What is the EASA policy on Certificates of Release to Service for aircraft maintenance? What are the responsibilities of maintenance organisations and CAMOs associated to such maintenance?
What practice is accepted by EASA to release maintenance on aircraft not covered by the Basic Regulation?
EASA issued on 20 March 2013 a paper to answer this question (please see link here):
‘Rulemaking interpretation on “Maintenance release of aircraft not covered by the Basic Regulation” ’.
Since that time:
- the Basic Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2018/1139 was issued, repealing the previous Basic Regulation (Regulation (EC) No 216/2008); and
- Commission Regulation (EU) No 1321/2014 was issued, repealing Commission Regulation (EC) No 2042/2003.
However, the intent of that paper is still valid in describing the various practices and EASA’s position on the release of maintenance on aircraft that are aircraft excluded from complying with the airworthiness requirements contained in the Basic Regulation, and in its delegated and implementing acts.
What is the view of EASA on the transition of existing continuing airworthiness organisations to the new Part-CAO and Part-CAMO organisations?
Regulation (EU) 2019/1383 amending Regulation (EU) No 1321/2014 introduces new types of organisations (Part-CAO and Part-CAMO) in the Continuing Airworthiness domain, as of 24 March 2020.
This guide offers the view of EASA on the transition of existing continuing airworthiness organisations to the new Part-CAO and Part-CAMO organisations, based on Article 4 of Regulation (EU) No 1321/2014 as amended. This is not binding material.