Whether it’s the original Type Certificate for the aircraft; a Supplemental Type Certificate issued after the original TC; the accomplishment of a Major Repair or Alteration; or simply the addition of a PMA part: chances are good that an Instruction for Continued Airworthiness (ICA) will be generated as a result.

Unfortunately, many of these ICAs are often lost or ignored all together by maintenance personnel assembling the aircraft’s paperwork after the modification is complete and never integrated with the aircraft’s maintenance program.

Regrettably, the result is that many aircraft are lacking vital inspection information they are required to keep in order to maintain the airworthiness of the product for its intended lifetime, and in the majority of cases … the aircraft itself.


The objective of this course is to better understand the relationship and importance of the aircraft’s original Type Certificate and the on-going maintenance and modifications a typical aircraft experiences in its lifetime. This information forms the basis for the requirement to document and amend awareness to the aircraft, or any of its systems, affected by the change.

This course covers normal aircraft modifications including: TCs, STCs, Form 337s, and ICAs; and how this documentation is to be handled and administered for the life of the aircraft.


This course will benefit A&P Technicians and Students, Repair Station Inspectors and Technicians, Repairmen, and anyone needing a better understanding of TC’s, STCs, PMA, or Form 337s, and the requirement of integrating the resultant ICAs into the aircraft’s maintenance program.

Course Instructor

Bruce Spaulding Author

Bruce is a twenty-year veteran of the US Armed Forces where he worked on various military and civilian aircraft, eventually earning his Airframe and Powerplant License. Upon retiring from the military, Bruce began instructing at a well-known Aviation School teaching various courses on aircraft documentation, records management, and logbook discipline. While working in the US Military, and even after-words as an A&P Instructor, Bruce continues to consult with various Part 91, 125 and 135 Operators on the proper management and administration of aircraft records and documentation. With a drive to teach both beginning and seasoned aircraft maintenance professionals in the care and handling of the important documents we use every day in business aviation, Bruce joined The Foundation for Business Aircraft Records Excellence as its primary Instructor for BAR’s Educational Courses on Business Aircraft Documentation and Recordkeeping.

TCs, STCs, Form 337s and ICAs Course

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