EASA 145 is about approved maintenance organisation for works to be done to maintain aircrafts.
It provides guides on how to be approved, the roles and responsibilities and the requirements to be approved.
INTRODUCTION• An organisation that intend to secure jobs from Europe has to have EASA 145 approval. The approval means that the organisation has met the minimum standard as listed. Europe offer a good opportunities, with its vast number of aircrafts. The labor rate in Europe is higher and this encourage them to outsource their work to Asian companies.
ROAD TO GET EASA 145 APPROVAL• One of the actions items required for companies applying for 145, is to train their staff on 145 awareness. Some of the learning points are shared below.• You may get more information from EASA official website.
ABOUT EASA• EASA stands for European Aviation Safety Agency.• Its responsibilities includes – Act as an advisory body to EU in matters related to civil aviation. – Monitor the aviation safety and ensure its compliant. – Issue Type certificate for companies in Europe – Issue Design approval for manufacturing and modification. – Authorize non EU companies to operate on EASA guidelines.
VARIOUS PART OF EASA• In order for EASA to perform its roles, various regulations were laid down. The big ones are as follows:• Part 145 – MRO – These are regulation related to the setting and operation a maintenance, repair and overhaul of aircrafts of components.• Part M - continuous airworthiness. This provide the guides and process to ensure the civil aircrafts continue its airworthiness status.• Eu Operation – AOC – The air operators certificate are given to airlines when the airline had met the minimum standard and requirement to set up a civil airline.• Part 66 – licensing. This is the section giving guides and approval in matters relating to certifying the maintenance personnel.• Part 147 – training organization
REQUIREMENTS TO GET EASA 145• The followings are the requirements that an organisation must have at the time when the application is made: – Approved facilities with controlled environment – Tools and equipments. – Approved processes as laid in MOE – maintenance organisation exposition.
More Requirements to get 145• Approved parts. A system to ensure that the parts received are genuine.• Approved documentations – Manufacturers – AMM,MPD, CMM,IPC,WDM,SB – Regulatory – AD,AN – Companies – job cards, check list, report, manufacturing orders, Tags• Release documents – CRS EASA form1
More Requirements to get 145• Qualified personnel – sufficient licensed personnel – Quality assurance personnel• Auditor• Accountable manager• Moe – Maintenance Organisation Exposition giving details of the management personnel, processes and the control.
MOE Contents• Management organization• Maintenance Procedures• Line Maintenance Procedures• Quality System Procedures• Procedures for operators• Appendies
CATEGORIES OF 145• Part 145 categories• A1 aircraft > 5700kg• A2 aircraft <5700kg
ENGINE APPROVAL• Approval: For repairing & overhaul Engine – B1-turbo-jet – B2-Recipocating – B3-Apu (auxiliary power unit) – D1-NDT
WHO CAN ISSUE CRSCRS is the certificate release to service.• B1 Certifying staff• B2 Certifying staff for his scope.• Certifying staff for his scope of Authorization
INFORMATION GIVEN IN CRSThe following information shall be available• Companys approval number• Name, approval number• Date and place of issue• Reference
RESOURCESAmazon Books My Blog • Website: http://easalae.info/2011/10 /easa-145-awareness/ • email : email@example.comI was working as an aircraft maintenance engineer and currently serve as a trainerin an approved training organization. Thank You. Joha