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CAA, aviation, airworthiness, Pakistan civil aviation authority, annex

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  • 1. Duties of Owner or Operator inCase of Suspension ofAIRWORTHINESSAVIATION LAWSUBMITTED TO: SIR ALI BARKAATSUBMITTED BY: BILAL AHMAD #12002001006, BS.AM1/15/2013
  • 2. Duties of Owner or Operator in Case of Suspension ofAIRWORTHINESS2013Page | 1Table of ContentsCertificate of Airworthiness....................................................................................................................................................2INTRODUCTION.......................................................................................................................................................................2The Certificate of Airworthiness shall cease to be valid if:.....................................................................................................3Authority of the Director General of Civil Aviation for the Suspension and Renewal of C of A.............................................3Renewal/ Revalidation of Suspended Certificate of Airworthiness........................................................................................4Procedure:...........................................................................................................................................................................4Documents to be provided to DGCA for renewal of C of A: ...............................................................................................4General requirements for renewal of C of A: .....................................................................................................................5Example Procedure for renewal of C of A of Indian registered aircraft abroad.................................................................6References ............................................................................................................................................................................11
  • 3. Duties of Owner or Operator in Case of Suspension ofAIRWORTHINESS2013Page | 2Certificate of AirworthinessRule 50 of the Aircraft Rules, 1937 empowers the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to issue/ renew orvalidate the Certificate of Airworthiness. Further, Rule 15 requires that all aircraft registered in India possess acurrent and valid Certificate of Airworthiness (C of A) before it is flown unless it is flown for the purpose offlight test in the close vicinity of an aerodrome or the place of its departure. Below is an example of certificateof airworthiness issued by the civil aviation authority of US.INTRODUCTIONThe Certificate of Airworthiness of an aircraft shall be deemed to be suspended when an aircraft ceases or failsto conform with condition stipulated in the Type Certificate or C of A, airworthiness requirements in respect ofoperation, maintenance, modification, repair, replacement, overhaul, process or inspection applicable to thataircraft, or1. is modified or repaired otherwise than in accordance with approved procedure, or
  • 4. Duties of Owner or Operator in Case of Suspension ofAIRWORTHINESS2013Page | 32. suffers major/substantial damage (which requires replacement or extensive repair ofany major component), or3. Develops a major defect which would affect the safety of the aircraft or its occupants insubsequent flights.The Certificate of Airworthiness shall cease to be valid if:(i) Approved aircraft maintenance program is not complied;(ii) "Lifed" components are not replaced/ CMR items not complied;(iii) Mandatory modifications/ inspections/ SBs are not carried out, as and when due;(iv) Unapproved repairs/ Modifications are carried out;(v) Unapproved materials/ procedures/ practices are used;(vi) Aircraft has suffered major damage or defect or develops a major defect, whichwould affect the safety of the aircraft or its occupants in subsequent flights;(vii) Annual review of airworthiness (ARA) report is not provided to the concernedregional airworthiness office 15 days prior to the expiration period of the previousannual report or an erroneous annual report is provided; or(viii) Valid and current mandatory documents are not carried on board.Authority of the Director General of Civil Aviation for theSuspension and Renewal of C of A1. The Director General of Civil Aviation reserves the right to refuse Certificate of Airworthiness to anaircraft where reasonable doubt exists regarding itsairworthiness or where required document(s) havenot been made availableor false information has been furnished. The DGCA may withhold the issue ofC of A, if the aircraft is known or suspected to have features, which may jeopardize safety orairworthiness of the aircraft.2. DGCA reserves the right to cancel Certificate of Airworthiness if it is observed that the Certificate ofAirworthiness has been obtained by false/fraudulent means.3. Notwithstanding the above, the DGCA may require the owner/ operator to comply with additionalrequirements prior to issue/ revalidation/ renewal of the C of A of the aircraft to ensure its continuedairworthiness and safe operations.
  • 5. Duties of Owner or Operator in Case of Suspension ofAIRWORTHINESS2013Page | 4Renewal/ Revalidation of Suspended Certificate ofAirworthinessIn case the C of A of aircraft is suspended on account of a major accident or due to any other reason, the samewill be revalidated, subject to the completion of the required repair/ modification/ maintenance action, fromthe date of inspection by Airworthiness Officer and will be valid only up to the date the previous currency ofthe C of A.Procedure:1. An application for renewal of C of A shall be completed and submitted to concerned airworthinessoffice by the owner/ operator/ AMO of the aircraft at least 30 days prior to the expiry of the certificatealong with the necessary fees as per Rule 62. The application shall be accompanied with a certificateduly signed by the Manager Quality/ Quality Control Manager of the AMO/ Operator.2. The applicant shall make the aircraft available for reasonable period at a time and place acceptable toDGCA for such checks and inspections as may be required. To avoid grounding of aircraft the aircraftshall be made available to DGCA officers within 15 days prior to expiry of C of A.3. The applicant shall establish that the aircraft is airworthy in all respects.4. The applicant shall provide the necessary personnel and equipment so that required checks andinspections may be satisfactorily carried out.4. All relevant records of aircraft maintenance, flight tests and calibration shall be made available to theofficers of DGCA at the time of inspection for renewal of C of A.5. The mass (empty weight) of the aircraft shall be determined as per the rules.6. The operator shall carry out flight tests as specified by the manufacturer and provide satisfactoryfunctioning of the avionics, performance and handling qualities of the aircraft during flight should beestablished.Documents to be provided to DGCA for renewal of C of A:1. A copy of an inspection report giving brief details of the work done since last renewal of C of A to establishthat the aircraft had been maintained to assure its continued airworthiness. This report should be in theform of a schedule and should include the following documents:1) A record of work accomplished since the last renewal of the certificate;2) A record showing details of major checks carried out since the last renewal of the certificate;
  • 6. Duties of Owner or Operator in Case of Suspension ofAIRWORTHINESS2013Page | 53) A record of airframe, engine(s) and propeller(s) flying hours as follows:a) the total flying hours for the airframe since new and the flying hours since the last renewal;b) the total flying hours for the engine(s) since new and the flying hours since the last overhaul;c) the total flying hours for the propeller(s) since new and the flying hours since the lastoverhaul;4) A record showing compliance with:a. Airworthiness Directive / mandatory modification compliance statusb. Compliance status of approved aircraft maintenance program including SSID and CPCP (ifapplicable)c. Modifications and service bulletins complied since the last renewal of C of A.d. Major defects encountered, rectification action and analysis reporte. Accident / Incident that the aircraft suffered and action taken5) a record of major component changes;2. A mass and balance report which should include a copy of the empty aircraft mass determination record,the mass and center of gravity schedule and a list of basic equipment and mass growth charts.3. A flight test report for the avionics systems.4. A flight test / Performance evaluation report of the aircraft.General requirements for renewal of C of A:1. The applicant shall ensure that no structural inspection including Supplemental Structural Inspection isdue, no mandatory modification/inspection/SBs is outstanding and the "lives" of all the (major)components are still within valid operational limits.2. The applicant shall ensure that all installed equipment on board the aircraft,3. are in serviceable condition. If it is not so, the applicant of the aircraft shall notify the DGCA regional officein writing.4. The applicant shall ensure that all the documents required by CAR Section 2 Series ‘X’ Part VII are on boardthe aircraft and current.5. In case major maintenance schedules are not due at the time of renewal of Certificate of Airworthinessthen the applicant shall intimate the concerned regional Office about the carrying out of such majorschedules as and when these are due, but at least 15 days before these are due, to enable theairworthiness officers to carry out such physical inspection of the aircraft as considered necessary.6. In case the Airworthiness Officer completes his final inspection of the aircraft and its documents, after theexpiry of the Certificate of Airworthiness, or 30 days before the expiry of C of A then the currency of C of Awould start from the date of inspection.
  • 7. Duties of Owner or Operator in Case of Suspension ofAIRWORTHINESS2013Page | 6Example Procedure for renewal of C of A of Indian registeredaircraft abroadThere may be a situation where Certificate of Airworthiness of an Indian registered aircraft may get lapsedwhile operating in a foreign country. In such a case, the applicant may provide DGCA with full justification ofsuch exigencies. The C of A will be renewed after following the same procedure as prescribed above andinspection of the location will have to be carried out at the airport where the aircrafts C of A has lapsed.Alternatively, a ferry flight authorization may be sought to enable inspection of the aircraft at another suitablelocation where adequate inspection facilities are available.
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  • 12. Duties of Owner or Operator in Case of Suspension ofAIRWORTHINESS2013Page | 11ReferencesICAO (Chicago Convention)International ConferenceCivil Aviation 1946OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR GENERAL OF CIVIL AVIATIONTECHNICAL CENTRE, OPP SAFDURJUNG AIRPORT, NEW DELHICIVIL AVIATION REQUIREMENTSSECTION 2 – AIRWORTHINESSSERIES F, PART III20TH MARCH 1992http://dgca.nic.in/cars.htmlhttp://www.caapakistan.com.pk/legal_services.aspxhttp://www.caa.co.za/http://www.caa.co.za/CAR Series Part IVIssue No. and Date: Issue I 20.03.1992Subject: Cancelled (See CAR Section 2 Series F Part III)Most Recent Amendment No. Amdt 1 to Pg 1 & 6Date of Amendment: 26.05.1999CAR Series PartVIssue No. and Date: Issue I 20.03.1992Subject: Suspension of Certificate of Airworthiness and its subsequent revalidationMost Recent Amendment No. Amdt 1 to Pg 1Date of Amendment: 16.08.1999CARS 94- Airworthiness RequirementsSection 5-certificate of airworthinessArticle 22- renewal of C of A