Lufthansa Technik Receives EASA Part 21/J Approval for Airbus A350

A350 Lufthans TchnikThe Lufthansa Technik design organisation has extended its scope of work under the company’s existing Part 21/J approval of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to include the Airbus A350. The MRO provider is now authorised to develop and approve minor repairs and changes on its own authority. This privilege accelerates the approval process significantly and can be decisive in operational terms, for example with respect to dispatch reliability or cancellations.
Aircraft maintenance is typically carried out in accordance with the manuals. However, if an MRO provider has an approval under Part 21/J, then it can independently approve minor repairs without having to involve the respective authority.
While the design approvals of the EASA Design Organization are basically limited to the scope of the European Union’s authority for aviation safety, they can also be used outside of the EASA, provided the respective national authority recognises the European approvals.
As this is the case in many countries, the actual impact of the approval extends significantly beyond the scope of the EASA.