Application for approval and for change in the terms of Part-CAMO, Part-CAO, Part-145, Part-147 & Part-21G approval

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All eligible organisations must have obtained an approval if they wish to:

  • manage continuing airworthiness;
  • manage the maintenance of aircraft and their components;
  • manufacture and produce parts and appliances;
  • train maintenance staff.

Depending on the activities being pursued, organisations must apply for one or more of the following approvals:

  • Part-CAMO approval;
  • Part-CAO approval;
  • Part-145 approval;
  • Part-147 approval;
  • Part 21G "Production" approval or Part-21G.

The application for approval must be sent to the Directorate of Civil Aviation (Direction de l'Aviation Civile – DAC).

Personnes concernées

Eligible organisations

All organisations that meet the eligibility criteria established by the DAC and that wish to:

  • manage continuing airworthiness;
  • manage the maintenance of aircraft and their components;
  • manufacture and produce parts and appliances;
  • train maintenance staff.

Approvals concerned

Part-CAMO approval

Part-CAMO approval authorises holders to manage the continuing airworthiness of an aircraft and its components.

This approval allows the holder to:

  • manage the continuing airworthiness of aircraft, except for those used by air carriers with a licence granted in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1008/2008, as listed on the certificate;
  • manage the continuing airworthiness of aircraft used by air carriers with a licence granted in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1008/2008, when they are listed on both the CAMO certificate and the air operator certificate (AOC). In this case, the approval is part of the air carrier certificate issued by the competent authority for the aircraft being operated;
  • delegate the performance of limited continuing airworthiness tasks to a subcontracting organisation that works within the approval holder's management system, when the subcontractor is listed on the certificate.

Special requirements also allow holders of this approval to obtain the following privileges:

  • issue aircraft airworthiness review certificates;
  • send the competent authority a recommendation regarding the review of the airworthiness review certificate;
  • issue permits to fly to private aircraft for which it is authorised to issue the airworthiness review certificate.

Part-CAO approval

Part-CAO approval authorises holders to:

  • both manage the maintenance and the continuing airworthiness of aircraft and their components; and
  • continue to perform these activities as long as these aircraft:

Special requirements also allow holders of this approval to obtain the following privileges:

  • issue aircraft airworthiness review certificates;
  • issue permits to fly to private aircraft for which it is authorised to issue the airworthiness review certificate.

Part-145 approval

Part-145 approval authorises holders to manage the continuing airworthiness of:

  • aircraft involved in commercial air transport and their components; or
  • any other aircraft involved in aerial work or general aviation.

Special requirements allow holders of this approval to obtain the following privileges:

Part-147 approval

Part-147 approval authorises holders to train maintenance staff for the purpose of granting a Part 66 licence – aircraft maintenance licence (AML).

Part-21G approval

Part-21G approval – "Production" authorises holders to manufacture aviation products, parts and appliances in accordance with the applicable design data.

Délais

For an application:

  • for initial approval: applicants should allow a minimum of 6 months for their application to be processed, i.e. from receipt of the application and related documents until issuance of the approval certificate;
  • for changes in the terms of approval, depending on the scope of the changes, applicants should allow 1 to 2 months for their application to be processed.

Coûts

The taxes and fees to be paid vary based on the type of approval being applied for.

Modalités pratiques

Filing an application

Applicants must send their application for approval to the DAC using the corresponding form:

  • Part-CAMO: DAC form 340-2 (EASA form 2);
  • Part-CAO: DAC form 310-2 (EASA form 2);
  • Part-145: DAC form 310-2 (EASA form 2);
  • Part-147: EASA form 12;
  • Part-21G: EASA form 50-51.

Organisations must provide the following information on the form:

  • the terms of approval: list of the aircraft, appliances, components and licence modules covered;
  • the limitations: base or line maintenance, basic training or basic review; and
  • subcontracting, where applicable.

In addition, the following applicants must include with their application for approval an EASA form 4 for each nominated person:

  • Part-145:
    • a nominated person to handle maintenance management;
  • Part-147:
    • a nominated person to manage maintenance training;
  • Part-21G:
    • a nominated person to manage production;
    • a nominated person to manage the quality system.

This form must list the qualifications and professional experience of each nominated person.

Supporting documents

The application must be accompanied by the following supporting documents:

Application processing time

After receiving the application, the DAC will contact the eligible organisation.

The DAC's airworthiness department and the organisation will then jointly draw up a timetable that includes:

  • the review of the application;
  • the examination of the exposition and related documents;
  • the audit.

Duration of validity

The DAC issues the approval for an unlimited period.

However, an approval certificate may be revoked or suspended by the DAC if the approved organisation fails to comply with Regulations (EU) No 1321/2014 and (EU) No 748/2012.

Obligations

Approvals are issued after the successful completion of an initial audit performed by the DAC's airworthiness department.

The initial approval audit involves the following:

  • interview with the accountable manager;
  • interviews with the nominated people (qualifications and professional experience);
  • implementation/enforcement of the exposition to which the application pertains;
  • establishment of a compliance monitoring department (Part-CAMO) or quality system management for the other approvals;
  • a tour of the maintenance facilities or hangars or classroom, etc., and the various relevant facilities (equipment or components and tools and parts, airworthiness management monitoring methods, documentation and storage of information provided);
  • where applicable, authorisation of privileges and designated staff (airworthiness review, permits to fly);
  • enforcement of the requirements set forth in the relevant parts of Regulation (EU) No 1321/2014 or Regulation (EU) No 748/2012 (for Part-21G).

Upon completion of the on-site audit, the DAC will issue an audit report, which is given to the eligible organisation and lists any non-compliance issues found.

Two types of findings may appear in the audit report:

  • Level 1 finding:
    • definition: significant non-compliance with the requirements of the regulations that lowers the level of safety and presents a serious hazard to flight safety;
    • consequence: the DAC is entitled to suspend the approval process based on the magnitude of the level 1 finding until a corrective action is implemented to remedy the non-compliance issue;
    • obligation of the organisation: implement corrective and, if necessary, preventive actions to remedy the non-compliance issues in accordance with the current regulations;
  • Level 2 finding:
    • definition: significant non-compliance with the requirements of the regulations that may lower the level of safety and present a serious hazard to flight safety;
    • consequence: the DAC may grant:
      • a short period of time (approximately 3 months), from the date of the written notification of the finding in which the organisation is requested to implement a corrective action, to remedy the non-compliance issue;
      • a 3-month extension based on an action plan, at the request of the organisation in question;
  • obligation of the organisation: implement corrective and, if necessary, preventive actions to remedy the non-compliance issues in accordance with the current regulations.

Services en ligne et formulaires

Organismes de contact

Directorate of Civil Aviation

  • Ministry of Mobility and Public Works Directorate of Civil Aviation

    Address:
    4, rue Lou Hemmer L-1748 Luxembourg Luxembourg
    B.P. 283, L-2012
    Closed ⋅ Opens tomorrow à 8h30
    Tuesday:
    8h30 à 12h00, 13h00 à 17h00
    Wednesday:
    8h30 à 12h00, 13h00 à 17h00
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    8h30 à 12h00, 13h00 à 17h00
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    8h30 à 12h00, 13h00 à 17h00
    Saturday:
    Closed
    Sunday:
    Closed
    Monday:
    8h30 à 12h00, 13h00 à 17h00
    Opening hours: from 8.30 to 12.00 and 13.00 to 17.00

Démarches et liens associés

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