• Following the introduction of Annex Vc (Part CAMO) under regulation (EU) 2019/1383, regulation (EU) 1321/2014 now details the rules for continuing airworthiness management organisations which are subject to EASA regulation.

    Annex Vc (Part CAMO) of this regulation concerns the continuing airworthiness management for organisations relating to all types of aircraft of EASA aircraft but is a mandatory requirement for the management of Complex Motor Powered Aircraft (CMPA), and/or aircraft used by a licensed air carrier.

    Who can apply?

    A Continuing Airworthiness Management Organisation with their principal place of business located in the UK, that wishes to carry out the management of continuing airworthiness of EASA aircraft
    Organisations with their principal place of business located outside the UK, including the Channel Islands, should apply directly to EASA.

    How much does it cost?

    See the Official Record Series 5, CAA Scheme of Charges (Airworthiness, Noise Certification and Aircraft and Aircraft Engine Emissions)
    In the event of a discrepancy between the information here and the Official Record Series 5, CAA Scheme of Charges (Airworthiness, Noise Certification and Aircraft and Aircraft Engine Emissions), the Scheme of Charges takes precedence.

    How long is it valid for?

    The organisation’s certificate shall remain valid subject to compliance with all of the following conditions:

    • the organisation remaining in compliance with Regulation (EU) 2018/1139 and its delegated and implementing acts, taking into account the provisions related to the handling of findings as specified under point CAMO.B.350
    • the competent authority being granted access to the organisation as specified in point CAMO.A.140
    • the certificate not being surrendered or revoked.

    For air carriers licensed in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1008/2008, termination, suspension or revocation of the air operator certificate automatically invalidates the organisation certificate in relation to the aircraft registrations specified in the air operator certificate, unless otherwise explicitly stated by the competent authority.

    Once granted, an approval requires a recommendation for continuation every 24 months (unless otherwise agreed) from the date of issue. This is raised by the CAA Surveyor following a satisfactory audit programme.

  • Your application should be sent to our Flight Operations department in the first instance.  

    • Please refer to the   AOC guidance for details of how to make an application.    

    Applicants for an initial certificate, transitioning from an Annex I (Part M) Sub-Part G approval shall provide the competent authority with:  

    • An updated CAME to reflect the changes to EC Regulation 1321/2014,
    • An SMS manual,
    • A completed evaluation using the SMS evaluation tool &
    • A Nominated Safety Manager

    Applications made in association with an Air Operator Certificate (AOC) should be submitted to Flight Operations in the first instance.

    Guidance on  AOC applications

    • A Technical Support Officer will make an initial assessment of your application and CAME and will contact you with any queries.
    • The Resource Management Team will contact you to arrange for an Airworthiness Surveyor to carry out an on-site audit. For organisations transitioning from a part M Sub-part G approval, an additional SMS audit will be arranged. Any questions regarding the scheduling of your on site visit can be directed to the Resource Management Team at 01293 573600.
    • An Airworthiness Surveyor will conduct an audit(s) against the requirements and raise an audit report detailing any findings.
    • The Airworthiness Surveyor will review the nominated personnel. Interviews for key personnel may be carried out.
    • The Airworthiness Surveyor will assess the supporting documentation; Technical Logs, Maintenance Contracts (as applicable) and Maintenance Programmes. When able to, the Airworthiness Surveyor will approve the supporting documentation.
    • If findings have been raised the organisation should address the findings and notify the Airworthiness Surveyor of the actions taken.

    Once any audit findings relating to the application have been closed the Airworthiness Surveyor will submit a recommendation to A & A for the issue of the approval.