Blog posts tagged in Repair Station

Sofema Online (SOL) considers the requirements related to manpower within the FAR 145 Organisation

Introduction - FAR 145 Subpart D - Personnel

Each certificated repair station must:

>> Designate a repair station employee as the accountable manager;
>> Provide qualified personnel to plan, supervise, perform, and approve for return to service the maintenance, preventive maintenance, or alterations performed under the repair station certificate and operations specifications;
>> Ensure it has a sufficient number of employees with the training or knowledge and experience in the performance of maintenance, preventive maintenance, or alterations authorized by the repair station certificate and operations specifications to ensure all work is performed in accordance with part 43; and
>> Determine the abilities of its noncertificated employees performing maintenance functions based on training, knowledge, experience, or practical tests.

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Sofema Online (SOL) considers the reporting process for advising the Federal Aviation Administration regarding the existence of Unairworthy Conditions related to Aircraft, Engines, Propellers or Components thereof

Introduction – Ref FAA 45.63 Reports of Defects or Unairworthy Conditions.

Each certificated domestic repair station shall report to the Administrator within 72 hours after it discovers any serious defect in, or other recurring unairworthy condition of, an aircraft, powerplant, or propeller, or any component of any of them.

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Sofema Online (SOL) considers the requirements to comply with Maintenance Annex Guidance (MAG) change 8


Contracting to EASA-approved Facilities

If the repair station sends an article to another organization that is EASA-approved and FAA-certificated, and that person or entity exercises the privileges of its certificate by assuming responsibility for approving for return to service each item on which it has worked, that process is not considered contracting (Ensure the contracted organization is properly certificated to perform that work.)

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Sofema Online (SOL) looks at some of the common questions associated with the use of FAA 8130-3.

Introduction - Does the 8130-3 Guidance Seem Confusing?

8130-3 was not designed to be solely a return-to-service document for use in complying with 14 CFR 43.9. Its other uses include export airworthiness approvals of Class II and Class III products; conformity determinations; identifying the airworthiness approval status of products (engines and propellers) in domestic transactions; airworthiness approval of parts and appliances under 14 CFR 21.305; and splitting bulk shipments of previously shipped parts.

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Sofema Online (SOL) considers the FAA requirements ref. US-EU MAG change 8


Approval for Release or Return to Service of a U.S.-Registered Aircraft and Foreign-Registered Aircraft Operating Under 14 CFR includes the following elements:

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Offering Regulatory Compliant Training for FAA Repair Stations In Classroom & Online

Concerning FAA -EASA Bilateral Agreement

The FAA notes that some part 145 repair stations have European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certifications. EASA part 145 contains licensing and training requirements for Approved Maintenance Organizations (AMO) that perform maintenance on articles of those operators under the regulatory control of European Union (EU) Member States.

These EASA part 145 requirements can affect FAA part 145-approved repair stations that also have EASA approvals; since EASA requires maintenance human factors training as part of the Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement (BASA) and Maintenance Implementation Procedures (MIP) with the United States.

The FAA training program may include the requirements of other civil aviation authorities as long as the part 145 requirements are also met.

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