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CAMO.A.125

CAMO.A.125(a) EASA Form 14

The approval is indicated on the certificate, which is included in Appendix I, and is issued by the competent authority.

CAMO.A.125(b) AOC

Notwithstanding point (a), for air carriers licensed in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1008/2008, the approval shall be part of the air operator certificate issued by the competent authority for the aircraft operated.

CAMO.A.125(c) Scope of work

The scope of work shall be specified in the continuing airworthiness management exposition (CAME) in accordance with point CAMO.A.300.

CAMO.A.125(d) CAMO capabilities

An organisation approved in accordance with this Annex may:

(1) manage the continuing airworthiness of aircraft, except those used by air carriers licensed in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1008/2008, as listed on the certificate;

(2) manage the continuing airworthiness of aircraft used by air carriers licensed in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1008/2008, when listed both on its certificate and on its air operator certificate;

(3) arrange to carry out limited continuing airworthiness tasks with any subcontracted organisation, working under its management system, as listed on the certificate;

(4) extend an airworthiness review certificate under the conditions of point M.A.901(f) of Annex I (Part-M) or point ML.A.901(c)of Annex Vb (Part-ML), as applicable.

(5) Approve the AMP, in accordance with point (b)(2) of point ML.A.302, for aircraft managed in accordance with Annex Vb (Part-ML).

AMC1 CAMO.A.125(d)(3) Subcontracting of continuing airworthiness tasks

(a) The CAMO may subcontract certain continuing airworthiness management tasks to qualified organisations. The subcontracted organisation performs the continuing airworthiness management tasks as an integral part of the CAMO’s management system, irrespective of any other approval held by the subcontracted organisation (including CAMO or Part-145 approval).

(b) The CAMO remains accountable for the satisfactory completion of the continuing airworthiness management tasks irrespective of any contract that may be established.

(c) In order to fulfil this responsibility, the CAMO should be satisfied that the actions taken by the subcontracted organisation meet the standards required by Part-CAMO. Therefore, the CAMO management of such activities should be accomplished:

(1) by active control through direct involvement; and/or
(2) by endorsing the recommendations made by the subcontracted organisation.

(d) In order to retain ultimate responsibility, the CAMO should limit subcontracted tasks to the activities specified below:

(1) airworthiness directive analysis and planning;
(2) service bulletin analysis;
(3) planning of maintenance;
(4) reliability monitoring, engine health monitoring;
(5) maintenance programme development and amendments;
(6) any other activities, which do not limit the CAMO responsibilities, as agreed by the competent authority.

(e) The CAMO’s controls associated with subcontracted continuing airworthiness management tasks should be reflected in the associated contract and be in accordance with the CAMO policy and procedures defined in the CAME. When such tasks are subcontracted, the management system is considered to be extended to the subcontracted organisations.

(f) With the exception of engines and auxiliary power units, contracts would normally be limited to one organisation per aircraft type for any combination of the activities described in Appendix II. Where contracts are made with more than one organisation, the CAMO should demonstrate that adequate coordination controls are in place and that the individuals’ responsibilities are clearly defined in the related contracts.

(g) Contracts should not authorise the subcontracted organisation to subcontract to other organisations elements of the continuing airworthiness management tasks.

(h)The competent authority should exercise oversight of the subcontracted activities through the CAMO approval. The contracts should be acceptable to the competent authority. The CAMO should only subcontract to organisations which are specified by the competent authority on EASA Form 14.

(i) The subcontracted organisation should agree to notify the CAMO of any changes affecting the contract as soon as practical. The CAMO should then inform its competent authority. Failure to do so may invalidate the competent authority’s acceptance of the contract.

(j) Appendix II to AMC1 CAMO.A.125(d)(3) provides information on the subcontracting of continuing airworthiness management tasks.

CAMO.A.125(e) Airworthiness review capability

An organisation approved in accordance with this Annex and having its principal place of business in one of the Member States, may additionally be approved to carry out airworthiness reviews in accordance with point M.A.901 of Annex I (Part-M) or point ML.A.903 of Annex Vb (Part-ML) as applicable, and:

(1) issue the related airworthiness review certificate and extend it in due time under the conditions of point M.A.901(c)(2) and point M.A.901(e)(2) of Annex I (Part-M) or point ML.A.901(c) of Annex Vb (Part-ML), as applicable;

(2) issue a recommendation for the airworthiness review to the competent authority of the Member State of registry, under the conditions of point (d) of point M.A.901 or point (b) of point M.A.904 of Annex I (Part-M).

GM1 CAMO.A.125(e) Airworthiness review

(a) An organisation may be approved for the privileges of point CAMO.A.125(d) only, without the privilege to carry out airworthiness reviews. In this case, the airworthiness review can be contracted to another appropriately approved organisation. It is not mandatory that this contracted organisation is linked to an AOC holder, and it is possible to contract an appropriately approved independent CAMO which is approved for the same aircraft type.

(b) In order to be approved for the privileges of point CAMO.A.125(e) for a particular aircraft type, it is necessary to be approved for the privileges of point CAMO.A.125(d) for that aircraft type.

(c) Nevertheless, this does not necessarily mean that the organisation needs to be currently managing an aircraft type in order to be able to perform airworthiness reviews on that aircraft type. The organisation may be performing only airworthiness reviews on an aircraft type without having any customer under contract for that type.

(d) Furthermore, this situation should not necessarily lead to the removal of the aircraft type from the organisation approval. As a matter of fact, since in most cases the airworthiness review staff are not involved in continuing airworthiness management activities, it cannot be argued that these airworthiness review staff are going to lose their skills just because the organisation is not managing a particular aircraft type. The important issue in relation to maintaining a particular aircraft type in the organisation approval is whether the organisation continuously fulfils all the Part-CAMO requirements (facilities, documentation, qualified personnel, management system, etc.) required for initial approval.

CAMO.A.125(f) Permit to fly capability

An organisation holding the privileges referred to in point (e) may additionally be approved to issue a permit to fly in accordance with point (d) of point 21.A.711 of Annex I (Part-21) to Regulation (EU) No 748/2012 for the particular aircraft for which the organisation is approved to issue the airworthiness review certificate, when the organisation is attesting conformity with approved flight conditions, subject to an adequate procedure in the CAME referred to in point CAMO.A.300.

GM1 CAMO.A.125(f) PtF

The sentence ‘for the particular aircraft for which the organisation is approved to issue the airworthiness review certificate’ contained in point CAMO.A.125(f) means that:

— for Part-M aircraft used by air carriers licensed in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1008/2008, and for aircraft above 2 730 kg MTOM, the permit to fly can only be issued for aircraft which are in a controlled environment and are managed by that CAMO; and


— for Part-M aircraft of 2 730 kg MTOM and below not used by air carriers licensed in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1008/2008, and for Part-ML aircraft, the permit to fly can be issued for any aircraft.

Updated on 11/06/2021

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