On &/or Off-wing Repair / Test accomplishment reference – for CRS clarity.

Instructions for continued airworthiness [ICA] amendment (NPA 2018-01).

The objective of this Notice of Proposed Amendment (NPA) is to mitigate the risks linked to the uncertainty of the status of instructions for continued airworthiness (ICA) and therefore to avoid there being too much room for interpretation in the rules and standards, leading to differences and possible safety risks .
This NPA proposes to amend Annex I (Part 21) of Regulation (EU) No 748/2012 to clarify that ICA are part of the type certificate (TC), and to develop the related acceptable means of compliance (AMC) and guidance material (GM). It also merges the requirements related to record keeping, manuals and ICA in the various subparts into a single requirement for each of these aspects in Subpart A (new points 21.A.5, 6 and 7).
The proposed changes are expected to improve the harmonisation of ICA among the design approval holders (DAHs) in relation to the identification, approval, formatting and availability of ICA to the end users.

https://www.easa.europa.eu/document-library/notices-of-proposed-amendment/npa-2018-01

CAA SkyWise Alert, concerning Maintenance / Engineers and Manufacturers.

Independent monitoring of quality systems
During recent reviews of organisations it has been noted that functions carried out by the Quality Department/Team have not been subject to independent auditing from someone not involved in the function. This leads to a Non-Compliance against the monitoring / auditing of the organisation as not all aspects have been audited correctly.
Please ensure that all functions within the organisation are independently monitored by a person not carrying out the function.
Please see the guidance on the EASA website for Part 145 and note that this applies to all approval types;

https://www.easa.europa.eu/the-agency/faqs/continuing-airworthiness#category-part-145

Please also see the EASA guidance on continuing airworthiness for further information;

https://www.easa.europa.eu/the-agency/faqs/continuing-airworthiness.