How can I find out if I need to apply for “Forwarding Letter only - without need for technical support” or for “Full EASA Validation Support - with need for technical support”?

Please send an email to Validation [dot] Support [at] easa [dot] europa [dot] eu. We will investigate and confirm if you need to apply for Category 1 or Category 2:

“Forwarding Letter only”: For third countries that have neither a Bilateral Agreement nor a Working Arrangement with EASA in place.

“Full EASA Validation Support”: For third countries that have a Bilateral Agreement and/or Working Arrangement with EASA in place,  i.e. USA, Canada, Brazil, China, Japan, and Russia.

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What is a financial estimate?

The financial estimate is for information purposes only and is not mandatory for the applicant and aims at increasing the transparency on costs before the project starts.

It is a first estimation of working hours given by the technical section, before starting the technical investigation. The financial estimate is provided to the applicant upon request and only once the financial estimate is confirmed by the applicant an EASA Project will be created.

In case the foreseen working hours are not sufficient, the financial estimate may be revised and submitted to the applicant for acceptance. Please note that financial estimates are valid 3 months only.

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The validating authority is asking for a re-classification to Category 2. What do I need to do?

In case the technical investigation is more complex than foreseen in the beginning, the validating authority may ask for a re-classification from Category 1 to Category 2. In order to reflect this re-classification in our EASA system also for invoicing purposes, we would need your active involvement and kindly ask you to submit a revised EASA form FO.CSERV.00041 to Validation [dot] Support [at] easa [dot] europa [dot] eu. On the 3rd page, please delete box 5.2.2 and replace it by box 5.2.3.

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Which types of approvals can be validated in Third Countries?

The following approvals can be validated in Third Countries: Type Certificates (TC), Major Changes, STCs, AFMs and ETSOAs (European Technical Standard Order). Please send an application to Validation [dot] Support [at] easa [dot] europa [dot] eu.
ETSO-Applications please send to ETSOA [at] easa [dot] europa [dot] eu.

Approvals may be validated in third countries with which EASA has no Bilateral Agreement and/or Working Arrangement with EASA (category 1) or in third countries having a Bilateral Agreement and/or Working Arrangement with EASA (category 2)
Please also refer to the question on category 1 or 2.

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