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30/31 January 2013 EASA/Estonian CAA Rulemaking Workshop Part-145: Approved Maintenance Organisations (Annex II to EC 2042/2003) Juan Anton Continuing.

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1 30/31 January 2013 EASA/Estonian CAA Rulemaking Workshop Part-145: Approved Maintenance Organisations (Annex II to EC 2042/2003) Juan Anton Continuing Airworthiness Manager Rulemaking Directorate EASA

2 European Aviation Safety Agency Slide 2 EC 2042/2003 Article 3 Organisations 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 European Aviation Safety Agency Slide 3 EC 2042/2003 Article 4 Organisations 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 European Aviation Safety Agency Slide A.10 Scope Requirements for approval of an organisation for maintenance of aircraft and components Including facilities outside Member State if Identified in exposition Control procedures in place Authority satisfied that they are integral part of the organisation

5 European Aviation Safety Agency Slide A.20 Terms of approval A 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 European Aviation Safety Agency Slide A.20 Terms of approval Component 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 European Aviation Safety Agency Slide A.30 Personnel requirements Accountable manager Nominated persons Accepted by authority, (EASA Form 4) Quality manager Accepted by authority, (EASA Form 4) Sufficient staff Man 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 European Aviation Safety Agency Slide A.30 Personnel requirements CategoryRelease to Service privileges A licence Minor scheduled line maintenance and simple defect rectification (AMC 145.A.30(g)), personally performed in Part- 145 organisation. B1/B3 licence Maintenance on structure, powerplant, and mechanical and electrical systems, avionic line replaceable units (with simple tests). B2 licence Maintenance on avionic and electrical systems. C licence Base maintenance of entire aircraft in Part-145 organisation.

9 European Aviation Safety Agency Slide A.30 Personnel requirements (large aircraft) Cat. C Cat. B1Cat. B2 Cat. B1Cat. B2 Cat. A Line Base MechanicAvionics Simple tasks Certifying Base Engineer Certifying Technician Certifying Line Mechanic Support staff

10 European Aviation Safety Agency Slide A.30 Personnel requirements (other than large aircraft) Cat. C Cat. B1/B3Cat. B2 Cat. B1/B3Cat. B2 Cat. A Line Base MechanicAvionics Simple tasks Certifying Technician Certifying Line Mechanic Certifying Technician Optional or

11 European Aviation Safety Agency Slide A.30 Personnel requirements Exemptions for certifying staff Facilities outside EU / Line stations outside EU  National qualification  Conditions in Appendix IV Repetitive 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 European Aviation Safety Agency Slide 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 European Aviation Safety Agency Slide 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 European Aviation Safety Agency Slide 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 European Aviation Safety Agency Slide 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 ;, or The 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 ; or The 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 European Aviation Safety Agency Slide 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 European Aviation Safety Agency Slide A.45 Maintenance Data Hold and use current, available, applicable data in accordance with scope / capability Requirements, directives, CDCCL etc. issued by authority Maintenance / 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 European Aviation Safety Agency Slide A.50 Certification of maintenance CRS issued by appropriate Certifying Staff on behalf of organisation before flight when All 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 orders Communicate rectification to operator Maintenance not completed Operator informed and agrees  Inform authority if in doubt Details entered on release certificate Operator’s agreement endorsed on certificate Issue CRS within aircraft limitations.

19 European Aviation Safety Agency Slide 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/person  Audits twice per year Feedback 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 European Aviation Safety Agency Slide A.75 Privileges Maintain 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 European Aviation Safety Agency Slide 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 European Aviation Safety Agency Slide A.85 Changes to the organisation Notify authority (before the change takes place) Change of name of organisation or main location Additional locations Accountable Manager Other managers (nominated persons) Facilities, equipment, tools, material procedures, scope of work, certifying staff that could affect the approval. Possible conditions set by authority

23 European Aviation Safety Agency Slide 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, or  By 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 European Aviation Safety Agency Slide A.90 Continued validity Unlimited validity Continued compliance, appropriate handling of findings. Access to the authority. Not surrendered or revoked (return to authority)


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