Subcontracting Your CAMO Duties – A Comprehensive User Guide

Welcome to our concise guide on managing CAMO in a subcontract environment.

Small Operators and Start-up Operations:

For small operators and start-up operations, subcontracting all CAM tasks is a common choice. This approach allows them to gain access to knowledge, experience, and manpower during the critical initial phases, enabling them to focus on core business functions.

Medium-Size Operators:

Medium-size operators often opt to contract specific CAM tasks, such as:

AD/SB evaluations: Subcontracting these evaluations ensures compliance with airworthiness directives and service bulletins.

Maintenance program management: Outsourcing the development and maintenance of maintenance programs guarantees regulatory compliance and optimized aircraft performance.

Engine monitoring: Engaging external experts for engine condition monitoring enables proactive maintenance and enhances safety.

Reliability control: Subcontracting reliability control tasks ensures the efficient monitoring and improvement of aircraft reliability.

Large Operators:

Large operators may choose to share or pool certain CAM activities for both aircraft and engines. This collaborative approach allows for cost-sharing and the pooling of resources, while still benefiting from subcontracted CAMO services. Additionally, large operators can leverage turnkey solutions, acquiring ready-to-use manpower with the necessary knowledge and experience.

Key Elements of a CAMO Contract

A clear and detailed contract: The contract should outline the scope of work, responsibilities, and obligations of both parties.

Interface procedure document: An attachment to the contract, this document ensures seamless collaboration and communication between the operator and CAMO.

Appointed person participation: The CAMO’s appointed person may be required to participate in the operator’s management meetings, in addition to regular daily contact.

Quality Control (QC) oversight: The operator must audit the contracted CAMO and sub-contractor, ensuring continuous quality control oversight.

Specification of defect management system: The contract should specify the Minimum Equipment List (MEL) and the system for managing repetitive defects.

Technical log and occurrence reporting: The contract should outline the requirements for the technical log system and mandatory/voluntary occurrence reporting.

Conditions Related to Contracting CAM Tasks

The conditions and possibilities related to contracting CAM tasks vary depending on the type of operation:

For Commercial Air Transport (CAT): It is only possible to subcontract CAM tasks, rather than enter into contracts directly.

For Commercial Operations other than CAT & Private Owners: Full contracts are possible, offering flexibility and control over the entire CAMO process.

Advantages of Subcontracting Your CAMO

Expertise: Access specialized know-how during start-ups, new aircraft integration, or resource-constrained operations.

Streamlined Staffing: Reduce complexity and costs while enhancing operational efficiency.

Established Efficiency: Benefit from established systems, saving time and effort.

Financial Savings: Subcontracting CAM tasks leads to cost savings for critical needs.

Streamline your aviation operations by subcontracting CAM tasks with FlyerTech. Our expertise optimises safety, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness.

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