The application for a certificate or an amendment to an existing certificate in accordance with this Annex shall be made in a form and manner established by the competent authority, taking into account the applicable requirements of Annex I (Part-M), Annex Vb (Part-ML) and this Annex.
CAMO.A.115(b) Initial certificate
Applicants for an initial certificate pursuant to this Annex shall provide the competent authority with:
(1) the results of a pre-audit performed by the organisation against the applicable requirements provided for in Annex I (Part-M), Annex Vb (Part-ML) and this Annex;
(2) documentation demonstrating how they will comply with the requirements established in this Regulation.
Such documentation shall include, as provided for in point CAMO.A.130, a procedure describing how changes not requiring prior approval will be managed and notified to the competent authority.
GM1 CAMO.A.115(b) Procedure for changes not requiring prior approval
The procedure for changes not requiring prior approval should include, as mentioned in point CAMO.A.300(a)(11)(iv), both the scope of those changes and how they will be managed and notified. For applicants for an initial certificate, the scope may be limited by the competent authority for the first period of operation. An extension of such a limited scope may be considered later; see GM1 CAMO.A.130.
AMC1 CAMO.A.115(b)(2) Documentation for demonstration of compliance
(a) Documentation to be provided to the competent authority in the frame of an application for an initial Part-CAMO certificate should include, as a minimum, the continuing airworthiness management exposition (CAME), containing in particular:
— for CAT, commercial specialised operations and commercial ATO/DTO operations, the description of the aircraft technical log system;
— the technical content of the contract between the CAMO and the organisation subcontracted to carry out continuing airworthiness management tasks, when such arrangement exists.
(b) Upon request by the competent authority, the CAMO should be able to demonstrate that arrangements are in place for all base and scheduled line maintenance for an appropriate period of time.
AMC1 CAMO.A.115 EASA Form 2
An application should be made on an EASA Form 2 (Appendix I to AMC1 CAMO.A.115) or an equivalent form that is acceptable to the competent authority.
EASA Form 2 is also valid for application for other types of organisations pursuant to Regulation (EU) No 1321/2014. Organisations that apply for several certificates may do so using a single EASA Form 2.
AMC2 CAMO.A.115 General
(a) Draft documents should be submitted at the earliest opportunity so that assessment of the application can begin. The initial certification or approval of changes cannot take place until the competent authority has received the completed documents.
(b) This information, including the results of the pre-audit specified in point CAMO.A.115(b)(1), will enable the competent authority to conduct its assessment in order to determine the volume of certification and oversight work that is necessary, and the locations where it will be carried out.
(c) The intent of the internal pre-audit referred to in point CAMO.A.115(b)(1) is to ensure that the organisation has internally verified its compliance with the Regulation. This should allow the organisation to demonstrate to the competent authority the extent to which the applicable requirements are complied with, and to provide assurance that the organisation management system is established to a level that is sufficient to perform continuing airworthiness management activities.