This procedure describes how European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) discharges its responsibilities for certification activities of aeronautical products within its remit. It applies to the type certification of EU aeronautical products and to changes/repairs thereto, in accordance with Annex - Part 21 to Commission Regulation (EU) No. 748/2012.
The scope of this procedure extends to Type Certificates (TC)/Restricted Type Certificates (RTC), Supplemental Type Certificates (STC), Major Changes, Minor Change Approvals, Major and Minor Repair Approvals and Stand Alone Flight Manual Changes.
The procedure does not explicitly include Validation projects, however, the principles as defined in this procedure should be followed.
In the case of a formal Bilateral Agreement between the European Union and a Third Country in accordance with Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 216/2008, this agreement, including the associated implementing procedures, may supplement, change or supersede process steps included in this procedure.