Under UK(EU) 139/2014 Aerodrome Operators are responsible for compliance monitoring.
Aerodrome Operators are required to establish an internal auditing process (compliance monitoring) as described in ADR.OR.D.005 Management System, paragraph (b)(11) and the supporting AMC. CAA, through its aerodrome oversight programme, will seek to verify compliance with the applicable requirements’
Certificated Aerodromes will be subject to a 36 month oversight cycle. Within this 36 month oversight cycle CAA will plan and deliver an oversight programme that consists of audits and inspections that are carried out onsite and remotely.
The objective of the oversight programme is to verify continued compliance with the applicable requirements, and to assess the performance of the aerodrome operator in identifying and managing its aviation safety risks.
Over the 36 month oversight cycle CAA will seek to verify compliance with all of the applicable requirements. The compliance monitoring programme established and implemented by the aerodrome operator is an important part of this process.
To support the compliance monitoring programme a number of question banks have been prepared and are available for download.
To support the Aerodrome Operator’s compliance monitoring programme, a number of Question Banks have been prepared.
In preparation for a CAA audit, you will be notified of the oversight focus areas and the question banks that will need to be completed and returned.
Instructions for completing and returning the question banks can be found on page 1 of each question bank document.
IMPORTANT: The Question Banks listed below are currently being reviewed and updated to ensure continuous improvement, and alignment with Regulation (EU) 139/2014 as retained (and amended in UK domestic law) under the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018.
When the review is complete, they will be available to download here. In the meantime, relevant Question Banks will be sent to aerodrome operators as attachments to the audit notification email. Copies of specific question banks can also be requested from the Aerodrome Inspector team.
QB 1 Management of Change
QB 2 Use of Alcohol, Psychoactive Substances and Medicines
QB 3 Compliance Monitoring
QB 4 Contracted Activities
QB 5 Co-ordination with other Organisations
QB 6 Personnel Requirements
QB 7 Prevention of Fire
QB 8 Record Keeping
QB 9 Training and Proficiency Check Programme
QB 10 Aerodrome Monitoring and Inspection
QB 11 Aerodrome Maintenance
QB 12 Night and Low Visibility Operations
QB 13 Wildlife Strike Risk Reduction
QB 14 Demonstration of Compliance
QB 15 Occurrence Reporting
QB 16 Operation of Vehicles
QB 17 Rescue and Firefighting
QB 18 Safety Culture
QB 19 Surface Movement Guidance and Control System
QB 20 Operations in Winter and Adverse Weather Conditions
QB 21 Aerodrome Manual and Documentation Requirements
QB 22 Safeguarding of Aerodromes
QB 23 Findings and Corrective Action
QB 24 Fuel Quality
QB 25 Management Systems
QB 26 Aerodrome Emergency Planning
QB 27 Management of Aeronautical Data
QB 28 Use of Aerodrome by Higher Code Letter Aircraft