ICAO Government Safety Inspector Airworthiness – Air Operator and Approved Maintenance Organization Certification (GSI AIR EN)

ICAO Government Safety Inspector Airworthiness – Air Operator and Approved Maintenance Organization Certification (GSI AIR EN)

ICAO Course


The Government Safety Inspector (GSI) Airworthiness – Air Operator and Approved Maintenance Organization Certification (GSI-AIR) Course was developed as a collaborative effort between the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in order to provide operations, airworthiness, and personnel licensing aviation safety inspectors, on a worldwide basis, with uniform skills and knowledge to conduct specific safety oversight functions. This 15-day course, designed for airworthiness inspectors, covers the basic concepts and steps involved in certificating an approved maintenance organization and an air transport operator. Participants will be taught the five-phase certification process based upon ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) and Model Civil Aviation Regulations (MCARs). Part One covers Approved Maintenance Organization (AMO) certification and Part Two covers Air Transport Operator Certification (AOC). During the course, participants will follow a “mock” maintenance organization and then a “mock operator” seeking certification throughout each phase of the certification process. Exercises will be conducted in which participants must evaluate excerpts of “mock” maintenance organizations and operator’s manuals. Participant exercises will also provide practice with evaluating observations of the maintenance organization’s and the operator’s demonstrations to ensure compliance with the MCARs and advisory material.

Learning Objectives

After having successfully completed the GSI AIR, the trainees will be able to:

  • Evaluate a Perspective Operators Pre-Assessment Statement Form;
  • Identify Pre-Application Meeting Objectives;
  • Review a mock AMO formal application and identify formal application meeting objectives;
  • Evaluate portions of an applicant’s Maintenance Procedures Manuals (MPM) and identify unacceptable errors;
  • Evaluate an applicant’s training curriculum and determine if initial approval can be granted;
  • Evaluate the results of a main base inspection and determine inspector actions;
  • Complete a mock AMO certificate and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and identify items that must be included in the certification report;
  • Evaluate narrative and reference statements;
  • Evaluate and excerpt from a mock operator’s Maintenance Control Manual;
  • Evaluate a mock operator’s proposed Minimum Equipment List (MEL) and identify Configuration Design Limitations (CDL);
  • Evaluate an inspection report from a mock operator’s conformity inspection;
  • Identify recommendations involving inspector observations/reports of demonstration flights; and
  • Complete a mock operator’s certificate and SOPs and identify items to include in the certification report.


  • Module 0: Introduction
  • Module 1: Course Overview
  • Module 2: ICAO Obligations
  • Module 3: Pre-Application Phase - AMO
  • Module 4: Formal Application Phase – AMO
  • Module 5: Document Evaluation Phase: Statement of Compliance – AMO
  • Module 6: Document Evaluation Phase: AMO Procedures Manual – AMO
  • Module 7: Document Evaluation Phase: Maintenance Procedures and the Quality System – AMO
  • Module 8: Document Evaluation Phase: Training Programme – AMO
  • Module 9: Demonstration and Inspection Phase – AMO
  • Module 10: Certification Phase – AMO
  • Module 11: Pre-Application Phase – Air Operator
  • Module 12: Formal Application Phase
  • Module 13: Document Evaluation Phase: Maintenance Control Manual – Air Operator
  • Module 14: Document Evaluation Phase: Maintenance Programme – Air Operator
  • Module 15: Document Evaluation Phase: Minimum Equipment List – Air Operator
  • Module 16: Demonstration and Inspection Phase: Aircraft and Equipment – Air Operator
  • Module 17: Demonstration and Inspection Phase: Facilities – Air Operator
  • Module 18: Demonstration and Inspection Phase: Demonstration Flights – Air Operator
  • Module 19: Certification Phase – Air Operator

Primary Target Population

This course is for Airworthiness Inspectors tasked with certification of air operators and approved maintenance organizations.

Entry Requirements

Participants are required to read, write, speak, and understand the English language.

Upcoming Sessions

Dates Location Host Fee
5 - 23 Feb, 2024
Nairobi, Kenya
4,000.00 USD
4 - 22 Mar, 2024
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
4,500.00 USD
29 Apr - 17 May, 2024
UTC+01:00 (West Central Africa) time zone
3,300.00 USD
6 - 24 May, 2024
UTC+00:00 (UTC) time zone
3,400.00 USD
27 May - 14 Jun, 2024
Tunis, Tunisia
3,500.00 USD
3 - 21 Jun, 2024
Agadir, Morocco
3,600.00 USD
3 - 21 Jun, 2024
Nairobi, Kenya
4,000.00 USD
30 Sep - 18 Oct, 2024
Agadir, Morocco
4,000.00 USD
13 - 31 Oct, 2024
UTC+02:00 (Cairo) time zone
2,900.00 USD
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Course Info
Language: English
Delivery Mode: Instructor-led (In-person and Virtual)
15 Days / 112 Hours
15 Days / 112 Hours
Level: Technical