Maintenance / Engineers

CAA SkyWise on Maintenance / Engineers



Part 145 – Applicability of AMC2 145.A.50(d) and Certification of Used Aircraft Components
We have published guidance on the applicability of AMC2 145.A.50(d) and Certification of Used Aircraft Components for Part 145 holders.
The purpose of this policy is to clarify the use of AMC2 145.A.50(d) so that the competent authority, installers and operators have confidence that used aircraft components have been satisfactorily removed from the aircraft, inspected, assessed and tested, as necessary, before being recertified and made eligible for installation on an aircraft registered in an EASA Member State.
Dated: August 2019

Identification requirement for aircraft maintenance licensing applications
This notification updates and replaces the information sent on 17 May 2018 as SW2018/84
Please note that you are required to submit a certified true copy of photographic ID (such as passport or driving licence) when applying for the initial issue of a Part-66 licence and all applications submitted online via the CAA portal.
The ID document must also be certified by your quality department or Head of 145/147 organisation.
Dated: August 2019

Maintenance programme approval (up to 2730 Kg)
Maintenance programmes for other than complex motor-powered aircraft, ELA2, aircraft up to 2730 Kg and piston engine aircraft (fixed wing and rotorcraft)
Owners, operators, Part M subpart G (CAMO), Part 145 and Part M subpart F organisations must make sure approval of maintenance programmes complies with Part M, M.A.302 (a), (b), (c), (d), (e), and (g). ELA1 aircraft not involved in commercial operations can use M.A.302 (h) Self-Declared Maintenance Programme.
CAA LAMP 766 and 767 were withdrawn on 31 August 2016. LAMP based approval programmes, submitted directly or indirectly, will not be approved.
Dated: May 2019

A procedure to write a procedure
Following collaboration with UK maintenance organisations the CAA is pleased to have published guidance to the wider industry on producing procedures to support their respective organisations.
Dated: May 2019

Engineer licence application form update
The UK CAA has re-issued application form SRG1014 (EASA Form 19) to reflect Commission Regulation (EU) 2018/1142 amending Regulation (EU) No 1321/2014.
The new version of this form is to be used with immediate effect; the UK CAA will no longer accept any previous versions of this form from 22nd March 2019.
Dated: March 2019

GPS Week Counter Rollover Event (6 April 2019)
Navigation and timing information from the Global Positioning System (GPS) is used by many aircraft and ground-based aviation systems.
The GPS navigation message contains date and time information in the form of a sequential week and seconds counter, which first started on 6th January 1980. As the week counter rolls over every 1024 weeks, it will do so on 6th April 2019 for the second time in history.
Systems using GPS for obtaining date and time are required to ensure that a correct progressive week count is maintained.
Dated: February 2019

Update to EU exit information – Aerospace maintenance organisations
We have updated the information on our website concerning aerospace maintenance organisations in the event of a non-negotiated EU exit. This includes a series of changes to address stakeholder queries about ongoing validity of approvals.
Dated: February 2019

Update to EU exit information – Engineer training organisations and Licensed engineers
We have updated the information on our website concerning Engineer training organisations and Licensed engineers in the event of a non-negotiated EU exit.
The update for Engineer training organisations includes information for those who have completed a portion of their modules at the point that the UK leaves the EU.
The update for Licensed engineers includes more information for engineers who are part way through their training at 29 March 2019.
Dated: February 2019

Ex-military National Fly to Permit maintenance programmes
Owners, operators and BCAR A8-25 Continuing Airworthiness Management Organisations are advised that the CAA has issued CAP 1740, ‘Guidance on Maintenance programmes for aircraft operating on a National Permit to Fly’.
The CAP sets out in single document, what should be considered when compiling a maintenance programme primarily for ex-military types that require to be operated and maintained to an approved programme, to meet the current requirements of BCAR A3-7 paragraph 15.
Dated: February 2019