CRI and CAI writing and management


This instruction explains the use, writing and management of Certification Review Items and Certification Action Items.

A Certification Review Item (CRI) is a formal administrative means within the certification process and provides a structured means of recording subjects as listed in 2.1 regarding the certification basis and its interpretation throughout a certification project.
The CRI process also establishes a means to formally record the positions for significant issues between EASA, the Applicant, and a third country National Aviation Authority if EASA is acting as validating authority of a foreign product.
The general workflow for CRIs is defined in the Procedure Airworthiness of Type Design.