Friday, March 6, 2015

M.A.305 Aircraft Continuing Airworthiness Record System

                                        M.A.305 Aircraft Continuing Airworthiness Record System
               (a) At the completion of any maintenance, the certificate of release to service required by point M.A.801 or point 145.A.50 shall be entered in the aircraft continuing airworthiness records. Each entry shall be made as soon as practicable but in no event more than 30 days after the day of maintenance action.
              (b) The aircraft continuing airworthiness records shall consist of:
                        (i) an aircraft logbook, engine logbook(s) or engine module log cards, propeller
logbook(s) and log cards for any service life limited component as appropriate, and,
                       (ii) when required in point M.A.306 for commercial air transport or by DGCA for
commercial operations other than commercial air transport, the operator’s technical log.’
             (c) The aircraft type and registration mark, the date, together with total flight time
and/or flight cycles and/or landings, as appropriate, shall be entered in the
aircraft logbooks.
             (d) The aircraft continuing airworthiness records shall contain the current:
                         1. status of airworthiness directives and measures mandated by DGCA in
immediate reaction to a safety problem;
                         2. status of modifications and repairs;
                         3. status of compliance with maintenance programme;
                         4. status of service life limited components;
                         5. mass and balance report;
                         6. list of deferred maintenance.
             (e) In addition to the authorised release document, CA Form 1/ EASA Form1/ FAA
8130, the following information relevant to any component installed (engine , propeller , engine module or service life limited component) shall be entered in the appropriate engine or propeller logbook, engine module or service life limited component log card:
                       1. identification of the component; and
                       2. the type, serial number and registration ,as appropriate, of the aircraft, engine
, propeller , engine module or service life limited component to which the particular component has been fitted, along with the reference to the installation and removal of the component; and
                      3. the date together with the component’s accumulated total flight time and/or flight cycles and/or landings and/or calendar time, as appropriate; and
                     4. the current paragraph (d) information applicable to the component.
           (f) The person responsible for the management of continuing airworthiness                     tasks pursuant to M.A. Subpart B, shall control the records as detailed in this paragraph and present the records to DGCA upon request.
           (g) All entries made in the aircraft continuing airworthiness records shall be clear and
accurate. When it is necessary to correct an entry, the correction shall be made
in a manner that clearly shows the original entry.
           (h) An owner or operator shall ensure that a system has been established to keep
the following records for the periods specified:
                    1. all detailed maintenance records in respect of the aircraft and any service life limited component fitted thereto, until such time as the information contained therein is superseded by the new information equivalent in scope and detail but not less than 36 months after the aircraft or component has been released to service; and
                    2. the total time in service (hours,calander time,cycles and landings) of the aircraft and all life-limited components, at least 12 months after the aircraft or component has been permanently withdrawn from service; and
                   3. the time in service (hours,calander time, cycles and landings) as appropriate,
since last scheduled maintenance of the component subjected to a service life limit, at least until the component scheduled maintenance has been superseded by another scheduled maintenance of equivalent work scope and detail; and
                    4. the current status of compliance with maintenance programme such that
compliance with the approved aircraft maintenance programme can be established, at least until the aircraft or component scheduled maintenance has been superseded by other scheduled maintenance of equivalent work scope and detail, and;
                    5. the current status of airworthiness directives applicable to the aircraft and
components, at least 12 months after the aircraft or component has been permanently withdrawn from service, and;
                   6. details of current modifications and repairs to the aircraft, engine(s), propeller(s) and any other component vital to flight safety, at least 12 months after they have been permanently withdrawn from service.

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