2.1 Initial application for approval of a Continued Airworthiness Management Organisation and approval of the Maintenance Control Manual should be made by Letter, Fax, or E-mail to the OTAA requesting a formal application reference.
The following details must be provided:
a) Details regarding the applicable aircraft.
b) Details regarding the Operator/s.
c) An outline of a Project plan to include proposed timescales to aid the investigation for approval.
2.2 On receipt and acceptance of the application, the OTAA will provide a unique reference number. Any subsequent correspondence and additional supporting documentation as outlined in this document should quote the allocated reference number. The allocated OTAA inspector would liaise with the applicant in order to agree an investigation plan.
2.3 The applicant should review this guidance document, complete the applications for Continued Airworthiness Management Approval and Approval of the Maintenance Control Manual (Note: template examples of the Application Forms are included in Appendices A, B and C of this document) and submit them together with draft copies of the Maintenance Control Manual, completed compliance document and any supporting documentation and payment of the appropriate application fee.
2.4 The Maintenance Control Manual may be submitted in either hard copy or electronic format.