6.3Housing, Facilities, Equipment, Materials and Data
A certificated approved maintenance organisation must provide, housing, facilities, equipment, materials, and data in quantity and quality that meet the standards required for the issuance of the certificate and ratings that the approved maintenance organisation holds.
14 CFR: 145.101
126.96.36.199Housing and Facility Requirements
Housing for the facilities, equipment, materials, and personnel shall be provided appropriate for all planned work ensuring, in particular, protection from weather.
All work environments shall be appropriate for the task carried out and shall not impair the effectiveness of personnel.
Office accommodation shall be appropriate for the management of planned work including, in particular, the management of quality, planning, and technical records.
Specialised workshops and bays shall be segregated, as appropriate, to insure that environmental and work area contamination is unlikely to occur.
Storage facilities shall be provided for parts, equipment, tools, and material.
Storage conditions shall provide security for serviceable parts, segregation of serviceable from unserviceable parts, and prevent deterioration of and damage to stored items.
An AMO with an airframe rating shall provide suitable permanent housing to enclose the largest type and model of aircraft listed on its operations specifications.
An AMO may perform maintenance, preventive maintenance, or alterations on articles outside of its housing if it provides suitable facilities that are acceptable to the Authority.
See IS: 188.8.131.52 for detailed requirements pertaining to housing and facilities.
14 CFR: 145.103
ICAO Annex 6: Part 1, 184.108.40.206; 220.127.116.11; 18.104.22.168
22.214.171.124Equipment, Tools, and Material
The AMO shall have available the necessary equipment, tools, and material to perform the approved scope of work and these items shall be under full control of the AMO. The availability of equipment and tools means permanent availability except in the case of any tool or equipment that is so rarely needed that its permanent availability is not necessary.
The Authority may exempt an AMO from possessing specific tools and equipment for maintenance or repair of an aircraft or aeronautical product specified in the AMO's approval, if these items can be acquired temporarily, by prior arrangement, and be under full control of the AMO when needed to perform required maintenance or repairs.
The AMO shall use the equipment, tools, and material that are recommended by the manufacturer of the article or must be at least equivalent to those recommended by the manufacturer and acceptable to the Authority.
The AMO shall control all applicable tools, equipment, and test equipment used for product acceptance and/or for making a finding of airworthiness.
The AMO shall ensure that all applicable tools, equipment, and test equipment used for product acceptance and/or for making a finding of airworthiness are calibrated to ensure correct calibration to a standard acceptable to the Authority and traceable to the [State] National Standards.
The AMO shall keep all records of calibrations and the standards used for calibration.
The IS: 126.96.36.199 contains detailed requirements pertaining to tools, equipment, and test equipment.
ICAO Annex 6: Part 1, 188.8.131.52
ICAO Doc, 9760, Third Edition (2013), Part III, Chapter 10: 10.6.2
14 CFR: 145.109
A management person or group of persons acceptable to the Authority, whose responsibilities include ensuring that the AMO is in compliance with these regulations, shall be nominated.
The person or persons nominated as manager shall represent the maintenance management structure of the AMO, and be responsible for all functions specified in Part 6.
Nominated managers shall be directly responsible to an accountable manager who shall be acceptable to the Authority.
The AMO shall employ sufficient personnel to plan, perform, supervise and inspect and release the work in accordance with the approval.
The competence of personnel involved in maintenance shall be established in accordance with a procedure and to a standard acceptable to the Authority.
Each supervisor in the AMO shall be hold an AMT licence issued in accordance with Part 2, Personnel Licensing.
The person signing maintenance release or an approval for return to service shall be qualified in accordance with Part 2, as appropriate to the work performed and shall be acceptable to the Authority.
An AMO that uses Aviation Repairman Specialists (ARS) shall ensure that each ARS is employed by the AMO and is licensed in accordance with Part 2.
The maintenance personnel and the certifying staff shall meet the qualification requirements and receive initial, recurrent, and specialised training to their assigned tasks and responsibilities in accordance with a programme acceptable to the Authority. The training programme established by the AMO shall include training in knowledge and skills related to human performance, including co-ordination with other maintenance personnel and flight crew.
See IS: 184.108.40.206 for detailed personnel requirements.
Note: Guidance material to design training programmes to develop knowledge and skills in human performance can be found in ICAO Doc 9683, Human Factors Training Manual.
ICAO Circular 216, 217, 227 and 253
ICAO Annex 6: Part 1, 220.127.116.11; 18.104.22.168; 22.214.171.124; 126.96.36.199
14 CFR: 145.151; 145.153; 145.155; 145.157 145.159; 65.101; 65.103
188.8.131.52Indoctrination, Initial, Recurrent, Specialised and Remedial Training
An AMO shall have an employee training programme approved by the Authority that consists of indoctrination, initial, recurrent training, specialised and remedial training.
An AMO shall develop and update its training programme based on the job tasks associated with its scope of operating authority and capabilities.
The training programme shall ensure that each employee assigned to perform maintenance, preventive maintenance, or alterations, and inspection functions is capable of performing the assigned task.
An AMO shall submit revisions of its training programme to the Authority for approval.
An AMO shall document, in a form and manner acceptable to the Authority, the individual employee training required under this section. These training records must be retained for a minimum of two years.
An AMO training programme shall meet the detailed requirements contained in the IS: 184.108.40.206
ICAO Annex 6, Part I: 220.127.116.11
ICAO Doc 9760, Third Edition (2013), Part III: Chapter 10: 10.7.2
14 CFR: 145.163
18.104.22.168Dangerous Goods Training Programme
An AMO shall have a dangerous goods training programme for its employees, whether full time, part time, or temporary or contracted, who are engaged in the following activities:
Loading, unloading or handling of dangerous goods;
Design, manufacture, fabrication, inspection, marking, maintenance, reconditions, repairs or tests of a package, container or packaging component that is represented, marked, certified, or sold as qualified for use in transporting dangerous goods;
Preparation of hazardous materials for transport;
Responsibility for the safety of transportation of dangerous goods;
Operation of a vehicle used to transport dangerous goods, or
Supervision of any of the above listed items
An AMO employee shall not perform or directly supervise a job function listed in item (a) above unless he or she has received the approved dangerous goods training.
The AMO training shall ensure that its dangerous goods training —
Ensures that each employee performing or directly supervising any of the job functions specified in item (a) above is trained to comply with all applicable procedures; and
Enables the trained person to recognise items that contain, or may contain, dangerous goods regulated under these regulations.
The dangerous goods training of the AMO shall be approved by the Authority and shall contain the items in IS: 22.214.171.124.
An AMO shall document, in a form and manner acceptable to the Authority, the individual employee training required under this section. These training records shall be retained for a minimum of two years.
49 CFR: 171.8
14 CFR: 145.165
126.96.36.199Rest and Duty Limitations for Persons Performing Maintenance Functions in an AMO
No person may assign, nor shall any person perform maintenance functions for aircraft, unless that person has had a minimum rest period of 8 hours prior to the beginning of duty.
No person may schedule a person performing maintenance functions for aircraft for more than 12 consecutive hours of duty.
In situations involving unscheduled aircraft unserviceability, persons performing maintenance functions for aircraft may be continued on duty for—
Up to 16 consecutive hours; or
20 hours in 24 consecutive hours.
Following unscheduled duty periods, the person performing maintenance functions for aircraft shall have a mandatory rest period of 10 hours.
The AMO shall relieve the person performing maintenance functions from all duties for 24 consecutive hours during any 7 consecutive day’s period.
14 CFR: 121.377
188.8.131.52Records of Management, Supervisory, Inspection and Certifying Staff
The AMO shall maintain a roster of all management, supervisory, inspection and certifying staff, which includes details of the scope of their authorisation.
Certifying staff shall be notified in writing of the scope of their authorisation.
The authorisation document shall be in a style that makes its scope clear to certifying staff and any authorised person that may be required to examine the document. Where codes are used to define scope, an interpretation document shall be readily available.
Certifying staff are not required to carry the authorisation document at all times but shall produce it within a reasonable time of a request from an authorised person.
See IS: 184.108.40.206 for detailed requirements pertaining to records of management, supervisory, inspection and certifying staff.
14 CFR: 145.161
220.127.116.11 Safety Management
An AMO shall implement a safety management system acceptable to the Authority as outlined in MCAR Part 1: 1.6.
ICAO Annex 6 Part 1: 18.104.22.168; 8.7.3
ICAO Annex 19: 4.1.1; 4.1.2, 4.1.4