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A Discussion Document Raised by Steve Bentley, CEO of Sofema Aviation Services (SAS)

To Close Down European Regulatory Authorities – CAA’s?

Why I recommend closing down all European Civil Aviation Authorities and handing total responsibility to EASA!
Following Implementation within each country would reside inspectors working for EASA directly. Moreover, each Country to have independent standard oversight authority to ensure independently that EASA is fulfilling its obligated sole (Independent Quality Assurance is a fundamental building block of EASA regulatory approval).

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Whilst the Operators CAMO is responsible for the delivery of an effective and viable maintenance planning process, it is the EASA part 145 Aircraft Maintenance Organisation (AMO) which has the responsibility to perform the maintenance in accordance with the work package.

EASA AMP Obligations

EASA requires Operator Reviews of Validity and Effectiveness of the AMP  - EASA Annex I – Part M - Subpart C - M.A. 302 Aircraft Maintenance Programme - (g) … The aircraft maintenance programme shall be subject to periodic reviews and amended accordingly when necessary. These reviews shall ensure that the programme continues to be valid in light of the operating experience.

Operators are able to strongly influence the success of a continuous development of scheduled maintenance program data but providing a virtuous circle of feedback to the Type Certificate Holder (TCH), A continuous review of TCH and Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) service bulletins, reliability data, service letters, airworthiness directives provides source material for optimisations.

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