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Regulation (EU) 2020/270

For the purpose of this Part, the competent authority shall be:

1. for the oversight of the continuing airworthiness of individual aircraft and the issue of airworthiness review certificates the authority designated by the Member State of registry;

2. for the oversight of a maintenance organisation as specified in Section A, Subpart F of this Annex (Part-M):

(i) the authority designated by the Member State where that organisation's principle place of business is located;

(ii) the Agency if the organisation is located in a third country;

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)(3) of point M.A.201.

4. for the oversight of a continuing airworthiness management organisation as specified in Section A, Subpart G of this Annex (Part-M):

(i) the authority designated by the Member State where that organisation's principle place of business is located if the approval is not included in an air operator's certificate;

(ii) the authority designated by the Member State of the operator if the approval is included in an air operator's certificate;

(iii) the Agency if the organisation is located in a third country.

AMC M.1

ED Decision 2015/029/R

A competent authority may be a ministry, a national aviation authority or any aviation body designated by the Member State and located within that Member State. A Member State may designate more than one competent authority to cover different areas of responsibility, as long as the designation decision contains a list of the competencies of each authority and there is only one competent authority responsible for each given area of responsibility.