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Document 32019R1383

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1383 of 8 July 2019 amending and correcting Regulation (EU) No 1321/2014 as regards safety management systems in continuing airworthiness management organisations and alleviations for general aviation aircraft concerning maintenance and continuing airworthiness management (Text with EEA relevance.)

C/2019/5021

OJ L 228, 4.9.2019, p. 1–105 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

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ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg_impl/2019/1383/oj

4.9.2019   

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Official Journal of the European Union

L 228/1


COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2019/1383

of 8 July 2019

amending and correcting Regulation (EU) No 1321/2014 as regards safety management systems in continuing airworthiness management organisations and alleviations for general aviation aircraft concerning maintenance and continuing airworthiness management

(Text with EEA relevance)

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Regulation (EU) 2018/1139 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 4 July 2018 on common rules in the field of civil aviation and establishing a European Union Aviation Safety Agency, and amending Regulations (EC) No 2111/2005, (EC) No 1008/2008, (EU) No 996/2010, (EU) No 376/2014 and Directives 2014/30/EU and 2014/53/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council, and repealing Regulations (EC) No 552/2004 and (EC) No 216/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council and Council Regulation (EEC) No 3922/91 (1), and in particular Article 17(1) and Article 62(14) and (15) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Commission Regulation (EU) No 1321/2014 (2) contains rules related to maintenance and continuing airworthiness management of certain aircraft. In the interest of proportionality, it is necessary to adapt those rules by introducing simplified requirements corresponding to the lower risks associated with light aircraft in general aviation, which is not listed in the air operator certificate of an air carrier licensed in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1008/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council (3). To that end, a new set of requirements ensuring the airworthiness of such aircraft should be introduced. Those requirements should be less stringent than the current requirements in aircraft maintenance programmes, airworthiness reviews and deferment of defects. When such maintenance requirements would be applicable to other than complex motor-powered aircraft, the owner of such aircraft should not be prevented to contract maintenance tasks to maintenance organisation approved under Annex II (Part-145) to Regulation (EU) No 1321/2014.

(2)

A new set of rules allowing for more flexibility as regards the definition and the execution of the aircraft maintenance programme should be introduced for aircraft other than complex motor-powered aircraft and not listed in the air operator certificate of an air carrier licensed in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1008/2008. As a consequence, a new organisation approval with less stringent requirements and combined privileges for maintenance, continuing airworthiness management and for airworthiness reviews and permits to fly should be introduced.

(3)

Pursuant to Commission Regulation (EU) No 965/2012 (4), holders of an air operator certificate (‘AOC’) are currently required to have a management system in place, including safety risk management of their activities. One of such activities is the continuing airworthiness management of their aircraft fleet, which is carried out by their own continuing airworthiness management organisation (‘CAMO’), approved in accordance with Subpart G of Annex I to Regulation (EU) No 1321/2014. However, Subpart G of Annex I does not currently contain any requirements for safety risk management within the CAMO. Therefore, a management system of CAMOs, including safety risk management for organisations that manage the continuing airworthiness of aircraft used by AOC holders, should be introduced. That management system should apply to all CAMOs that manage the continuing airworthiness.

(4)

Sufficient transition period should be provided for organisations involved in the continuing airworthiness of aircraft and components to ensure compliance with new rules and procedures introduced by this Regulation.

(5)

In order to ensure proportionate rules for aircraft other than complex motor-powered aircraft and not listed in the air operator certificate of an air carrier licensed in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1008/2008, safety management principles should not apply to combined airworthiness organisations.

(6)

In addition, it is also appropriate to align the requirements for the competent authorities with the developments of safety management concepts by the International Civil Aviation Organisation, in particular as regards the introduction of the authority management system, as well as the implementation of the state safety programme and ensuring coordination between authorities.

(7)

A wrong airworthiness assessment of the aircraft due to incomplete continuing airworthiness records can pose a risk to flight safety. Therefore, the existing rules related to continuing airworthiness records should be amended.

(8)

Some editorial errors leading to interpretation difficulties of certain provisions in Annex III to Regulation (EU) No 1321/2014 should be corrected.

(9)

Regulation (EU) No 1321/2014 should therefore be amended.

(10)

The measures provided for in this Regulation are based on Opinions No 05/2016 (5), No 06/2016 (6) and No 13/2016 (7) issued by the Agency in accordance with Article 76(1) of Regulation (EU) 2018/1139 of the European Parliament and of the Council (8).

(11)

The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Committee established by Article 127(3) of Regulation (EU) 2018/1139,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Regulation (EU) No 1321/2014 is amended as follows:

(1)

Article 3 is replaced by the following:

‘Article 3

Continuing airworthiness requirements

1.   The continuing airworthiness of aircraft referred to in point (a) of Article 1 and components for installation thereon shall be ensured in accordance with the requirements of Annex I (Part-M), except for aircraft listed in the first subparagraph of paragraph 2 to which the requirements of Annex Vb (Part-ML) shall apply.

2.   The requirements of Annex Vb (Part-ML) shall apply to the following other than complex motor-powered aircraft:

(a)

aeroplanes of 2 730 kg maximum take-off mass or less;

(b)

rotorcraft of 1 200 kg maximum take-off mass or less, certified for a maximum of up to 4 occupants;

(c)

other ELA2 aircraft.

Where aircraft referred to points (a), (b) and (c) of the first subparagraph is listed in the air operator certificate of an air carrier licensed in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1008/2008, the requirements of Annex I (Part-M) shall apply.

3.   In order to be listed in the air operator certificate of an air carrier licensed in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1008/2008, aircraft referred to in points (a), (b) and (c) of the first subparagraph of paragraph 2 shall comply with all of the following requirements:

(a)

its aircraft maintenance programme has been approved by the competent authority in accordance with point M.A.302 of Annex I (Part-M);

(b)

due maintenance required by the maintenance programme referred to in point (a) has been performed and certified in accordance with point 145.A.48 and 145.A.50 of Annex II (Part-145);

(c)

an airworthiness review has been performed and a new airworthiness review certificate has been issued in accordance with point M.A.901 of Annex I (Part-M).

4.   By way of derogation from paragraph 1 of this Article, the continuing airworthiness of aircraft referred to in point (a) of Article 1, for which a permit to fly has been issued, shall be ensured on the basis of the specific continuing airworthiness arrangements defined in the permit to fly issued in accordance with Annex I (Part-21) to Commission Regulation (EU) No 748/2012 (*1).

5.   Aircraft maintenance programmes for aircraft referred to in point (a) of Article 1 that comply with the requirements specified in point M.A.302 of Annex I (Part-M) applicable before 20 August 2019 shall be deemed to comply with the requirements specified in point M.A.302 of Annex I (Part-M) or point ML.A.302 of Annex Vb (Part-ML), as applicable, in accordance with paragraphs 1 and 2.

6.   Operators shall ensure the continuing airworthiness of aircraft referred to in point (b) of Article 1 and components for installation thereon in accordance with the requirements of Annex Va (Part-T).

7.   The continuing airworthiness of aeroplanes with a maximum certificated take-off mass at or below 5 700 kg which are equipped with multiple turboprop engines shall be ensured in accordance with the requirements applicable to other than complex motor-powered aircraft as set out in points M.A.201, M.A.301, M.A.302, M.A.601 and M.A.803 of Annex I (Part-M), point 145.A.30 of Annex II (Part-145), points 66.A.5, 66.A.30, 66.A.70, Appendix V and VI of Annex III (Part-66), point CAMO.A.315 of Annex Vc (Part-CAMO), point CAO.A.010 and Appendix I of Annex Vd (Part-CAO) to the extent that they apply to other than complex motor-powered aircraft.

(*1)  Commission Regulation (EU) No 748/2012 of 3 August 2012 laying down implementing rules for the airworthiness and environmental certification of aircraft and related products, parts and appliances, as well as for the certification of design and production organisations (OJ L 224, 21.8.2012, p. 1).’;"

(2)

Article 4 is replaced by the following:

‘Article 4

Approvals for organisations involved in the continuing airworthiness

1.   Organisations involved in the continuing airworthiness of aircraft and components for installation thereon, including maintenance, shall be approved, upon their request, by the competent authority in accordance with the requirements of Annex II (Part-145), Annex Vc (Part-CAMO) or Annex Vd (Part-CAO), as applicable to the respective organisations.

2.   By way of derogation from paragraph 1, until 20 August 2020 organisations may, upon their request, be issued approvals by the competent authority in accordance with the requirements of Subpart F and Subpart G of Annex I (Part-M). Those approvals shall be valid until 20 August 2021.

3.   Maintenance approvals issued or recognised by a Member State in accordance with the certification specification JAR-145 referred to in Annex II to Council Regulation (EEC) No 3922/91 (*2) and valid before 29 November 2003 shall be deemed to have been issued in accordance with the requirements of Annex II (Part-145) to this Regulation.

4.   Organisations that hold a valid approval issued in accordance with Subpart F or Subpart G of Annex I (Part-M) or with Annex II (Part-145) shall, upon their request, be issued by the competent authority a Form 3-CAO as set out in Appendix 1 to Annex Vd (Part-CAO).

The privileges of such an organisation under the approval issued in accordance with Annex Vd (Part-CAO) shall be the same as privileges under the approval issued in accordance with Subpart F or Subpart G of Annex I (Part-M) or with Annex II (Part-145). However, those privileges shall not exceed the privileges of an organisation referred to in Section A of Annex Vd (Part-CAO).

The organisation may correct any findings of non-compliance with Annex Vd (Part-CAO) until 20 August 2021. If after that date the findings are not corrected, the approval shall be revoked.

Until the organisation complies with Annex Vd (Part-CAO) or until 20 August 2021, whichever of the two comes first, it shall be certified and overseen in accordance with Subpart F or Subpart G of Annex I (Part-M) or Annex II (Part-145), as applicable.

5.   Valid approvals of continuing airworthiness management organisations issued in accordance with Subpart G of Annex I (Part-M) shall be deemed to have been issued in accordance with Annex Vc (Part-CAMO).

The organisation may correct any findings of non-compliance with Annex Vc (Part-CAMO) until 20 August 2021.

If the organisation corrects the findings by that date, the competent authority shall issue a new Form 14 approval certificate in accordance with Annex Vc (Part-CAMO). If after that date the findings are not corrected, the approval shall be revoked.

Until the organisation complies with Annex Vc (Part-CAMO) or 20 August 2021, whichever of the two comes first, it shall be certified and oversight in accordance with Subpart G of Annex I (Part-M).

6.   Certificates of release to service and authorised release certificates issued before 28 October 2008 by a maintenance organisation approved in accordance with the requirements laid down in the national law of the Member State where the organisation is established, to other than complex motor-powered aircraft not involved in commercial air transport, including any component for installation thereto, shall be deemed to have been issued in accordance with points M.A.801, M.A.802 of Annex I (Part-M) and point 145.A.50 of Annex II (Part-145).

(*2)  Council Regulation (EEC) No 3922/91 of 16 December 1991 on the harmonization of technical requirements and administrative procedures in the field of civil aviation (OJ L 373, 31.12.1991, p. 4).’;"

(3)

in Article 5, paragraph 1 is replaced by the following:

‘1.   Certifying staff shall be qualified in accordance with the requirements of Annex III (Part-66), except as provided for in points M.A.606(h), M.A.607(b), M.A.801(d) and M.A.803 of Annex I (Part-M), in points ML.A.801(c) and ML.A.803 of Annex Vb (Part-ML), in points CAO.A.035(d) and CAO.A.040(b) of Annex Vd (Part-CAO) and in points 145.A.30(j) of and Appendix IV to Annex II (Part-145).’;

(4)

the following Article 7a is inserted:

‘Article 7a

Competent authorities

1.   Where a Member State designates more than one entity as competent authority with the necessary powers and allocated responsibilities for the certification and oversight of persons and organisations subject to this Regulation, the following requirements shall be complied with:

(a)

the areas of competence of each competent authority shall be clearly defined, in particular in terms of responsibilities and geographic limitations;

(b)

coordination shall be established between those authorities in order to ensure effective certification and oversight of all organisations and persons subject to this Regulation within their respective remits.

2.   Member States shall ensure that the personnel of their competent authorities do not perform certification and oversight activities when there are indications that this could result, directly or indirectly, in a conflict of interest, in particular when relating to family or financial interest.

3.   Where necessary to carry out certification or oversight tasks under this Regulation, the competent authorities shall be empowered to:

(a)

examine the records, data, procedures, and any other material relevant to the execution of the certification and/or oversight tasks;

(b)

make copies or extracts from such records, data, procedures and other material;

(c)

ask for an oral explanation on-site from any of the personnel of those organisations;

(d)

enter relevant premises, operating sites or means of transport owned or used by those persons;

(e)

perform audits, investigations, assessments, inspections, including unannounced inspections, in respect of those organisations;

(f)

take or initiate enforcement measures as appropriate.

4.   The powers referred to in paragraph 3 shall be exercised in compliance with the legal provisions of the relevant Member State.’;

(5)

Article 9 is deleted;

(6)

Annex I is amended in accordance with Annex I to this Regulation;

(7)

Annex II is amended in accordance with Annex II to this Regulation;

(8)

Annex III is amended in accordance with Annex III to this Regulation;

(9)

Annex IV is amended in accordance with Annex IV to this Regulation:

(10)

Annex Va is amended in accordance with Annex V to this Regulation;

(11)

the text set out in Annex VI to this Regulation is inserted as Annex Vb;

(12)

the text set out in Annex VII to this Regulation is inserted as Annex Vc;

(13)

the text set out in Annex VIII to this Regulation is inserted as Annex Vd.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

It shall apply from 20 February 2020.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.

Done at Brussels, 8 July 2019.

For the Commission

The President

Jean-Claude JUNCKER


(1)  OJ L 212, 22.8.2018, p. 1.

(2)  Commission Regulation (EU) No 1321/2014 of 26 November 2014 on the continuing airworthiness of aircraft and aeronautical products, parts and appliances, and on the approval of organisations and personnel involved in these tasks (OJ L 362, 17.12.2014, p. 1).

(3)  Regulation (EC) No 1008/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 September 2008 on common rules for the operation of air services in the Community (OJ L 293, 31.10.2008, p. 3).

(4)  Commission Regulation (EU) No 965/2012 of 5 October 2012 laying down technical requirements and administrative procedures related to air operations pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 216/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ L 296, 25.10.2012, p. 1).

(5)  Opinion No 05/2016: Task force for the review of Part-M for General Aviation.

(6)  Opinion No 06/2016: Embodiment of safety management system (SMS) requirements into Commission Regulation (EU) No 1321/2014 — SMS in Part-M.

(7)  Opinion No 13/2016: Technical records

(8)  Regulation (EU) 2018/1139 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 4 July 2018 on common rules in the field of civil aviation and establishing a European Union Aviation Safety Agency, and amending Regulations (EC) No 2111/2005, (EC) No 1008/2008, (EU) No 996/2010, (EU) No 376/2014 and Directives 2014/30/EU and 2014/53/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council, and repealing Regulations (EC) No 552/2004 and (EC) No 216/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council and Council Regulation (EEC) No 3922/91 (OJ L 212, 22.8.2018, p. 1).


ANNEX I

Annex I to Regulation (EU) No 1321/2014 is amended as follows:

(1)

the table of content is replaced as follows:

‘CONTENTS

M.1

SECTION A — TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

SUBPART A — GENERAL

M.A.101

Scope

SUBPART B — ACCOUNTABILITY

M.A.201

Responsibilities

M.A.202

Occurrence reporting

SUBPART C — CONTINUING AIRWORTHINESS

M.A.301

Continuing airworthiness tasks

M.A.302

Aircraft maintenance programme

M.A.303

Airworthiness directives

M.A.304

Data for modifications and repairs

M.A.305

Aircraft continuing airworthiness record system

M.A.306

Aircraft technical log system

M.A.307

Transfer of aircraft continuing airworthiness records

SUBPART D — MAINTENANCE STANDARDS

M.A.401

Maintenance data

M.A.402

Performance of maintenance

M.A.403

Aircraft defects

SUBPART E — COMPONENTS

M.A.501

Classification and installation

M.A.502

Component maintenance

M.A.503

Life-limited parts and time-controlled components

M.A.504

Segregation of components

SUBPART F — MAINTENANCE ORGANISATION

M.A.601

Scope

M.A.602

Application

M.A.603

Extent of approval

M.A.604

Maintenance organisation manual

M.A.605

Facilities

M.A.606

Personnel requirements

M.A.607

Certifying staff and airworthiness review staff

M.A.608

Components, equipment and tools

M.A.609

Maintenance data

M.A.610

Maintenance work orders

M.A.611

Maintenance standards

M.A.612

Aircraft certificate of release to service

M.A.613

Component certificate of release to service

M.A.614

Maintenance and airworthiness review records

M.A.615

Privileges of the organisation

M.A.616

Organisational review

M.A.617

Changes to the approved maintenance organisation

M.A.618

Continued validity of approval

M.A.619

Findings

SUBPART G — CONTINUING AIRWORTHINESS MANAGEMENT ORGANISATION

M.A.701

Scope

M.A.702

Application

M.A.703

Extent of approval

M.A.704

Continuing airworthiness management exposition

M.A.705

Facilities

M.A.706

Personnel requirements

M.A.707

Airworthiness review staff

M.A.708

Continuing airworthiness management

M.A.709

Documentation

M.A.710

Airworthiness review

M.A.711

Privileges of the organisation

M.A.712

Quality system

M.A.713

Changes to the approved continuing airworthiness organisation

M.A.714

Record-keeping

M.A.715

Continued validity of approval

M.A.716

Findings

SUBPART H — CERTIFICATE OF RELEASE TO SERVICE (CRS)

M.A.801

Aircraft certificate of release to service

M.A.802

Component certificate of release to service

M.A.803

Pilot-owner authorisation

SUBPART I — AIRWORTHINESS REVIEW CERTIFICATE

M.A.901

Aircraft airworthiness review

M.A.902

Validity of the airworthiness review certificate

M.A.903

Transfer of aircraft registration within the EU

M.A.904

Airworthiness review of aircraft imported into the EU

M.A.905

Findings

SECTION B — PROCEDURE FOR COMPETENT AUTHORITIES

SUBPART A — GENERAL

M.B.101

Scope

M.B.102

Competent authority

M.B.103

Findings and enforcement measures - persons

M.B.104

Record-keeping

M.B.105

Mutual exchange of information

SUBPART B — ACCOUNTABILITY

M.B.201

Responsibilities

M.B.202

Information to the Agency

SUBPART C — CONTINUING AIRWORTHINESS

M.B.301

Aircraft maintenance programme

M.B.302

Exemptions

M.B.303

Aircraft continuing airworthiness monitoring

M.B.304

Revocation, suspension and limitation

M.B.305

Aircraft technical log system

SUBPART D — MAINTENANCE STANDARDS

SUBPART E — COMPONENTS

SUBPART F — MAINTENANCE ORGANISATION

M.B.601

Application

M.B.602

Initial Approval

M.B.603

Issue of approval

M.B.604

Continuing oversight

M.B.605

Findings

M.B.606

Changes

M.B.607

Revocation, suspension and limitation of an approval

SUBPART G — CONTINUING AIRWORTHINESS MANAGEMENT ORGANISATION

M.B.701

Application

M.B.702

Initial approval

M.B.703

Issue of approval

M.B.704

Continuing oversight

M.B.705

Findings

M.B.706

Changes

M.B.707

Revocation, suspension and limitation of an approval

SUBPART H — CERTIFICATE OF RELEASE TO SERVICE (CRS)

SUBPART I — AIRWORTHINESS REVIEW CERTIFICATE

M.B.901

Assessment of recommendations

M.B.902

Airworthiness review by the competent authority

M.B.903

Findings

M.B.904

Exchange of information

Appendix I — Continuing airworthiness management contract

Appendix II — Authorised Release Certificate — EASA Form 1

Appendix III — Airworthiness Review Certificate — EASA Form 15

Appendix IV — Class and Ratings System to be used for the Approval of Maintenance Organisations referred to in Annex I (Part-M), Subpart F and in Annex II (Part-145)

Appendix V — Maintenance Organisation Approval referred to in Annex I (Part-M), Subpart F

Appendix VII — Complex Maintenance Tasks

Appendix VIII — Limited Pilot owner Maintenance’;

(2)

point M.1 is amended as follows:

(a)

point 3 is replaced by the following:

‘3.

for the approval of aircraft maintenance programmes (‘AMP’), one of the following:

(i)

the authority designated by the Member State of registry of the aircraft;

(ii)

if prior to the approval of the aircraft maintenance programme the Member State of registry agrees, one of the following:

(a)

the authority designated by the Member State where the operator has its principal place of business or, in case the operator has no principal place of business, the authority designated by the Member State where the operator has its place of establishment or where the operator resides;

(b)

the authority responsible for the oversight of the organisation managing the continuing airworthiness of the aircraft or with which the owner has concluded a limited contract in accordance with point (i)(1) of point M.A.201.’

(b)

point 4 is deleted;

(3)

point M.A.101 is replaced by the following:

M.A.101   Scope

This Section establishes the measures to be taken to ensure that the airworthiness of aircraft is maintained, including its maintenance. It also specifies the conditions to be met by the persons or organisations involved in such activities.’;

(4)

in point M.A.201, point (a) is replaced by the following:

‘(a)

The owner of the aircraft shall be responsible for the continuing airworthiness of aircraft and shall ensure that no flight takes place unless all of the following requirements are met:

(1)

the aircraft is maintained in an airworthy condition;

(2)

any operational and emergency equipment fitted is correctly installed and serviceable or clearly identified as unserviceable;

(3)

the airworthiness certificate is valid;

(4)

the maintenance of the aircraft is performed in accordance with the AMP specified in point M.A.302.’;

(5)

in point M.A.201, points (d) to (i) are replaced by the following:

‘(d)

The pilot-in-command or, in the case of aircraft used by air carriers licensed in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1008/2008, the operator, shall be responsible for the satisfactory accomplishment of the pre-flight inspection. That inspection shall be carried out by the pilot or another qualified person and shall not need to be carried out by an approved maintenance organisation or by certifying staff.

(e)

In the case of aircraft used by air carriers licensed in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1008/2008 the operator shall be responsible for the continuing airworthiness of the aircraft it operates and shall:

(1)

ensure that no flight takes place unless the conditions set out in point (a) are met;

(2)

take the necessary steps to ensure its approval as a continuing airworthiness management organisation (‘CAMO’) pursuant to Annex Vc (Part-CAMO), as part of air operator certificate for the aircraft it operates;

(3)

take the necessary steps to ensure its approval in accordance with Annex II (Part-145) or conclude a written contract in accordance with point (c) of point CAMO.A.315 of Annex Vc (Part-CAMO) with an organisation which has been approved in accordance with Annex II (Part-145).

(f)

For complex motor-powered aircraft used for commercial specialised operations, for CAT operations other than those performed by air carriers licensed in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1008/2008 or by commercial Approved Training Organisations (‘ATO’) and Declared Training Organisations (‘DTO’) referred to in Article 10a of Regulation (EU) No 1178/2011, the operator shall ensure that:

(1)

no flight takes place unless the conditions set out in point (a) are met;

(2)

the tasks associated with continuing airworthiness are performed by a CAMO approved in accordance with Annex Vc (Part-CAMO); when the operator is not itself approved in accordance with that Section it shall conclude a written contract as regards the performance of those tasks in accordance with Appendix I to this Annex with an organisation approved in accordance with Annex Vc (Part-CAMO);

(3)

the CAMO referred to in point (2) is approved in accordance with Annex II (Part-145) as an organisation to qualify for the issue of an approval for the maintenance of aircraft and of components for installation thereon, or that CAMO has concluded a written contract in accordance with point (c) of point CAMO.A.315 of Annex Vc (Part-CAMO) with organisations approved in accordance with Annex II (Part-145).

(g)

For complex motor-powered aircraft not included in points (e) and (f), the owner shall ensure that:

(1)

no flight takes place unless the conditions set out in point (a) are met;

(2)

the tasks associated with continuing airworthiness are performed by a CAMO approved in accordance with Annex Vc (Part-CAMO); when the owner is not a CAMO approved in accordance with Annex Vc (Part-CAMO), it shall conclude a written contract as regards the performance of those tasks in accordance with Appendix I to this Annex with an organisation approved in accordance with Annex Vc (Part-CAMO);

(3)

the CAMO referred to in point (2) is approved in accordance with Annex II (Part-145) as an organisation to qualify for the issue of an approval for the maintenance of aircraft and of components for installation thereon, or that CAMO has concluded a written contract in accordance with point (c) of point CAMO.A.315 of Annex Vc (Part-CAMO) with organisations approved in accordance with Annex II (Part-145).

(h)

For aircraft other than complex motor-powered aircraft used for commercial specialised operations or for CAT operations other than those performed by air carriers licensed in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1008/2008, or by commercial ATOs and commercial DTOs referred to in Article 10a of Regulation (EU) No 1178/2011, the operator shall ensure that:

(1)

no flight takes place unless the conditions set out in point (a) are met;

(2)

the tasks associated with continuing airworthiness are performed by a CAMO approved in accordance with Annex Vc (Part-CAMO) or a combined airworthiness organisation (‘CAO’) approved in accordance with Annex Vd (Part-CAO); when the operator is not a CAMO approved in accordance with Annex Vc (Part-CAMO) or a CAO approved in accordance with Annex Vd (Part-CAO) it shall conclude a written contract in accordance with Appendix I to this Annex with a CAMO approved in accordance with Annex Vc (Part-CAMO) or a CAO approved in accordance with Annex Vd (Part-CAO);

(3)

the CAMO or CAO referred to in point (2) is approved in accordance with Annex II (Part-145) or in accordance with Part-M, Subpart F of this Annex or as a CAO with maintenance privileges, or that CAMO has concluded a written contract in accordance with point (c) of point CAMO.A.315 of Annex Vc (Part-CAMO) with organisations approved in accordance with Annex II (Part-145) or in accordance with Subpart F of Part-M of this Annex or Annex Vd (Part-CAO) with maintenance privileges.

(i)

For aircraft other than complex motor-powered aircraft not included in points (e) and (h), or used for limited operations, the owner shall ensure that flight takes place only if the conditions set out in point (a) are met. To that end, the owner shall, alternatively:

(1)

attribute the continuing airworthiness tasks referred to in point M.A. 301 to a CAMO or CAO through a written contract concluded in accordance with Appendix I;

(2)

carry out those tasks himself.

If the owner chooses to carry out those tasks himself then he may decide not to carry out the tasks of the development of and the processing of the approval of the AMP only if those tasks are performed by a CAMO or CAO through a written contract concluded in accordance with point M.A.302.’

(6)

point M.A.202 is replaced by the following:

M.A.202   Occurrence reporting

(a)

Without prejudice to the reporting requirements set out in Annex II (Part-145) and Annex Vc (Part-CAMO), any person or organisation responsible in accordance with point M.A.201 shall report any identified condition of an aircraft or component which endangers flight safety to:

(1)

the competent authority designated by the Member State of registry of the aircraft, and, when different to the Member State of registry, to the competent authority designated by the Member State of the operator;

(2)

to the organisation responsible for the type design or supplemental type design.

(b)

The reports referred to in point (a) shall be made in a manner determined by the competent authority referred to in point (a) and shall contain all pertinent information about the condition known to the person or organisation making the report.

(c)

Where the maintenance or the airworthiness review of the aircraft is carried out on the basis of a written contract, the person or the organisation responsible for those activities shall also report any condition referred to in point (a) to the owner and the operator of the aircraft and, when different, to the CAMO or CAO concerned.

(d)

The person or organisation shall submit the reports referred to in points (a) and (c) as soon as possible, but no later than 72 hours from the moment when the person or organisation identified the condition to which the report relates, unless exceptional circumstances prevent this.

(e)

The person or organisation shall submit a follow-up report, providing details of actions which that person or organisation intends to take to prevent similar occurrences in the future, as soon as those actions have been identified. The follow-up report shall be submitted in a form and manner established by the competent authority.’;

(7)

points M.A.301 and M.A.302 are replaced by the following:

M.A.301   Continuing airworthiness tasks

The aircraft continuing airworthiness and the serviceability of operational and emergency equipment shall be ensured by:

(a)

the accomplishment of pre-flight inspections;

(b)

the rectification of any defect and damage affecting safe operation in accordance with data specified in points M.A.304 and M.A.401, as applicable, while taking into account the minimum equipment list (‘MEL’) and configuration deviation list, when they exist;

(c)

the accomplishment of all maintenance in accordance with the AMP referred to in point M.A.302;

(d)

the release of all maintenance in accordance with Subpart H;

(e)

for all complex motor-powered aircraft or aircraft used by air carriers licensed in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1008/2008, the analysis of the effectiveness of the approved AMP referred to in point M.A.302;

(f)

the accomplishment of any applicable:

(1)

airworthiness directive (AD);

(2)

operational directive with a continuing airworthiness impact;

(3)

continuing airworthiness requirement established by the Agency;

(4)

measures required by the competent authority in immediate reaction to a safety problem;

(g)

the accomplishment of modifications and repairs in accordance with point M.A.304;

(h)

delivering to the pilot-in-command, or to the operator in the case of air carriers licensed in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1008/2008, the mass and balance statement reflecting the current configuration of the aircraft;

(i)

maintenance check flights, when necessary.

M.A.302   Aircraft maintenance programme

(a)

Maintenance of each aircraft shall be organised in accordance with an AMP.

(b)

The AMP and any subsequent amendments thereto shall be approved by the competent authority.

(c)

When the continuing airworthiness of aircraft is managed by a CAMO or CAO, or when there is a written contract between the owner and a CAMO or CAO concluded in accordance with point (i)(1) of point M.A.201, the AMP and its amendments may be approved through an indirect approval procedure.

In that case, the indirect approval procedure shall be established by the CAMO or CAO concerned as part of the continuing airworthiness management exposition (‘CAME’) referred to in point CAMO.A.300 of Annex Vc or as part of the combined airworthiness exposition (‘CAE’) referred to in point CAO.A.025 of Annex Vd and shall be approved by the competent authority responsible for that CAMO or CAO.

The indirect approval procedure shall only be used when the CAMO or CAO concerned is under the oversight of the Member State of registry of aircraft, unless a written contract has been concluded in accordance with point 3 of point M.1 transferring responsibility for the approval of the aircraft maintenance programme to the competent authority responsible for the CAMO or CAO.

(d)

The AMP shall demonstrate compliance with:

(1)

the instructions issued by the competent authority;

(2)

the instructions for continuing airworthiness:

(i)

issued by the holders of the type certificate, restricted type certificate, supplemental type certificate, major repair design approval, ETSO authorisation or any other relevant approval issued under Annex I (Part-21) to Regulation (EU) No 748/2012;

(ii)

included in the certification specifications referred to in point 21.A.90B or 21.A.431B of Annex I (Part-21) to Regulation (EU) No 748/2012, if applicable;

(e)

By derogation to point (d), the owner or the organisation managing the continuing airworthiness of the aircraft may deviate from the instruction referred to in point (d)(2) and propose escalated intervals in the AMP, based on data obtained from sufficient reviews carried out in accordance with point (h). Indirect approval is not permitted for the escalation of safety-related tasks. The owner or the organisation managing the continuing airworthiness of the aircraft may also propose additional instructions in the AMP.

(f)

The AMP shall contain details of all maintenance to be carried out, including frequency and any specific tasks linked to the type and specificity of operations.

(g)

For complex motor-powered aircraft, when the AMP is based on maintenance steering group logic or on condition monitoring, the AMP shall include a reliability programme.

(h)

The AMP shall be subject to periodic reviews and be amended accordingly when necessary. Those reviews shall ensure that the AMP continues to be up to date and valid in light of the operating experience and instructions from the competent authority, while taking into account new or modified maintenance instructions issued by the type certificate and supplemental type certificate holders and any other organisation that publishes such data in accordance with Annex I (Part-21) to Regulation (EU) No 748/2012.’;

(8)

point M.A.304 is replaced by the following:

M.A.304   Data for modifications and repairs

A person or organisation repairing an aircraft or a component, shall assess any damage. Modifications and repairs shall be carried out using, as appropriate, the following data:

(a)

approved by the Agency;

(b)

approved by a design organisation complying with Annex I (Part-21) to Regulation (EU) No 748/2012;

(c)

contained in the requirements referred to in point 21.A.90B or 21.A.431B of Annex I (Part-21) to Regulation (EU) No 748/2012.’;

(9)

point M.A.305 is replaced by the following:

M.A.305   Aircraft continuing airworthiness record system

(a)

At the completion of any maintenance, aircraft certificate of release to service (‘CRS’) required by point M.A.801 or point 145.A.50, as applicable, shall be entered in the aircraft continuing airworthiness record system, as soon as practicable and no later than 30 days after the completion of any maintenance.

(b)

The aircraft continuing airworthiness record system shall contain the following:

1.

the date of the entry, the total in-service life accumulated in the applicable parameter for aircraft, engine(s) and/or propeller(s);

2.

the aircraft continuing airworthiness records described in points (c) and (d) below together with the supporting detailed maintenance records described in point (e) below;

3.

if required by point M.A.306, the aircraft technical log.

(c)

The aircraft continuing airworthiness records shall include the current mass and balance report and the current status of:

1.

ADs and measures mandated by the competent authority in immediate reaction to a safety problem;

2.

modifications and repairs;

3.

compliance with the AMP;

4.

deferred maintenance tasks and deferred defects rectification.

(d)

The aircraft continuing airworthiness records shall include the current status specific to components of:

1.

life-limited parts, including the life accumulated by each affected part in relation to the applicable airworthiness limitation parameter; and

2.

time-controlled components, including the life accumulated by the affected components in the applicable parameter, since the last accomplishment of scheduled maintenance, as specified in the AMP.

(e)

The owner or operator shall establish a system to keep the following documents and data in a form acceptable to the competent authority and for the periods specified below:

1.

aircraft technical log system: the technical log or other data equivalent in scope and detail, covering the 36 months period prior to the last entry,

2.

the CRS and detailed maintenance records:

(i)

demonstrating compliance with ADs and measures mandated by the competent authority in immediate reaction to a safety problem applicable to the aircraft, engine(s), propeller(s) and components fitted thereto, as appropriate, until such time as the information contained therein is superseded by new information equivalent in scope and detail but covering a period not shorter than 36 months;

(ii)

demonstrating compliance with the applicable data in accordance with point M.A.304 for current modifications and repairs to the aircraft, engine(s), propeller(s) and any component subject to airworthiness limitations; and

(iii)

of all scheduled maintenance or other maintenance required for continuing airworthiness of aircraft, engine(s), propeller(s), as appropriate, until such time as the information contained therein is superseded by new information equivalent in scope and detail but covering a period not shorter than 36 months.

3.

data specific to certain components:

(i)

an in-service history record for each life-limited part based on which the current status of compliance with airworthiness limitations is determined;

(ii)

the CRS and detailed maintenance records for the last accomplishment of any scheduled maintenance and any subsequent unscheduled maintenance of all life-limited parts and time-controlled components until the scheduled maintenance has been superseded by another scheduled maintenance of equivalent scope and detail but covering a period not shorter than 36 months;

(iii)

the CRS and owner's acceptance statement for any component that is fitted to an ELA2 aircraft without an EASA Form 1 in accordance with point (c) of point 21.A.307 of Annex I (Part-21) to Regulation (EU) No 748/2012 but covering a period not shorter than 36 months.

4.

Record-keeping periods when the aircraft is permanently withdrawn from service:

(i)

the data required by point (b)(1) of point M.A.305 in respect of aircraft, engine(s), and propeller(s) which shall be retained for at least 12 months;

(ii)

the last effective status and reports as identified under points (c) and (d) of point M.A.305 which shall be retained for at least 12 months; and

(iii)

the most recent CRS(s) and detailed maintenance records as identified under points (e)(2)(ii) and (e)(3)(i) of point M.A.305 which shall be retained for at least 12 months.

(f)

The person or organisation responsible for the management of continuing airworthiness tasks pursuant to point M.A.201 shall comply with the requirements regarding the aircraft continuing airworthiness record system and present the records to the competent authority upon request.

(g)

All entries made in the aircraft continuing airworthiness record system shall be clear and accurate. When it is necessary to correct an entry, the correction shall be made in a manner that clearly shows the original entry.’

(10)

in point M.A.306, point (a) the introductory phrase is replaced by the following:

‘(a)

In addition to the requirements of point M.A.305, for CAT, commercial specialised operations and commercial ATO or commercial DTO operations, the operator shall use a technical log system containing the following information for each aircraft:’;

(11)

in point M.A.306, point (b) is replaced by the following:

‘(b)

The initial issue of aircraft technical log system shall be approved by the competent authority in accordance with point CAMO.A.105 of Annex Vc (Part-CAMO) or point CAO.1(1) of Annex Vd (Part-CAO), as applicable. Any subsequent amendment to that system shall be managed in accordance with point CAMO.A.300(c) or CAO.A.025(c)’;

(12)

in point M.A.306, point (c) is deleted.

(13)

point M.A.307 is replaced by the following:

‘(a)

When an aircraft is permanently transferred from one owner or operator to another, the transferring owner or operator shall ensure that the continuing airworthiness records referred to in point M.A.305 and, if applicable the technical log system referred to in point M.A.306, are also transferred.

(b)

When the owner contracts the continuing airworthiness management tasks to a CAMO or CAO, the owner shall ensure that the continuing airworthiness records referred to in point M.A.305 are transferred to that contracted organisation.

(c)

The time periods for the retention of records set out in point (e) of point M.A.305 shall continue to apply to the new owner, operator, CAMO or CAO.’;

(14)

in point M.A.403, point (d) is replaced by the following:

‘(d)

Any defect not rectified before flight shall be recorded in the aircraft continuing airworthiness record system referred to in point M.A.305 or, if applicable in the aircraft technical log system referred to in point M.A.306.’;

(15)

in point M.A.501, point (1) of point (a) is replaced by the following:

‘(1)

Components which are in a satisfactory condition, released on an EASA Form 1 or equivalent and marked in accordance with Subpart Q of Annex I (Part-21) to Regulation (EU) No 748/2012, unless otherwise specified in Annex I (Part-21) to Regulation (EU) No 748/2012 or in this Annex (Part-M) or Annex Vd (Part-CAO).’

(16)

in point M.A.501, point (3) of point (a) is replaced by the following:

‘(3)

Components categorised as unsalvageable because they have reached their mandatory life limitation or contain a non-repairable defect.’

(17)

point M.A.502 is replaced by the following:

M.A.502   Component maintenance

(a)

The maintenance of components shall be performed by maintenance organisations approved in accordance with Subpart F of this Annex or with Annex II (Part-145) or with Annex Vd (Part-CAO), as applicable.

(b)

By derogation from point (a), where a component is fitted to the aircraft, the maintenance of such component may be performed by an aircraft maintenance organisation approved in accordance with Subpart F of this Annex or with Annex II (Part-145) or with Annex Vd (Part-CAO) or by certifying staff referred to in point (b)(2) of point M.A.801. Such maintenance shall be performed in accordance with aircraft maintenance data or in accordance with component maintenance data if the competent authority agreed. Such aircraft maintenance organisation or certifying staff may temporarily remove the component for maintenance if this is necessary to improve access to the component, except where additional maintenance is required due to the removal. Component maintenance performed in accordance with this point shall not be eligible for the issuance of an EASA Form 1 and shall be subject to the aircraft release requirements provided for in point M.A.801.

(c)

By derogation from point (a), where a component is fitted to the engine or auxiliary power unit (‘APU’), the maintenance of such component may be performed by an engine maintenance organisation approved in accordance with Subpart F of this Annex, or with Annex II (Part-145) or with Annex Vd (Part-CAO). Such maintenance shall be performed in accordance with engine or APU maintenance data or in accordance with component maintenance data if agreed by the competent authority. Such B-rated organisation may temporarily remove the component for maintenance if this is necessary to improve access to the component, except where additional maintenance is required due to the removal.

Points (a) to (c) above shall not apply to components referred to in point (c) of point 21.A.307 of Annex I (Part-21) to Regulation (EU) No 748/2012.

(d)

Maintenance of components referred to in point (c) of point 21.A.307 of Annex I (Part-21) to Regulation (EU) No 748/2012, where the component is fitted to the aircraft or is temporarily removed to improve access, shall be performed by an aircraft maintenance organisation approved in accordance with Subpart F of this Annex or with Annex II (Part-145) or with Annex Vd (Part-CAO), as applicable, by certifying staff referred to in point (b)(2) of point M.A.801 or by the pilot-owner referred to in point (b)(3) of point M.A.801. Component maintenance performed in accordance with this point shall not be eligible for the issuance of an EASA Form 1 and shall be subject to the aircraft release requirements provided for in point M.A.801.’;

(18)

point M.A.503 is replaced by the following:

M.A.503   Life-limited parts and time-controlled components

(a)

Installed life-limited parts and time-controlled components shall not exceed the approved limitation as specified in the AMP and ADs, except as provided for in point (c) of point M.A.504.

(b)

When the approved limitation expires, the component shall be removed from the aircraft for maintenance, or for disposal in the case of life-limited parts.’

(19)

in point M.A.504 point (b) is replaced by the following:

‘(b)

Unsalvageable components shall not be permitted to re-enter the component supply system unless the mandatory life limitation has been extended or a repair solution has been approved in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 748/2012.’

(20)

in point M.A.603, points (a) and (b) are replaced by the following:

‘(a)

An organisation involved in activities subject to this Subpart shall not exercise its activities unless approved by the competent authority. To that aim, the competent authority shall use the template set out in Appendix V.

(b)

The scope of work subject to approval shall be specified in the maintenance organisation manual in accordance with point M.A.604. Classes and ratings to be used for the approval of maintenance organisations are set out in Appendix IV of this Part.’;

(21)

in point M.A.604, point (1) of point (a) is replaced by the following:

‘1.

a statement signed by the accountable manager appointed in accordance with point M.A.606, point (a) which confirms that the organisation will at all times carry out its activities in accordance with the requirements of this Annex (Part-M) or Annex Vb (Part-ML), as applicable, and with the manual;’;

(22)

in point M.A.606, point (i) is replaced by the following:

‘(i)

If the organisation performs airworthiness reviews and issues the corresponding airworthiness review certificate for ELA1 aircraft not involved in commercial operations in accordance with point ML.A.901 of Annex Vb (Part-ML), it shall have airworthiness review staff qualified and authorised in accordance with point ML.A.904 of Annex Vb (Part-ML).’;

(23)

in point M.A.606, point (j) is deleted;

(24)

in point (a) of point M.A.607, point (1) is replaced by the following:

‘1.

that certifying staff can demonstrate that they meet the requirements of point (b) of point 66.A.20 of Annex III (Part-66) or, where that Annex so requires, the requirements of the law of the Member State;’

(25)

point M.A.609 is replaced by the following:

M.A.609   Maintenance data

The approved maintenance organisation shall hold and use applicable current maintenance data specified in point M.A.401 of this Annex or in point ML.A.401 of Annex Vb (Part-ML), as applicable, in the performance of maintenance, including modifications and repairs. However, in the case of customer-provided maintenance data, the organisation shall only hold and use such data when the maintenance work is in progress.’;

(26)

points M.A.611, M.A.612 and M.A.613 are replaced by the following:

M.A.611   Maintenance standards

All maintenance shall be carried out in accordance with the requirements of Subpart D, Section A of this Annex or with the requirements of Subpart D, Section A of Annex Vb (Part-ML), as set out in Article 3 paragraph 1.

M.A.612   Aircraft certificate of release to service

Upon completion of all required aircraft maintenance in accordance with this Subpart, an aircraft CRS shall be issued in accordance with point M.A.801 of this Annex or point ML.A.801 of Annex Vb (Part-ML), as set out in Article 3 paragraph 1.

M.A.613   Component certificate of release to service

(a)

Upon completion of all required component maintenance in accordance with this Subpart, a component CRS shall be issued in accordance with point M.A.802 of this Annex or with point ML.A.802 of Annex Vb (Part-ML), as applicable. An EASA Form 1 shall be issued, except for those components maintained in accordance with points (b) or (d) of point M.A.502, for components fabricated in accordance with point (c) of point M.A.603 of this Annex and for components in respect of which point ML.A.502 of Annex Vb (Part-ML) provides otherwise.

(b)

The component CRS document, EASA Form 1, may be generated from a computer system.’;

(27)

in point M.A.614 point (b) is replaced by the following:

‘(b)

The approved maintenance organisation shall provide a copy of each CRS to the aircraft owner or operator, together with a copy of any detailed maintenance records associated with the work carried out and necessary to demonstrate compliance with point M.A.305.’;

(28)

point M.A.615 is replaced by the following:

M.A.615   Privileges of the organisation

The maintenance organisation approved in accordance with Subpart F, Section A of this Annex may:

(a)

maintain any aircraft and/or component for which it is approved at the locations specified in the approval certificate and the maintenance organisation manual;

(b)

arrange for the performance of specialised services under the control of the maintenance organisation at another organisation appropriately qualified, as described in the maintenance organisation manual;

(c)

maintain any aircraft or component for which it is approved at any location, where the need of such maintenance arises either from the unserviceability of the aircraft or from the necessity of supporting occasional maintenance and subject to compliance with the conditions specified in the maintenance organisation manual;

(d)

issue certificates of release to service, upon completion of maintenance, in accordance with point M.A.612 or M.A.613 of this Annex;

(e)

if specifically approved to do so for ELA1 aircraft not involved in commercial operations, perform airworthiness reviews and issue the corresponding airworthiness review certificate in accordance with the conditions specified in point ML.A.903 of Annex Vb (Part-ML).

The organisation shall only maintain an aircraft or component for which it is approved when all the necessary facilities, equipment, tooling, material, maintenance data and certifying staff are available.’;

(29)

in point M.A.619, points (a) and (b) are replaced by the following:

‘(a)

A level 1 finding is any finding of significant non-compliance with the requirements of this Annex and Annex Vb (Part-ML) which lowers the safety standard and seriously endangers flight safety.

(b)

A level 2 finding is any finding of non-compliance with the requirements of this Annex and Annex Vb (Part-ML) which may lower the safety standard and may endanger flight safety.’;

(30)

point M.A.801 is replaced by the following:

M.A.801   Aircraft certificate of release to service

(a)

Except for aircraft released to service by a maintenance organisation approved in accordance with Annex II (Part-145), the CRS shall be issued in accordance with this Subpart.

(b)

No aircraft shall be released to service unless a CRS is issued when all maintenance tasks ordered have been properly carried out. The CRS shall be issued by an authorised certifying staff of the maintenance organisation approved in accordance with Subpart F of this Annex or with Annex Vd (Part-CAO), except for maintenance tasks other than complex maintenance tasks listed in Appendix VII to this Annex where the CRS is issued, alternatively by:

1.

independent certifying staff acting in accordance with the requirements laid down in Article 5 of this Regulation;

2.

the pilot-owner acting in accordance with point M.A.803 of this Annex.

(c)

By derogation from point (b), in case of unforeseen situations, when an aircraft is grounded at a location where no maintenance organisation approved in accordance with this Annex, Annex II (Part-145) or Annex Vd (Part-CAO) and no independent certifying staff are available, the owner may authorise any person, with no less than 3 years of appropriate maintenance experience and holding either a valid ICAO Annex 1 compliant maintenance license for the aircraft type requiring certification or a certifying staff authorisation valid for the work requiring certification issued by an ICAO Annex 6 approved maintenance organisation to maintain the aircraft in accordance with the standards set out in Subpart D of this Annex and release it to service. In that case, the owner shall:

1.

obtain and keep in the aircraft records specifying details of the maintenance carried out and of the qualifications of the person issuing the CRS;

2.

ensure that any such maintenance is later on verified and a new CRS is issued by an appropriately authorised person referred to in point (b) or an organisation approved in accordance with Subpart F of this Annex, Annex II (Part-145) or Annex Vd (Part-CAO), at the earliest opportunity and in any case within 7 calendar days from the issuance of a CRS by the person authorised by the owner;

3.

notify the organisation responsible for the continuing airworthiness management of the aircraft, when contracted, or the competent authority in the absence of such a contract, within 7 days from the issuance of such authorisation.

(d)

In case of a release to service in accordance with point (b)(2), the certifying staff may be assisted in performing the maintenance tasks by one or more persons subject to his or her direct and continuous control.

(e)

A CRS shall contain at least:

1.

basic details of the maintenance carried out;

2.

the date on which the maintenance was completed;

3.

the identity of the organisation or person issuing the CRS, including, alternatively:

(i)

the approval reference of the maintenance organisation and the certifying staff issuing the CRS;

(ii)

in the case referred to in point (b)(2), the identity and, where applicable, the licence number of the certifying staff issuing the CRS;

4.

the limitations to airworthiness or operations, if any.

(f)

By derogation from point (b) and notwithstanding point (g), when the required maintenance cannot be completed, a CRS may be issued with the approved aircraft limitations. In that case, the certificate shall indicate that the maintenance could not be completed, as well as indicate any applicable airworthiness or operations limitations, as part of the information required by point (e)(4).

(g)

A CRS shall not be issued in the case of any known non-compliance which endangers flight safety.’;

(31)

point M.A.802 is replaced by the following:

M.A.802   Component certificate to release to service

(a)

Except for aircraft released to service by a maintenance organisation approved in accordance with Annex II (Part-145), a CRS shall be issued at the completion of any maintenance carried out on an aircraft component in accordance with point M.A.502.

(b)

The authorised release certificate identified as EASA Form 1 constitutes the component CRS, except when such maintenance on aircraft components has been performed in accordance with point (b) or (d) of point M.A.502 in which case the maintenance is subject to aircraft release procedures in accordance with point M.A.801.’;

(32)

in point M.A.803, point (b) is replaced by the following:

‘(b)

For any other than complex motor-powered aircraft of 2 730 kg MTOM and below, which are not used in CAT operations, in commercial specialised operations or in commercial operations by ATOs or DTOs, the pilot-owner may issue a CRS after having carried out limited pilot-owner maintenance as specified in Appendix VIII to this Annex.’;

(33)

in point M.A.803, point (d) is replaced by the following:

‘(d)

The CRS shall be entered in the aircraft continuing airworthiness record system and contain basic details of the maintenance carried out, the maintenance data used, the date on which that maintenance was completed, as well as the identity, the signature and pilot licence number of the pilot-owner issuing such a certificate.’;

(34)

point M.A.901 is replaced by the following:

M.A.901   Aircraft airworthiness review

To ensure the validity of the aircraft airworthiness certificate, an airworthiness review of the aircraft and its continuing airworthiness records shall be carried out periodically.

(a)

An airworthiness review certificate is issued in accordance with Appendix III (EASA Form 15a or 15b) to this Annex upon completion of a satisfactory airworthiness review. The airworthiness review certificate shall be valid for 1 year;

(b)

An aircraft in a controlled environment is an aircraft which, during the preceding 12 months:

1.

has had its airworthiness continuously managed by a unique CAMO or CAO;

2.

has been maintained by a maintenance organisation approved in accordance with Subpart F of this Annex, Annex II (Part-145) or Annex Vd (Part-CAO), including the cases when maintenance tasks referred to in point (b) of point M.A.803 are carried out and released to service in accordance with point (b)(1) or (b)(2) of point M.A.801 of this Annex.

(c)

For all aircraft used by air carriers licensed in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1008/2008, and for aircraft above 2 730 kg MTOM that are in a controlled environment, the organisation referred to in point (b)(1) managing the continuing airworthiness of the aircraft may in accordance with CAMO.A.125 and point (c)(1) of point CAO.A.095, and subject to compliance with point (j):

1.

issue an airworthiness review certificate in accordance with point M.A.901;

2.

extend at most twice the validity of the airworthiness review certificate it has issued, for a period of 1 year each time, where the aircraft concerned has remained within a controlled environment.

(d)

The airworthiness review certificate shall be issued by the competent authority upon a satisfactory assessment based on a recommendation made by a CAMO or CAO, sent together with the application from the owner or operator for all aircraft used by air carriers licensed in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1008/2008, and for aircraft above 2 730 kg MTOM that complies with the following alternative conditions:

1.

they are not in a controlled environment;

2.

their continuing airworthiness is managed by an organisation that does not hold the privilege to carry out airworthiness reviews.

The recommendation referred to in the first subparagraph shall be based on an airworthiness review carried out in accordance with point M.A.901.

(e)

For aircraft not used by air carriers licensed in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1008/2008, and for aircraft of 2 730 kg MTOM and below, any CAMO or CAO chosen by the owner or operator may in accordance with CAMO.A.125 or CAO.A.095 and subject to point (j):

1.

issue the airworthiness review certificate in accordance with point M.A.901;

2.

extend at most twice the validity of the airworthiness review certificate it has issued, for a period of 1 year each time, where the aircraft has remained within a controlled environment under its management.

(f)

By derogation from points (c)(2) and (e)(2) of point M.A.901, for aircraft that are in a controlled environment, the organisation referred to in point (b)(1) managing the continuing airworthiness of the aircraft, may, subject to compliance with point (j), extend at most twice the validity of an airworthiness review certificate that the competent authority or another CAMO or CAO has issued, for a period of 1 year each time.

(g)

Whenever circumstances reveal the existence of a potential risk to aviation safety, the competent authority shall carry out the airworthiness review and issue the airworthiness review certificate itself.

(h)

Without prejudice to point (g), the competent authority may carry out the airworthiness review and issue the airworthiness review certificate itself in the following cases:

1.

when the continuing airworthiness of the aircraft is managed by a CAMO or CAO which has its principal place of business located in a third country;

2.

for any other aircraft of 2 730 kg MTOM and below, if the owner so requests.

(i)

Where the competent authority issues the airworthiness review certificate itself in accordance with points (g) or (h) or after assessing the recommendation in accordance with point M.B.901, the owner or operator of the aircraft shall, where necessary for those purposes, provide the competent authority with:

1.

any documentation required by the competent authority;

2.

suitable accommodation at the appropriate location for its personnel;

3.

the support of the certifying staff.

(j)

An airworthiness review certificate shall not be issued, nor extended if there is evidence or indications that the aircraft is not airworthy.

(k)

The airworthiness review of the aircraft shall include a full documented review of the aircraft records establishing that the following requirements have been met:

1.

airframe, engine and propeller flying hours and associated flight cycles have been properly recorded;

2.

the flight manual is applicable to the aircraft configuration and reflects the latest revision status;

3.

all the maintenance due on the aircraft pursuant to the approved AMP has been carried out;

4.

all known defects have been corrected or, when applicable, carried forward in a controlled manner in accordance with M.A.403;

5.

all applicable ADs have been applied and properly registered;

6.

all modifications and repairs applied to the aircraft have been registered and are in compliance with point M.A.304;

7.

all life-limited parts and time-controlled components installed on the aircraft are properly identified, registered and have not exceeded their limitation;

8.

all maintenance has been carried out in accordance with this Annex;

9.

the current mass and balance statement reflects the current configuration of the aircraft and is valid;

10.

the aircraft complies with the latest revision of its type design approved by the Agency;

11.

if required, the aircraft holds a noise certificate corresponding to the current configuration of the aircraft in compliance with Subpart I of Annex I (Part-21) to Regulation (EU) No 748/2012.

(l)

The airworthiness review of the aircraft shall include a physical survey of the aircraft. For that survey, airworthiness review staff not appropriately qualified in accordance with Annex III (Part-66) shall be assisted by such qualified staff.

(m)

Through the physical survey of the aircraft, the airworthiness review staff shall ensure that:

1.

all required markings and placards are properly installed;

2.

the aircraft complies with its approved flight manual;

3.

the aircraft configuration complies with the approved documentation;

4.

no evident defect can be found that has not been addressed in accordance with point M.A.403;

5.

no inconsistencies can be found between the aircraft and the documented review of records referred to in point (k).

(n)

By derogation from point (a), the airworthiness review may be anticipated by a maximum period of 90 days without loss of continuity of the airworthiness review pattern, so as to allow for the physical review to take place during a maintenance check.

(o)

The airworthiness review certificate (EASA Form 15b) or the recommendation for the issue of the airworthiness review certificate (EASA Form 15a) referred to in Appendix III to this Annex can only be issued:

1.

by authorised airworthiness review staff on behalf of the approved organisation;

2.

if the airworthiness review has been completely carried out.

(p)

A copy of any airworthiness review certificate issued or extended for an aircraft shall be sent to the Member State of registry of the aircraft concerned within 10 days.

(q)

Airworthiness review tasks shall not be subcontracted.

(r)

Should the outcome of the airworthiness review be inconclusive, the organisation having carried out the review shall inform the competent authority as soon as possible and in any case within 72 hours from the moment the organisation identifies the reason for which the airworthiness review is inconclusive.

(s)

The airworthiness review certificate shall not be issued until all findings have been closed’;

(35)

in point M.A.902, point (5) of point (b) is replaced by the following:

‘5.

a modification or repair is not in compliance with point M.A.304.’;

(36)

point M.A.904 is replaced by the following:

M.A.904   Airworthiness review of aircraft imported into the EU

(a)

When importing an aircraft onto a Member State register from a third country or from a regulatory system where Regulation (EU) 2018/1139 does not apply, the applicant shall:

1.

apply to the competent authority of the Member State of registry for the issuance of a new airworthiness certificate in accordance with Annex I (Part-21) to Regulation (EU) No 748/2012;

2.

for aircraft other than new, have an airworthiness review carried out in accordance with point M.A.901;

3.

have all maintenance carried out to comply with the AMP approved in accordance with point M.A.302.

(b)

When satisfied that the aircraft is in compliance with the relevant requirements, the organisation performing the airworthiness review, shall send a documented recommendation for the issuance of an airworthiness review certificate to the competent authority of the Member State of registry.

(c)

The owner of the aircraft shall allow access to the aircraft for inspection by the competent authority of the Member State of registry.

(d)

The competent authority of the Member State of registry shall issue an airworthiness certificate when it is satisfied that the aircraft complies with the requirements of Annex I (Part-21) to Regulation (EU) No 748/2012.

(e)

That competent authority of the Member State shall also issue the airworthiness review certificate. The certificate shall be valid for 1 year, unless the competent authority decides to reduce the period of validity for reasons of aviation safety.’;

(37)

in point M.A.905, points (a) and (b) are replaced by the following:

‘(a)

A level 1 finding is any finding of significant non-compliance with the requirements of this Annex, which lowers the safety standard and seriously endangers flight safety.

(b)

A level 2 finding is any finding of non-compliance with the requirements of this Annex, which may lower the safety standard and may endanger the flight safety.’;

(38)

the following point M.B.103 is inserted:

M.B.103   Findings and enforcement measures — persons

If, during oversight or by any other means, evidence is found by the competent authority responsible for oversight in accordance with this Annex that shows a non-compliance with the applicable requirements of Regulation (EU) 2018/1139 by a person holding a licence, certificate, rating or attestation issued in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2018/1139, the competent authority that identified the non-compliance shall take any enforcement measures necessary to prevent the continuation of that non-compliance.’;

(39)

point M.B.104 is replaced by the following:

M.B.104   Record-keeping

(a)

The competent authorities shall establish a system of record-keeping that allows adequate traceability of the process to issue, continue, change, suspend or revoke each certificate.

(b)

The records for the oversight of organisations approved in accordance with this Annex shall include as a minimum:

1.

the application for an organisation approval;

2.

the organisation approval certificate including any changes;

3.

a copy of the audit programme listing the dates when audits are due and when audits were carried out;

4.

the competent authority continued oversight records including all audit records;

5.

copies of all relevant correspondence;

6.

details of any exemption and enforcement actions;

7.

any report from other competent authorities relating to the oversight of the organisation;

8.

organisation exposition or manual and amendments;

9.

copy of any other document directly approved by the competent authority.

(c)

The retention period for the point (b) records shall be at least 5 years.

(d)

The minimum records for the oversight of each aircraft shall include, at least, a copy of:

1.

the aircraft certificate of airworthiness;

2.

airworthiness review certificates;

3.

airworthiness review recommendations issued by Part-CAO or Part-CAMO approved organisations;

4.

the reports from the airworthiness reviews carried out directly by the competent authority;

5.

all relevant correspondence relating to the aircraft;

6.

the details of any exemption and enforcement action(s);

7.

any document approved by the competent authority pursuant to this Annex or Annex II to Regulation (EU) No 965/2012 (Part-ARO).

(e)

The records specified in point (d) shall be retained until 2 years after the aircraft has been permanently withdrawn from service.

(f)

All records shall be made available upon request by another Member State or the Agency.’;

(40)

point M.B.201 is replaced by the following:

M.B.201   Responsibilities

The competent authorities as specified in point M.1 are responsible for conducting audits, inspections and investigations in order to verify that the requirements of this Annex are complied with.’;

(41)

the following point M.B.202 is inserted:

M.B.202   Information to the Agency

(a)

The competent authority shall without undue delay notify the Agency in case of any significant problems with the implementation of Regulation (EU) 2018/1139.

(b)

The competent authority shall provide the Agency with safety-significant information stemming from the occurrence reports it has received pursuant to point M.A.202.’;

(42)

point M.B.301 is replaced by the following:

M.B.301   Aircraft maintenance programme

(a)

The competent authority shall verify that the AMP is in compliance with point M.A.302.

(b)

Unless stated otherwise in point (c) of point M.A.302, the AMP and its amendments shall be approved directly by the competent authority. The competent authority shall have access to all the data required by points (d), (e) and (f) of point M.A.302.

(c)

In the case of indirect approval as provided for in point M.A.302(c), the competent authority shall approve the AMP approval procedure of the CAO or CAMO through that organisation's airworthiness exposition referred to in CAO.A.025 and CAMO.A.300.’;

(43)

the following point M.B.305 is inserted:

M.B.305   Aircraft technical log system

(a)

The competent authority shall approve the initial aircraft technical log system required by point M.A.306.

(b)

To enable the organisation to implement changes to the aircraft technical log system without prior competent authority approval, the competent authority shall approve the relevant procedure referred to in point (c) of point CAMO.A.300 or point (c) of point CAO.A.025’;

(44)

in point M.B.602, points (b) and (c) are replaced by the following:

‘(b)

The competent authority shall establish that the procedures specified in the maintenance organisation manual comply with Subpart F of this Annex, and shall ensure that the accountable manager signs the commitment statement.

(c)

The competent authority shall verify that the organisation is in compliance with the requirements laid down in Subpart F of this Annex.’;

(45)

in point M.B.603, point (a) is replaced by the following:

‘(a)

The competent authority shall issue to the applicant an EASA Form 3 approval certificate (Appendix V to this Annex), which includes the extent of the approval, when the maintenance organisation is in compliance with the applicable points of this Annex.’;

(46)

in point M.B.604, point (a) is replaced by the following:

‘(a)

The competent authority shall keep and update a programme listing, for each maintenance organisation approved in accordance with Subpart F of Section B of this Annex under its supervision, the dates when audit visits are due and when such visits were carried out.’;

(47)

n point M.B.605, the introductory phrase of point (a) is replaced by the following:

‘(a)

When during audits or by other means evidence is found showing non-compliance with a requirement laid down in this Annex or Annex Vb (Part-ML), the competent authority shall take the following actions:’;

(48)

in point M.B.606, point (c) is replaced by the following:

‘(c)

For any change to the maintenance organisation manual:

1.

in the case of direct approval of changes in accordance with point (b) of point M.A.604, the competent authority shall verify that the procedures specified in the manual are in compliance with this Annex before formally notifying the approved organisation of the approval;

2.

in the case of an indirect approval of changes in accordance with point (c) of point M.A.604, the competent authority shall ensure that:

(i)

the changes remain minor;

(ii)

it has adequate control over the approval of the changes to ensure they remain in compliance with the requirements of this Annex.’;

(49)

in point M.B.901, point 1 is replaced by the following:

‘1.

Appropriately qualified personnel of the competent authority shall verify that the compliance statement contained in the recommendation demonstrates that a complete airworthiness review in accordance with point M.A.901 has been carried out.’;

(50)

in point M.B.902, points (a) and (b) are replaced by the following:

‘(a)

When the competent authority carries out the airworthiness review and issues the airworthiness review certificate (Appendix III (EASA Form 15a) to this Annex), the competent authority shall carry out an airworthiness review in accordance with point M.A.901.

(b)

The competent authority shall have appropriate airworthiness review staff to carry out the airworthiness reviews.

1.

For all aircraft used by air carriers licensed in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1008/2008, and for aircraft above 2 730 kg MTOM, such staff shall have:

(a)

acquired at least 5 years of experience in continuing airworthiness;

(b)

acquired an appropriate licence in compliance with Annex III (Part-66), or a nationally recognised maintenance personnel qualification appropriate to the aircraft category (when Article 5(6) refers to national rules), or an aeronautical degree or equivalent;

(c)

received formal aeronautical maintenance training;

(d)

held a position with appropriate responsibilities.

Notwithstanding points (a) to (d), the requirement laid down in point (b)(1)(b) of point M.B.902 may be replaced with 5 years of experience in continuing airworthiness additional to those already required by point (b)(1)(a) of point M.B.902.

2.

For aircraft not used by air carriers licensed in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1008/2008, and for aircraft of 2 730 kg MTOM and below, such staff shall have:

(a)

at least 3 years of experience in continuing airworthiness;

(b)

acquired an appropriate licence in compliance with Annex III (Part-66), or a nationally recognised maintenance personnel qualification appropriate to the aircraft category when Article 5(6) refers to national rules, or an aeronautical degree or equivalent;

(c)

received appropriate aeronautical maintenance training;

(d)

held a position with appropriate responsibilities.

Notwithstanding points (a) to (d), the requirement laid down in point (b)(2)(b) of point M.B.902 may be replaced by 4 years of experience in continuing airworthiness additional to those already required by point (b)(2)(a) of point M.B.902.’;

(51)

the following point M.B.904 is added:

M.B.904   Exchange of information

Upon receipt of a notification of aircraft transfer between the Member States according to point M.A.903, the competent authority of the Member State where the aircraft is currently registered shall inform the competent authority of the Member State where the aircraft will be registered of any known problems with the aircraft being transferred. The competent authority of the Member State where the aircraft will be registered shall ensure that the competent authority of the Member State where the aircraft is currently registered has been properly notified about the transfer.’

(52)

Appendix I is replaced by the following:

‘Appendix I

Continuing airworthiness management contract

1.   When an owner or operator contracts in accordance with point M.A.201 a CAMO or CAO to carry out continuing airworthiness management tasks, upon request by the competent authority, a copy of the contract signed by both parties shall be sent by the owner or operator to the competent authority of the Member State of registry.

2.   The contract shall be developed taking into account the requirements of this Annex and shall define the obligations of the signatories in relation to the continuing airworthiness of the aircraft.

3.   It shall contain as a minimum the following information:

aircraft registration, type and serial number;

aircraft owner's or registered lessee's name or company details including the address,

details of the contracted CAMO or CAO, including the address, and

the type of operation.

4.   It shall state the following:

“The owner or operator entrusts the CAMO or CAO with the management of the continuing airworthiness of the aircraft, the development of an AMP that shall be approved by the competent authority as detailed in point M.1, and the organisation of the maintenance of the aircraft according to said AMP.

According to the present contract, both signatories undertake to follow the respective obligations of this contract.

The owner or operator declares to the best of its knowledge that all the information given to the CAMO or CAO concerning the continuing airworthiness of the aircraft is and will be accurate, and that the aircraft will not be altered without prior approval of the CAMO or CAO.

In case of any non-conformity with this contract, by either of the signatories, the contract will become null. In such a case, the owner or operator will retain full responsibility for every task linked to the continuing airworthiness of the aircraft, and the owner will inform the competent authorities of the Member State of registry within 2 weeks about such non-conformity with the contract.”

5.   When an owner/operator contracts a CAMO or CAO in accordance with point M.A.201, the obligations of each party shall be assigned as follows:

5.1.   Obligations of the CAMO or CAO:

1.

have the aircraft type included in its terms of approval;

2.

respect the conditions listed below with regard to maintaining the continuing airworthiness of the aircraft:

(a)

develop an AMP for the aircraft, including any reliability programme developed, if applicable;

(b)

declare the maintenance tasks (in the AMP) that may be carried out by the pilot-owner in accordance with point (c) of point M.A.803;

(c)

organise the approval of the AMP;

(d)

once it has been approved, provide the owner or operator with a copy of the AMP;

(e)

organise a bridging inspection with the aircraft prior maintenance programme;

(f)

organise for all maintenance to be carried out by an approved maintenance organisation;

(g)

organise for all applicable ADs to be applied;

(h)

organise for all defects discovered during scheduled maintenance, airworthiness reviews or reported by the owner to be rectified by an approved maintenance organisation;

(i)

coordinate scheduled maintenance, the application of ADs, the replacement of life-limited parts, and component inspection requirements;

(j)

inform the owner each time the aircraft shall be brought to an approved maintenance organisation;

(k)

manage all technical records;

(l)

archive all technical records;

3.

organise the approval of any modification to the aircraft in accordance with Annex I to Regulation (EU) No 748/2012 (Part-21) before it is embodied;

4.

organise the approval of any repair to the aircraft in accordance with Annex I to Regulation (EU) No 748/2012 (Part-21) before it is carried out;

5.

inform the competent authority of the Member State of registry whenever the aircraft is not presented to the approved maintenance organisation by the owner as requested by the approved organisation;

6.

inform the competent authority of the Member State of registry whenever the present contract is not respected;

7.

ensure that the airworthiness review of the aircraft is carried out when necessary, and ensure that the airworthiness review certificate is issued or a recommendation is sent to the competent authority of the Member State of registry;

8.

send within 10 days a copy of any airworthiness review certificate issued or extended to the competent authority of the Member State of registry;

9.

carry out all occurrence reporting mandated by applicable regulations;

10.

inform the competent authority of the Member State of registry when the contract is denounced by either party.

5.2.   Obligations of the owner or operator:

1.

have a general understanding of the approved AMP;

2.

have a general understanding of this Annex;

3.

present the aircraft to the approved maintenance organisation agreed with the CAMO or CAO at the due time designated at the CAMO's or CAO's request;

4.

not modify the aircraft without first consulting the CAMO or CAO;

5.

inform the CAMO or CAO of all maintenance exceptionally carried out without the knowledge and control of the CAMO or CAO;

6.

report all defects found during operations to the CAMO or CAO through the logbook;

7.

inform the competent authority of the Member State of registry whenever the present contract is denounced by either party;

8.

inform the CAMO or CAO and competent authority of the Member State of registry whenever the aircraft is sold;

9.

carry out all occurrence reporting mandated by applicable regulations;

10.

inform on a regular basis the CAMO or CAO about the aircraft flying hours and any other utilisation data, as agreed with the CAMO or CAO;

11.

enter the CRS in the logbooks as mentioned in point (d) of point M.A.803 when performing pilot-owner maintenance without exceeding the limits of the maintenance tasks list as declared in the approved AMP as laid down in point (c) of point M.A.803;

12.

inform the CAMO or CAO not later than 30 days after completion of any pilot-owner maintenance task in accordance with point (a) of point M.A.305.

6.   When an owner or operator contracts a CAMO or CAO in accordance with point M.A.201, the obligations of each party in respect of mandatory and voluntary occurrence reporting in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 376/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council (1) shall be clearly specified.

(53)

Appendix II is amended as follows:

(a)

point 5 is amended as follows:

(i)

in Block 12, point (x) is replaced by the following:

‘(x)

For maintenance organisations approved in accordance with Subpart F of Annex I (Part-M) or Annex Vd (Part-CAO), the component CRS statement referred to in point M.A.613 and CAO.A.070, as applicable:

“Certifies that, unless otherwise specified in this block, the work identified in block 11 and described in this block was accomplished in accordance with the requirements of Section A, Subpart F of Annex I (Part-M) or Annex Vd (Part-CAO) to Regulation (EU) No 1321/2014, and in respect to that work the item is considered ready for release to service. THIS IS NOT A RELEASE UNDER ANNEX II (PART-145) TO REGULATION (EU) No 1321/2014.”

If printing the data from an electronic EASA Form 1, any appropriate data not fit for other blocks should be entered in this block.’

(ii)

Block 14 a is replaced by the following:

Block 14a

Mark the appropriate box(es) indicating which regulations apply to the completed work. If the box “other regulations specified in block 12” is marked, then the regulations of the other airworthiness authority(ies) must be identified in block 12. At least one box must be marked, or both boxes may be marked, as appropriate.

For all maintenance carried out by maintenance organisations approved in accordance with Section A, Subpart F of Annex I (Part M) or Annex Vd (Part-CAO) to Regulation (EU) No 1321/2014, the box “other regulation specified in block 12” shall be ticked and the CRS statement be entered in block 12. In that case, the certification statement “unless otherwise specified in this block” is intended to address the following cases:

(a)

where maintenance could not be completed;

(b)

where maintenance deviated from the standard required by Annex I (Part-M) or Annex Vd (Part-CAO);

(c)

where maintenance was carried out in accordance with a requirement other than that specified in Annex I (Part-M) or Annex Vd (Part-CAO); in this case, block 12 shall specify the particular national regulation.

For all maintenance carried out by maintenance organisations approved in accordance with Section A of Annex II (Part-145) to Regulation (EU) No 1321/2014, the certification statement “unless otherwise specified in block 12” is intended to address the following cases:

(a)

where maintenance could not be completed;

(b)

where maintenance deviated from the standard required by Annex II (Part-145);

(c)

where maintenance was carried out in accordance with a requirement other than that specified in Annex II (Part-145); in this case, block 12 shall specify the particular national regulation.’;

(b)

in the footer of the EASA Form 1 (front page), the text ‘EASA Form 1 — MF/145 Issue 2’ is replaced by the following:

‘EASA Form 1 — MF/CAO/145 Issue 3’;

(54)

Appendix III, is replaced by the following:

‘Appendix III

Airworthiness Review Certificate – EASA Form 15

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’;

(55)

Appendix IV is amended as follows:

(i)

the boxes corresponding to rating A2 are replaced by the following:

‘CLASS

RATING

LIMITATION

BASE

LINE

AIRCRAFT

A2

Aeroplanes 5 700  kg and below

[Shall state aeroplane manufacturer or group or series or type and/or the maintenance tasks]

Example: DHC-6 Twin Otter Series

State whether the issue of airworthiness review certificates is authorised or not (only possible for ELA1 aircraft not involved in commercial operations)

[YES/NO] (*)

[YES/NO] (*)’

(ii)

the boxes corresponding to rating A4 are replaced by the following:

‘CLASS

RATING

LIMITATION

BASE

LINE

AIRCRAFT

A4

Aircraft other than A1, A2 and A3

[Shall state aircraft category (sailplane, balloon, airship, etc.), manufacturer or group or series or type and/or the maintenance task(s)]

State whether the issue of airworthiness review certificates is authorised or not (only possible for ELA1 aircraft not involved in commercial operations)

[YES/NO] (*)

[YES/NO] (*)’

(56)

Appendix V is replaced by the following:

‘Appendix V

Maintenance Organisation Certificate – EASA Form 3-MF

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’;

(57)

Appendix VI is deleted;

(58)

in Appendix VII, the introductory phrase is replaced by the following:

‘The following constitutes the complex maintenance tasks referred to in points (b)(2) and (c) of point M.A.801:’;

(59)

in Appendix VIII, point (b)(9) is deleted.


(1)  Regulation (EU) No 376/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 3 April 2014 on the reporting, analysis and follow-up of occurrences in civil aviation, amending Regulation (EU) No 996/2010 of the European Parliament and of the Council and repealing Directive 2003/42/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Regulations (EC) No 1321/2007 and (EC) No 1330/2007 (OJ L 122, 24.4.2014, p. 18).


ANNEX II

Annex II to Regulation (EU) No 1321/2014 is amended as follows:

(1)

point 145.A.30 is amended as follows:

(a)

point (k) is replaced by the following:

‘(k)

If the organisation performs airworthiness reviews and issues the corresponding airworthiness review certificate in accordance with point ML.A.903 of Annex Vb (Part-ML), it shall have airworthiness review staff qualified and authorised in accordance with point ML.A.904 of Annex Vb (Part-ML).’;

(b)

point (l) is deleted;

(2)

In point 145.A.42, point (3) of point (a) is replaced by the following:

‘(iii)

Components categorised as unsalvageable because they have reached their mandatory life limitation or contain a non-repairable defect.’;

(3)

In point 145.A.42, point (2) of point (c) is replaced by the following:

‘(ii)

Unsalvageable components shall not be permitted to re-enter the component supply system, unless mandatory life limitation have been extended or a repair solution has been approved in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 748/2012.’;

(4)

in point 145.A.50, point (d) is replaced by the following:

‘(d)

A certificate of release to service shall be issued after the required maintenance on a component whilst off the aircraft has been carried out. The authorised release certificate ‘EASA Form 1’ referred to in Appendix II of Annex I (Part-M) constitutes the component certificate of release to service except if otherwise specified in point (b) of point M.A.502. When an organisation maintains a component for its own use, an EASA Form 1 may not be necessary depending upon the organisation's internal release procedures defined in the exposition.’;

(5)

in point 145.A.55, points (b) and (c) are replaced by the following:

‘(b)

The organisation shall provide a copy of each certificate of release to service to the aircraft owner/operator, together with a copy of any detailed maintenance record associated with the work carried out and necessary to demonstrate compliance with point M.A.305.

(c)

The organisation shall retain a copy of all detailed maintenance records and any associated maintenance data for three years from the date on which the aircraft or component to which the work relates was issued with a certificate of release to service.

1.

The records under this point shall be stored in a manner that ensures protection from damage, alteration and theft.

2.

All computer hardware used to ensure backup shall be stored in a different location from that containing the working data in an environment that ensures they remain in good condition.

3.

When an organisation approved under this Annex terminates its operations, all retained maintenance records from the period of three years preceding the termination of operations of the organisation shall be distributed to the last owner or customer of respective aircraft or component or shall be stored in a way specified by the competent authority.’;

(6)

in point 145.A.70, point 6 of point (a) is replaced by the following:

‘6.

a list of certifying staff, support staff and, if applicable, airworthiness review staff, with their scope of approval.’;

(7)

point 145.A.75 is amended as follows:

(a)

point (f) is replaced by the following:

‘(f)

If specifically approved to do so for aircraft covered by Annex Vb (Part-ML), it may perform airworthiness reviews and issue the corresponding airworthiness review certificate in accordance with the conditions specified in point ML.A.903 of Annex Vb (Part-ML) to this Regulation.’;

(b)

point (g) is deleted;

(8)

in point 145.A.95, points (a) and (b) are replaced by the following:

‘(a)

A level 1 finding is any finding of significant non-compliance with the requirements of this Annex which lowers the safety standard and seriously endangers flight safety.

(b)

A level 2 finding is any finding of non-compliance with the requirements of this Annex which may lower the safety standard and may endanger flight safety.’;

(9)

point 145.B.60 is replaced by the following:

145.B.60   Exemptions

Where a Member State grants an exemption from the requirements of this Annex in accordance with Article 71 of Regulation (EU) 2018/1139, the competent authority shall record the exemption. It shall retain those records for the period provided for in point (3) of point 145.B.55’;

(10)

Appendix III is replaced by the following:

‘Appendix III

Maintenance Organisation Certificate — EASA Form 3-145

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ANNEX III

Annex III to Regulation (EU) No 1321/2014 is amended as follows:

(1)

in point 66.A.45, point (d) is replaced by the following:

‘(d)

By derogation from points (b) and (c), for Group 2 and 3 aircraft, aircraft type ratings may also be endorsed on a licence after completing the following steps:

satisfactory completion of the relevant category B1, B2 or C aircraft type examination in accordance with Appendix III to this Annex (Part-66);

in the case of B1 and B2 category, demonstration of practical experience in the aircraft type. In that case, the practical experience shall include a representative cross section of maintenance activities relevant to the licence category.

In the case of a category C rating, for a person qualified through the academic route as referred to in point (a)(5) of point 66.A.30, the first relevant aircraft type examination shall be at the category B1 or B2 level.’;

(2)

in point 66.B.25 point (a) is replaced by the following:

‘(a)

The competent authorities shall participate in a mutual exchange of information in accordance with Article 72(1) of Regulation (EU) 2018/1139’;

(3)

point 66.B.30 is replaced by the following:

66.B.30   Exemptions

All exemptions granted in accordance with Article 71(1) of Regulation (EU) 2018/1139 shall be recorded and retained by the competent authority’;

(4)

in Appendix I, the table in Module 10 is replaced by the following:

‘LEVEL

 

A

B1

B2

B3

10.1

Regulatory Framework

 

Role of the International Civil Aviation Organisation;

 

Role of the European Commission;

 

Role of EASA;

 

Role of the Member States and National Aviation Authorities;

 

Regulations (EU) 2018/1139, Regulation (EU) No 748/2012 and Regulation (EU) No 1321/2014;

 

Relation between the various Annexes (Parts) of Regulation (EU) No 748/2012, Regulation (EU) No 1321/2014 and Regulation (EU) No 965/2012.

1

1

1

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ANNEX IV

Annex IV to Regulation (EU) No 1321/2014 is amended as follows:

(1)

in point 147.B.25, point (b) is replaced by the following:

‘(b)

All exemptions granted in accordance with Article 71(1) of Regulation (EU) 2018/1139 shall be recorded and retained by the competent authority.’

(2)

Appendix II is replaced by the following:

‘Appendix II

Maintenance Training Organisation Approval — EASA Form 11

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(3)

Appendix III is replaced by:

‘1.   Basic Training and Examination

The basic training certificate template shall be used for recognition of completion of either the basic training or the basic examination, or both the basic training and basic training examinations.

The training certificate shall clearly identify each individual module examination by date passed together with the corresponding version of Appendix I to Annex III (Part-66).

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2.   Type Training and Examination

The type training certificate template shall be used for recognition of completion of either the theoretical elements or the practical elements, or both the theoretical and practical elements of the type rating training course.

The certificate shall indicate the airframe/engine combination for which the training was imparted.

The appropriate references shall be deleted as applicable and the course type box shall detail whether only the theoretical elements or the practical elements were covered or whether theoretical and practical elements were covered.

The training certificate shall clearly identify if the course is a complete course or a partial course (such as an airframe or powerplant or avionic/electrical course) or a difference course based upon the applicant previous experience, for instance A340 (CFM) course for A320 technicians. If the course is not a complete one, the certificate shall identify whether the interface areas have been covered or not.

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ANNEX V

Annex Va to Regulation (EU) No 1321/2014 is amended as follows:

(1)

The contents part is replaced by the following:

‘CONTENTS

T.1   Competent authority

Section A —Technical requirements

Subpart A —GENERAL

T.A.101

Scope

Subpart B —REQUIREMENTS

T.A.201

Responsibilities

Subpart E —MAINTENANCE ORGANISATION

T.A.501

Maintenance organisation

Subpart G —ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR CONTINUING AIRWORTHINESS MANAGEMENT ORGANISATIONS APPROVED PURSUANT TO ANNEX Vc (Part-CAMO)

T.A.701

Scope

T.A.704

Continuing airworthiness management exposition

T.A.706

Personnel requirements

T.A.708

Continuing airworthiness management

T.A.709

Documentation

T.A.711

Privileges

T.A.712

Management system

T.A.714

Record-keeping

T.A.715

Continued validity

T.A.716

Findings

Section B — Additional procedure for competent authorities

Subpart A — General

T.B.101

Scope

T.B.104

Record-Keeping

Subpart B — Accountability

T.B.201

Responsibilities

T.B.202

Findings

Subpart G —ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR CONTINUING AIRWORTHINESS MANAGEMENT ORGANISATIONS APPROVED PURSUANT TO ANNEX Vc (Part-CAMO)

T.B.702

Initial certification procedure

T.B.704

Continuing oversight

T.B.705

Findings and corrective actions’

(2)

Section A is amended as follows:

(a)

point T.A.101 is replaced by the following:

T.A.101   Scope

This section establishes requirements to ensure that continuing airworthiness of aircraft referred to in point (b) of Article 1 is maintained in compliance with the essential requirements of Annex V to Regulation (EU) No 2018/1139 of the European Parliament and of the Council.

It also specifies the conditions to be met by the persons and organisations responsible for management of the continuing airworthiness and maintenance of such aircraft.’;

(b)

the title of Subpart G is replaced by the following:

‘ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR CONTINUING AIRWORTHINESS MANAGEMENT ORGANISATIONS APPROVED PURSUANT TO ANNEX Vc (Part-CAMO)’;

(c)

point T.A.701 is replaced by the following:

T.A.701   Scope

This Subpart establishes the requirements to be met, in addition to the requirements of Annex Vc (Part-CAMO), by an organisation approved in accordance with that Annex, for it to be entitled to control the carrying out of the tasks specified in point T.A.201.’;

(d)

point T.A.704 is replaced by the following:

T.A.704   Continuing airworthiness management exposition

In addition to the requirements provided for in point CAMO.A.300, the exposition shall contain procedures specifying how the organisation ensures compliance with this Annex.’;

(e)

point T.A.706 is replaced by the following:

T.A.706   Personnel requirements

In addition to the requirements provided for in point CAMO.A.305, the personnel referred to in points (a)(3) to (a)(5) and (b)(2) of point CAMO.A.305 shall have adequate knowledge of the applicable laws of the third countries where the aircraft is registered.’;

(f)

in point T.A.708, the first paragraph is replaced by the following:

‘Notwithstanding point CAMO.A.315, for aircraft for which the continuing airworthiness is managed in accordance with the requirements of this Annex the organisation shall:’;

(g)

point T.A.709 is replaced by the following:

T.A.709   Documentation

Notwithstanding point CAMO.A.325, for every aircraft for which the continuing airworthiness is managed in accordance with the requirements of this Annex, the organisation shall hold and use applicable maintenance data acceptable to the State of registry of the aircraft.’;

(h)

points T.A.711 and T.A.712 are replaced by the following:

T.A.711   Privileges

An organisation approved in accordance with Annex Vc (Part-CAMO) may perform the tasks specified in point T.A.708 for the aircraft included in its air operator certificate, provided that the organisation has established procedures, approved by the competent authority, in order to ensure compliance with the requirements of this Annex.

T.A.712   Management system

In addition to the requirements of point CAMO.A.200, the organisation shall ensure its compliance with the requirements of this Annex.’;

(i)

points T.A.714, T.A.715 and T.A.716 are replaced by the following:

T.A.714   Record-keeping

In addition to the requirements of point (a) of point CAMO.A.220, the organisation shall keep the records referred to in point (1)(j) of point T.A.201.

T.A.715   Continued validity

For the approval of an organisation managing the continuing-airworthiness to remain valid, the following requirements shall be met in addition to the requirements of point CAMO.A.135:

(a)

the organisation complies with the applicable requirements of this Annex; and

(b)

the organisation ensures that any person authorised by the competent authority is granted access to any of its facilities, aircraft or documents related to its activities, including any subcontracted activities, to determine compliance with this Annex.

T.A.716   Findings

(a)

After having received a notification of findings in accordance with point T.B.705, the organisation shall do the following:

(1)

identify the root cause or causes of, and contributing factors to the finding of non-compliance;

(2)

prepare, adopt and implement a corrective action plan;

(3)

demonstrate to the satisfaction of the competent authority that the necessary corrective action to address the finding has been taken.

(b)

The actions referred to in points (1) to (3) of paragraph (a) shall be performed within the time period set by the competent authority in accordance with point T.B.705.’;

(3)

Section B is amended as follows:

(a)

the title is replaced by the following:

‘ADDITIONAL PROCEDURE FOR COMPETENT AUTHORITY’;

(b)

the title of Subpart G is replaced by the following:

‘ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR CONTINUING AIRWORTHINESS MANAGEMENT ORGANISATIONS APPROVED PURSUANT TO ANNEX Vc (Part-CAMO)’;

(c)

point T.B.702 is replaced by the following:

T.B.702   Initial certification procedure

In addition to the requirements of point CAMO.B.310, the competent authority shall verify and establish that those procedures comply with the requirements of this Annex and it shall verify that the organisation complies with the requirements of this Annex.’;

(d)

points T.B.704 andT.B.705 are replaced by the following:

T.B.704   Continuing oversight

In addition to the requirements of point CAMO.B.305, during each oversight planning cycle, the competent authority shall survey a relevant sample of aircraft referred to in point (b) of Article 1 managed by the organisation.

T.B.705   Findings and corrective actions

For organisations managing the continuing airworthiness of aircraft referred to in point (b) of Article 1, the competent authority shall apply the requirements contained in point CAMO.B.350 when verifying if the organisation complies with the requirements of this Annex.’


ANNEX VI

‘ANNEX Vb

(Part-ML)

CONTENTS

ML.1

SECTION A — TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

SUBPART A — GENERAL

ML.A.101

Scope

SUBPART B — ACCOUNTABILITY

ML.A.201

Responsibilities

ML.A.202

Occurrence reporting

SUBPART C — CONTINUING AIRWORTHINESS

ML.A.301

Continuing-airworthiness tasks

ML.A.302

Aircraft maintenance programme

ML.A.303

Airworthiness directives

ML.A.304

Data for modifications and repairs

ML.A.305

Aircraft continuing-airworthiness record system

ML.A.307

Transfer of aircraft continuing-airworthiness records

SUBPART D — MAINTENANCE STANDARDS

ML.A.401

Maintenance data

ML.A.402

Performance of maintenance

ML.A.403

Aircraft defects

SUBPART E — COMPONENTS

ML.A.501

Classification and installation

ML.A.502

Component maintenance

ML.A.503

Service-life-limited components

ML.A.504

Control of unserviceable components

SUBPART H — CERTIFICATE OF RELEASE TO SERVICE (CRS)

ML.A.801

Aircraft certificate of release to service

ML.A.802

Component certificate of release to service

ML.A.803

Pilot-owner authorisation

SUBPART I — AIRWORTHINESS REVIEW CERTIFICATE (ARC)

ML.A.901

Aircraft airworthiness review

ML.A.902

Validity of the airworthiness review certificate

ML.A.903

Airworthiness review process

ML.A.904

Qualification of airworthiness review staff

ML.A.905

Transfer of aircraft registration within the Union

ML.A.906

Airworthiness review of aircraft imported into the Union

ML.A.907

Findings

SECTION B — PROCEDURE FOR COMPETENT AUTHORITIES

SUBPART A — GENERAL

ML.B.101

Scope

ML.B.102

Competent authority

ML.B.104

Record-keeping

ML.B.105

Mutual exchange of information

SUBPART B — ACCOUNTABILITY

ML.B.201

Responsibilities

SUBPART C — CONTINUING AIRWORTHINESS

ML.B.302

Exemptions

ML.B.303

Aircraft continuing-airworthiness monitoring

ML.B.304

Revocation, suspension and limitation

SUBPART I — AIRWORTHINESS REVIEW CERTIFICATE (ARC)

ML.B.902

Airworthiness review by the competent authority

ML.B.903

Findings

Appendix I — Continuing-airworthiness management contract

Appendix II — Limited Pilot-owner maintenance

Appendix III — Complex maintenance tasks not to be released by the Pilot-owner

Appendix IV — Airworthiness review certificate (EASA Form 15c)

ML.1

(a)

In accordance with paragraph 2 of Article 3, this Annex (Part-ML) applies to the following other than complex motor-powered aircraft not listed in the air operator certificate of an air carrier licensed in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1008/2008:

(1)

aeroplanes of 2 730 kg maximum take-off mass (MTOM) or less;

(2)

rotorcraft of 1 200 kg MTOM or less, certified for a maximum of up to 4 occupants;

(3)

other ELA2 aircraft.

(b)

For the purpose of this Annex, the competent authority shall be the authority designated by the Member State of registry of the aircraft.

(c)

For the purpose of this Annex, the following definitions shall apply:

(1)

‘independent certifying staff’ means certifying staff who does not work on behalf of an approved maintenance organisation and who complies with, alternatively:

(i)

the requirements of Annex III (Part-66);

(ii)

for aircraft to which Annex III (Part-66) does not apply, the certifying staff requirements in force in the Member State of registry of the aircraft;

(2)

‘maintenance organisation’ means an organisation holding an approval issued in accordance with, alternatively:

(i)

Subpart F of Annex I (Part-M);

(ii)

Section A of Annex II (Part-145);

(iii)

Section A of Annex Vd (Part-CAO).

(3)

‘owner’ means the person responsible for the continuing airworthiness of the aircraft, including, alternatively:

(i)

the registered owner of the aircraft;

(ii)

the lessee in the case of a leasing contract;

(iii)

the operator.

SECTION A

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

SUBPART A

GENERAL

ML.A.101   Scope

This Section establishes the measures to be taken in order to ensure that the aircraft is airworthy. It also specifies the conditions to be met by the persons or organisations involved in the activities related to the airworthiness of the aircraft.

SUBPART B

ACCOUNTABILITY

ML.A.201   Responsibilities

(a)

The owner of the aircraft shall be responsible for the continuing airworthiness of the aircraft and shall ensure that no flight takes place unless all of the following requirements are met:

(1)

the aircraft is maintained in an airworthy condition;

(2)

any operational and emergency equipment fitted is correctly installed and serviceable or clearly identified as unserviceable;

(3)

the airworthiness certificate is valid;

(4)

the maintenance of the aircraft is performed in accordance with the Aircraft Maintenance Program (‘AMP’) specified in point ML.A.302.

(b)

By derogation from point (a), where the aircraft is leased, the responsibilities set out in point (a) shall apply to the lessee, if the lessee is identified either in the registration document of the aircraft or in the leasing contract.

(c)

Any person or organisation performing maintenance of aircraft and components shall be responsible for the maintenance tasks being performed.

(d)

The pilot-in-command of the aircraft shall be responsible for the satisfactory accomplishment of the preflight inspection. That inspection shall be carried out by the pilot or another qualified person but need not be carried out by an approved maintenance organisation or by certifying staff.

(e)

For aircraft operated by commercial Approved Training Organisations (‘ATO’) and commercial Declared Training Organisations (‘DTO’) referred to in Article 10a of Regulation (EU) No 1178/2011 or not operated in accordance with Annex VII to Regulation (EU) No 965/2012 (Part-NCO) or operated in accordance with Subpart-ADD of Annex II (Part-BOP) to Regulation (EU) 2018/395 or Subpart-DEC of Annex II (Part-SAO) to Regulation (EU) 2018/1976 (*1), the operator shall:

(1)

be approved as a CAMO or as a CAO for the management of the continuing airworthiness of its aircraft in accordance with Annex Vc (Part-CAMO) or Annex Vd (Part-CAO), or contract such an organisation using the contract set out in Appendix I to this Annex;

(2)

ensure that all maintenance is performed by maintenance organisations approved in accordance with point (c)(2) of point ML.1.;

(3)

ensure that the requirements of point (a) are satisfied.

(f)

For aircraft not included in point (e), in order to satisfy the requirements of point (a), the owner of the aircraft may contract the tasks associated with continuing airworthiness management to an organisation approved as a CAMO or CAO in accordance with Annex Vc (Part-CAMO) or Annex Vd (Part-CAO). In that case, the contracted organisation shall assume responsibility for the proper performance of those tasks and a written contract shall be concluded in accordance with Appendix I to this Annex. If the owner does not contract such an organisation, the owner is responsible for the proper performance of the tasks associated with the continuing airworthiness management

(g)

The owner shall grant the competent authority access to the aircraft and the aircraft records, in order for the competent authority to determine whether the aircraft complies with the requirements of this Annex.

ML.A.202   Occurrence reporting

(a)

Without prejudice to the reporting requirements set out in Annex II (Part-145) and Annex Vc (Part-CAMO), any person or organisation responsible in accordance with point ML.A.201 shall report any identified condition of an aircraft or component which endangers flight safety to:

(1)

the competent authority designated by the Member State of registry of the aircraft, and, when different to the Member State of registry, to the competent authority designated by the Member State of the operator;

(2)

to the organisation responsible for the type design or supplemental type design.

(b)

The reports referred to in point (a) shall be made in a manner determined by the competent authority referred to in point (a) and shall contain all pertinent information about the condition known to the person or organisation making the report.

(c)

Where the maintenance or the airworthiness review of the aircraft is carried out on the basis of a written contract, the person or the organisation responsible for those activities shall also report any condition referred to in point (a) to the owner of the aircraft and, when different, to the CAMO or CAO concerned.

(d)

The person or organisation shall submit the reports referred to in points (a) and (c) as soon as possible, but no later than 72 hours from the moment when the person or organisation identified the condition to which the report relates, unless exceptional circumstances prevent this.

SUBPART C

CONTINUING AIRWORTHINESS

ML.A.301   Continuing airworthiness tasks

The aircraft continuing airworthiness and the serviceability of operational and emergency equipment shall be ensured by:

(a)

the accomplishment of pre-flight inspections;

(b)

the rectification of any defect and damage affecting safe operation in accordance with data specified in points ML.A.304 and ML.A.401, as applicable, while taking into account the minimum equipment list (‘MEL’) and configuration deviation list, when they exist;

(c)

the accomplishment of all maintenance in accordance with the AMP referred to in point ML.A.302;

(d)

the accomplishment of any applicable:

(1)

airworthiness directive (‘AD’);

(2)

operational directive with a continuing-airworthiness impact;

(3)

continuing-airworthiness requirement established by the Agency;

(4)

measure required by the competent authority as an immediate reaction to a safety problem;

(e)

the accomplishment of modifications and repairs in accordance with point ML.A.304;

(f)

maintenance check flights, when necessary.

ML.A.302   Aircraft maintenance programme

(a)

The maintenance of each aircraft shall be organised in accordance with an AMP.

(b)

The AMP and any subsequent amendments thereto shall be, alternatively:

(1)

declared by the owner in accordance with point (c)(7) of point ML.A.302, where the continuing airworthiness of the aircraft is not managed by a CAMO or CAO;

(2)

approved by the CAMO or CAO responsible for managing the continuing airworthiness of the aircraft.

The owner declaring the AMP in accordance with point (b)(1) or the organisation approving the AMP in accordance with point (b)(2) shall keep the AMP updated.

(c)

The AMP:

(1)

shall clearly identify the owner of the aircraft and the aircraft to which it relates, including any installed engine and propeller, as applicable;

(2)

shall include, alternatively:

(a)

the tasks or inspections contained in the applicable minimum inspection programme (‘MIP’) referred to in point (d);

(b)

the instructions for continuing airworthiness (‘ICA’) issued by the design approval holder (‘DAH’);

(3)

may include additional maintenance actions to those referred to in point (c)(2) or maintenance actions alternative to those referred to in point (c)(2)(b) at the proposal of the owner, CAMO or CAO, once approved or declared in accordance with point (b). Alternative maintenance actions to those referred to in point (c)(2)(b) shall not be less restrictive than those set out in the applicable MIP;

(4)

shall include all the mandatory continuing airworthiness information, such as repetitive ADs, the airworthiness limitation section (‘ALS’) of the ICAs, and specific maintenance requirements contained in the type certificate data sheet (‘TCDS’);

(5)

shall identify any additional maintenance tasks to be performed because of the specific aircraft type, aircraft configuration and type and specificity of operation, whereas the following elements shall be taken into consideration as a minimum:

(a)

specific installed equipment and modifications of the aircraft;

(b)

repairs carried out in the aircraft;

(c)

life-limited components and flight-safety-critical components;

(d)

maintenance recommendations, such as time between overhaul (‘TBO’) intervals, issued through service bulletins, service letters, and other non-mandatory service information;

(e)

applicable operational directives or requirements related to the periodic inspection of certain equipment;

(f)

special operational approvals;

(g)

use of the aircraft and operational environment;

(6)

shall identify whether the Pilot-owners are authorised to perform maintenance;

(7)

when declared by the owner, shall contain a signed statement by which the owner declares that this is the AMP for the particular aircraft registration and that he is fully responsible for its content and, in particular, for any deviations from the DAH's recommendations;

(8)

when approved by the CAMO or CAO, shall be signed by this organisation, which shall retain records with the justification for any deviation introduced to the DAH's recommendations;

(9)

shall be reviewed at least annually in order to assess its effectiveness, and this review shall be performed, alternatively:

(a)

in conjunction with the airworthiness review of the aircraft by the person who performs such an airworthiness review;

(b)

by the CAMO or CAO managing the continuing airworthiness of the aircraft in those cases where the review of the AMP is not performed in conjunction with an airworthiness review.

If the review shows deficiencies of the aircraft linked with deficiencies in the content of the AMP, the AMP shall be amended accordingly. In this case the person performing the review shall inform the competent authority of the Member State of registry if he does not agree with the measures amending the AMP taken by the owner, CAMO or CAO. The competent authority shall decide which amendments to the AMP are necessary, raising the corresponding findings and, if necessary, reacting in accordance with point ML.B.304.

(d)

A MIP:

(1)

shall contain the following inspection intervals:

(a)

for aeroplanes, touring motor gliders (‘TMGs’) and balloons, every annual or 100-h interval, whichever comes first, to which a tolerance of 1 month or 10 h may be applied. The next interval shall be calculated as from the time the inspection takes place;

(b)

for sailplanes and powered sailplanes other than TMG, every annual interval to which a tolerance of 1 month may be applied. The next interval shall be calculated as from the time the inspection takes place;

(2)

shall contain the following, as applicable to the aircraft type:

(a)

servicing tasks as required by the DAH's requirements;

(b)

inspection of markings;

(c)

review of weighing records and weighing in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 965/2012, Regulation (EU) 2018/395 and Regulation (EU) 2018/1976;

(d)

operational test of transponder (if installed);

(e)

functional test of the pitot-static system;

(f)

in the case of aeroplanes:

(i)

operational tests for power and revolutions per minute (rpm), magnetos, fuel and oil pressure, engine temperatures;

(ii)

for engines equipped with automated engine control, the published run-up procedure;

(iii)

for dry-sump engines, engines with turbochargers and liquid-cooled engines, an operational test for signs of disturbed fluid circulation;

(g)

inspection of the condition and attachment of the structural items, systems and components corresponding to the following areas:

(i)

for aeroplanes:

airframe, cabin and cockpit, landing gear, wing and centre section, flight controls, empennage, avionics and electrics, power plant, clutches and gearboxes, propeller and miscellaneous systems, such as the ballistic rescue system;

(ii)

for sailplanes and powered sailplanes:

airframe, cabin and cockpit, landing gear, wing and centre section, empennage, avionics and electrics, power plant (for powered sailplanes) and miscellaneous systems, such as removable ballast and/or drag chute and controls, as well as water ballast system;

(iii)

for hot-air balloons:

envelope, burner, basket, fuel containers, equipment and instruments;

(iv)

for gas balloons:

envelope, basket, equipment and instruments.

As long as this Annex does not specify an MIP for airships and rotorcraft, their AMP shall be based on the ICA issued by the DAH, as referred to in point (c)(2)(b).

(e)

By derogation from points (b) and (c), a declaration by the owner or an approval by a CAMO or CAO is not required, and an AMP document is not required to be produced when the following conditions are met:

(1)

all the ICA issued by the DAH are being followed without any deviations;

(2)

all maintenance recommendations, such as TBO intervals, issued through service bulletins, service letters, and other non-mandatory service information, are being followed without any deviations;

(3)

there are no additional maintenance tasks to be performed resulting from any of the following:

(a)

specific installed equipment and modifications of the aircraft;

(b)

repairs carried out in the aircraft;

(c)

life-limited components and flight-safety-critical components;

(d)

special operational approvals;

(e)

use of the aircraft and operational environment.

(4)

Pilot-owners are authorised to perform Pilot-owner maintenance.

This derogation is not applicable if the pilot-owner or, in case of jointly-owned aircraft, any of the pilot-owners is not authorised to perform Pilot-owner maintenance because this has to be specified in the declared or approved AMP.

(f)

If the conditions provided for in points (e)(1) to (e)(4) are met, the AMP applicable to the aircraft shall consist of the following:

(1)

the ICA issued by the DAH;

(2)

the maintenance recommendations, such as TBO intervals, issued through service bulletins, service letters, and other non-mandatory service information;

(3)

the mandatory continuing airworthiness information, such as repetitive ADs, the ALS of the ICA and specific maintenance requirements contained in the TCDS;

(4)

the tasks due to specific operational or airspace directives or requirements in relation to particular instruments and equipment.

ML.A.303   Airworthiness directives

Any applicable AD must be carried out within the requirements of that AD unless otherwise specified by the Agency.

ML.A.304   Data for modifications and repairs

A person or organisation repairing an aircraft or a component shall assess any damage. Modifications and repairs shall be carried out using, as appropriate, the following data:

(a)

approved by the Agency;

(b)

approved by a design organisation complying with Annex I (Part-21) to Regulation (EU) No 748/2012;

(c)

contained in the requirements referred to in point 21.A.90B or point 21.A.431B of Annex I (Part-21) to Regulation (EU) No 748/2012.

ML.A.305   Aircraft continuing airworthiness record system

(a)

At the completion of any maintenance, the certificate of release to service (CRS) required by point ML.A.801 shall be entered in the aircraft continuing airworthiness record system. Each entry shall be made as soon as possible but not later than 30 days after the day of the completion of the maintenance task.

(b)

The aircraft continuing airworthiness records shall consist of an aircraft logbook, engine logbook(s) or engine module log cards, propeller logbook(s) and log cards, for any service-life-limited component, as appropriate.

(c)

The aircraft type and registration mark, the date together with the total flight time and flight cycles and landings, shall be entered in the aircraft logbooks.

(d)

The aircraft continuing airworthiness records shall contain:

(1)

the current status of ADs and measures mandated by the competent authority in immediate reaction to a safety problem;

(2)

the current status of modifications, repairs and other DAH maintenance recommendations;

(3)

the current status of compliance with the AMP;

(4)

the current status of service-life-limited components;

(5)

the current mass and balance report;

(6)

the current list of deferred maintenance.

(e)

In addition to the authorised release document, EASA Form 1, as set out in Appendix II of Annex I (Part-M), or equivalent, the following information relevant to any component installed, such as engine, propeller, engine module or service-life-limited component, shall be entered in the appropriate engine or propeller logbook, engine module or service-life-limited component log card:

(1)

the identification of the component;

(2)

the type, serial number and registration, as appropriate, of the aircraft, engine, propeller, engine module or service-life-limited component to which the particular component has been fitted, along with the reference to the installation and removal of the component;

(3)

the date together with the component's accumulated total flight time, flight cycles, landings and calendar time, as relevant to the particular component;

(4)

the current information referred to in point (d), applicable to the component.

(f)

The person or organisation responsible for the management of continuing airworthiness and tasks pursuant to point ML.A.201, shall control the records as detailed in point ML.A.305 and present the records to the competent authority upon request.

(g)

All entries made in the aircraft continuing airworthiness records shall be clear and accurate. When it is necessary to correct an entry, the correction shall be made in a manner that clearly shows the original entry.

(h)

An owner shall ensure that a system has been established to keep the following records for the periods specified:

(1)

all detailed maintenance records in respect of the aircraft and any service-life-limited component fitted thereto, until such time as the information contained therein is superseded by new information equivalent in scope and detail but no less than 36 months after the aircraft or component has been released to service;

(2)

the total time in service, this is to say hours, calendar time, cycles and landings, of the aircraft and all service-life-limited components, for at least 12 months after the aircraft or component has been permanently withdrawn from service;

(3)

the time in service, this is to say hours, calendar time, cycles and landings, as appropriate, since the last scheduled maintenance of the component subjected to a service life limit, at least until the component scheduled maintenance has been superseded by another scheduled maintenance of equivalent work scope and detail;

(4)

the current status of compliance with the AMP at least until the scheduled maintenance of the aircraft or component has been superseded by another scheduled maintenance of equivalent work scope and detail;

(5)

the current status of ADs applicable to the aircraft and components, at least 12 months after the aircraft or component has been permanently withdrawn from service;

(6)

details of current modifications and repairs to the aircraft, engine(s), propeller(s) and any other component vital to flight safety, at least 12 months after they have been permanently withdrawn from service.

ML.A.307   Transfer of aircraft continuing-airworthiness records

(a)

When an aircraft is permanently transferred from one owner to another, the transferring owner shall ensure that the continuing airworthiness records referred to in point ML.A.305 are also transferred.

(b)

When the owner contracts the continuing airworthiness management tasks to a CAMO or CAO the owner shall ensure that the continuing airworthiness records referred to in point ML.A.305 are transferred to the contracted organisation.

(c)

The time periods for the retention of records set out in point (h) of point ML.A.305 shall continue to apply to the new owner, CAMO or CAO.

SUBPART D

MAINTENANCE STANDARDS

ML.A.401   Maintenance data

(a)

The person or organisation maintaining an aircraft shall only use applicable maintenance data during the performance of maintenance.

(b)

For the purposes of this Annex, ‘applicable maintenance’ data means:

(1)

any applicable requirement, procedure, standard or information issued by the competent authority or the Agency;

(2)

any applicable AD;

(3)

applicable ICA issued by type certificate holders, supplementary type certificate holders and any other organisation that publishes such data in accordance with Annex I (Part-21) to Regulation (EU) No 748/2012;

(4)

any applicable data issued in accordance with point (d) of point 145.A.45.

ML.A.402   Performance of maintenance

(a)

Maintenance performed by approved maintenance organisations shall be in accordance with Subpart F of Annex I (Part-M), Annex II (Part-145) or Annex Vd (Part-CAO), as applicable.

(b)

For maintenance not performed in accordance with point (a), the person performing maintenance shall:

(1)

be qualified for the tasks performed, as required by this Annex;

(2)

ensure that the area in which maintenance is carried out is well organised and clean with no dirt or contamination;

(3)

use the methods, techniques, standards and instructions specified in the maintenance data referred to in point ML.A.401;

(4)

use the tools, equipment and material specified in the maintenance data referred to in point ML.A.401. If necessary, tools and equipment shall be controlled and calibrated to an officially recognised standard;

(5)

ensure that maintenance is performed within any environmental limitations specified in the maintenance data referred to in point ML.A.401;

(6)

ensure that proper facilities are used in case of inclement weather or lengthy maintenance;

(7)

ensure that the risk of multiple errors during maintenance and the risk of errors being repeated in identical maintenance tasks are minimised;

(8)

ensure that an error-capturing method is implemented after the performance of any critical maintenance task;

(9)

perform a general verification after completion of maintenance to ensure that the aircraft or component is clear of all tools, equipment and any extraneous parts and material, and that all access panels removed have been refitted;

(10)

ensure that all maintenance performed is properly recorded and documented.

ML.A.403   Aircraft defects

(a)

Any aircraft defect that seriously endangers the flight safety shall be rectified before further flight.

(b)

The following persons may decide that a defect does not seriously endanger flight safety, and may defer it accordingly:

(1)

the pilot in respect of defects affecting non-required aircraft equipment;

(2)

the pilot, when using the minimum equipment list, in respect of defects affecting required aircraft equipment — otherwise, these defects may only be deferred by authorised certifying staff;

(3)

the pilot in respect of defects other than those referred to in points (b)(1) and (b)(2) if all the following conditions are met:

(i)

the aircraft is operated under Annex VII to Regulation (EU) No 965/2012 (Part-NCO) or, in the case of balloons or sailplanes, not operated under Subpart-ADD of Annex II (Part-BOP) to Regulation (EU) 2018/395 or not following Subpart DEC of Annex II (Part-SAO) to Regulation (EU) 2018/1976;

(ii)

the pilot defers the defect with the agreement of the aircraft owner or, if applicable, of the contracted CAMO or CAO;

(4)

the appropriately qualified certifying staff in respect of other defects than those referred to in points (b)(1) and (b)(2), where the conditions referred to in point 3(i) and (ii) are not met.

(c)

Any aircraft defect that does not seriously hazard flight safety shall be rectified as soon as practicable from the date on which the defect was first identified and within the limits specified in the maintenance data.

(d)

Any defect not rectified before flight shall be recorded in the aircraft continuing airworthiness record system referred to in point ML.A.305 and a record shall be available to the pilot.

SUBPART E

COMPONENTS

ML.A.501   Classification and installation

(a)

Unless otherwise specified in Subpart F of Annex I (Part-M), Annex II (Part-145), Annex Vd (Part-CAO) to this Regulation and Annex I (Part-21) to Regulation (EU) No 748/2012, component may be fitted only if all of the following conditions are met:

(i)

it is in a satisfactory condition;

(ii)

has been appropriately released to service using an EASA Form 1 as set out in Appendix II of Annex I (Part-M), or equivalent;

(iii)

has been marked in accordance with Subpart Q of Annex I (Part-21) to Regulation (EU) No 748/2012.

(b)

Prior to the installation of a component on an aircraft, the person or approved maintenance organisation shall ensure that the particular component is eligible to be fitted if different modifications or AD configurations are applicable.

(c)

Standard parts shall only be fitted to an aircraft or component when the maintenance data specifies those particular standard parts. Standard parts shall only be fitted when accompanied by evidence of conformity to the applicable standard and has appropriate traceability.

(d)

Raw or consumable material shall only be used on an aircraft or component provided that:

(i)

the aircraft or component manufacturer allows for the use of raw or consumable material in relevant maintenance data or as specified in Subpart F of Annex I (Part-M), Annex II (Part-145) or Annex Vd (Part-CAO).

(ii)

such material meets the required material specification and has appropriate traceability.

(iii)

such material is accompanied by documentation clearly relating to the particular material and containing a conformity-to-specification statement as well as the manufacturing and supplier source.

(e)

In case of balloons, where different combinations of baskets, burners and fuel cylinders are possible for a particular envelope, the person installing them shall ensure that:

(1)

the basket, burner and/or fuel cylinders are eligible for installation according to the TCDS or other documents referred to in the TCDS;

(2)

the basket, burner and/or fuel cylinders are in serviceable condition and have the appropriate maintenance records.

ML.A.502   Component maintenance

(a)

Components accepted by the owner in accordance with point (c) of point 21.A.307 of Annex I (Part-21) to Regulation (EU) No 748/2012 shall be maintained by any person or organisation, subject to reacceptance by the owner under the conditions of point 21.A.307(c) of that Annex. This maintenance is not eligible for the issuance of an EASA Form 1, as set out in Appendix II of Annex I (Part-M), and shall be subject to the aircraft release requirements.

(b)

Components shall be released in accordance with the following table:

 

Released using an EASA Form 1 (as set out in Appendix II of Annex I (Part-M))

Released at aircraft level per point ML.A.801 (not possible to issue an EASA Form 1)

Components maintained in accordance with component maintenance data (data issued by the component manufacturer)

Maintenance other than overhaul

Engine-rated (for engine) or component-rated (for other components) maintenance organisations

(i)

Aircraft-rated maintenance organisations; and/or

(ii)

independent certifying staff

Overhaul of components other than engines and propellers

Component-rated maintenance organisations

Not possible

Overhaul of engines and propellers for CS-VLA, CS-22 and LSA aircraft

Engine-rated (for engine) or component-rated (for propeller) maintenance organisations

(iii)

Aircraft-rated maintenance organisations; and/or

(iv)

independent certifying staff

Overhaul of engines and propellers for other than CS-VLA, CS-22 and LSA aircraft

Engine-rated (for engine) or component-rated (for propeller) maintenance organisations

Not possible

Components maintained in accordance with aircraft maintenance data (data issued by the aircraft manufacturer)

All components and all types of maintenance

Engine-rated (for engine) or component-rated (for other components) maintenance organisations

Aircraft-rated maintenance organisations; and/or

independent certifying staff

ML.A.503   Service-life-limited components

(a)

The term ‘service life-limited components’ contains the following components:

(1)

components subject to a certified life limit after which the components should be retired, and;

(2)

components subject to a service life limit after which the components shall undergo maintenance to restore their serviceability.

(b)

Installed service-life-limited components shall not exceed the approved service life limit as specified in the AMP and ADs, except as provided for in point ML.A.504(c).

(c)

The approved service life is expressed in calendar time, flight hours, landings or cycles, as appropriate.

(d)

At the end of the approved service life limit, the component must be removed from the aircraft for maintenance, or for disposal in the case of components with a certified life limit.

ML.A.504   Control of unserviceable components

(a)

A component shall be considered unserviceable in any of the following circumstances:

(1)

expiry of the component's service life limit as defined in the AMP;

(2)

non-compliance with the applicable ADs and other continued-airworthiness requirement mandated by the Agency;

(3)

absence of the necessary information to determine the airworthiness status of the component or its eligibility for installation;

(4)

evidence of component defects or malfunctions;

(5)

component involvement in an incident or accident likely to affect its serviceability.

(b)

Unserviceable components shall be identified as one of the following:

(1)

unserviceable and stored in a secure location under the control of an approved maintenance organisation or independent certifying staff until a decision is made on the future status of such components;

(2)

unserviceable by the person or organisation that declared the component unserviceable, and its custody shall be transferred to the aircraft owner after documenting such transfer in aircraft maintenance record system referred to in point ML.A.305.

(c)

Components which have reached their certified life limit or contain a non-repairable defect or malfunction shall be classified as unsalvageable and shall not be permitted to re-enter the component supply system unless certified life limits have been extended or a repair solution has been approved in accordance with point ML.A.304.

(d)

Any person or organisation responsible pursuant to point ML.A.201 shall in the case of an unsalvageable component, as provided for in point (c), take one of the following actions:

(1)

retain such component in a location referred to in point (b)(1);

(2)

arrange for the component to be mutilated in a manner that ensures that it is beyond economic salvage or repair before relinquishing responsibility for such a component.

(e)

Notwithstanding point (d), a person or organisation responsible pursuant to point ML.A.201 may transfer responsibility of components classified as unsalvageable without mutilation to an organisation for training or research.

SUBPART H

CERTIFICATE OF RELEASE TO SERVICE (CRS)

ML.A.801   Aircraft certificate of release to service

(a)

A CRS shall be issued after the required maintenance has been carried out properly on an aircraft.

(b)

The CRS shall be issued, alternatively by:

(1)

appropriate certifying staff on behalf of the approved maintenance organisation;

(2)

independent certifying staff;

(3)

the pilot- owner in compliance with point ML.A.803.

(c)

By derogation from point (b), in the case of unforeseen circumstances, when an aircraft is grounded at a location where no appropriately approved maintenance organisation and no appropriate certifying staff are available, the owner may authorise any person, with no less than 3 years of appropriate maintenance experience and holding the proper qualifications, to maintain the aircraft according to the standards set out in Subpart D of this Annex and release the aircraft. The owner shall in that case:

(1)

obtain and keep in the aircraft records, details of all the work carried out and of the qualifications held by the person issuing the certification;

(2)

ensure that any such maintenance is rechecked and released in accordance with point (b) of point ML.A.801 at the earliest opportunity and within a period not exceeding 7 days or, in the case of aircraft operated under Annex VII to Regulation (EU) No 965/2012 (Part-NCO) or, in the case of balloons, not operated under Subpart-ADD of Annex II (Part-BOP) to Regulation (EU) 2018/395 or, in the case of sailplanes not following Subpart DEC of Annex II (Part-SAO) to Regulation (EU) 2018/1976, within a period not exceeding 30 days;

(3)

notify the contracted CAMO or CAO, or the competent authority in the absence of such a contract, within 7 days of the issuance of such authorisation.

(d)

In the case of a release to service in accordance with points (b)(1) or (b)(2), the certifying staff may be assisted in performing the maintenance tasks by one or more persons subject to his direct and continuous control;

(e)

A CRS shall contain at least:

(1)

basic details of the maintenance carried out;

(2)

the date on which the maintenance was completed;

(3)

the identity of the organisation or person issuing the release to service, including, alternatively:

(i)

the approval reference of the maintenance organisation and certifying staff issuing the CRS;

(ii)

in the case of point (b)(2), the identity and, if applicable, the licence number of the independent certifying staff issuing the CRS;

(4)

the limitations to airworthiness or operations, if any.

(f)

By derogation from point (a) and notwithstanding point (g), when the required maintenance cannot be completed, a CRS may be issued within the approved aircraft limitations. In that case, the CRS shall indicate that the maintenance could not be completed, as well as indicate any applicable airworthiness or operations limitations, as part of the information required in point (e)(4).

(g)

A CRS shall not be issued in the case of any known non-compliance with the requirements of this Annex which endangers flight safety.

ML.A.802   Component certificate of release to service

(a)

A component CRS shall be issued after the required maintenance has been carried out properly on an aircraft component in accordance with point ML.A.502.

(b)

The authorised release certificate identified as EASA Form 1, as set out Appendix II of Annex I (Part-M), constitutes the component CRS, except when such maintenance is released at aircraft level, as indicated in point ML.A.502(b).

ML.A.803   Pilot-owner authorisation

(a)

To qualify as a pilot-owner, the person must:

(1)

hold a valid pilot licence or equivalent licence issued or validated by a Member State for the aircraft type or class rating;

(2)

own the aircraft, either as a sole or joint owner; that owner must be, alternatively:

(i)

one of the natural persons on the registration form;

(ii)

a member of a non-profit recreational legal entity, where the legal entity is specified on the registration document as owner or operator; that member must be directly involved in the decision-making process of the legal entity and designated by that legal entity to carry out Pilot-owner maintenance.

(b)

For aircraft operated under Annex VII (Part-NCO) to Regulation (EU) No 965/2012 or, in the case of balloons, not operated under Subpart-ADD of Annex II (Part-BOP) to Regulation (EU) 2018/395 or, in the case of sailplanes, not following Subpart DEC of Annex II (Part-SAO) to Regulation (EU) 2018/1976, the pilot-owner may issue a CRS after limited Pilot-owner maintenance as provided for in Appendix II to this Annex.

(c)

The CRS shall be entered in the logbooks and contain basic details of the maintenance carried out, the maintenance data used, the date on which that maintenance was completed, as well as the identity, the signature and the pilot licence (or equivalent) number of the pilot-owner issuing such a certificate.

SUBPART I

AIRWORTHINESS REVIEW CERTIFICATE (‘ARC’)

ML.A.901   Aircraft airworthiness review

To ensure the validity of the aircraft airworthiness certificate (‘ARC’), an airworthiness review of the aircraft and its continuing airworthiness records shall be carried out periodically.

(a)

An ARC is issued in accordance with Appendix IV (EASA Form 15c) to thi