Validation of FAA STCs classified as Basic and limited to one serial number

What is the EASA administrative validation of the FAA Basic STCs for second hand aircraft, serial number specific?

This is a simplification of the EASA validation process for the cases where the US STC Holder of a FAA STC classified as Basic is unwilling or unable to apply for EASA validation.

The scope is limited to Fixed Wing aircraft and installed engines, if applicable, in the following categories:

  • > 2 000 kg ≤ 5 700 kg MTOW
  • ≤ 2 000 kg MTOW
  • Very Light Aeroplane
  • Light Sport Aeroplane
  • Powered Sailplanes
  • Sailplanes

Please note that STCs that involve changes which impact the aircraft’s noise characteristics are excluded from this simplified process.

Please note that this process is valid only for Fixed Wing aircraft STCs.

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What does the EU applicant need to do?

The EU applicant needs to:

  • check against the latest EASA-FAA Technical Implementation Procedures (TIP) provisions that the FAA STC is Basic, and in this case:
  • complete the application form, FO.CERT.00134, “EASA validation of FAA Supplemental Type Certificate classified as Basic and limited to one serial number”,
  • submit the application form together with a copy of the FAA STC, applicable documentation, correspondence with the STC Holder (STCH) as well as STCH statement of “no objection for EASA validation”, if available, at STC [at] easa [dot] europa [dot] eu,
  • acknowledge his/her obligations as Holder of the STC in accordance with Part 21, point 21.A.118A and
  • sign the declaration of fulfilling those obligations.
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What is a FAA Basic STC?

In accordance with the Technical Implementation Procedure (TIP) for Airworthiness and Environmental Certification between FAA and EASA rev 5, Section 1.6 Definitions:

(f) “Basic Supplemental Type Certificate (Basic STC)” means a Supplemental Type Certificate whose validation does not require Validating Authority (VA) technical involvement.

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What is the classification criteria for Basic STCs?

The classification criteria for Basic STCs are stipulated in Appendix C, Section II, Paragraph 6, of the , listed below:

6.2 Non-Basic STCs will generally be more complex and may require some VA involvement. Criteria for a Non-Basic STC are:

6.2.1. Changes classified as significant, in accordance with 14 CFR 21.101(b) and EASA’s Part 21A.101(b).

6.2.2. Changes requiring, or, for concurrent programs, anticipated to require, a special condition, exemption/deviation, equivalent level of safety finding, or acceptable means of compliance identified in a CA issue paper/CRI.

6.2.3. Changes introducing design features or operational capabilities identified on the VA generic VI list if the authority has published the list (see paragraph 4.5 of this Appendix).

6.2.4. Changes where the STC compliance checklist includes standards included in the VA SSD list if the authority has published the list (see paragraph 3.2 of this Appendix).

6.2.5. Any other design changes categorized as a Non-Basic STC by the CA.

6.3 All other STCs are considered Basic STCs.

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With whom in EASA can I speak about this process?

Please use the mailbox below for any queries regarding this process.

GADadmin [at] easa [dot] europa [dot] eu

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What document do I receive?

The application form FO.CERT.00134, “EASA validation of FAA Supplemental Type Certificate classified as Basic and limited to one serial number” contains on page 3 the EASA statement and approval number which will be signed, dated and stamped.

The statement below is proof of EASA validation. Please place this page in the aircraft log.

6. EASA Statement - To be filled in only by the European Aviation Safety Agency

The FAA Supplemental Type Certificate specified in section 3 is classified as Basic and hereby validated for the aircraft identified in section 4. This validation is limited to the serial number under 4.1.

EASA Approval Number

 

 

 

 

Date

Name

EASA Signature

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