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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.
Tailored news, notifications and updates from the
CAA, including updates issued in the last 12 months are available through Skywise.
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:
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:
3. Thorough knowledge of:
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).
CAMO.A.200(d) states that for air carriers licensed in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1008/2008, the management system provided for in Annex Vc (Part CAMO) of Regulation (EU) No 1321/2014 shall be an integrated part of the operator's management system.
An integrated management system should include a Safety Review Board the role of which is to consider all strategic safety matters related to both, continuing airworthiness management and air operations in support of the accountable manager's safety accountability.
Additionally, the management system should encompass safety by including a Safety Manager. To satisfy this requirement, the organisational structure may vary between each organisation:
The management system includes a compliance monitoring function performed by a Compliance Monitoring Manager. To satisfy this requirement, the organisational structure may vary between each organisation:
An organisation may wish to nominate a group of persons responsible for the safety management or compliance monitoring management functions in line with CAMO.A.305(a)(4) and (5). In such case the Accountable Manager should identify the person who acts as the unique focal point for the management of the respective functions.
All nominated persons must satisfy the knowledge, background and experience requirements of AMC1 CAMO.A.305(c). Should the appointed Safety Manager not fully meet these requirements, the AltMoC 2020-00026 may be followed to demonstrate alternative means of compliance.
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