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.

SpeciÔ¨Ācally, these amendments attempt to reduce the regulatory burden for General Aviation compared to Part-CAMO. The main beneÔ¨Āts 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 signiÔ¨Ācant alleviations to the conditions applicable to the maintenance of small aircraft.

Our CAO services,¬†increasing the Ô¨āexibility 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‚Äôs 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.