In this Newsletter    
Editorial   Dear Readers, 

Welcome to our August edition.  

After the summer break many of us will be returning back to work hopefully relaxed and motivated. Isn’t it nice to be back at the office instead of having to deal with endless waiting to get into The main attraction of which ever island/city/country you decided to escape to? Or how about those full beaches where you cannot see the water for all the people in it? Of course I am kidding. Whether you are a planer or a drifter going abroad or even staying home vacation time can be a wonderful adventure as long as you have your loved ones/favourite book/music with you and leave the work mobile turned off.

At QCM we are nearly finished with the course plan for 2013 and the trainings for the rest of the year are filling up so please make sure to book your seats early enough.

This month Georg Stöcker discusses various items regarding maintenance in the
 main article.

Also included are a couple of short topics.

In the not so distant future there are our courses, of course. Please have a look at the open course status and our course updates.

This month we have two 
job offers but you can of course continue to send us your job offers.

Enjoy September with its late summer and tasty ice cream.

Tina Cameron

Main Article

I. Notices of Proposed Amendments (NPAs)

II. Extension of cooperation between Q.C.M. and Lufthansa Technical Training

III. New Commission Regulation 748/2012

IV. Corrigendum to German version of 1178/2011

V. Revised consolidated version of QCM Part-145

VI. Upcoming Honeywell Mandates

Course Updates

I. Open Course Status September -November 2012

II. Open Course Status EASA Part-147 Type Trainings
Job Market

Various items regarding Maintenance

In our business, aviation, there is a very specific term – independent inspection.

In the October 2009 Newsletter I already discussed this subject – critical task, flight safety sensitive maintenance task, independent inspection.

We renewed the discussion with the question:

"Who is responsible to identify tasks requiring independent inspection (very often called "double inspections") and to ensure that such independent inspections are carried out? Is it the person or organisation carrying out maintenance or is it the person or organisation who accomplishes the tasks associated with continuing airworthiness?"

In my opinion the answer is not that easy and not straight forward.

From the regulatory point of view there is no clear explanation which defines the responsibility.

145.A.65(b)3 requires a procedure regarding critical tasks. But a critical task according to that explanation does not require an independent inspection.

M.A.402(a) requires that an independent inspection shall be carried out after any flight safety sensitive maintenance task.

But, who is responsible to classify a task as "critical" or as "flight safety sensitive"?

Is that really only the person or organisation that carries out maintenance?

My interpretation and understanding is that the responsibility must be shared. Shared between the person or organisation carrying out the maintenance and the person or organisation accomplishing the tasks associated with continuing airworthiness.

Why shared? Simply because both parties are involved in the planning of maintenance activities.

It starts with the person or organisation who accomplishes the tasks associated with continuing airworthiness. This person or organisation is responsible to establish the maintenance programme. The maintenance programme includes the maintenance schedule which defines which scheduled activity should be carried out when. And each scheduled maintenance activity must be listed. So, preparing this schedule, an initial assessment of the activity should be performed regarding criticality. And each maintenance activity which directly has an impact on flight safety according M.A.402(a) should be classified as such and should require an independent inspection. Furthermore each activity which is regarded to be critical in terms of 145.A.65(b)3 should be classified as critical and processed accordingly. And this should be clearly identified in the work order handed over to the maintenance.

Once the person or organisation carrying out the maintenance receives the work order they must evaluate the received work order and assess each task for criticality again. Furthermore, every unscheduled task resulting from scheduled maintenance must be assessed for criticality as well and, in case of being classified as such, must be subject to an independent inspection.

Consequently, before the release to service is issued, the certifying staff must be satisfied that all requirements of Part-145 and Part-M are met.

In the end, the person or organisation who accomplishes the tasks associated with continuing airworthiness must ensure that all records are complete and all maintenance is carried out according Part-M, and if required Part-145.

So, we also could say, the one cannot live without the other. Both parties are required to ensure that all maintenance is carried out appropriately.

When we talk about the release to service besides others we have to consider one strict requirement. The requirement that a release to service shall not be issued in the case of any known non-compliance which endangers flight safety. And we have to be aware that an airworthiness directive overdue for compliance is also considered a hazard to flight safety.

But, who is responsible to ensure that all airworthiness directives are complied with. Is it the person or organisation carrying out maintenance or is it the person or organisation who accomplishes the tasks associated with continuing airworthiness?

This leads to a lot of discussions as well. But, let's postpone the answer to the next newsletter.



Notice of Proposed Amendments (NPAs)

NPA 2012-12
Transfer of JAA cabin safety tasks

2012-08-29 2012-11-29
NPA 2012-11
Recognition of ED-12C/DO-178 in EASA AMC 20-115 

2012-08-29 2012-11-22
NPA 2012-10
Transposition of Amendment 43 to Annex 2 to the Chicago Convention on remotely piloted aircraft systems into common rules of air

2012-08-22 2012-10-15
NPA 2012-09
CS GENERIC MMEL for other-than-complex motor-powered aeroplanes

2012-08-21 2012-11-16
NPA 2012-08
Maintenance check flights

2012-08-16 2012-10-30
NPA 2012-07
Guidance material on volcanic ash safety risk assessment

2012-07-30 2012-10-19
NPA 2012-06
Sterile Flight Deck Procedures

2012-08-29 2012-10-11
NPA 2012-05
Certification Specifications for Flight Crew Data

2012-08-29 2012-10-08
NPA 2012-04
Critical Tasks
2012-08-29 2012-09-12

Extension of cooperation between Q.C.M and Lufthansa Technical Training

We are very pleased to announce the extension of the cooperation contract between Q.C.M. and LTT, not only both parties will mutually benefit from each other’s knowledge and competence, but this will also be very beneficial for all customers in the business aviation.

The already widespread training portfolio of Q.C.M. will be extended with LTT courses like “Rules & Regulations” and “Structure / Composite Repair”. Furthermore LTT and Q.C.M. will jointly offer aircraft type rating training courses for large business aircraft like Airbus and Boeing, e.g. ACJ319 or BBJ 737.

LTT customers will also profit by the engineering competence of the Q.C.M. group. We are looking forward to further expand this synergetic strong know-how of both companies and make this combined strong expertise available to you.

New Commission Regulation 748/2012  

Herewith we would like to inform you that the European Commission has published a new regulation repealing Commission Regulation (EC) No 1702/2003.
of 3 August 2012

laying down implementing rules for the airworthiness and environmental certification of aircraft and related products, parts and appliances, as well as for the certification of design and production organisations

According to Commission Regulation (EC) No 748/2012 the following applies:

  1. Commission Regulation (EC) No 1702/2003 of 24 September 2003 laying down implementing rules for the airworthiness and environmental certification of aircraft and related products, parts and appliances, as well as for the certification of design and production organisations (2) has been substantially amended several times (3). Since further amendments are to be made, it should be recast in the interests of clarity. 
Article 11

Regulation (EC) No 1702/2003 is repealed.
References to the repealed Regulation shall be construed as references to this Regulation and shall be read in accordance with the correlation table in Annex III.
Article 12
Entry into force

This Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

You have access to this amendment through the following homepage: 



Corrigendum to German version of 1178/2011


Herewith I would like to inform you that a corrigendum to the German version of Commission Regulation (EU) No 1178/2011 of 3 November 2011 (Part-FCL) has been published in the Official Journal of the European Union L 230 of 25.8.2012.

You have access to this document through the following link:



Revised consolidated version of QCM-Part-145

Herewith  I would like to inform you that I have revised the consolidated version of QCM-Part-145 (Doc. Name: QCM-Part-145-en-Rev10-220812).

This revision was necessary to due to the comments of readers who detected writing and copying mistakes in our consolidated version Rev09. Thank you very much dear readers.

You have access to this document through our homepage:


Your feedback regarding our consolidated versions is more than welcome, especially if you find anything which needs improvement like these careful readers.


Upcoming Honeywell Mandates 


Operators flying Honeywell Avionics equipped aircraft should know that there are some important upcoming Mandates that your Flight Department should be planning and budgeting for.
A detailed Breeze presentation recorded overview is available on our Pilot Training Website at the following link:




Honeywell has various solutions both for the actual functionality and possibilities to receive a lifetime exemption for your certain aircraft:
- Gulfstream and Dassault non-EPIC (Planeview and EASy) configured Aircraft have received lifetime exemptions from Eurcontrol
- Gulfstream Planeview Lifetime Exemptions available via FANS1A functionality
- Legacy 600 and Global Express Honeywell Cockpits have solutions in work for implementation starting 2013
- Most other OEM’s are working PM-CPDLC solutions (Cessna, Hawker, etc..)
- FANS1A functionality is available today on Planeview Cockpits and coming soon for Legacy 600’s, all EASy and Global Express Honeywell Cockpits


  • ADS-B Out (DO260B)

- EASy and Planeview Cockpits available Q1 2013 (Falcon 900 available now)
- Other Honeywell Transponder equipped aircraft available thru 2013


  • TCAS 7.1

- CAS67a to b mod available in late 2013 /early 2014
- TPA100b available now (needs EASA Cert on individual Aircraft
Note: CAS67b will not be ADS-B IN capable (2018+ timeline)



Please find below our open courses with seats available.

If you are interested in participating in these or any other training please do not hesitate to contact us.
  I. Open Course Status September 2012 - November 2012 
  EASA Part-M Subpart G 10. – 12.09.2012 5 Paul Baumann
  Airworthiness Review for ARC Signatories 13.09.2012 5 Paul Baumann
  EASA Part-145 18. – 20.09.2012 5 Georg Stöcker
  EASA OPS / EASA FCL Airplanes 18. – 20.09.2012 4 Patrick Sutter
  Fuel Tank Safety Phases 1 and 2 25.09.2012 1 Paul Baumann
  EWIS 26.09.2012 open Paul Baumann
  EASA Part-145 Refresher 27.09.2012 5 Georg Stöcker
  Stock Management 04. - 05.10 2012 open Georg Stöcker
 EASA Part-21 DOA Basic 08. - 10.10.2012 open Christian Schusser
  EASA Part-21 POA Differential 11.10.2012 open Christian Schusser
  Human Factors Initial 16. - 17.10.2012 open TBD
  Safety & Quality Management Systems in Aviation 22. - 25.10.2012 4 Markus Friedli
  NiCad Batteries 23. - 24.10.2012 open Anton Bürgi
  EASA Part-66/147 05. - 07.11.2012 open Jürgen Feldhoff
  EASA OPS / EASA FCL Airplanes 13. - 14.11.2012 open Patrick Sutter
  EASA Part-M Subpart G Refresher 14.11.2012 3 Paul Baumann
  Aviation Legislation 15.11.2012 open Paul Baumann
  Fuel Tank Safety Phases 1 and 2 20.11.2012 open Paul Baumann
  EWIS 21.11.2012 open Paul Baumann
  Maintenance Program (Berlin)
Course language German
20. - 21.11.2012 open Dirk Matzky
  FAA Part 145 27. - 28.11.2012 open Georg Stöcker
  Internal Auditor 27. - 29.11.2012 open Markus Friedli
 If not stated otherwise, courses take place in our facilities in Belp/Berne.
Please click on the Course title for detailed information

  II. Open Course Status EASA Part-147 Type Trainings
  Course title Date
 Learjet 35/36 B1.1/T1 08. - 29.10.2012 open TBD
  Learjet35/36 B2/T2 Extension 30.10 - 03.11.2012 open TBD
  Cessna 560XL B1.1/T1 October/November 2012 open TBD
 If not stated otherwise, courses take place in our facilities in Belp/Berne.
Please click on the Course title for detailed information


Stellenausschreibung für eine Lageristin einen Lageristen

Aufgaben :

-AOG Part-Handling Bearbeitung von Counter to Counter ordern durchs MCC
-Durchführung von Toolmanagement, Inventur, Annahme und Kontrolle von Waren
-Die eingehenden Sendungen annehmen und auf Vollständigkeit, Beschädigungen etc. prüfen
-Die Entnahme der beigefügten Lieferscheine zur Erstellung der vorläufigen Wareneingänge
-Nach Freigabe der Wareneingänge durch die Qualitätskontrolle werden die Teile eingelagert und die Wareneingangsscheine zur EDV-Erfassung weitergegeben
-Kommissionierung von Kundenaufträgen aufgrund der Sammelscheine
-Ausreichende Lagerkapazität durch sinnvolle Ordnung bereithalten
-Wartung der Niederflurfahrzeuge gemäß Serviceintervallen
-Die Übernahme anderer Arbeitsaufgaben in anderen Abteilungen
-Kurierfahrten von AOG Parts
- allgemeine Lagerarbeiten, vielfältiges Arbeiten


Englisch in Wort und Schrift, zuverlässiges, flexibles und engagiertes Arbeiten vorausgesetzt, Führerschein, Keine Eintragung im polizeilichen Führungszeugnis, Berufserfahrung in der Luftfahrt von Vorteil

Bewerbung bitte an: personalabteilung@germanskyairlines.com

Stellenausschreibung  CAT A UND B1

Scheduled and unscheduled maintenance requirements
• Assist to prepare aircraft for each departure and perform "Post Flight" inspection

• Assist in the ordering of spare parts to meet both scheduled and unscheduled maintenance requirements
• Liaise with OEM technical service representatives in relation to aircraft technical issues
• Attend to other aircraft AOG requirements as directed by the Director of Maintenance
• Assist in the processing of paperwork and forward completed work packages


• CFC of mechanic or similar education in maintenance field
• Part – 145 B1 or B2 plus type rated on B737 series
• Good knowledge of the English language (spoken and written) mandatory
• Clean police record
• Availability
• Computer literate
• High sense of responsibilities is necessary
• You are flexible, able to work under pressure and motivated

Please sent your application to:    


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