The introduction of Part-CAO affects the lighter end of the General Aviation (GA) community, including aircraft owners/operators, independent certifying staff, maintenance organisations, CAMOs, and competent authorities overseeing these aircraft and activities.

Part-CAO provides a new set of requirements for Combined Airworthiness Organisation : such organisation may perform CAMO activities or Maintenance Organisation activities, or both, but limited to non-complex aircraft not used by a licensed air carrier.

As “Light aircraft” the following non-complex motor-powered aircraft are considered:

  • aeroplanes up to 2730 Kg

  • MTOM rotorcraft up to 1200 Kg MTOM / max 4

  • occupants other ELA2 aircraft.

Specifically, these amendments attempt to reduce the regulatory burden for General Aviation compared to Part-CAMO. The main benefits are:

  • Part-CAO is simple to understand
  • Part-CAO does not require approval of the maintenance program by the authorities or a CAMO/CAO
  • Deviations to the manufacturer recommendations are simple to implement
  • Airworthiness reviews can be performed also by maintenance organizations and independent certifying staff, provided that a special authorization is in place.
  • The pilot can defer certain defects without the involvement of maintenance personnel

This means that the Part-CAO offers significant alleviations to the conditions applicable to the maintenance of small aircraft.

Our CAO services, increasing the flexibility and affordability of owning an airplane, include but are not limited to:

  • Create a self-declared Maintenance Program (SDMP) that increases flexibility and affordability to owner.
  • Provide User Friendly Light CAMO Software, Implementation & Optimization according to Customer’s needs (User friendly Interface, designed to be familiar, even for non type engineers).
    • Easily create detailed Work Orders, simple to understand, that can be electronically exported upon completion.
    • Invite and provide distinct access to pilots, mechanics, owners and more with individual sign off permissions.
    • Staying up-to-date with all relevant ADs and SBs, using access to provided software.
    • Easily generate Reports when required (AMP and aircraft status Reports to the relevant authorities).
    • Create work packs, comprising of Job Cards and attachments, when required.
  • Maintenance and Modification Planning, Defects and Repairs Control, Records Management, Technical Services.
  • Airworthiness Directives and Modifications assessment.
  • Define maintenance activities for Aircraft:
    • In Long or Short term Storage.
    • During Aircraft Transitions.
    • During Aircraft Reconfigurations.
  • Management of Technical Records.