• The information below is for approval holders and gives details of regulation, policy and guidance from the CAA and EASA.

    Guidance material provides interpretation or greater detail about aspects of regulation or policy so that approval holders can fully implement quality systems which remain compliant and perform well.

    We are developing these webpages over the coming months to help organisations and personnel involved in managing complex motor-powered aircraft and Licenced Air Carriers to transition to the new requirements. Other regulatory changes (e.g. Part ML, Part T) are dealt with in other areas of the CAA website.

    The regulation became applicable from 24 March 2020. These pages will be updated as further guidance becomes available.

    Alerts and notifications

    Tailored news, notifications and updates from the CAA, including updates issued in the last 12 months are available through Skywise.

    Policy

    The CAA encourages all Subpart G organisations to apply for a Part CAMO approval. This is to ensure that the application process can be managed effectively. 

    We are unable to process applications to transition from a Subpart F approval to a Part CAMO approval. If you are currently a Subpart F approved organisation and wish to apply for a part CAMO approval, please make a new ‘initial’ application. 

    Guidance on how to apply and the supporting information that is required

    Part-CAMO requires that an organisation shall have a Safety Management System (SMS). This will allow the CAA to arrange two separate Part CAMO eligibility audits to be undertaken. These audits will consist of an Airworthiness Audit for Part CAMO compliance and a Safety Management System audit.

    Following successful completion of both audits with no findings, the organisations Subpart G certificate will be revoked and replaced with a Part CAMO certificate. If, however, there are findings, these will need to be closed prior to the issue of a new certificate. Regulation EU2020/270 was recently introduced and amended the Subpart G validity specified in M.A.715 (a) to expire on the 24 September 2021. Any organisation that has not successfully transitioned to Part CAMO by this date will no longer be approved to carry out CAMO activities under a Part M Subpart G or Part CAMO approval.

    Due to the on-going issues relating to Covid-19, if an organisation is ready to make an application for their Part-CAMO approval, an application can be made via the CAA website after the 1st April 2020. With the supporting information supplied at the time of the application, the CAA will carry out a desktop audit, and an on-site audit will be carried out at a future date.

    The supporting information required for a Part CAMO transition application is:

    1. Continuing Airworthiness Maintenance Exposition (CAME) compliant with CAMO.A.300 at revision 1.
    2. A copy of the Organisation's Safety Management Manual, if the key safety procedures and processes are not included within the exposition.
    3. A completed Form SRG1770 Safety Management Manual Compliance Statement, if submitting a Safety Management Manual.  
    4. A completed Form SRG1771 Compliance Monitoring Manual Compliance statement, if submitting a Compliance Monitoring Manual.
    5. Nominated Postholder Form SRG1769 for all Nominated Persons (including Accountable and Safety Managers.
    6. A completed evaluation using the SMS evaluation tool 
    7. The results of a pre-audit performed by the organisation against the applicable requirements provided for in Annex I (Part-M), Annex Vb (Part-ML) and Annex Vc (Part-CAMO). 
    8. Applications for Maintenance Programme approval (if applicable).

        A link has also been supplied to the CAA Safety Management System web page below.

      • Requirements for Safety Managers Alternative Means of Compliance to the first paragraph of paragraph (e) of AMC1 CAMO.A.305(c).

        Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1383 (Part CAMO), amends and corrects Regulation (EU) 1321/2014 introducing Safety Management System (SMS). The associated AMC1 CAMO.A.305(c) specifies requirements for Safety Managers in relation to knowledge, qualification and experience. 

        The UK Civil Aviation Authority (the UK CAA) recognises that a considerable number of airline Safety Managers previously approved under the air operation rules (Regulation (EU) No 965/2012, as amended) are unlikely   to meet the qualification requirements of Part CAMO.

        Many existing Safety Managers may not fulfill the requirements in terms of satisfactory experience related to aircraft continuing airworthiness management.

        Following is an alternative to the first paragraph of paragraph (e) of AMC1 CAMO.A.305(c), Personnel Requirements.

        As an existing Safety Manager already approved by the CAA under the Regulation (EU) No 965/2012 for air operations and assisted by additional safety personnel in accordance with GM1 CAMO.A.305(a)(5), in order to meet the requirement of Part CAMO, the person should demonstrate they have successfully completed the following:

        1. A recognised course covering all aspects of Annex l of Regulation (EU) No 1321/2014, as amended (Part M);

        2. Training within a CAMO department for a minimum of two weeks gaining comprehensive knowledge of the following: 

        • Development of Aircraft Maintenance Programme (AMP),
        • Aircraft Reliability Programmes, 
        • Maintenance Steering Group methodology, 
        • Maintenance Review Board process,
        • Continuing airworthiness tasks and general principles,
        • Continued airworthiness concepts and principles,
        • Maintenance standards;

        3. Thorough knowledge of:

        • Organisation's CAME,
        • Maintenance methods,
        • Applicable regulations; 

        4. A relevant aviation qualification that demonstrates the applicant's adequate understanding/knowledge of engineering principles, e.g. ATPL.

        The relationship between the Safety Manager and the additional safety personnel shall be clearly defined in the exposition with a clear outline of the delegated responsibilities. The Safety Manager remains the unique focal point.
        Any change to the personnel structure applied under this alternative means of compliance shall be notified to the authority in line with CAMO.A.130(a)(5).

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