Sunday, December 3, 2017

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Friday, November 17, 2017

High_tension Magneto


               Aircraft high-tension magneto is a self-contained unit delivers high voltage to Spark plug, incorporating a coil, points and distributor. Coil having primary and secondary winding, step up the voltage to a spark-generating level, turn it into timed high tension electrical pulses, and sends it to the appropriate spark plug
              Magnetos are fixed with manufacturer’s data plate  with either ‘L’ or ‘R’. The L or R does not refer to the position on the engine, but to the magnetos direction of rotation. In one instance, a left-hand rotation magneto was installed in the position where a right-hand rotation was specified. The result was a rough running engine with reduced power and the associated possibility of destructive detonation.

             It is important to install serviceable magnetos with the correct part, model and configuration details for the intended engine. The correct magneto configuration should be verified against the approved maintenance data.
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Saturday, November 4, 2017

AME APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING – an initiative by DGCA

      Through a public   notice, DGCA has launched  apprenticeship program in collaboration with various airlines, MRO, and Non-Scheduled Operators. Pass out students from AME Institutes, having Papers-l and 2 (or equivalent Modules)  would be eligible to apply.
         From the merit list of all registered candidates generated on the AME Apprenticeship portal of the Ministry, final selection for apprenticeship would include assessments/interviews by potential employers registered on the portal with pre-announced vacancies.
          Selected candidates would be trained academically with a substantial
component of field experience using Standard Training Modules for Fixed Wing,
Helicopters and Avionics Streams.
            A Certificate of Competence, which is also recognized as a Certificate of Experience of one-year by DGCA and other stakeholders, would be issued by the establishment concerned to every successful Apprentice.
            An interactive portal (www.ameapprenticeship.gov.in) for registration, tracking,
monitoring, and disseminating information on AME Apprenticeship is being developed
on the Ministry's website which is expected to be activated shortly.

          It would serve as a common platform for all stakeholders in AME Apprenticeship training, i.e. students, establishments, academia, training institutes, and regulatory agencies, to register and track and monitor the implementation of such skilling.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Salient features of CAR 66 Issue 2 Rev. 2 Date : 4.09.2017

 Salient features of this revision are as follows:
            1. 66.A.35 amended to replace skill test requirement with demonstration of skill. 
            2. 66.A.215 (b) amended to include AME Course. 
            3. Appendix –II (Basic Examination Standard) para 1.5 amended to make provision for  appearing in failed module related to limitation papers from 90 days to 30 days. 
            4. GM 66.A.35 (Skill Test Requirements) – Deleted. 
            5. Appendix-I (Appendices to AMC for CAR 66) amended to add a note on Type rating             endorsement covering several models/ variant. Group 1 Helicopter Table amended in line with EASA guidelines.

Monday, August 28, 2017

FAA AD 2017-16-11 Lycoming

                This AD 2017-16-11  requires an inspection of connecting rods and replacement of affected connecting rod small end bushings.  AD was prompted by several reports of connecting rod failures resulting in uncontained engine failure and in-flight shutdowns (IFSDs).  
AD applies to:           
(1) All Lycoming Engines reciprocating engines listed in Table 1 of Lycoming Engines MSB No. 632B, dated August 4, 2017, and
(2) all Lycoming Engines reciprocating engines that were overhauled or repaired using any replacement part listed in Table 2 of Lycoming MSB No. 632B, which was shipped from Lycoming Engines during the dates listed in Table 2 of Lycoming  MSB No. 632B.
               Reason of this AD is reports of uncontained engine failures and IFSDs due to failed connecting rods on various models of Lycoming Engines reciprocating engines listed in Table 1 of Lycoming MSB No. 632B, that were overhauled or repaired using any replacement part listed in Table 2 of Lycoming Engines MSB No. 632B, which was shipped from Lycoming Engines during the dates listed in Table 2 of Lycoming Engines MSB No. 632B.
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Friday, August 25, 2017

Import/Acquisition of Aircraft - GAGAN enabled

                     It is mandatory to have #GAGAN enabled to all #aircraft being registered in India from 1st January 2019 trough a circular ( Air Transport Circular No. 2.2017 dated 23.08.2017 - subject: procedure for obtaining permission  for import/acquisition of aircraft - which replaced ATC No.1/2016 on the same subject.

               GAGAN is the acronym for GPS Aided GEO Augmented Navigation. The GAGAN uses a system of ground stations to provide necessary augmentations to the GPS standard positioning service(SPS) navigation signal. A network of precisely surveyed ground reference stations (INdian REference Stations : INRES) is strategically positioned across the country to collect GPS satellite data.                                                                                                Using this information, the master control centre (INdian Master Control Centre : INMCC) generates messages to correct any signal errors. These correction messages are then up linked through (INdian Land Uplink Station : INLUS) and broadcast through communication satellites (Geostationary) to receivers on board aircraft using the same
frequency as GPS. The GAGAN is designed to provide the additional accuracy, availability, and integrity necessary to enable users to rely on GPS for all phases of flight, from en route through approach for all qualified airports within the GAGAN service volume. GAGAN will also provide the capability for increased accuracy in position reporting, allowing for more uniform and high-quality Air Traffic Management (ATM). 


Sunday, August 20, 2017

Issuance of AMEL Cat.A

                       Another step for compliance of CAR 66, DGCA has now decided to issue CategoryA licence to eligible person. As per revised Rule 61 of Aircraft Rules 1937 the Category A licence has been made non-type rated.

                     A large number of technical person holding BAMEL/BAMEEC in heavy Aeroplane (HA)  and Jet Engine (JE) are employed in various organization may be considered for issuance of Category A licence. To get Category A licence competent authority has decided some modality to be complied with.
                       The existing CAR 147 type training organisation will be permitted to conduct Difference Training (difference in syllabus of CAR 66 Cat A licence and syllabus of exiting basic licence/Certificate.Syllabus of difference training will be approve by DGCA HQrs. The schedule of  examination is decided by CEO and likely to be held in October 2017. The application for conduct examination after successful completion of course will be forwarded to RAO by respective organisation along with requisite fees,
                                                                                               

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

CRITICAL MAINTENANCE TASKS


                          (a) The procedure should ensure that the following maintenance tasks are reviewed to assess their impact on flight safety:
           (1) tasks that may affect the control of the aircraft flight path and attitude, such as installation, rigging and adjustments of flight controls;
           (2) aircraft stability control systems (autopilot, fuel transfer);
           (3) tasks that may affect the propulsive force of the aircraft, including installation of aircraft engines, propellers and rotors; and
           (4) overhaul, calibration or rigging of engines, propellers, transmissions and gearboxes.
                         (b) The procedure should describe which data sources are used to identify critical maintenance tasks. Several data sources may be used, such as:
          (1) information from the design approval holder;
          (2) accident reports;
          (3) investigation and follow-up of incidents;
          (4) occurrence reporting;
          (5) flight data analysis;
          (6) results of audits;
          (7) normal operations monitoring schemes; and
          (8) feedback from training.’

AMC2 145.A.48(b) Performance of maintenance

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Performance of maintenance

                                        145. A.48 Performance of maintenance
                The organisation shall establish procedures to ensure that:
       (a) after completion of maintenance a general verification is carried out to ensure that the aircraft or component is clear of all tools, equipment and any extraneous parts or material, and that all access panels removed have been refitted
       (b) an error capturing method is implemented after the performance of any critical maintenance task;
       (c) the risk of multiple errors during maintenance and the risk of errors being repeated in identical maintenance tasks are minimised; and,
       (d) damage is assessed and modifications and repairs are carried out using data specified in point M.A.304.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Safety management



                 3.3.2.1 The use of recordings or transcripts of CVR, CARS, Class A AIR and
Class A AIRS for purposes other than the investigation of an accident or incident as per Annex 13 are not allowed except where the recordings or transcripts:
      a) are related to a safety-related event identified in the context of a safety management system; are restricted to the relevant portions of a de-identified transcript of the recording; and are subject to the protections accorded by Annex 19;
     b) are sought for use in criminal proceedings not related to an event involving an accident or incident investigation and are subject to the protections accorded by Annex 19; or
     c) are used for inspections of flight recorder systems as provided in Section 7
of Appendix 2.3.
                 Note.— Provisions on the protection of safety data, safety information and
related sources are contained in Appendix 3 to Annex 19. When an investigation under Annex 13 is instituted, investigation records are subject to the protections accorded by Annex 13.
              3.3.2.2 The use of recordings or transcripts of FDR, ADRS as well as Class B
and Class C AIR and AIRS for purposes other than the investigation of an accident or incident as per Annex 13, are not allowed except where the recordings or transcripts are subject to the protections accorded by Annex 19 and:
   a) are used by the operator for airworthiness or maintenance purposes;
   b) are sought for use in proceedings not related to an event involving an accident or                  incident investigation;
   c) are de-identified; or
   d) are disclosed under secure procedures.
         Note.— Provisions on the protection of safety data, safety information and related sources are contained in Appendix 3 to Annex 19.
        Note.— Annex 19 includes safety management provisions for international general aviation operators of large or turbojet aeroplanes. Further guidance is contained in the Safety Management Manual (SMM) (Doc 9859).

It  will be applicable from 7th Nov 2019
Ref. CAR D8O-O3
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Saturday, July 29, 2017

Aeroplane operating procedures for landing performance


                            An approach to land shall not be continued below 300 m (1 000 ft) above
aerodrome elevation unless the pilot-in-command is satisfied that, with the runway surface condition information available, the aeroplane performance information indicates that a safe landing can be made.
            Note 1.— The procedures for using runway surface condition information on board aircraft are contained in the PANS-Aerodromes (Doc 9981) and in the performance section of the aeroplane flight manual, and for aeroplanes certificated in accordance with Annex 8, Part IIIB, the Aeroplane Performance Manual (Doc 10064).
          Note 2.— Guidance on development of aeroplane performance information for
aeroplanes certificated in accordance with Annex 8, Part IIIB is contained in the Aeroplane Performance Manual (Doc 10064).

It  will become applicable from 5th Nov 2020
Ref. CAR D8O-O3 Dated: 170724

Friday, July 28, 2017

Training on CAR-66 & CAR-147 by DGCA

              Three days training program   planned by DGCA Hqrs.  on CAR-66 & CAR-147 for benefit of Indian aviation   Industry was held on IAA, NIAMAR, New Delhi from 26 July 2017 to 28 July 2017.  Person nominated  from all the scheduled airlines and MRO’s. participated in training. These  participants are   responsible  and able to train this subject in their organisation after this training.
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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

OJT Supervisor

            OJT Supervisor -qualification and experience
a) Type rated AME holding full scope authorization in applicable category (B1/B2) on                 applicable aircraft. 
b) Minimum 3 years of maintenance certification experience on applicable family of aircraft. c) Should be competent to perform the function.
           OJT should include one-to-one supervision and should involve actual work task performance on aircraft/ components, covering line and/or base maintenance tasks.
          OJT for applicable task (ATA Chapter wise) on the aircraft should be completed by the trainee, under OJT Supervisor. Each OJT task is required to be completed and signed by the trainee and OJT supervisor. 

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

OJT assessor

             After completion of OJT, the candidate should submit the completed OJT booklet to OJT Assessor. 
            The OJT assessor will scrutinize OJT booklet to ensure: 
a) The candidate has completed the applicable OJT tasks. 
b) The tasks have been signed by the candidate as well as the OJT supervisor. 
c) For the purpose of independent assessment, the trainee should carry out at least two           core task randomly selected by the assessor, under the supervision of the assessor.
             The assessment may be carried out for the trainees as per the following weightage. i. Adherence to the Warning and Cautions (weightage-10%) 
ii. Performance of the two selected core tasks (B1/ B2) proficiently (weightage-70%) 
iii. Use of Aircraft Maintenance Data, Documentation and completion of records (weightage-      20%) 

            The OJT assessor will declare the candidate as pass, in case he/she has scored minimum 75% marks. The result will be recorded in the Assessment Sheet at the end of the OJT booklet. 

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Monday, July 24, 2017

OJT Booklet worksheets/ logbook

               Data should be addressed on the OJT worksheets/ logbook:
a. Name of Trainee; 
b. Date of Birth; 
c. Approved Maintenance Organisation; 
d. Location; 
e. Name of supervisor(s) and assessor, (including licence number if applicable);
 f. Date of task completion; 
g. Description of task and job card/work order/tech log, etc.; 
h. Aircraft type and aircraft registration;
 i. Aircraft rating applied for.

            Each AMO should customize this OJT booklet applicable to the scope of maintenance tasks on their fleet of aircraft. 
            After completion of OJT, the candidate should submit the completed OJT booklet to OJT Assessor. 

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Recent experience

                         66. A.30 Basic Experience requirements para (d) describe about recent experience for AMEL . 
                        At least one year of the required experience shall be recent maintenance experience on aircraft of the category/subcategory for which the initial aircraft maintenance engineer’s licence is sought. 
                        For subsequent category /subcategory additions to an existing AMEL , the additional recent maintenance experience required may be less than one year, but shall be at least three months
                        The required experience shall be dependent upon the difference between the licence category/ subcategory held and applied for. 
                        Such additional experience must be typical of the new licence category/subcategory sought.
                        Para (c) The experience shall be practical and involve with a representative cross section of maintenance tasks on aircraft.
                       Para (f) Experience shall have been acquired within the 10 years preceding the application for an aircraft maintenance licence or the addition of a category or subcategory to such a licence. Notwithstanding to this, the aircraft maintenance experience gained in defense environment in the preceding fifteen years shall be acceptable.

Records for certification authorization

                       The approved organisation should maintain records of holder of certification authorisation. The records shall include, as a minimum:
         i) Name of the Certification Authorisation holder;
        ii) Records pertaining to qualification(s)
        iii) Certification Authorisation issued;
        iv) Date and expiration of current certification(s);
        v) Assessment records.
        vi) A summary of all previous NDT certifications with current and previous (if                                applicable) employer;
        vii) Training history which identifies source, type of training, dates of training and                         course hours;
        viii) Experience history, including any previous certifications, both with current and                       previous employers sufficient to justify satisfaction of experience requirements for                 certification;
         ix) Medical reports;
         x) The name and signature of the employer’s representative authorizing the                              certification.

AAC04-2017

                       The circular #AAC04-2017 explains the procedures and guidelines to be followed by AMO to provide OJT to the personnel engaged in the maintenance of the aircraft required to meet one of the criteria for the issue of licence. 
                       “CAR-66 Aircraft Maintenance Engineer’s Licence Guidance Document” attached as Appendix-A explains the requirements for obtaining CAR 66 AME licence issued by DGCA, procedures for documentation of OJT tasks and maintenance of OJT records.
                       OJT - Para 6 of Appendix III to CAR-66 requires that OJT be approved by the DGCA and it required to be conducted at and under the control of a maintenance organisation appropriately approved for the maintenance of the particular aircraft type and to be assessed by appropriately qualified and designated assessors.
                     Documentation - AMO should detail the procedures in their MOE (Part-3, Chapter 3.14 to 3.16), which should address the following:-
       a) procedures for on-the job training as per Section 6 of Appendix-III to CAR 66;
       a) competence assessment of personnel; 
       b) procedure for the issue of the recommendation to DGCA for the issue of a CAR 66 licence;
       c) Qualification and experience requirement of OJT Supervisor and Assessors;
       d) Procedures for documentation of OJT.
                     OJT Supervisor –  qualification and experience is recommended 
       a) Type rated AME holding full scope authorization in applicable category (B1/B2) on applicable aircraft. 
       b) Minimum 3 years of maintenance certification experience on applicable family of aircraft. 
       c) Should be competent to perform the function. 
                       OJT Assessors :- qualification 
       a) Type rated AME holding full scope authorization in applicable category (B1/B2) on applicable aircraft. 
       b) Minimum 5 years of maintenance certification experience on applicable family of aircraft. 
      c) Should be competent to perform the function. 
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Friday, June 30, 2017

CAR M Issue-2 Rev 1 dated 23-6-2017

CAR M Issue-2 Rev 1 dated 23-6-2017 has been published on DGCA website. 
Salient features of the CAR M Issue-2 are:
                  1. AMC 304 Amended to replace the reference of AAC 2/2013 to AAC 1 of 2017 
                  2. Para ( d ) in MA 704 Added 
                  3. Para (f) of MA 704 amended 
Amendment details 
           1. AMC 304 :Procedure for modification and repairs has been described in Airworthiness Advisory Circular (AAC) No. 1 of 2017
           2. MA 704 (d) Copies of all amendments to the exposition shall be furnished promptly to all organizations or persons to whom the manual has been issued.
           3. Para (f) of MA 704 is not available in CAR

CAR M Issue II - Salient features

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Saturday, March 25, 2017

Issue of Certification Authorisation for Specialized Process

        1. Competency assessment of the candidate should be carried out by the QM of the organisation following a documented procedure after  being satisfied that the candidate meets the standards with regard to age, qualification, experience and medical,
       2. One of the member for assessment should be a person holding level-III qualification on the specific NDT technique
       3. or a person holding level-II certification authorisation with at least five years experience on the specific
NDT technique.
      4. After satisfactory assessment, the candidate may be issued with a
certification authorisation covering the relevant NDT technique with appropriate
level, by the Quality Manager.

AAC 2 of 2017 Dated, 21.03.2017

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Eendorsement with ac ratings

                                        Category B1, B2 or C
   1.Group 1 aircraft -- appropriate aircraft type rating.
   2.Group 2 aircraft -- appropriate aircraft type rating, manufacturer sub-group rating or full                                       subgroup rating.
   3.Group 3 aircraft --appropriate aircraft type rating or full group rating.
                                            Category B3   

Relevant ratingis ‘piston-engine non-pressurised aeroplanes of 2000 kg MTOM and below.
                                             Category A 

 no rating is required, subject to compliance with the requirement.
                                            Type Training
         Endorsement of aircraft type ratings requires the satisfactory completion of the relevant cat B1, B2 or C aircraft type training.
                                         First Endorsement
       Endorsement of the first aircraft type rating within a given category/ sub-cat requires satisfactory completion of the corresponding OJT.
         for group 2 and 3 aircraft, aircraft type ratings may also be grantedafter: — satisfactory completion of the relevant category B1 and B2 or C aircraft type examination and
         — in the case of B1and B2 category, demonstration of practical experience on the aircraft type. In That case,the practical experience shall include are presentative cross section of maintenance activities relevant to the licence category. 


Ref: CAR 66 Issue II revision I dated 10th February 2017


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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Basic Experience Requirement AMEL

  .    1. Cat. A, sub cat. B1.2 and B1.4 and category B3
                   --- 3 years of practical aircraft maintenance experience on operating aircraft .
       2. Cat.B2 and sub-cat.B1.1and B1.3 
                   --- 5 years of practical aircraft maintenance experience on operating aircraft.
     . 3. Category C - large aircraft:
    .         i. 3 year so experience exercising category B1.1 or B1.3 or B2 privileges on large                    aircraft
                       or as CAR145 B1.1, B1.3
                       or B2 support staff,
                       or, a combination of both; or
            ii. five years of experience exercising category B1.2 or B1.4 privileges on large                           aircraft
                       or as CAR145 B1.2 or B1.4 support staff,
                      or a combination of both ;
    4. Category C -- non large aircraft:
              3 years of experience exercising category B1 or B2 privileges on non large aircraft
                        or as CAR145 B1orB2 support staff,
                        or a combination of both.
Ref. CAR 66 Issue II revision 1 10.02.2017

Privilege of AMEL Cat. B3

                     Category B3 licence holders to issue certificates of release to service after maintenance on aeroplane structure, engine and mechanical and electrical systems, work on avionic systems requiring only simple tests to prove their serviceability and not requiring troubleshooting of ‘piston-engine non- pressurised aeroplanes of 2000 kg Maximum Take-off Mass and below’
                 Cat.B3 is applicable to piston engine non-pressurised aircraft of 2T MTOM and below. 
                AMEL-B3 shall permit the holder to issue CRS and act as B3 support staff.
       

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Saturday, February 18, 2017

Privilege of AMEL Cat. C

                 Category C licence holders to issue CRS after base maintenance in respect of an aircraft of the type endorsed on the licence. The privileges apply to the aircraft in its entirety including all systems. 
                 NOTE―Simple test means a test described in approved maintenance data and such in nature that aircraft system serviceability is verified through aircraft controls, switches, Built-in Test Equipment (BITE), Central Maintenance Computer (CMC) or external test equipment not requiring special training.”

               The Basic C License alone, The Basic License alone, does not convey certification
privilege , an aircraft type rating needs to be added to the license prior to the holder gaining an authorization.
 
                When an  145 approved organization issues a “personal authorization document” to a holder of a “C” type rating he  is permitted to sign the group Certificate of release to service in accordance with 145.A.50 following the completion of Base Maintenance Activity.
 
                AMEL-C certifying engineers may not certify Line Maintenance defects or minor maintenance.

Privilege of AMEL Cat B2

Category B2 licence holder                                
         (a)to issue certificates of release to service after maintenance on avionic and electrical systems, avionics and electrical system within engine and mechanical systems requiring only simple tests to prove their serviceability of aircraft type endorsed on the licence;
         (b) to issue certificates of release to service after minor scheduled line maintenance and simple defect rectification within the limits of tasks specifically endorsed on the certification authorisation issued by an approved maintenance organisation of aircraft type endorsed on the licence and this certification privilege shall be restricted to work that the licence holder has personally performed in the maintenance organisation which issued the certification authorisation and limited to the rating already endorsed on the licence.


Ref. CAR 66 Issue II rev.1 10th February 2017

Privilege of AMEL Cat B1

            Category B1 licence holder to issue certificates for release to service and act as support staff following the maintenance performed on aircraft structure, power- plant, mechanical and electrical systems, work on avionics system requiring simple test so prove their serviceability and not requiring troubleshooting, in respect of an aircraft type endorsed on the licence.       .                                                      .                                                                   
          AMEL-B1 may certify more complex tasks and has a type rating on the aircraft type. Covers Airframe Engine and Electrics 

         The Basic “B1” does not convey certification rights, an aircraft type rating needs to be added to the license, prior to the holder gaining an authorization. (But  B1 license (only) includes the privileges of a Category “A” license so it is possible for the B1 not holding a Type rating to have limited approval on a particular Aircraft Type.
 
            On the basis of the AMEL-B1, together with Type Training and Rating plus satisfactory demonstration of competency and knowledge of organizational procedures the personal authorization document is issued by an approved CAR 145 organization.
 
         The privileges of a AMEL-B1 typically include Certification privileges on aircraft structures, power plant, mechanical systems and electrical systems. Including replacement of avionic line replaceable units (LRUs) requiring simple tests to prove serviceability. Either by the use of BITE (Built in Test Equipment).

Ref. CAR 66 Issue II Rev. 1 10th February 2017

Privilege of AMEL Cat. A

                   Category A licence holder to issue certificates for release to service after minor scheduled line maintenance and simple defect rectification within the limits of maintenance tasks specifically endorsed on the authorisation issued by a maintenance organisation approved under rule 133B for the broad category of aircraft endorsed on the licence and the certification privileges shall be restricted to the work carried out by the licence holder himself in the maintenance organization that issues the authorisation.
                   
                 It is  Basic, non-type rated license does not in itself convey certification privilege, directly but allows the holder to certify “limited and simple maintenance tasks only” as specified on his “personal authorization Document.”
 
               On the basis of the AMEL-A , together with satisfactory demonstration of competency and knowledge of organizational procedures the personal authorization document is issued by an approved Part-145 organization.

              AMEL-A holder may only certify his (or her) own work and cannot certify the work of other individuals.

          

Friday, February 17, 2017

Aircraft Maintenance Licence category

      (a)Aircraft maintenance licences include the following categories:
- Category A
- Category B1
- Category B2
- Category B3
- Category C
      (b) Categorie A and B1 are sub divided into sub categories relative to combinations of aeroplanes,helicopters,turbine and piston engines.
      Thesubcategoriesare:
- A1and B1.1 Aeroplanes Turbine
- A2and B1.2 Aeroplanes Piston
- A3and B1.3 Helicopters Turbine
- A4and B1.4 Helicopters Piston
   (c) Category B3 is applicable to piston-engine non-pressurised aeroplanes of 2000 kg MTOMandbelow.


Ref. CAR66 Issue II rev.1 20170210

CAR 66 Issue II rev.1 Salient feature

       CAR 66 Issue II Revision 1 dated 10th February 2017 is proposed to be issued to incorporate amendments made in Rule61 of The Aircraft Rules,1937published vide GSR911(E) dated16-9-2016.
Salient revision in the CAR as follows:-
1. CAR 66.A.3 In the existing AME licence category, category B3 is introduced for
certifying unpressurised piston engine aircraft below 2000 kgs MTOW.
2. Provision has been made for issue of Category A licence without typerating
3. 66.A.20 privileges of AME licence has been replaced with new one inline with rule 61.
4. 66.A.30 Aircraft Maintenance Experience requirements of  issue of Category A, B1.2 and B1.4 has been revised to 3 years.
5. Related paragraph in this CAR revised to include new category B3 where ever
required.
6. 66.A.45 endorsement on AME licence for aircraft ratings has been revised suitably to include category B3 requirement.
7. Appendix–I Basic knowledge requirement has been revised to include syllabus for category B3.
8. Requirements for certifying staff engaged in certification of aircraft components are detailed in Subpart C (Component).
9. Application and format are separated from the main CAR and published in the form section on DGC Awebsite.
Ref. CAR66 Issue II Rev.1 170210

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Air Safety Circular 2016-02 rev.01

     DGCA issued AIR SAFETY CIR No. 02 of 2016 (Rev. 01) on Subject: Photograph in flight & visit to Cockpit.
    It has been noticed by DGCA that cockpit crew has indulged in photography in the cockpit. In few instances, both pilots were away from the aircraft controls when the photographs were taken.
       On few occasion crew have also allowed people to enter cockpit and take photographs.
       Taking photography during flight is source of distraction, which may lead to error and resultant reduction in safety.
         In view of the above and to ensure safety of aircraft operations, all the air operators are required to ensure the following:
        a. Provision of AIC 3 of 1997 and Operation Circular 4 of 2011 on the subject are scrupulously followed.
       b. Crew do not indulge in photography during any phase of flight.
       c. Passengers do not indulge into photography while embarking/ disembarking from the aircraft.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Light Aircraft Category 2

        (i) an aeroplane with a Maximum Take-off Mass (MTOM) of 2 000 kg or less that is not classified as complex motor-powered aircraft;
        (ii) a sailplane or powered sailplane of 2 000 kg MTOM or less;
         (iii) a balloon;
         (iv) a hot air ship;
          (v) a gas airship complying with all of the following characteristics: — 3 % maximum static heaviness, — non-vectored thrust (except reverse thrust), — conventional and simple design of structure, control system and ballonet system, and — non-power assisted controls;
           (vi) a Very Light Rotorcraft..

Light Aircraft Category 1

i ) an aeroplane, sailplane or powered sailplane with a Maximum Take-off Mass (MTOM) less than 1000 kg that is not classified as complex motor- powered aircraft;
ii ) a balloon with a maximum design lifting gas or hot air volume of not more than 3400 m3 for hot air balloons, 1050 m3 for gas balloons, 300 m3 for tethered gas balloons;
iii ) an airship designed for not more than two occupants and a maximum design lifting gas or hot air volume of not more than 2500 m3 for hot air airships and 1000 m3 for gas airships

CAR M Issue II - Salient features

     1. Harmonise CAR M with the latest EASA Part M issued till July 2016.
     2. M3- Definition of Complex Motor aircraft and Category-2 light aircraft are added and LSA removed.
     3. Existing M.A. 201 and related AMC /GM related to responsibilities are revised and restructured to provide for outsourcing Continuing Airworthiness Management function to an appropriately approved CAMO except for scheduled operator.
      4. Responsibilities of operators operating foreign registered aircraft in scheduled commuter operation incorporated.
      5. As a consequences of revisions in M.A. 201, remaining contents are also revised inline with M.A. 201.
      6. M.A 302 and related AMCs and GM are revised. Standard Maintenance programme for light aircraft below 2000 kgs is provided.
     7. M.A. 303 revised to mandate compliance with ADs issued by state of type design unless otherwise intimated by DGCA. Need for duplicating detailed compliance statement with regard to DGCA mandatory modification with respect to aircraft, engine, and propeller eliminated unless, DGCA had issued additional Airworthiness Directive. 
     8. M.A. 402 and related AMCs and GMs related to performance of maintenance are revised restructured to minimise the risk of multiple errors during maintenance.
      9. Provision made for acceptance of newly manufactured aircraft components from the aircraft manufacturer
     10. Subpart F related to Maintenance Organisation revised to simplify maintenance and ARC related issues of light aircraft not involved in commercial operation. Maintenance facility requirements made more flexible
     11. Subpart G (CAMO) and related AMCs / GMs are revised /restructured to align with changes made in M.A. 201.
      12. Subpart I Related AMCs / GMs revised / restructured in line with M.A 201 and to introduce procedures for ARC review for small aircraft.
      13. Appendixes revised in line M.A. 201 guidelines
      14. Secton-B DGCA Procedures and related AMCs /GM removed from this CAR and made of Airworthiness Procedures Manual (Chapter- 3A).

Saturday, October 29, 2016

RASHTRIYA EKTA DIWAS PLEDGE

I solemnly pledge that I dedicated myself to preserve the unity, integrity and security of the nation and also strive hard to spread this massage among my fellow countrymen.  I take this pledge in the spirit of unification of my country  which was made possible by the vision and action of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. I also solemnly resolve to make my own contribution to ensure of my country.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

DGCA - online fee collection system

       
             DGCA decided that all service fee will be collected  through online payment  only with effect from 17.10.2016.
            Accepted electronic modes are - Credit card/debit card / Net banking /RTGS /NEFT etc.
        For payment visit page https://bharatkosh.gov.in  After making the payments, print out of the receipt  (GAR 6 & 7 ) is to be inclosed with application being submitted to DGCA for availing the particular service.
  Reference Public Notice 17th October 2016.

Complex motor powered aircraft

   
1. An aeroplane:
       (i) Above 5700 Kg MTOM, or
        (ii). Certificated for more than 19 seated passengers, or
        (iii). Certificated for operation with at least 2 pilots, or
         (iv). Equipped with turbojet engine(s) or more than 1 turboprop engine.
2. A helicopter:
           (i). Above 3175 Kg MTOM, or
            (ii). Certificated for more than 9 seated passengers, or
            (iii). Certificated for operation with at least 2 pilots, or
3. A tilt rotor aircraft
          

Friday, April 29, 2016

Basic Knowledge Examination Certificate

                            
              Applicants who have passed all basic knowledge examination modules in respect of a particular category/ sub-category of AME licence may apply to CEO, DGCA on Form CA19-11   for the issuance of Basic Knowledge Examination Certificate.

Maintenance experience - Duration

                  The 6 months maintenance experience in 2 years should be understood as consisting of two elements, duration and nature of the experience. The minimum to meet the requirements for these elements may vary depending on the size and complexity of the aircraft and type of operation and maintenance.
      1. Duration: Within an approved maintenance organization:
      6 months continuous employment within the same organisation; or                   6 months split up into different blocks, employed within the same or in  different organisations.
              The 6 months period can be replaced by 100 days of maintenance experience in accordance with the privileges, whether these have been performed within an approved
organisation or as independent certifying staff according to M.A.801 (b) 2 or as a combination  thereof.  When certifying staff maintains and releases aircraft in accordance with M.A.801 (b)  2,   in certain circumstances this number of days may even be reduced by 50% when agreed in advance by the DGCA. These circumstances consider the cases where the holder of a CAR-66 licence happens to be the owner of an aircraft and carries out maintenance on his own aircraft, or where a licence holder maintains an aircraft operated for low utilization, that does not allow the licence holder to accumulate the
required experience. This reduction should not be combined with the 20% reduction permitted when carrying out technical support, or maintenance planning, continuing airworthiness management or engineering activities. To avoid a too long period without experience, the working days should be spread over the intended 6 months period.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Differences training

       Differences training is the training required in order to cover the differences between two different aircraft type ratings of the same manufacturer as determined
by the DGCA.
       Differences training has to be defined on a case-to-case basis taking into account the requirements contained in Appendix III in respect of both theoretical and practical elements of type rating training
        (iii) A type rating shall only be endorsed on a licence after differences training when the applicant also complies with one of the following conditions:
— having already endorsed on the licence the aircraft type rating from which the differences are being identified, or
— having completed the type training requirements for the aircraft from which the differences are being identified

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Aircraft type training

             Aircraft type training shall consist of theoretical training and examination, and, except for the category C ratings, practical training and assessment.
(a) Theoretical training and examination 
(b) Practical training and assessment
           (i) Shall be conducted by a maintenance training organisation appropriately approved
               in accordance with CAR-147 or, when conducted by other organisations, as                            directly approved by the DGCA.
          (ii) Shall comply, except as permitted by the differences training described in point (c),                 with:
                 - the relevant elements defined in the mandatory part of the operational suitability
                   data established or, the standard described in point 3.2 of  Appendix III,and
                 - the type training assessment standard described in point 4.2 of this Appendix.
          (iii) Shall include a representative cross section of maintenance activities relevant to
                the aircraft type.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Type Training - Theoretical

                Aircraft type training shall consist of theoretical training and examination, and, except for the category C ratings, practical training and assessment.
               Theoretical training and examination shall comply with the following requirements:
                   (i) Shall be conducted by a maintenance training organisation appropriately                                approved in accordance with CAR-147 or, when conducted by other                                        organisations, as directly approved by the DGCA.
                   (ii) Shall comply, except as permitted by the differences training                            
                                     - the relevant elements defined in the mandatory part of the                                                        operational suitability data established in accordance with CAR 66                                            or the standard described in point 3.1 of this Appendix, and
                                     - the type training examination standard described in point 4.1 of                                                Appendix III
                  (iv) Shall have been started and completed within the 3 years preceding the                                  application for a type rating endorsement.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Experience documentation

                   The experience should be documented in an individual log book or in any other recording system (which may be an automated one) containing the following data:
(a) Date and time;
(b) Aircraft type;
(c) Aircraft identification i.e. registration;
(d) ATA chapter;
(e) Operation performed i.e. 100 FH check, MLG wheel change, engine oil check and
complement, SB embodiment, trouble shooting, structural repair, STC embodiment…;
(f) Type of maintenance i.e. base, line;
(g) Type of activity i.e. perform, supervise, release;
(h) Category used A, B1, B2 or C.
(i) Duration in days or partial-days.

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Friday, April 22, 2016

Continued validity of AME


                   (a) The aircraft maintenance engineer’s licence becomes invalid after five years of its last issue or renewal, unless the holder submits his/her aircraft maintenance engineer’s licence to the DGCA, in order to verify the information contained in the licence is the same as that contained in the DGCA records, pursuant to point 66. B. 120.
                  (b) The holder of an aircraft maintenance engineer’s licence shall complete the CA Form  19-03( Refer Appendix-V ) and submit it with the holder’s copy of the licence to the DGCA, unless the holder works in a maintenance organization approved in accordance with CAR 145 that has a procedure in its exposition where by such organisation may submit the necessary documentation on behalf of the aircraft maintenance engineer’s licence holder. 
                  (c) Any certification privileges based upon an aircraft maintenance engineer’s 
licence becomes invalid as soon as the aircraft maintenance engineer’s licence is invalid. 
                  (d) The aircraft maintenance engineer’s licence is only valid when issued and/or changed by DGCA and when the holder has signed the document. 


Medical Certificate