Initial and Continuing Airworthiness
The same structure as in other aviation domains will be fully adopted by end 2020 through Rulemaking Task RMT.0251(b) (MDM.055-MDM.060) (introduction of SMS into the requirements of the Design, Production and Maintenance organisations). Refer to the Term of Reference for the Rulemaking Task.
Meanwhile the following steps towards compliance with ICAO Annex 19 have been accomplished:
As mandated by ICAO Annex 19, a risk-based approach to the Agency’s determination of the Level of Involvement (LOI) in product certification has been introduced.
Related Opinion No 07-2016 – Explanatory Note is pending European Commission’s approval, expected in the course of 2018.
As soon as the aforesaid Opinion is adopted, the related AMC/GM will be issued in one decision after the entry into force of the amendment to Part-21. Refer to NPA 2017-20.
LOI implementation is in the meantime tested in various LOI pilot certification projects monitored by the LOI SG. Companies interested in joining this advanced application are invited to approach the Agency.
For the Continuing Airworthiness Management Organisations (CAMO), the alignment is already proposed within new “Part-CAMO”:
Related Opinion No 06-2016 – Explanatory Note is pending European Commission’s approval, expected in the course of 2019.
As soon as the aforesaid Opinion is adopted, the related AMC/GM will be issued in one decision after the entry into force of the amendment to Part-M.
Note 1: This Opinion is linked to Opinion 05/2016 where SMS is not made mandatory for GA [new Part-CAO = combined MO/CAMO approval].
Note 2: No SMS requirements in EASA Part-147 Maintenance Training Organisation will be introduced; however SMS elements will be introduced in Part-66 basic knowledge training syllabus (refer to RMT.0255).
Note 3: NPAs 2013-01 and 2013-19 are superseded by the aforesaid task.
Note: The above is simply a ‘cut & paste’ from;