EASA Part CAMO - Changes introduced by Regulation (EU) 2019/1383

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Considerations and Review by Sofema Online (www.sofemaonline.com)

Introduction

Part-CAMO provides requirements for Continuing Airworthiness Management Organisation (CAMO): compared with Part-M Subpart G organisation, the main difference is the introduction of SMS principles.

Part-CAMO organisations will replace Part-M Subpart G organisations. In accordance with Article 4 of Regulation (EU) 1321/2014 as amended.

After 24 September 2021, there should be no more Part-M Subpart G organisations.

This is the reason why it is necessary for all existing Part-M Subpart G organisations to transition and to receive a new approval before the cessation.

EASA Part CAMO has not followed the concept of Complex and Non Complex Organisations which is followed by Part OPS & Aircrew Regulation.

Nevertheless EASA has built into the structure of the AMC & GM a degree of  flexibility and proportionality within a single set of AMC’s.

          Example: Establishment of a safety review board (SRB) except where not justified by the size of the organisation and the nature and complexity of its activities

Organisational Approval 

An organisation may be approved for the privileges of “CAMO” without the privilege to carry out airworthiness reviews.

In this case, the airworthiness review can be contracted to another appropriately approved organisation.

The important issue in relation to maintaining a particular aircraft type in the organisation approval is whether the organisation continuously fulfills all the Part-CAMO requirements (facilities, documentation, qualified personnel, management system, etc.) required for initial approval.

Regarding Regulatory Approval of Post Holders (Nominated Persons - (NP))

References to the requirement for NP to be approved by the ‘EASA Form 4’ process to be deleted for all Management Personnel.

In future, the acceptance process will be through oversight and exposition approval.

Reporting Requirements (Mandatory & Voluntary)

To comply with Reg. (EU) 376/2014 as well as a Mandatory Occurrence Reporting Process it is necessary to establish an Internal safety reporting scheme to enable the collection and evaluation of all occurrences, errors, hazards etc.

Treatment of Existing Part-M Subpart G Approval Holders

Part M subpart G Organisation will be deemed to have been approved in accordance with Part CAMO and they will be given 2 years to adapt their procedures and exposition to be compliant with Part-CAMO.

They will then receive a new EASA Form 14 (issue 5) CAMO approval Certificate.

Until the organisation complies with Part-CAMO, oversight will remain in accordance with Subpart G of Part-M.

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