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1 EASA/Estonian CAA Rulemaking Workshop Part-145: Approved Maintenance Organisations (Annex II to EC 2042/2003)Juan AntonContinuing Airworthiness ManagerRulemaking DirectorateEASA30/31 January 2013EASA/Estonian CAA Rulemaking Workshop
2 EC 2042/2003 Article 3Organisations and personnel involved in the continuing airworthiness of aircraft and components, including maintenance, shall comply with the provisions of Part-M and where appropriate those specified in Part-145 and Part-66.As a consequence, Part-M applies also to Part-145 organisations, in particular the following paragraphs:Subpart D: Maintenance standards (maintenance data, performance of maintenance, aircraft defects)Subpart E: Components (installation, maintenance, life limited components, control of unserviceable components)
3 EC 2042/2003 Article 4Organisations involved in the maintenance of large aircraft or of aircraft used in commercial air transport, and components intended for fitment thereto, shall be approved in accordance with the provisions of Annex II (Part-145).
4 145.A.10 ScopeRequirements for approval of an organisation for maintenance of aircraft and componentsIncluding facilities outside Member State ifIdentified in expositionControl procedures in placeAuthority satisfied that they are integral part of the organisation
5 145.A.20 Terms of approvalA rating: maintenance of aircraft and components (according to aircraft maintenance data) while installed on the aircraft (or temporarily removed to facilitate access)B rating: maintenance on engines/APU and components (according to engine/APU maintenance data) while installed on the engine/APU (or temporarily removed to facilitate access)C rating: maintenance on components other than engine/APU.D1 rating: NDT. Only required when the Part-145 performs NDT for other organisations (issuance of Form 1). This is a rating not related to particular aircraft, engines or components.NOTE: Refer to M.A.502 for more details.
6 145.A.20 Terms of approvalComponent certifying staff is only required for B and C rated organisations. When these organisations need to carry out NDT as part of component maintenance, the NDT should be carried out by personnel qualified in accordance with 145.A.30 (f).These NDT personnel do not need to be certifying staff. The component maintenance, including the NDT, should be released by appropriate component certifying staff.The need for NDT certifying staff qualified in accordance with 145.A.30 (f) and 145.A.35 is only required for D1 rated organisations.
7 145.A.30 Personnel requirements Accountable managerNominated personsAccepted by authority, (EASA Form 4)Quality managerSufficient staffMan hour planning (all functions, also auditing staff). Reviewed and revised at least every 3 months.At least 50% employed staff (not contracted) in every workshop, hangar, flight line and shift, to ensure adequate organisational stability.
8 145.A.30 Personnel requirements CategoryRelease to Service privilegesA licenceMinor scheduled line maintenance and simple defect rectification (AMC 145.A.30(g)), personally performed in Part-145 organisation.B1/B3 licenceMaintenance on structure, powerplant, and mechanical and electrical systems, avionic line replaceable units (with simple tests).B2 licenceMaintenance on avionic and electrical systems.C licenceBase maintenance of entire aircraft in Part-145 organisation.
9 145.A.30 Personnel requirements (large aircraft) Certifying Base EngineerCat. CBaseCat. B1Cat. B2Support staffCertifying TechnicianCat. B1Cat. B2LineCertifying Line MechanicCat. ASimple tasksMechanicAvionics
10 145.A.30 Personnel requirements (other than large aircraft) Cat. COptionalorBaseCat. B1/B3Cat. B2Certifying TechnicianCertifying TechnicianCat. B1/B3Cat. B2LineCertifying Line MechanicCat. ASimple tasksMechanicAvionics
11 145.A.30 Personnel requirements Exemptions for certifying staffFacilities outside EU / Line stations outside EUNational qualificationConditions in Appendix IVRepetitive pre-flight AD’s. Certifying staff authorisation to flight crew (if allowed by the AD).Aircraft operating away from support location. Certifying staff authorisation to commander or flight engineer. Maximum validity 1 year.Aircraft grounded away from base (unforeseen) with no certifying staff available. One-off authorisations.Reported to NAA within 7 days.Rechecked if affect flight safety.
12 145.A.35 Certifying staff and support staff Qualification, training and record requirements are the same for certifying staff and for B1 and B2 support staff.All of them must hold a Part-66 licence with the appropriate ratings and have a minimum of 21 years.B1 and B2 support staff do not need to be nominated as certifying staff. May be done if this personnel is used also for line maintenance.
13 145.A.40 Equipment, tools and materials Available and used (scope of work)Controlled and calibrated (as applicable)Part M.A.402(f) requires verification to ensure that no tools or equipment are left inside aircraft/component
14 145.A.42 Acceptance of components Documentation needed for components:New components: EASA Form 1 or FAA or TCCA (or TCCA Form One).Maintained components: EASA Form 1 or FAA (dual release) or TCCA /Form One (dual release)Standard parts and materials (raw / consumable) do not need a Form 1 or equivalent. Certificate of Conformance is enough.Installer must check eligibility of component:Particular attention to modifications and configuration of aircraft, engines, etc.
15 145.A.42 Acceptance of components PMAs can be accepted if:The PMA part is not a “critical component". The statement “This PMA part is not a critical component” should be written in Block 12 of the FAA Form ; , orThe PMA part conforms to design data obtained under a licensing agreement from the holder of the FAA design approval. The statement “Produced under licensing agreement from the FAA design approval holder” should be written in Block 12 of FAA Form ; orThe PMA part has received an explicit approval by means of a design change or STC from the Agency or, when this approval was granted prior to 28 September 2003, from any of the National Aviation Authorities of the Members States of the European Union. The reference to this authorization should be written in Block 12 of the FAA Form
16 145.A.42 Acceptance of components 145.A.42(c) allows fabrication of a restricted range of parts by the Part-145 organisation:Fabricated by the organisation (not by someone else).To be used in the course of undergoing work (not for sale)Within the technical and procedural capabilities of the organisation.In accordance with approved procedures.Using approved data (by TC holder or authority) contained in overhaul or repair manuals, SBs, etc, or as approved by authority.Not eligible for issuance of Form 1.Limited range (bushes, sleeves, shims, control cables, flexible and rigid pipes, electrical cable looms, formed or machined sheel metal panels, secondary structural panels and skin panels…).
17 145.A.45 Maintenance DataHold and use current, available, applicable data in accordance with scope / capabilityRequirements, directives, CDCCL etc. issued by authorityMaintenance / repair instructions issued by TC holder, Part-21 organisation or oversight authority.Standards, recognised standard practices.Instructions modified by organisation iaw procedures.May be provided by operator / customer (must be up to date).Part-21 Subpart J Design Organisation may approve minor modifications and minor repairs (major repairs through EASA)
18 145.A.50 Certification of maintenance CRS issued by appropriate Certifying Staff on behalf of organisation before flight whenAll maintenance ordered has been carried out in accordance with MOE procedures, using correct data and no known hazardous non-compliances (see AMC 145.A.50(a) 1.2)New defects / incomplete work ordersCommunicate rectification to operatorMaintenance not completedOperator informed and agreesInform authority if in doubtDetails entered on release certificateOperator’s agreement endorsed on certificateIssue CRS within aircraft limitations.
19 145.A.65 Quality system Independent audits Planned to cover all aspects in 12 months.Represent complete maintenance activities.Include product sampling.Small organisations (<10) may contract auditing.To other Part-145 organisation/personAudits twice per yearFeedback reporting to nominated persons and accountable manager (may not be contracted).Regular meetings Accountable Mgr and staff.Retain reports 2 years after clearance findings.
20 145.A.75 PrivilegesMaintain aircraft / components (within scope and in accordance with MOE)At locations identified in Certificate and MOE.At line stations (listed in MOE).At any location due to unserviceability of the aircraft or to support occasional line maintenance (procedure).By other organisation working under its quality system (see AMC 145.A.75(b)3).Issue Certificates of Release to Service
21 145.A.80 Limitations on the organisation The organisation shall only maintain an aircraft or component for which it is approved when all necessary facilities, equipment, tooling, material, maintenance data and certifying staff are available.
22 145.A.85 Changes to the organisation Notify authority (before the change takes place)Change of name of organisation or main locationAdditional locationsAccountable ManagerOther managers (nominated persons)Facilities, equipment, tools, material procedures, scope of work, certifying staff that could affect the approval.Possible conditions set by authority
23 145.A.85 Changes to the organisation Particular case of new Line Stations:Addition of a new Line Station is considered a change.Must be notified to the authority in advance.The list in the MOE must be amended.The change must be approved by the authority (no indirect approval possible):By formal letter, orBy approval of the inclusion in the MOE.The authority may perform a physical audit.The authority may replace the audit by a documental assessment of the evidence and investigation performed by the organisation following approved procedures in the MOE. This should only be possible if the competent authority does not have relevant findings open on the Quality System of the organisation.
24 145.A.90 Continued validity Unlimited validity Continued compliance, appropriate handling of findings.Access to the authority.Not surrendered or revoked (return to authority)