1.1 The objective of this document is to provide guidance for the approval of a Continued Airworthiness Management Organisation and the development and submission for approval of the Maintenance Control Manual (MCM) to the OTAA.
1.2 The initial application, approval and administration of a continued airworthiness management approval must be in accordance with the requirements of OTAR Part 39. Furthermore it is the responsibility of the OTAA to ensure that aircraft on its register are effectively maintained in an airworthy condition. The OTAA approval of the Maintenance Control Manual provides a mechanism to record minimum standards of continued airworthiness management that the owner/operator must comply with.
1.3 Once approved, the Maintenance Control Manual will define the scope and capability of the organisation ensuring that visibility is maintained to all functional activities.
1.4 Some of the subject material in this document may not be applicable to some aircraft that are to be managed, as each application will be considered on a case by case basis by carrying out a detailed assessment. In some cases in order to fully establish compliance with the OTARS, subsections of other OTAR parts may be applicable. Caution should be exercised before assuming that a subject or a subpart of this guidance document is considered ‘not applicable’.