Production Organisations Approvals

ED Decision 2005/001/CF established the Agency's Internal Certification Working Procedures. This decision followed MB Decision 3/2004 of 3 February 2004 of the Management Board concerning the general principles related to the certification procedures to be applied by the Executive Director for issuing of certificates for organisations (referred to by the Agency as the 'OCP Decision').

EASA POA related procedures are integrated into EASA Quality Management System.

Production Organisation Approvals (POAs) are managed by EASA in accordance with Subpart G of Regulation (EC) No 748/2012. The agency is responsible for:

  • The management of all applications from non EU countries (or from an EU country upon request of that country) for production organisation approvals (POA).
  • The issue of related certificates and their continued surveillance.

Relevant legislation

Essential Requirements:

  • Regulation (EU) 2018/1139 - Basic Regulation
    • Relevant section of Regulation: Articles 15.1, 19.1(g)(h), 76.4, 77.2(b), 116.1

Implementing Rule:

Good practices

In addition to the essential requirements, their implementing rules, and their associated AMC and GM, EASA has developed a user guide with annexes describing the process to apply for an EASA POA and the process to manage an EASA POA.

  • UG.POA.00067 User Guide for Production Organisations
  • FO.POA.00004-001 POA eligibility evaluation checklist
  • FO.POA.00009-001 POA Compliance Checklist
  • FO.POA.00015-002 POE compliance checklist

The documents can be downloaded from the Download box on the top-right of the page.

List of Production Organisation Approvals (POA)

The list provide specific information about each POA. An explanatory note describing the codes and information used in these lists is also available.


A Production Organisation Approval can be applied for by submitting EASA Form 50 - Application for Part 21 POA (see Application Forms for Production Organisations) plus other documents and information as described in the User guide for applicants (UG.POA00067).

Othe Forms for Production Organisations:

  • EASA Form 4 - Details of Management Personnel to be accepted as specified in Part 21A.145(c)(2)
    Note: EASA Form 4 is to enable the POA Team Leader to confirm to the applicant the identity of those managers nominated in accordance with Part 21 Subpart G
  • EASA Form 51 is used by POA holders to apply for significant changes or variation of scope and terms of Part 21 POA

Important information for EASA Foreign Part 21 Approval Holders/Applicants 

14/11/2017: Information letter on changes related to communication between EASA and Part 21 Subpart G POA applicants/holders (including communication without paper, corrective action plan, occurrences)

Fees & Charges

In accordance with Commission Regulation (EU) 319/2014, the Agency levies fees and charges for all its certification and approvals activities.

For more information, please refer to the above-mentioned Fees & Charges Regulation or consult the Fees & Charges page.

Contacts for Production Organisations Approvals

Queries related to Production Organisations Approvals should be addressed to:

  • foreignPOA [at] easa [dot] europa [dot] eu - Technical issues
  • applicant [dot] services [at] easa [dot] europa [dot] eu – Applications and administrative process / questions
  • query [dot] feesandcharges [at] easa [dot] europa [dot] eu - Fees & Charges issues
  • finance [dot] helpdesk [at] easa [dot] europa [dot] eu - Invoice issues

Letters and paper documents/records should be sent to:

European Union Aviation Safety Agency
Production Organisation Approvals
P.O. Box 10 12 53
D-50452 Cologne, Germany

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