CRD 2013-01(A)

Embodiment of safety management system (SMS) requirements into Commission Regulation (EU) No 1321/2014 - SMS in Part-M

This Comment-Response Document (CRD) contains the comments received on NPA 2013-01(A), published on 21 January 2013, and the responses provided thereto by EASA.

Based on the analysis of comments and on additional focused stakeholder consultation, Opinion No 06/2016 is developed.

Said Opinion introduces safety management in continuing airworthiness management through the creation of a new Annex Vc (Part-CAMO) to Commission Regulation (EU) No 1321/2014 dedicated to continuing airworthiness management organisations (CAMOs), which are managing aircraft operated by licensed air carriers and/or complex motor-powered aircraft (CMPA), representing an estimated 65 % of all currently approved CAMOs. Only Part-CAMO-approved CAMOs will be required to implement SMS based on a set of proportional management system requirements.

The new Annex Vc (Part-CAMO) will supersede the current Subpart G of Annex I (Part-M) to Commission Regulation (EU) No 1321/2014. The changes introduced to the Part-M Subpart G requirements are globally aligned with the general authority and organisation requirements adopted in the other domains (Aircrew, Air Operations, ADR, ATM/ANS).