How can I find out if I need to apply for “Forwarding Letter only - without need for technical support” or for “Full EASA Validation Support - with need for technical support”?
Please send an email to Validation [dot] Support [at] easa [dot] europa [dot] eu. We will investigate and confirm, for which category you need to apply.
“Forwarding Letter only” (Category “Small”): For third countries that have neither a Bilateral Agreement nor a Working Arrangement with EASA in place.
“Technical Support” (Categories “Medium” and “Large”): For third countries that have a Bilateral Agreement and/or Working Arrangement with EASA in place, i.e. USA, Canada, Brazil, China, Japan, and Russia.
The validating authority is asking for a re-classification to Category “Medium”/”Large”. What do I need to do?
In case the technical investigation is more complex than foreseen in the beginning, the validating authority may ask for a re-classification from Category “Small” to Category “Medium” or “Large”. In order to reflect this re-classification in our EASA system also for invoicing purposes, we would need your active involvement and kindly ask you to submit a revised EASA form FO.CSERV.00041 to Validation [dot] Support [at] easa [dot] europa [dot] eu. Please complete the dedicated box 3.4 ‘Service Package’ on page 2.
Which types of approvals can be validated in Third Countries?
The following approvals can be validated in Third Countries: Type Certificates (TC), Major Changes, STCs, AFMs and ETSOAs (European Technical Standard Order). Please send an application to Validation [dot] Support [at] easa [dot] europa [dot] eu.
Approvals may be validated in third countries with which EASA has no Bilateral Agreement and/or Working Arrangement in place or in third countries having a Bilateral Agreement and/or Working Arrangement with EASA.
I would like to apply for Certification Support for Validation in Third Countries – what do I need to do?
You need to fill in the EASA form FO.CERT.00041 which can be found here.
There are two different scenarios:
Forwarding Letter only - without need for technical support (Category “Small”): Your EASA approval and related documents will be only forwarded together with an EASA Forwarding Letter to the validating authority. There is no technical support foreseen. This EASA service is charged by a flat fee.
Full EASA Validation Support - with need for technical support (“Category “Medium”/”Category Large”): Your EASA approval will be forwarded to the responsible technical section. An EASA PCM will be allocated to your task and will prepare the EASA Forwarding Letter. The Applicant Services Department will then submit the EASA Forwarding letter and its related documents to the validating authority. This EASA Service is charged by a flat fee. Please consult the EASA Fees and Charges Regulation Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/2153 for the applicable flat fee.
What are the new CSV Product Categories?
With the new Fees and Charges Regulation, CSV applications are charged by a flat fee. This affects also the product categories, which have been changed as follows:
- Category “Small”: All Categories without technical involvement
- Category “Medium”: General Aviation, Small/Medium Rotorcraft, Parts and Appliances,
- Propulsion (except Turbine Engines)
- Category “Large”: Large Aeroplanes/Rotorcraft, Propulsion (Turbine Engines only)
The only exception are complex technical projects, which could not be covered by these 3 categories. These are still charged by the hour and a financial estimate could be provided on request.