The Organisation shall be known as the European Aviation Suppliers Organisation (EASO) Membership of EASO is open to organisations worldwide whose core activity is the storage and supply of aircraft materials in accordance with the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) /Federal Aviation Administration standards and practices. All members must meet these Quality Standards and/or other approved standards and has paid the appropriate subscription. The objective of EASO is to work, through consensus, amongst its members to provide representation for, and to promote the best interests of its members. EASO will continually strive to obtain representation for its members at the highest levels with Organisations and regulatory bodies, which will enhance the standing of EASO. The Organisation exists in the interest of Aviation Safety by ensuring members are aware of and comply with the regulatory requirements for the storage and supply of Aircraft Parts and Materials.
An Aerospace Organisation who has paid the appropriate fees and meets the requirements of the EASA Part 145 listed Quality Management Standard for Aircraft Part Suppliers or other accepted standard and has been certified by a third party Certification body. A Certified member has a full vote.
Non Certified Member
An Aerospace Organisation who has paid the appropriate fees and has expressed a desire to be involved in matters affecting aviation safety and/or is preparing for certification to a Quality Management Standard for Aircraft Part Suppliers as listed by EASA. A Non-certified member has a full vote.
Benefits of Membership
The board of directors is made up from Volunteers from member companies their purpose is to:
The organisation is a Not for Profit organisation and is a Company Limited by Guarantee. The directors are responsible for the operation the company within the requirements of Companies House in the United Kingdom and English Law.
The Director of Quality is appointed by the board to operate the Organisation on a day-to-day basis. The Director of Quality attends Board meetings and Chairs the Quality Council meetings and is responsible for:
The Quality Council is made up of Volunteer Quality Specialist personnel and its purpose is to:
The Organisation recognises that our members are the fundamental element of our business and we endeavour to understand that our members’ requirements are to provide them with a cost effective and excellent service.
The Organisation shall be innovative and responsive in our dealings with members.
Constant attention is paid to keeping systems as simple and straightforward as possible.
The Organisation recognises the benefit derived from investing in people through training and development to constantly improve efficiency, productivity and quality. It embraces the concepts of team working and empowerment with problem solving and decision making being effected quickly.
The Organisation undertakes to demonstrate the highest standard of integrity in all elements of our business.
All members’ records shall be kept confidential and shall only be seen when requested by the National Airworthiness Authority or during an EASA audit.
A Non-certified member is entitled to one Pre-Certification review to the designated Quality Management Standard. An application form is completed and sent to the EASO Office where an Aerospace Auditor, competent in the standard to be reviewed, will be assigned to the review. The Auditor will provide a full report on any non-conformances found during the review and provide advice on the rectification of the non- conformances. Records of the review will be kept confidential between the auditor and the member company. The cost for the review will be travel expenses for the auditor only
A Certified Member Certificate shall be awarded to member companies who have been certified to an acceptable quality standard and paid the membership fees. The certificate shall be valid for 1 year
A Non-Certified Member Certificate shall be awarded to member companies who are working towards the certification to an acceptable quality standard and have paid the membership fees. The certificate shall be valid for 1 year.
Entries on the EASO website
"Certified Suppliers" shall be listed on the "Certified Suppliers" list on the EASO website. Non-Certified "Members" shall be listed on the Non-Certified "Members" list on the EASO website and have a link to their own website.
Non-Certified Members shall be listed on the Non-Certified Members list and have a link to their own website.
Suspension of membership
The Director of Quality for any of the following reasons may suspend any membership grade:
Expulsion of Companies from membership.
The Director of Quality shall expel any member for any of the following reasons:
Right of appeal
Each member has the right of appeal against a suspension or expulsion. The appeal must be made in writing within 14 days of the suspension or expulsion to the Managing Director. An appeals Board will be set up and a hearing made to make a decision.
Airworthiness Authority Audits
The EASA is responsible for the oversight of the EASO Review activity and may carry out Quality Audits on the EASO office.
EASA Part 145 Company Audits
EASA Part 145 and other Approved companies may carry out Quality Audits of EASO as required by EASA a request will be made to carry out an audit and the EASO Quality Director will liaise with the Part 145 Company on the Audit. Access to members records may be required.
Conferences will be held once per annum at Venues to be decided by the Director of Quality. At least 1 Conference per year must be made in Mainland Europe.
The conference will include a Workshop on a subject determined by the Quality Council
The agenda will include the following:
There shall be a nominal charge for Conferences
A Workshop will be held at each conference on a subject to be determined by the Quality Council from suggestions by members. The cost of the workshop will be included in the price of the conference. A nominal charge will be made for guests.
Membership Fees are payable annually on receipt of Invoice, with a 28 day payment term.
Non-payment of Fees
The Director of Quality will be notified of non-payment of fees exceeding 3 months. The Director of Quality will write a personal letter requesting payment and informing the member of the consequences. Should the non-payment exceed 6 months the member will be suspended. If the non-payment continues then the member will be expelled after 7 months non-payment removed from the listings.