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Role, Responsibility and achievements of SARI 145 Working Group
What is SARI? South Asian Regional Initiative ( SARI) Group of authorities from South Asia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, that was created during the EU-South Asia Civil Aviation Cooperation Program that ended in EASA and the European Aerospace Industry have provided support to the SARI activities. Considered by COSCAP-SA as its technical arm in its objective to harmonise the regulations in SA.
Objective of SARI To create a forum for the Civil Aviation Authorities to foster regulatory convergence in South Asia.
Benefits of SARI? To eliminate duplication of effort when developing a new regulation Ensuring a common understanding or the regulation among the region Preventing the development of marginal interpretation locally Pooling of human and financial resources for regulation development and implementation. Ultimately to reduce burden on aviation industry and its operational cost
SARI Part145 development process The SARI partners agreed in 2007 to work on harmonisation of maintenance regulations in South Asia and in priority on the development of a harmonised Maintenance Organisation Approval regulation. As JAR 145 or EASA Part 145 had already been adopted / adapted by several SA countries, It was agreed to use EASA Part 145 as a reference (EASA Part 145 including ED n0 2009/007/R on fuel tank safety).
SARI Part145 development process A working group (WG) formed among the SARI member States to draft SARI Part 145 in Working Group consists of a coordinator and members. The outcomes of WG are reported to the SARI steering Committee meetings for endorsement as well as to COSCAP SA.
SARI Part145 development process Two Targets Education process on harmonisation concept (Pilot Project for future regulatory convergence) Development of one regulation acceptable to the SARI members (with the ultimate objective of mutual recognition of approval).
SARI 145 Working Group - Structure The Working Group (WG) involves representatives from CAA and aviation industry of SARI member states. The WG members are limited to a maximum of 4 from each SARI country, including the Industry Representatives. Currently the WG includes India, Pakistan, Maldives and Sri Lanka. SARI 145 WG included, on top of the SA members, advisers from Europe (EASA contracted UK CAA Int'l to support the WG on their behalf).
SARI 145 Working Group – Pre-requisite To become a SARI 145 Working Group member the SARI Member States should have: - Demonstrated a good understanding of EASA Part 145 concepts. - Shown strong commitment to make the necessary changes to harmonise their regulation. - Identified the main differences between their current applicable regulation and EASA Part Nominated Working Group members from the Authority and from the local aviation industry.
SARI 145 – Basis and Progress It was agreed: 1) to be as closed as possible to EASA Part ) that the 4 countries will not be able to achieve full harmonisation simultaneously in particular given the existing local maintenance licensing regulations. 3) that the first SARI Part 145 draft may include National Variants. 4) these National Variants would be progressively removed depending on the progress of the harmonisation process.
SARI 145 – Basis and Progress SARI 145 WG activities started after the 18 th COSCAP-SA Steering Committee meeting. Two SARI 145 WG meetings (May and October 09) were held. Outside of the WG meeting most of the work was conducted through . The first SARI Part 145 Final Draft was issued on 12 January 2010.
SARI 145 – Basis and Progress SARI 145 WG remains in place with the objectives: 1) To integrate Nepal, Bangladesh and Bhutan in its structure. 2) To achieve full harmonisation = Removal of all the National Variants. 3) To review and adopt/adapt changes or amendments to EASA Part 145, ICAO Annexes or requested by SARI members
SARI Part-145 WG – Outcomes SARI Part – 145 contains 4 Chapters. Chapter 1: Regulation Section A – Technical Requirements for Organisation Section B – Requirements for Competent Authority Chapter 2: Acceptable means of Compliance AMC Section A – Acceptable Means of Compliance for Organizations AMC Section B – Acceptable Means of Compliance for Competent Authority Chapter 3: Guidance Material Chapter 4: National Variants
Applicability of SARI 145 It has been developed for maintenance organization involved in the maintenance of large aircraft or of aircraft used for commercial air transport, and components intended for fitment thereto. SARI 145 has been issued with National Variants, declared in Chapter 4
SARI 145 Amendments Notice of Proposed Amendment Procedure (NPA) to be developed by SARI 145 WG and endorsed by the SARI steering Committee. The NPA procedure shall allow amendment process to be initiated with amendments to EASA regulations, ICAO SARPS and suggestions by member states. Future amendments will only happen through the SARI 145 WG.
Commitment by SARI states The Civil Aviation Authorities of SARI Member States shall agree to adopt Part-145 in to their national codes with National Variants ( if any ) and, shall agree not to initiate unilaterally amendments of their national codes without having made a proposal for amendment of SARI Part-145 in accordance with the agreed NPA procedure.
EASA Part 145 vs SARI Part 145 Same numbering system Technical requirements – identical with the exception of National Variants declared for Certifying Staff and Approved Parts Standard Indirect Approval Appendix 4 – made applicable within member state NDT - EN r equivalent standard Release to Service – acceptable to Competent Authority Validity of Approval certificate- one year Acceptable Means of Compliance –additional information added to support member states need More detail on Occurrence reporting
SARI Part 145 – what's next All SARI member states to work on reducing national Variants Future changes to SARI Part 145 will be addressed through SARI WG 145 activity Nepal in the process of joining the SARI 145 WG (Workshop held in Kathmandu from 19 to 21 January 09). They will host the next SARI 145 WG meeting in June 09. Bangladesh to join in March ( requirement comparison available/Workshop to be held in Dhaka beginning of March 10)
SARI Part 145 – what's next MOU to be signed at DG levels of SARI member states to secure the adoption and implementation of SARI Part 145. Part 66 / 147 to be the next SARI priority followed by Part M. SARI is expected to be backed by EU-Project on aviation that should start in 2010.