EASA Part M is Changing Are You Ready?

Effective 24 March 2020 EASA commenced a transition which will see the demise of EASA Part M Subpart G & EASA Part M Subpart F

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Introduction by Sofema Online (SOL) www.sofemaonline.com

Effective 24 September 2021 Organisations holding EASA Part M Subpart G & EASA Part M Subpart F will no longer be approved.

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has introduced significant changes to EASA Part M – Continuing Airworthiness requirements.

The Commission Regulation (EU) 1321/2014 has recently been amended by Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/270 of 25 February 2020 amending Regulation (EU) No 1321/2014 as regards transitional measures for organisations involved in the continuing airworthiness for general aviation and continuing airworthiness management and correcting Regulation (EU) 2019/1383.

What is Involved in The Changes?

Introduction of the Management System Concept within the EASA Part M Environment.

Whilst the Management System has been always mandatory within the operational environment this was not the case within Part M CAMO area. This is addressed with the new EASA Part CAMO.

Additionally, existing continuing airworthiness requirements for small aircraft are being separated from the requirements applicable for licensed air carriers and other complex aircraft, currently addressed together under Part M (annex I).

The change introduces a new structure to the (EU) 1321/2014 regulation by:

-  Amending Part M (Annex I) and adding additional Annexes to it
- EASA has introduced a new Annex V(b) (Part ML) (M Light) which will be specific to non-commercial and noncomplex aircraft of less than 2730kg
- EASA will replace the existing Subpart G to Part M with a separate Part CAMO – Continuing Airworthiness Management Organisation (Annex Vc)
- Part CAMO is based on the existing Subpart G requirements and introduces additional requirements for Management Systems and Internal Safety Reporting.
- The organisation will be required to establish, implement and maintain a Management System which will include Safety Management and Compliance Monitoring
- The system will have to include clearly defined lines of responsibility and accountability, safety policy, identified actions to mitigate the risks, continuous training for personnel, and monitoring system
- New internal safety reporting scheme requirements (compatible with 376/2014), will oblige organisations to collect information, ensure evaluation of all known information relevant to errors, procedural disconnects, near misses, and hazards

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