1 Military Airworthiness Harmonisation Workshop Olomouc, CZ Republic MAWA Forum ChairmanJan Plevka,Ph.D. Armaments Directorate
2 Workshop presentation outline Background information to Harmonised European Military Airworthiness Requirements (EMARs)Current status of Military Airworthiness Authorities Forum activities within EDAComparable evolution to JAA-EASA (first airworthiness followed by total aviation approach)Exploring internal and external cooperationCivil-military relationship in airworthiness area
3 Involvement of EDA in Airworthiness and Aviation Safety Number of international activities for coordination of military airworthiness started in 2004,EMAAG, NSA Airworthiness group, FINAS, OCCAR, JMAAN, ETAP...November 2008 an important milestone in EU military Airworthiness historyEU Ministers of Defence approved the establishment of Military AirWorthiness Authorities (MAWA) Forum and endorsed the European Military Airworthiness Roadmap33
4 European Military Certification and Airworthiness Roadmap EDA/MAWA’s Seven objectivesCommon regulatory framework;Common certification processes;Common approach to organisational approvals;Common certification/design codes;Common approach to preservation of airworthiness;Arrangements for mutual recognition;Formation of a European Military Joint Airworthiness Authority.
5 Involvement of EDA in Airworthiness and Aviation Safety European Defence Agency (EDA) was entrusted to facilitate associated activitiesEDA was established under a Joint Action of the council of Ministers on 12 July, 2004, "to support the Member States and the Council in their effort to improve European defence capabilities in the field of crisis management and to sustain the European Security and Defence Policy as it stands now and develops in the future”.What are the benefits for working together?Military aviation safety,Military-military & civil-military cooperation,Reducing time & cost for new aircraftHelping to improve competiveness of EDTIB55
6 Involvement of EDA in Airworthiness and Aviation Safety The priorities are different as nations have different perspectives and needs.Thus the co-ordination between 26 pMS is very important to achieve consensus and to keep synergies.EDA being aware of the scare resources in military airworthiness is ready to enforce the development by using OB, ER, and manning to achieve the expected benefits.EDA with pMS is aiming to establish administrative and technical procedures which would require a single administrative action from the applicant (industry) valid under the national regulations and procedures of each Authority.Work together towards a European Military Joint Airworthiness Authority.66
7 MAWA European Military Airworthiness Requirements (EMARs) development MAWA harmonization approach.EMARsNationalAirworthiness app.Projectharmo.Set of harmonisedEuropean MAWAdocumentsEuropean MAWABasic FrameworkBasic FrameworkEASA Part21…MAA remains nationalEMAR21, 145, M,…….STANAGOCCAR&ETAPJMAAN…..NATOFINASUSARS
8 MAWA current structure EDA SB MODsMAWA ForumMAWA TF1Basic FrameworkMAWA TF2EMAR Part 21MAWA TF3EMAR MaintenanceMAWA TF4Certification criteriaDefinitionsFunctions of MAWACommitments of Authori.Organization and proced.MembershipRecord of PartiesAmendment to Arranents.Appendices and AnnexesWithdrawalSignatures of all nationsAirworthiness req.Military type-cert.Restricted type-cert.Supp. type-cert.Changes to those cert.Design approvals.Cert. of parts and app.Cert. of design org.Issue of airw. direc.GeneralCertification req.Housing, FacilitiesEquipment, MaterialsData, PersonnelOperating rulesTrainingTraining org.QualityDefine the new airsystems airworthinesscertification basis.
9 MAWA current structure MAWA TF1Basic FrameworkChairman Mr. John AllanThe Basic Framework of MAWA is exploring the JAA Cyprus agreement with main goals,That the 26 nations commit themselves work together on the field of harmonisation of military airworthinessTo define the whole set and scope of EMARs so that each Authority can adopt this structure and remove national regulatory differences with the aim that EMAR becomes a uniform code for all European countries and minimal further national regulatory differences will be applied.To establish procedures that will:allow the use of only one set of technical findings in the field of design, manufacture and maintenance for the benefit of all and in a manner acceptable to Military Authorities;include practical measures for making the technical findings only once including acceptance of technical findings made by industry, where industry conforms to agreed approval standards;cover the initial certification (of products, services, organisations or people) as well as the continuation of safety standards in service.
10 MAWA current structure MAWA TF2EMAR Part 21LtCol Rik van ZwolBased on JMAAN & EASA Documents : PART 21EMAR 21Subpart A General provisionsSubpart B Military type-certificates & Military restricted-type certificatesSubpart J Military design organisation approvalSubpart D Changes to Military type-certificates & Military restricted-type certificatesSubpart E Military supplemental type-certificatesSubpart H Airworthiness certificatesSubpart K Parts and appliancesSubpart Q Identification of specific parts and appliancesSection “B”For the Regulator
11 MAWA current structure MAWA TF3EMAR MaintenanceCol Dominique COLINBased EASA Documents : PART M; PART 145; PART 147;PART 66The taskforce is developing the following common EMARs on the field of continuing Airworthiness. Basically EMARs will cover the certification of maintenance organisations and personnel including educational requirements and licensing:• EMAR Part 145 (Maintenance)• EMAR Part M (Continuing AW)• EMAR Part 147 (Tech training)• EMAR Part 66 (a/c maintenance licences)
12 MAWA current structure MAWA TF4Certification codesLtCol Alessio GRASSOBased on existing national documents (Mil Hdbk. 516B, DEF std…)The taskforce is focusing on the development of military certification codes/standards and safety requirements for future military aircraft programmes.Furthermore platform unique criteria (special conditions) need to be added to fully address the safety aspects of unique military configurations.This document establishes the airworthiness certification criteria to be used in the determination of airworthiness of all manned and unmanned, fixed and rotary wing air vehicle systems.This document should cross reference relevant military and civil requirements.These documents should be used to define the technical specification and should be the result of harmonization efforts across the MAWA pMS.
13 Coherence with other relevant intergovernmental organisations pMSNATO FINAS andUSARs groupsEDA SB MODsMAWAdatabasefor sharingnationaland IOregulationsMAWA ForumMAWACommonEMARsBasic FrameworkMAWA TF1EMAR Part 21MAWA TF2EMAR MaintenanceMAWA TF3Certification crit.MAWA TF4TBDMonitoringOperating rulesMutual recognitionsCertification criteriaGeneralQualityAuditsDefinitionsFunctions of MAWARecord of PartiesAmendment to Arranents.MembershipOrganization and proced.Commitments of Authori.Signatures of all nationsAppendices and AnnexesWithdrawalTBD:Airworthiness req.Changes to those cert.Supp. type-cert.Restricted type-cert.Military type-cert.Cert. of design org.Design approvals.Issue of airwort direc.Cert. of parts and app.TBDGeneralData, PersonnelOperating rulesEquipment, MaterialsHousing, FacilitiesCertification req.QualityTrainingTraining org.JMAAN
14 Conclusive remarksEDA/MAWA is committed to developing the regulatory framework (EMARS) for military/state aircraft including UAS.EMARS shall be ready for future European aircraft programmes, but all existing military aircraft may benefit from continuing airworthiness also.EDA/MAWA will develop links to actively contribute to this goals in cooperation with other stakeholders and regulatory bodies.We expect to discuss this goals with all our stakeholders (industry, regulatory organisations, national authorities) in specific panel sessions and to give us your feedback for the MAWA Forum as guidance for the way forward.How to continue with UAS airworthiness harmonisation?
15 FOR YOUR ATTENTION THANK YOU Jan Plevka,Ph.D. Armaments Directorate