C - Fees for the Approval of Organisations

C.4 - Maintenance Organisation Approval (MOA) and Maintenance Training Organisation Approval (MTOA)

C.4.1.1 - Foreign Part-145 Organisations subject to bilateral agreements - Which application form should I use for approval of Foreign Part-145 Organisations?

All application forms are available from the Application forms page.

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C.4.1.2 - Foreign Part-145 Organisations subject to bilateral agreements - For which timeframe is the application fee levied?

The application fee for approvals under a bilateral agreement covers the initial process and the first year, starting with the issue of the initial approval.
For the continued validity of the approval the applicant is charged an annual continuation fee.

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C.4.4 - Do I have to pay fees for each facility?

Approval fee: One facility is included in the organisation approval fee as well as in the annual organisation surveillance fee. For the second and each subsequent facility, additional approval fees are charged. This can be in the phase of the initial approval as well as during the surveillance phase.

Surveillance fee: For facilities added after the initial organisation approval, the surveillance fee will be adapted as of the next fee cycle.

Temporary sites, as detailed in the MOE, are not subject to fees.

  Approval Surveillance
Permanently approved site* As detailed in MTOE § 1.6 Chargeable, as following: -fee applicable per site,
-except for the first site declared in the MTOE.
Chargeable, as following: -fee applicable per site,
-except for the first site declared in the MTOE.
Temporary site* When applicable and iaw a dedicated procedure described in MTOE § 2.8 and/ or § 2.16 Chargeable as following: -flat fee for the approval of an “off- site training/ examination” procedure to be described in the MTOE (MTOE § 2.8 and/ or  § 2.16),
- Flat fee is equivalent to 1 additional site as per Regulation (EU) 319/2014
Chargeable as following: -flat fee for the surveillance of “off- site” trainings and examinations,
- independent from the number of training/ examination occurrences.
- Flat fee is equivalent to 1 additional site as per Regulation (EU)  319/2014

* policy applicable to organisation’s and sub-contractor site

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C.4.2.1 - Foreign Part-145 Organisations not subject to bilateral agreements - Which application form should I use for application for a Foreign Part-145 organisation that is not subject to a bilateral agreement?

All application forms are available from the Application forms page.

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C.4.2.2 - Foreign Part-145 Organisations not subject to bilateral agreements - Does "the fee will be based on the number of staff related to the organisation" mean the total number of staff employed in an organisation (including non technical)?

This means the total number of staff employed by the organisation in order to comply with EASA Part-145. This number should include, but is not limited to: the nominated Persons in accordance with Part-145.A.30 a & b - post-holders, managers, supervisors, certifying staff, technicians and mechanics for aircraft, engines and components, NDT personnel, technical support personnel such as planners, engineers, technical record staff, librarians, quality control/assurance staff, specialized services staff, training staff, store department staff, purchasing department staff, contract staff in the above categories. Some of these staff are not considered as technical staff but shall be included in the total number of staff.

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C.4.2.3 - Foreign Part-145 Organisations not subject to bilateral agreements - If the technical ratings of an organisation contain several A ratings (A1, A2, A3, A4) and several B ratings (B1, B2, B3), will this organisation be charged the highest A rating flat fee plus the highest B rating flat fee?

In the case of multiple A and B ratings, only the highest fee will be charged.

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C.4.3.1 - Foreign Part 147 Organisations not subject to bilateral agreements - Which application form should I use for application for a foreign Maintenance Training organisation?

All application forms are available from the Application forms page.

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C.4.3.2 - Foreign Part 147 Organisations not subject to bilateral agreements - Does "the fee will be based on the number of staff related to the organisation" mean the total number of staff employed in an organisation (including non technical)?

This means the total number of staff employed by the organisation in order to comply with EASA Part-147. This number should include, but is not limited to: the nominated Persons in accordance with Part 147.A.105 a, b & c - managers, quality assurance staff, trainers, examiners, practical assessors, instructors, contract staff in the above categories.

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C.4.5 - Do I have to pay fees for each training course?

One training course is included in the initial approval fee. If you offer more than one training course, approval fees are charged for each additional course. This can be in the phase of the initial approval as well as during the surveillance phase.

No additional surveillance fee is charged for training courses.

Changes, upgrades, amendments to existing training courses are not subject to fees

 

  Approval** Surveillance
Basic training Cat B1.1 Chargeable, except when: - already approved for B1.2,
- concurrently applying for B1.2
n/a
Cat B1.2 Chargeable, except when: - already approved for B1.1,
- concurrently applying for B1.1
n/a
Cat B1.3 Chargeable, except when: - already approved for B1.4,
- concurrently applying for B1.4
n/a
Cat B1.4 Chargeable, except when: - already approved for B1.3,
- concurrently applying for B1.3
n/a
Cat B2 Chargeable n/a
Cat B3 Chargeable n/a
Cat A1 Chargeable, except when:
  • already approved for B1.1
  • already approved for A2
  • Concurrently applying for B1.1 or A2
n/a
Cat A2 Chargeable, except when:
  • already approved for B1.2
  • already approved for A1
  • Concurrently applying for B1.2 or A1
 
Cat A3 Chargeable, except when:
  • already approved for B1.3
  • already approved for A4
  • Concurrently applying for B1.3 or A4
 
Cat A4 Chargeable, except when:
  • already approved for B1.4
  • already approved for A3
  • Concurrently applying for B1.4 or A3
 
Cat (B1.X+B2) Chargeable, except when:
  • already approved for B1.X and B2
  • Concurrently applying for B1.X and B2
n/a
“Bridging” course (ie Cat B1.X to Cat B1.Y) Chargeable, except when:
  • already approved for B1.X and B1.Y
  • Concurrently applying for B1.X and B1.Y
n/a
Type Training Type cat B1 (theory + Practical) Chargeable, except when:
  • Addition of a model when already approved for another model of the same Part 66 Type Rating

Example 1: addition of A321 (CFM56) to an already approved A319/A320 (CFM56) course. Example 2: addition of GIV-X ( G450) to an already approved GIV-X ( G350) course.

  • Addition of an additional power-plant to a type course already approved or pending approval

Example: addition of A320 (V2500) course to an already approved A320 (CFM56) course.
Counter-example: addition of Airbus A300-600 to A300 classic is chargeable.

n/a
Type cat B2 (theory + Practical) Chargeable, except when:
  • Addition of a model when already approved for another model of the same Part 66 Type Rating

Example 1: addition of A321 (CFM56) to an already approved A319/A320 (CFM56) course. Example 2: addition of GIV-X ( G450) to an already approved GIV-X ( G350) course.

  • Addition of an additional power-plant to a type course already approved or pending approval

Example: addition of A320 (V2500) course to an already approved A320 (CFM56) course.
Counter-example: addition of Airbus A300-600 to A300 classic is chargeable.

n/a
C Chargeable, except when:
  • Already approved for B1 or B2
  • Concurrently applying for B1 or B2
n/a
A Chargeable, except when:
  • Already approved for B1
  • Concurrently applying for B1
n/a
“Differences” course (theory / Practical) Chargeable*, except when:
  • Already approved for full B1 or B2 course (as applicable) for at least one of the 2 aircraft types on which the difference course is based
  • Concurrently applying for the full B1 or B2 course (as applicable) for at least one of the 2 aircraft types on which the difference course is based

*  a difference course means: . From aircraft A to aircraft B, or . from aircraft B to aircraft A. in case both courses are submitted, only 1 is chargeable.

n/a
Type cat (B1+B2) (theory + Practical) Chargeable, except when:
  • Already approved for B1 and B2 (theory + Practical)
  • Concurrently applying for B1 and B2 (theory + Practical)
n/a
Type cat B1 (theory only) Chargeable, except when:
  • Already approved for (B1 + B2) (theory)
  • Concurrently applying for (B1 + B2) (theory)
  • Addition of a model when already approved for another model of the same Part 66 Type Rating

Example 1: addition of A321 (CFM56) to an already approved A319/A320 (CFM56) course. Example 2: addition of GIV-X ( G450) to an already approved GIV-X ( G350) course.

  • Addition of an additional power-plant to a type course already approved or pending approval

Example: addition of A320 (V2500) course to an already approved A320 (CFM56) course.
Counter-example: addition of Airbus A300-600 to A300 classic is chargeable.

n/a
Type cat B2 (theory only) Chargeable, except when:
  • Already approved for (B1 + B2) (theory)
  • Concurrently applying for (B1 + B2) (theory)
  • Addition of a model when already approved for another model of the same Part 66 Type Rating

Example 1: addition of A321 (CFM56) to an already approved A319/A320 (CFM56) course. Example 2: addition of GIV-X ( G450) to an already approved GIV-X ( G350) course.

  • Addition of an additional power-plant to a type course already approved or pending approval

Example: addition of A320 (V2500) course to an already approved A320 (CFM56) course.
Counter-example: addition of Airbus A300-600 to A300 classic is chargeable.

n/a
Type cat B1 (Practical only) Chargeable, except when:
  • Already approved for B1 (theory)
  • Already approved for (B1 + B2) (practical)
  • Concurrently applying for (B1 + B2) (practical)
  • Addition of a model when already approved for another model of the same Part 66 Type Rating

Example 1: addition of A321 (CFM56) to an already approved A319/A320 (CFM56) course. Example 2: addition of GIV-X ( G450) to an already approved GIV-X ( G350) course.

  • Addition of an additional power-plant to a type course already approved or pending approval

Example: addition of A320 (V2500) course to an already approved A320 (CFM56) course.
Counter-example: addition of Airbus A300-600 to A300 classic is chargeable.

n/a
Type cat B2 (Practical only) Chargeable, except when:
  • Already approved for B2 (theory)
  • Already approved for (B1 + B2) (practical)
  • Concurrently applying for (B1 + B2) (practical)
  • Addition of a model when already approved for another model of the same Part 66 Type Rating

Example 1: addition of A321 (CFM56) to an already approved A319/A320 (CFM56) course. Example 2: addition of GIV-X ( G450) to an already approved GIV-X ( G350) course.

  • Addition of an additional power-plant to a type course already approved or pending approval

Example: addition of A320 (V2500) course to an already approved A320 (CFM56) course.
Counter-example: addition of Airbus A300-600 to A300 classic is chargeable.

n/a
  Type cat B1 + B2 (Practical only) Chargeable, except when:
  • Already approved for B1+B2 (theory)
  • Already approved for B1 (practical) and B2 (practical)
n/a
Engine course only (B1 or B2) Chargeable, except when:
  • Already approved for full course (airframe + engine)
  • Concurrently applying for full course (airframe + engine)
n/a
  Airframe course only (B1 or B2) Chargeable, except when:
  • Already approved for full course (airframe + engine)
  • Concurrently applying for full course (airframe + engine)
n/a
Avionics course only (B1 or B2) Chargeable, except when:
  • Already approved for full course (airframe + engine + avionics)
  • Concurrently applying for full course (airframe + engine + avionics)
n/a
Reduced course for experienced engineers (B1 or B2) Chargeable, except when:
  • Already approved for full course
  • Concurrently applying for full course
n/a

** applicable whenever the course is applied for either as part of an initial application for an organisation approval, or when the course is added to an existing approved scope of approval.

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C.1 - General

C.1.3 - Should the total number of staff include contracted employees, employed by the company on a one year or two year contract basis?

Any staff employed by the organisation shall be included in the total number of staff. With regard to the contracted staff the organisation shall identify them in the box "contractors" in the EASA Form and they will be added to the total number of staff for the fee purpose.

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C.1.4 - Can I apply for a re-calculation of my fee if there is a change of rating or scope within the invoice period?

In the event of a change in the rating or the scope during the year covered by the surveillance fee, the Agency will re-calculate the surveillance fee for the next year.

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C.1.5 - Can I apply for a re-calculation of my fee if there is a change in the capacity of my organisation following, for example, a reorganisation, restructuring or redundancy programme?

In the event of a change in the activity of an organisation, e.g. change to the number of staff, change in the organisation's turnover, change of the facilities and/or courses, and upon declaration and acceptance of this change as a significant change with the appropriate EASA Form, the Agency will re-calculate the next surveillance flat fee due.

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C.1.1 - When does the application or surveillance fee have to be paid by the organisation?

  • The application fee must be paid prior to the commencement of any work.
  • For the issuance, maintenance or amendment of the certificate, all invoices issued so far for the related project must have been paid.
  • The first annual surveillance fee has to be paid after receiving the certificate and upon receipt of the invoice.
  • The aforementioned methods are applicable for hourly fees (the first invoice is based on an estimate of working hours) and flat fees.
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C.1.2 - Should administrative staff be included in the calculation of the number of staff?

Only administrative staff required to comply with the applicable Regulation and associated AMC/Guidance should be included in the calculation of the number of staff.

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C.2 - Design Organisation Approval (DOA) and Alternative Procedure for Design Organisation Approval (AP DOA)

C.2.1.1 - Which application form should I use for approval of Design Organisation services?

All application forms are available from the Application forms page.

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C.2.1.3 - How can I calculate the number of staff for my Design Organisation?

The number of staff should be calculated as follows: 
For all sites involved in design and certification activities under the approval: 
All staff involved in:

  • Managing the design organisation;
  • Drawing, calculating, testing, simulating;
  • Producing and verifying compliance documentation;
  • Performing airworthiness office tasks; System monitoring.

In addition, for Design subcontractors, the following staff should be counted:

  • All staff involved in producing compliance documents;
  • All staff involved in verifying compliance documents;
  • All staff involved in airworthiness office tasks;
  • All staff involved in system monitoring.
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C.2.2 - What do I have to pay for changes to my AP DOA?

For changes to AP DOA the hourly fee is applicable as set out in Part II (1),
(reference: footnote (1) of table 1 in Part II of the Annex to Regulation (EU) 319/2014)

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C.2.1.2 - How can I determine the amount of the fee applicable to my Design Organisation?

The fee depends on two elements:

  • the type of activity for which a DOA is applied.
  • the number of staff related to the activities under the scope of the agreement.
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C.3 - Production Organisation Approval (POA)

C.3.1 - Which application form should I use for approval of foreign Production organisation services?

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C.3.2 - How do calculate my turnover?

Applicants should specify the annual turnover which is or will be generated by the production of all products, parts and appliance included in the scope of work of EASA Production Organisation Approval as defined in the POA Terms of Approval (EASA Form 55b) and detailed in the POE.

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