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Introduction

International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO)  is the specialized United Nations (UN) agency responsible for promoting the safe and orderly development of world civil aviation by establishing standards and rules related to safety, efficiency, and flight regularity to environmental protection. 

Annex 8, Definitions

Appropriate Airworthiness Requirements – means

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Introduction The EU Aviation Oversight System

The basis of the EASA working relationship is one of both cooperation and partnership between EASA and its Member States

EASA Regulations are issued as

» Implementing Rules – Considered as “Hard” European Law which is applicable to both Industry as well as Regulatory Authorities in each Member State and
» Acceptable Means of Compliance & Guidance Material (AMC & GM) which are considered as “Soft” European Law for which the Member State Regulatory Authority may agree to deviations – Known as Alternate Means of Compliance (AMOC)

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Introduction

An EASA Operator will have a management system that is compliant with the requirements of EASA Regulation 965/2012 - Annex III - ORO.GEN.200 and in addition will comply with the requirements of Part - CAMO & Part M.

An EU licensed air carrier hereafter referred to as ‘the operator’, needs to consider both the relevant Part-ORO and the applicable Part CAMO / Part-M requirements.

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Introduction - The Definition of Airworthiness 

The term airworthiness encompasses several aspects which relate to the legal and physical state of an aircraft.
The FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) considers the term airworthy as:

“When an aircraft or one of its component parts meets its type design and is in a condition for safe operation.”

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In the Beginning

1903 – saw the beginnings of powered aviation with rapid developments during   World War I particularly related to the development of military aviation

1919 - Paris Convention 1919 – first international aviation law convention

» During the period 1919-1944, there was a gradual growth of international air transport

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