• 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.

    Due to the introduction of Part CAMO under regulation EU 2019/1383 this Skywise notification is to inform all current Subpart G Continuing Airworthiness Management Organisations of the transition process to Part CAMO.

    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.

    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.       An updated CAME to reflect the changes to EC Regulation 1321/2014,

    2.       An SMS manual,

    3.       A completed evaluation using the SMS evaluation tool 

    4.       A CAME nomination for the Safety Manager.

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

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