A Continuing Airworthiness Management Organisation (CAMO) is a crucial part of aircraft maintenance, responsible for all continuing airworthiness activities (view the Continuing Airworthiness Regulation here)
The EASA defines it as a civil aviation organisation authorised to schedule and control continuing airworthiness activities on aircraft and their parts.
Here are 6 essentials to know about CAMO aircraft maintenance:
- They are responsible for much more than just record-keeping. They also develop and comply with maintenance and reliability programs while embodying Airworthiness Directives and Service Bulletins. Additionally, they ensure the accurate keeping of aircraft records and coordinate defect rectification, as required.
- It’s the aircraft operators’ or owners’ responsibility to have a CAMO.
- To be approved, every CAMO must meet three general requirements, including a Continuing Airworthiness Management Exposition, facilities, and company procedures that comply with EASA Part M and Part CAMO requirements.
- Airworthiness management tasks can be performed by aircraft operators or CAMO organisations themselves. Equally, tasks can be subcontracted in part to qualified companies.
- While commercial airlines can choose to subcontract CAMO activities to an external provider, the responsibility of airworthiness remains with the CAMO. FlyerTech provides CAMO services as an independent organisation to both the commercial and business aviation sectors, involving airlines, lessors, special mission, and financial institutions.
- CAMOs work closely with Part 145 maintenance organisations, and decision-making is done by the CAMO while the maintenance organization awaits instructions, and vice versa.
It is important to understand the significance of CAMOs since they play a vital part in aircraft maintenance. Those lacking one risk losing large sums of money to poor planning and record-keeping. Keep your aircraft evaluated and maintained to the greatest safety and airworthiness standards by trusting FlyerTech for your CAMO needs. Contact us now to find out more.