CAMO.A.130(a) Changes requiring prior approval
The following changes to the organisation shall require prior approval:
(1) changes that affect the scope of the certificate or the terms of approval of the organisation;
GM1 Changes that affect the scope of the certificate or the terms of approval
Typical examples of such changes are listed below (not exhaustive):
(1) the name of the organisation;
(2) the organisation’s principal place of business;
(3) additional aircraft type/series/group;
(4) the accountable manager referred to in point CAMO.A.305(a);
(5) additional subcontracted organisation.
GM2 CAMO.A.130(a)(1) Change of the name of the organization
A change of the name requires the organisation to submit a new application as a matter of urgency.
If this is the only change to report, the new application can be accompanied by a copy of the documentation that was previously submitted to the competent authority under the previous name, as a means of demonstrating how the organisation complies with the applicable requirements.
(2) changes to personnel nominated in accordance with points (a)(3) to (a)(5) and (b)(2) of point CAMO.A.305;
(3) changes to the reporting lines between the personnel nominated in accordance with points (a)(3) to (a)(5) and (b)(2) of point CAMO.A.305, and the accountable manager;
(4) the procedure as regards changes not requiring prior approval referred to in point (c).
CAMO.A.130(b) Application for changes
For any changes requiring prior approval in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2018/1139 and its delegated and implementing acts, the organisation shall apply for and obtain an approval issued by the competent authority. The application shall be submitted before any such change takes place, in order to enable the competent authority to determine continued compliance with Regulation (EU) 2018/1139 and its delegated and implementing acts and to amend, if necessary, the organisation certificate and related terms of approval attached to it.
The organisation shall provide the competent authority with any relevant documentation.
The change shall only be implemented upon receipt of formal approval by the competent authority in accordance with point CAMO.B.330.
The organisation shall operate under the conditions established by the competent authority during such changes, as applicable.
GM1 CAMO.A.130(b) Changes requiring prior approval (other than those covered by CAMO.A.130(a))
Following are some examples of changes that require prior approval by the competent authority (other than covered by point CAMO.A.130(a)), as specified in the applicable implementing rules:
(a) changes to the alternative means of compliance [CAMO.A.120(b)]
(b) changes to the CAME procedure for the completion of an airworthiness review under supervision of the organisation’s authorised airworthiness review staff (ARS) [CAMO.A.310(c)]
(c) changes to the procedure to establish and control the competency of personnel [CAMO.A.305(g)]
(d) changes to the system for reporting to the competent authority on the safety performance and regulatory compliance of the organisation (in the case of an extension beyond 36 months of the oversight planning cycle) [CAMO.B.305(d)]
(e) changes to the procedure for the indirect approval of the maintenance programme of Part-M aircraft [M.A.302(c)]
CAMO.A.130(c) Changes not requiring prior approval
All changes not requiring prior approval shall be managed and notified to the competent authority as defined in the procedure referred to in point (b) of point CAMO.A.115 and approved by the competent authority in accordance with point (h) of point CAMO.B.310.
AMC1 CMAO.A.130 Application time frames
(a) The application for the amendment of an organisation certificate should be submitted at least 30 working days before the date of the intended changes.
(b) In the case of a planned change of a nominated person, the organisation should inform the competent authority at least 20 working days before the date of the proposed change.
(c) Unforeseen changes should be notified at the earliest opportunity, in order to enable the competent authority to determine whether there is continued compliance with the applicable requirements, and to amend, if necessary, the organisation certificate and related terms of approval.
AMC2 CAMO.A.130 Management of change (MoC)
The organisation should manage the safety risks related to any changes to the organisation in accordance with AMC1 CAMO.A.200(a)(3) point (e). For changes requiring prior approval, it should conduct a risk assessment and provide it to the competent authority upon request.
GM1 CAMO.A.130 Changes requiring or not prior approval
The rule point CAMO.A.130 is structured as follows:
— Point (a) introduces an obligation of prior approval (by the competent authority) for specific cases listed under (1) to (4).
— Point (b) address all instances (including (a)) where the Regulation explicitly requires an approval by the competent authority (e.g. CAME procedure for the completion of an airworthiness review under supervision, ref. CAMO.A.310(c)). Changes relevant to these instances should be considered as changes requiring a prior approval (see list in GM1 CAMO.A.130(b)), unless otherwise specified by the Regulation.
— Point (b) also indicates how all changes requiring prior approval are to be handled.
— Point (c) introduces the possibility to agree with the competent authority that certain changes to the organisation (other than those covered by (a) or (b)) can be implemented without prior approval depending on the compliance and safety performance of the organisation, and in particular, on its capability to apply change management principles.