The information below is for approval holders and gives details of regulation, policy and guidance from The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).
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.
The following links to useful information have been supplied:
- CAA Safety Management Systems (SMS)
- Maintenance Programme – Initial & Amendment Process
- CAP 1038 - CAA Check Flight Handbook
- Standard Changes & Repairs – Standard changes (modifications) and Repairs which can be applied to aircraft without referring to a Part 21 Design organisation.
- AMC-20 - General Acceptable Means of Compliance for Airworthiness of Products, Parts and Appliances
- CS-26 - Additional airworthiness specifications for Operations
- Acceptance of maintenance tasks carried out by pilots - Part 145 caters for certain maintenance tasks to be carried out by a suitably qualified pilot. AMC to Part 145.A.30(j)4 lists various items which a qualified pilot may be issued an Authorisation to carry out. Tasks which relate to section 2(i)e require specific agreement from the competent authority
- Rotorcraft - Critical Parts awareness and training
- IN-2016/068 - Changes to EASA 'Grandfathered' Equipment, Parts and Appliances: Revised Regulatory Status
- SN-2019/006 - Components Strips Report
It has been accepted that existing Safety Managers may not meet the requirements of the first paragraph of point (e) of AMC1 CAMO.A.305(c).
As a result, an AltMoC (alternative means of compliance) to the first paragraph of point (e) of AMC1 CAMO.A.305(c), Personnel Requirements has been approved for existing Safety Managers already approved under Regulation (EU) 965/2012 for air operations who were in post on 20th September 2020 – Ref 2020-00026.
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:
- A single safety management process common to both, air operations and continuing airworthiness management, with a Safety Manager satisfying the requirements for air operations and continuing airworthiness management; or
- separate safety management reporting lines for air operations and continuing airworthiness management, both integrated into a single management system with one set of organisational safety procedures, thus ensuring clear and effective communication and preventing duplication. Two Safety Managers may be appointed, although the structure with a single Safety Manager is preferred.
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:
- A single compliance monitoring process common to both, air operations and continuing airworthiness management, with a Compliance Monitoring Manager satisfying the requirements for air operations and continuing airworthiness management; or
- separate compliance monitoring reporting lines for air operations and continuing airworthiness management, both integrated into a single management system with one set of organisational compliance monitoring procedures, thus ensuring clear and effective communication and preventing duplication. Two Compliance Monitoring Managers may be appointed, although the structure with a single Compliance Monitoring Manager is preferred.
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.
- EASA Regulations (Basic Rule, Implementing Rules, AMC & GM Material)
- The Air Navigation Order 2016 (ANO) and Regulations
- CAP 747 Mandatory Requirements for Airworthiness
- EASA Product Lists - What is the applicable TCDS for your aircraft.
- EASA Airworthiness Directive & Safety Publications Tool
- ARC Online - CAA website to manage ARC's for UK registered aircraft.
- CAA Safety Management Systems (SMS) guidance which should be used in conjunction with the applicable regulation
- Aircraft ratings are defined as per EASA Part-66 Appendix 1 listing or using generic aircraft groups
- CAP 562 - Civil Aircraft Airworthiness Information and Procedures (CAAIP)
- CAP 1454 - Guidance for implementing Self-Declared Maintenance Programmes for use with ELA1 aircraft
- IN-2015/049 - Safety Assessment of National Aircraft (SANA) by the UK CAA Safety Assessment of Foreign Aircraft (SAFA) Team
- Suspected Unapproved Parts - This page lists the Unapproved Parts (UP) confirmed cases, the SUP cases under investigation, and the Stolen Parts cases.
- Aircraft Maintenance Incident Analysis - provide information on the common causes where maintenance error has been a contributory factor in incidents and occurrences reported to the CAA.
- Organisations should have their principal place of business in the UK
- EASA FAQ - Part M
Provide page feedback
Please enter your comments below, or use our usual service contacts if a specific matter requires an answer.
Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required.
Latest from UK Civil Aviation Authority
- Continued focus on change for GA Team
- Virtual aviation work experience partnership with Springpod
- Helicopter pilot sentenced for forging licence