GOAL: To perform assigned activities whilst observing all the legal, regulatory and conventional prescriptions required throughout development, production, acceptance test and off-site working party involvement.
Personally qualified and organizationally approved Certifying / Support Staff, ensure that complete aircraft, components and equipment installed meet associated prerequisites via;
Certificate of Release to Service (CRS) / ‘Form 1’ release certificate issue (within the scope of their organisational certification authorisation).
Refusal of release, in case of incomplete manufacturing, missing or incomplete maintenance, documentation or inspection records.
Expanding the scope of inspection (if required), in order to achieve pre-established Type Certificate Data Sheet (TCDS) / Declaration of Design & Performance (DDP) / Fit, Form and Function requirements – stipulated within the design’s definition.
Proposed ‘AvcatABC’ arrangements;
For the avoidance of doubt, [Name of Customer’s Approved Org.] shall hold the full responsibility for any Type investigation and all supporting documents held under its NAA approval.
AvcatABC operates independently from any Airframe or Engine Manufacturer, MRO or airline. It’s scope of work compliments that of [Name of Customer’s Approved Org.]‘s scope of work, under their associated referential framework (processes, procedures, pre-established reporting formats etc.).
AvcatABC could realise qualified, trained and able Certifying / Support staff for the following;
OEM Customer Service on-site assistance / investigation, covering either major in-service events or problematic dispatch reliability issues.
DOA / POA aircraft conformity validation via test accomplishment involving TLB, QLB, Form 52 & 53 issue / release, across serial production aircraft acceptance / test (between global FAL Operational Test ‘FOT’ and Transfer of Title ‘ToT’).
Pre / Post asset delivery physical Aircraft / Cabin / Technical Records (pre-return / End of Lease) inspection accomplishment.
On-site Fleet Management / Core Technical Service provision / qualified assistance with any physical survey, when airworthiness review staff do not hold appropriate (‘hands-on’, practical) maintenance engineer licence privileges (under either Part 66, or UK CAA Air Navigation Order, Article 36 – Licensing of maintenance engineers) – who must be assisted by such qualified personnel.
- Lease / Storage ‘Controlled environment’ establishment / monitoring assistance.
Working Party completion and Release to Service of any in-service configuration change, Cabin completion / conversion (pre-established LOPA) or global OEM Modification / Upgrade activity (pre-defined Work Order).
On-site link-man, supporting OEM Flight Hour Services / Total Support Package or preventative Skywise (Civilian) &/ or SmartForce (Military) on-condition maintenance (ocm) in-service products.
Precautionary note from personal field experience:
Provision of global ‘in-service’ technical solutions, always involve unique sets of tasks and circumstances – specific to an aircraft’s (Effectivity / operator / maintenance) controlled environment. It is for this reason that a technical specification must be established prior to any assignment, in order to initially define (for clarity to all involved parties) both work-pack content and ‘initial’ establishment and duration of the sub-contracted activity.
What am I currently not going to do?: Exercise any ‘B1’ or ‘C’ category organisational certifying privilege, until Type Rated training and OJT (first rating only) has been organisationally assessed and included within my personal UK CAA EASA Part 66 (A & B1 category, expiring February 2022) AML – “CURRENTLY RECOGNISED BY ALL EU MEMBERS”.
Proof the solution will work: Enhanced (AS/EN 9100:2016) Safety Management and Risk Analysis across ‘in-service’ portfolio assets.