Blog posts tagged in CAMO

Sofema Online (SOL) www.sofemaonline.com looks at the requirements & best practices related to the provision of Safety Management System (SMS) training for Continuing Airworthiness Management Organisation (CAMO) Staff.

Introduction

The provision of training to appropriate staff, regardless of their level in the organization, is an indication of management‘s commitment to an effective SMS.

It is also has a direct bearing on the ultimate effectiveness of the SMS within the Organisation.

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What Training does an EASA Continuing Airworthiness Manager (CAM) Require?

Sofema Online (SOL) www.sofemaonline.com provides the answers.

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European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has announced that Part M Subpart G will no longer be valid from 24 September 2021.

To retain approval to manage Airworthiness of Large Aircraft and Aircraft operated by “Air Carriers” (AC) will require a transition to EASA Part CAMO together with all associated obligations.

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EASA Part M Subpart G will no longer be valid from 24 September 2021 which means you MUST transition to EASA Part CAMO together with all associated obligations.

1/ Part CAMO becomes Mandatory including the need for :

  • Management System
  • Compliance Management System
  • Safety Management System
  • Internal Reporting System
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Identified by EASA as Annex Vc (Part-CAMO) to Commission Regulation (EU) No 1321/2014 of 26 November 2014

Presentation by SofemaOnline (SOL) - Considerations related to SMS in Part - CAMO

Introduction

EASA as the representative of the European Aviation Community has the responsibility to develop a set of regulations that can be embraced by the European Aviation Community to demonstrate compliance with the requirements of ICAO Annex 19.

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Consolidated Regulation (EU) No 1321/2014 on Continuing Airworthiness (applicable from 24 March 2020).

Ref Also Annex I to ED Decision 2020/002/R (Amending Annex I to Decision 2015/029/R)

Part-CAMO is applicable to:

Aircraft used by licensed air carriers “ AC” -  (Commercial Air Transport) and Complex A/C. Part-CAMO has superseded current Subpart-G of Annex I (Part-M) effective 24th March 2020 and at the end of the transition period 24th September 2020 - will become the only option.

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Sofema Online considers the challenge of Managing Errors.

Introduction

To Errоr is to be Human, this is true in aviation as in any other activity, however, aviation is maybe less forgiving and we should understand the outcomes can be catastrophic.

Background

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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.

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Sofema Online www.sofemaonline.com considers the process to manage competence following the transition from EASA Part M Subpart G Obligations to EASA Part CAMO Obligations

Introduction

EASA first identified a requirement to manage competence within the EASA Part M CAMO environment in February 2010 regulation 127/210 this was then updated with  Regulation (EU) 2015/1536 - see the following:

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Sofema Aviation Services (www.sassofia.com) Considers roles and responsibilities related to the obligation to report occurrences both externally and internally.

CAMO.A.160 Occurrence reporting

Introduction - Regulation (EU) 2019/1383 identifies the obligation to implement an occurrence reporting system that meets the requirements defined in Regulation (EU) No 376/2014 and Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/1018.

Note concerning reporting within the CAMO Environment:

Authors Comment - Whilst 2015/1018 essentially re-iterates the reportable events which have been identified for many years and found in AMC 20-8 the obligation to comply with 376/2014 identifies a number of significant obligations concerning reporter confidence and protection of information as well as disidentification of reporters.  

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Sofema Aviation Services looks at the best practice associated with Technical Records Redelivery Preparation.

Forthcoming Technical Records Training Notification:

Aircraft Technical Records Specialist Lessee Management for CAMO & TR Staff – 2 Days, Dubai, UAE  2nd of February & 3rd of February 2020

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SofemaOnline takes a look at the best practice preparation with the CAMO Technical Records Department to prepare for an end of lease handover.

Forthcoming Training Notification - Managing Aircraft Lease Agreements and Maintenance Reserves - 3 Days - Bangkok, Thailand 9 am to 5 pm from November 25th to November 27th 2019. Please see the following link for details: https://sassofia.com/course/managing-aircraft-lease-agreements-and-maintenance-reserves-3-days-bangkok-thailand/

Introduction to Aircraft Lease Return Conditions 

Effective maintenance planning is integral to the successful re-delivery of an aircraft, and this must be considered when agreeing on return terms.

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SofemaOnline.com looks at the benefits of being able to personally demonstrate EASA CAMO Regulatory Training background

Introduction

Continuing Airworthiness Management Organisation (CAMO) obligations are proscribed within EASA’s Implementing Rules EU 1321/2014.

A CAMO is directly responsible to the Air Operator Certificate (AOC) holder. A CAMO must also maintain detailed airworthiness records of the maintenance due as well as the maintenance performed ensuring we are able to demonstrate Continuing Airworthiness.

Key CAMO Staff typically engage in Maintenance Planning, Technical Engineering, Technical Records, and Reliability Staff and are usually employed in multiple roles within the Continuing Airworthiness Management Organisation, consider that each and all of these staff have the potential to impact on the organisation’s safety outcomes.

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Sofema Online www.sofemaonline.com offers an interesting and cost effective solution for CAMO new starters – see below for details.

The Challenge

To bring new starters up to speed with the EASA regulations essentially related to regulation 1321/2014 

How to engage with a process which supports the initial development of competence? 

What is Available?

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Introduction

The Continuous Airworthiness Management Organization “CAMO” is essentially responsible for 4 primary functions - Planning, Technical Records, Engineering, and Reliability. These groups work together to ensure that the Aircraft remain fully compliant with all requirements concerning the aircraft maintenance management and associated oversight.

Within the CAMO the Maintenance Planning, Technical Records, Engineering & Reliability groups work together to ensure that the aircraft remain fully compliant with all requirements concerning the aircraft maintenance management and associated oversight.

Within the CAMO department the Maintenance Planning Group has a range of responsibilities including:

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Introduction

The Key to a successful delivery of “CAMO” Continuing Airworthiness is without doubt “Core Competency” across the key business elements of Continuing Airworthiness Manager (CAM), Maintenance Planning (MP), Engineering (Eng), Reliability (REL) and Tech Records (T/L).

Remember that the goal of EASA compliance is a step on the journey and not the destination – the focus of any effective Continuing Airworthiness Management Organisation (CAMO) should be to maximize the availability, reliability and safety of the fleet as well as focusing on a reduction in maintenance costs.

EASA Focus is shifting to a Performance Based Approach to Regulation

A “Performance Based Approach” brings to the fore two challenges:

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Steven Bentley MD of SAS www.sassofia.com considers the potential for HF Error with an EASA/GCAA compliant CAMO

Introduction

The Primary Roles of the CAMO are Maintenance Planning, Technical Records, Reliability & Engineering. Each “Role” brings the challenges of how we can ensure enough attention to both personal and organisational responsibility, when we consider the potential for HF error.

HF Example – Stress Caused by Pressure from “Poor Planning”

We are not considering here that it could be the Maintenance Planning Worker who is stressed - however this is of course a possibility, and we should always make sure that our team members have the appropriate level of “Competence” for the role.

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SOL (www.sofemaonline.com) and SAS (www.sassofia.com) offer EASA compliant regulatory training both online and within the classroom environment.

Are you looking for effective EASA Part M Regulatory Training?

SofemaOnline and Sofema Aviation Services together cover all elements of Part M. Our training courses are delivered by Industry Professionals with a wealth of experience in the field and an immense amount of practical relevance is included throughout the presentation.

What is EASA Part M?

A set of regulatory guidelines used to manage continuing airworthiness. EASA Part M has been around officially since Sept 2003.

Part M can trace its origins to JAR OPS 1 & JAR OPS 3 when in 1998 the Operator was identified as key player in maintaining the integrity of the Continuing Airworthiness. (CAW)

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SofemaOnline provides online regulatory training courses to support the development of your Continuing Airworthiness Management Organisation (CAMO)

The following information supports consideration of which training is appropriate for a CAMO engaged with Large Aircraft (Aircraft above 5700 KGS).

All the following courses are available via the online training platform SofemaOnline.

Consider the benefits of enrolling and receiving SofemaOnline training courses:

Enjoy an Easy Online learning experience with SofemaOnline.com and SAS-e-aviation YouTube Video Channel.

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What is Production Planning?

So lets start by saying that production planning has nothing to do with the operator (so not to confuse with the maintenance planning activities which sit within the operators remit).

Production Planning belongs to the Part 145 Production Organisation – To be effective it needs to interface with the PART M Continuing Airworthiness Management Organisation (CAMO) and ideally to be able to influence the CAMO in a positive way.

Production Planning could be considered an art in that we need to effectively bring together a number of disparate elements to obtain the best possible result in the minimum time whilst recognising the importance of Safety, Human Performance and Fatigue Risk Management Systems (FRMS).

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