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Welcome to our April edition.  


What a month it has been! The weather is going crazy and the EBACE is coming closer and closer. We will once again be present with our own booth in co-operation with Nomad Aviation. If you would like to visit us you will find us at booth 2051 in Hall 5 near the cafeteria.
We have some very exciting ventures planned in the coming months. EASA Part-145 and Stock Management courses are being organized in Geneva and the course language will be French.
Also we plan courses in Riga and St. Petersburg due to high demand.


This month Georg Stöcker discusses Unapproved Parts Notifications 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 one 
job offer and you can of course continue to send us your job offers.

Enjoy all the public holidays in May and hope for better weather. 



Tina Cameron
Q.C.M

 
Main Article
Newsflash

I. Notices of Proposed Amendments (NPAs)

II. New AMC to Part-ARA, Part-ORA, Part-ARO, Part-ORO


III. Correction to German Version of 748/2012

IV. Training Co-operation between QCM and Aero-Dienst


V. EBACE 2013
Course Updates

I. Open Course Status May - July 2013

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





Unapproved Parts Notification (UPN)

US FAA and EASA recently issued new Unapproved Parts Notifications.
 
What is an Unapproved Parts Notification (UPN)?
An Unapproved Parts Notification is a notification advising all aircraft owners, operators, manufacturers, maintenance organizations, and parts distributors regarding suspected unapproved parts.
(ref.: Unapproved Parts Notification)
 
What is a Suspected Unapproved Part?
A Suspected Unapproved Part (SUP) is a part, component, or material that is suspected of not meeting the requirements of an “approved part.” A part that, for any reason, may not be “approved.” Reasons may include findings such as a different finish, size, colour, improper (or lack of) identification, incomplete or altered paperwork.
(ref.: FAA AC 21-29)
 
What is an Unapproved Part?
An Unapproved Part is a part that does not meet the requirements of an “approved part”. This term also includes parts which have been improperly returned to service and/or parts which may fall under one or more of the following categories:
(1)   Parts shipped directly to the user by a manufacturer, supplier, or distributor, where the parts were not produced under the authority of (and in accordance with ) a production approval for the part, such as production overruns where the parts did not pass through an approved quality system.
Note:  This includes parts shipped to an end user by a Production Approval Holder’s (PAH) supplier who does not have direct ship authority from the Production Approval Holder.
(2)   New parts which have passed through a Production Approval Holder’s (PAH) quality system which are found not to conform to the approved design/data.
Note: Parts damaged due to shipping or warranty issues are not required to be reported as SUP.
(3)   Parts that have been maintained, rebuilt, altered, overhauled, or approved for return to service by persons or facilities not authorized to perform such services.
(4)   Parts that have been maintained, rebuilt, altered, overhauled, or approved for return to service which are subsequently found not to conform to approved data.
Notes:
1.     This would include parts produced by an owner/operator for the purpose of maintaining or altering their own product, which have been approved for return to service, and found not to conform to approved data.
2.     This does not include parts currently in the inspection or repair process, such as, parts removed for maintenance. Parts in this status may be considered not acceptable for installation.
(5)   Counterfeit parts.
(ref.: FAA AC 21-29)
 
Which Unapproved Parts Notifications were recently published?
1.       United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
a.       No.: 2013-2010NM510011, Date: April 4, 2013
This UPN covers composite articles produced and sold by Apache Modification Aircraft Corporation from December 7, 1998 until January 21, 2011 for STCs
Information gathered during a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) investigation revealed that from December 7, 1998 through January 21, 2011, Apache Modification Aircraft Corporation, 1893 Airport Road, Kalispell, MT, 59901, produced and sold multiple composite articles using an unapproved resin. All unapproved articles were manufactured for various Supplemental Type Certificates held by Apache Modification Aircraft Corporation.
The list of affected part numbers is attached to this UPN and the Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) are applicable for Piper PA-23 aircraft.
You as aircraft owner, operator, manufacturer, maintenance organization, and parts supplier and distributor are encouraged to inspect the aircraft and/or aircraft parts inventory for the referenced part number(s). If these articles are found in existing inventory, it is recommended they be quarantined to prevent installation until a determination can be made regarding their eligibility for installation.
You have access to this UPN through the following link:

https://www.faa.gov/aircraft/safety/programs/sups/upn/media/2013/upn_2013-2010NM510011.pdf
 
b.       No.: 2013-20110211004, Date: April 11, 2013
This UPN covers aeronautical products sold by Classic Aero LLC for which the airworthiness status might be in question, i.e. the design and quality of the parts are unknown.
Information received during a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) suspected unapproved parts (SUP) investigation confirmed that Classic Aero LLC may have distributed nonconforming parts between 2004 and 2012. Classic Aero LLC’s contact information is: 2487 S. Gilbert Rd., Ste. 106, Gilbert, AZ 85295.
You as aircraft owner, operator, and maintenance organization are encouraged to inspect the aircraft, aircraft records, and/or parts inventories for unapproved parts received by Classic Aero LLC and installed on aircraft.
You have access to this UPN through the following link:

https://www.faa.gov/aircraft/safety/programs/sups/upn/media/2013/upn_2013-20110211004.pdf
 
2.       European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)
a.       SIB No.: 2013-01, Issued: 17 January 2013
This SIB serves as a Notification of Unapproved Parts due to theft.
Ente Nazionale Aviazione Civile (ENAC) Italy has informed that in a period of time between 10th August and 16th August 2012 several aviation product, parts and equipment were stolen from an hangar.
The affected product, parts and equipment are manufactured by King, Mid Continent, Electrosystem, Hartzell and Prestolite.
The affected part numbers and serial numbers are listed in this SIB.
The product, parts and equipment contained in the list have to be considered unapproved and not eligible forinstallation on an aircraft.
Owners, operators and maintenance organizations are encouraged to inspect their aircraft and inventories for the referenced part numbers and corresponding serial numbers. If any of these product, parts and equipment is found on board the aircraft or stored in the inventory, it is recommended to remove and quarantine it, to prevent its installation. It is also recommended to inform accordingly the competent authority and ENAC.
You have access to this UPN through the following link:

http://ad.easa.europa.eu/ad/2013-01


 

 



 




Notice of Proposed Amendments (NPAs)
 

TITLE
 
DATE PUBLISHED
END OF COMMENT
NPA 2013-07
Ageing aircraft structures

 
23/04/2013 23/07/2013
NPA 2013-06
Approval requirements for Air-Ground Data Link and ADS-B in support of Interoperability requirements and  Miscellaneous improvement to AMC 20

 
15/04/2013 15/07/2013
NPA 2013-05
Regular update of CS-LSA

 
15/04/2013 15/05/2013
NPA 2013-04
Rotorcraft AMC revision (1st group)

 
14/03/2013 03/06/2013
NPA 2013-03
Appendix 1 - Aircraft type ratings for Part-66 aircraft maintenance licence

 
25/02/2013 27/05/2013



New AMC to Part-ARA, Part-ORA, Part-ARO, Part-ORO

The On 16 April 2013, EASA has published new amendments to the Acceptable Means of Compliance and Guidance Material to Part-ARA, Part-ORA, Part-ARO and Part-ORO.
 

Acceptable Means of Compliance and Guidance Material to Part-ARA (Annex VI to Regulation (EU) No 1178/2011 (Civil Aviation Aircrew)):
 

 
Decision No 2013/006/R
of the Executive Director of the Agency
of 16th April 2013
on
amending Decision No 2012/006/R of the Executive Director of the European Aviation Safety Agency of 19 April 2012 on acceptable means of compliance and guidance material to Commission Regulation (EU) No 1178/2011 of 3 November 2011 laying down technical requirements and administrative procedures related to civil aviation aircrew pursuant to Regulation (EC) NO 216/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council
 
This decision shall enter into force on 23rd April 2013. It shall be published in the Official Publication of the Agency.
 
This amendment introduces:
· guidance to competent authorities on how to assess an ATO VA SRA as part of its management system. It specifically gives guideline for the evaluation of any SRA in relation to flight operations and also provides some additional information specifically related to a VA SRA.
 
You have access to this new guidance material through the EASA homepage:

http://easa.europa.eu/agency-measures/acceptable-means-of-compliance-and-guidance-material.php#Part-ARA
 
Acceptable Means of Compliance and Guidance Material to Part-ORA (Annex VII to Regulation (EU) No 1178/2011 (Civil Aviation Aircrew)):
 

 
Decision No 2013/008/R
of the Executive Director of the Agency
of 16th April 2013
on
amending Decision No 2012/007/R of the Executive Director of the European Aviation Safety Agency of 19 April 2012 on acceptable means of compliance and guidance material to Commission Regulation (EU) No 1178/2011 of 3 November 2011 laying down technical requirements and administrative procedures related to civil aviation aircrew pursuant to Regulation (EC) NO 216/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council
 
This decision shall enter into force on 23rd April 2013. It shall be published in the Official Publication of the Agency.
 
This amendment introduces:
· a new GM added to Part-ORA Decision emphasising the responsibility of the ATO to decide whether to operate or not in an area forecast to or from/to an aerodrome/operating site known to be contaminated with volcanic ash and provide guidance to ATOs on:
- the generic hazard itself, and on the list of specific hazards, within the generic hazard, that have to be developed by each ATO;
- on the general principles of a VA SRA, and especially on the different steps of the process; and
- on the procedures that should be considered when developing mitigation measures. A non-exhaustive list of procedures related to the major processes of flight operations is given.
 
You have access to this new guidance material through the EASA homepage:

http://easa.europa.eu/agency-measures/acceptable-means-of-compliance-and-guidance-material.php#Part-ORA
 
Acceptable Means of Compliance and Guidance Material to Part-ARO (Annex II to Regulation (EU) No 965/2012 (Air Operations)):
 

 
Decision No 2013/007/R
of the Executive Director of the Agency
of 16th April 2013
on

 
amending Decision No 2012/016/R of the Executive Director of the European Aviation Safety Agency of 24 October 2012 on acceptable means of compliance and guidance material to Commission Regulation (EU) No 965/2012 of 05 October 2012 laying down technical requirements and administrative procedures related to air operations pursuant to Regulation (EC) NO 216/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council
 
This decision shall enter into force on 23rd April 2013. It shall be published in the Official Publication of the Agency.
 
This amendment introduces:
· guidance to competent authorities on how to assess an operator VA SRA as part of its management system. It specifically gives guideline for the evaluation of any SRA in relation to flight operations and also provides some additional information specifically related to a VA SRA.
 
You have access to this new guidance material through the EASA homepage:

http://easa.europa.eu/agency-measures/acceptable-means-of-compliance-and-guidance-material.php#Part-ARO
 
Acceptable Means of Compliance and Guidance Material to Part-ORO (Annex III to Regulation (EU) No 965/2012 (Air Operations)):
 

 
Decision No 2013/009/R
of the Executive Director of the Agency
of 16th April 2013
on
amending Decision No 2012/016/R of the Executive Director of the European Aviation Safety Agency of 24 October 2012 on acceptable means of compliance and guidance material to Commission Regulation (EU) No 965/2012 of 05 October 2012 laying down technical requirements and administrative procedures related to air operations pursuant to Regulation (EC) NO 216/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council
 
This decision shall enter into force on 23rd April 2013. It shall be published in the Official Publication of the Agency.
 
This amendment introduces:
· a new GM added to Part-ORA Decision emphasising the responsibility of the operator to decide whether to operate or not in an area forecast to or from/to an aerodrome/operating site known to be contaminated with volcanic ash and provide guidance to operators on:
- the generic hazard itself, and on the list of specific hazards, within the generic hazard, that have to be developed by each operator;
- on the general principles of a VA SRA, and especially on the different steps of the process; and
- on the procedures that should be considered when developing mitigation measures. A non-exhaustive list of procedures related to the major processes of flight operations is given.
 
You have access to this new guidance material through the EASA homepage:

http://easa.europa.eu/agency-measures/acceptable-means-of-compliance-and-guidance-material.php#Part-ORO






Correction to German version of 748/2012

Eine Berichtigung der deutschen Version der Verordnung (EU) Nr. 748/2012 der Kommission vom 3. August 2012 (Part-21) wurde im Amtsblatt der Europäischen Union L 117 vom 27. April 2013 veröffentlicht.
A corrigendum to the German version of Commission Regulation (EU) No 748/2012 of 3 August 2012 (Part-21) has been published in the Official Journal of the European Union L 117 of 27 April 2013.
 
Sie haben über die folgende Adresse Zugriff auf dieses Dokument:
You have access to this document through the following link:
 

http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2013:117:0024:0024:DE:PDF





Training Co-operation between QCM and Aero-Dienst



We are very pleased to announce that a co-operation contract between QCM and Aero-Dienst has been signed.
With this step both parties agree to further develop their existing partnership in providing aircraft practical type trainings for business aviation.
The trainings will be conducted under the approval of QCM, an EASA Part-147 approved maintenance training organisation (Approval No. CH.147.0012).
Aero-Dienst, an EASA Part-145 approved maintenance organisation (Approval No. DE.145.0059), will serve as additional location for the required practical and theoretical training elements.
Both parties are convinced that all customers will benefit greatly from the extensive knowledge, experience and competence of this combined service.




EBACE 2013



Q.C.M. will once again be present with its own booth at the EBACE from 21-23 May 2013 in Geneva.
Please come and visit us at booth 2051 in Hall 5.
Furthermore we invite you to our Apéro on
Wednesday, 22nd May, starting at 16.00h. This gives us the chance to relax and sit together after an interesting and informative exhibition day.
If you would like to schedule a meeting with one of our team members please contact our office directly.

 
 
 



Please find below our open courses with seats available.

Training courses in Riga and St. Petersburg


Due to high demand we are organising the following courses to be held in Riga in July 2013:
EASA Part-145
EASA Part-M Subpart G
Fuel Tank Safety Level 1 & 2
EWIS

Also the following courses are planned for September in St Petersburg:
EASA Part-M Subpart G
OTAR 39
Fuel Tank Safety Level 1 & 2
EWIS
SAFA Awareness
Human Factors Initial

If you are interested in participating in these or any other training please do not hesitate to contact us.
  I. Open Course Status May - July 2013 
  Course Date Seats 
available
Instructor
  Train the Trainer (2) 30. - 31.05.13 full Matthias Werner
  NiCad Batteries 27. - 28.05.13 6 Toni Bürgi
  EASA Part-M Subpart G 03. - 05.06.13 6 Paul Baumann
  Airworthiness Review for ARC Signatories 06.06.13 6 Paul Baumann
  EASA Part-145 10. - 12.06.13 6 Georg Stöcker
  EASA-OPS /EASA-FCL (Airplanes) 17. - 19.06.13 6 Claudio Pacozzi
  Stock Management (in Geneva)
(course language: French)
18. - 20.06.13 8 Dave Paterson
  Fuel Tank Safety (Phases 1+2) 25.06.13 8 Paul Baumann
  EWIS 26.06.13 5 Paul Baumann
  EASA Part-145 (in Geneva)
(course language: French)
25. - 27.06.13 6 Dave Paterson
  Composite Fundamentals 25. - 28.06.13 9 TBD
  SAFA Awareness 02.07.13 9 TBD
  Train the Trainer 15. - 19.07.13 6 Matthias Werner
 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
Seats
available
Instructor
  Dassault Falcon 900EX, L1/T4 05. - 07.08.2013 5 TBD
         
 If not stated otherwise, courses take place in our facilities in Belp/Berne.
Please click on the Course title for detailed information




  



 

Deputy Postholder CAMO (100%)

 

Belair Airlines AG ist eine Schweizer Airline mit über 300 MitarbeiterInnen, welche im Verbund der airberlin Group operiert.

Deputy Postholder CAMO (100%)

Die Stelle als Deputy Postholder CAMO (Continuing Airworthiness Management Organisation) ist per 01. Juli 2013 zu besetzen.

 

Anforderungsprofil:

  • Abschluss einer aeronautischen Ingenieursausbildung oder eine Part-66 Lizenz mit entsprechenden Weiterbildungen
  • Mind. 7 Jahre praktische Erfahrung und Kenntnisse im Anwenden von Luftfahrtsicherheitsstandards zum sicheren Operieren von Flugzeugen
  • Flugzeugtypenspezifische Ausbildungen (Airbus)
  • Vertiefte Kenntnisse der operationellen Anforderungen für eine Airline
  • Kenntnisse der erforderlichen Unterhaltsmethoden
  • Kenntnisse von Qualitätssystemen
  • Hohes Verantwortungsbewusstsein und zielstrebiges, selbständiges Arbeiten
  • Entscheidungs- und Verhandlungssicherheit
  • Vernetztes Denken
  • Gute IT Kenntnisse
  • Sehr gute Sprachkenntnisse in D / E
  • Teamfähigkeit und Flexibilität
  • Bereitschaft zum Reisen und zu unregelmässiger Arbeit
  • Als Deputy Postholder CAMO sowie Airworthiness Review Staff muss eine BAZL Zulassung erlangt werden

Aufgaben:

  • Unterstützung / Vertretung des Postholder CAMO in allen Verantwortungsbereichen
  • Kontinuierliche Lufttüchtigkeit der Flugzeuge der Belair Airlines gemäss Part - M, Subpart G sicherstellen und überwachen
  • Sicherstellung der Gesetzeskonformität und Umgang mit Aufsichtsbehörden
  • Qualität Audits/ Inspektionen durchführen
  • Airworthiness Review Staff

Was bieten wir:

  • Moderner Arbeitsplatz in einem abwechslungsreichen Umfeld
  • Interessantes und vielseitiges Aufgabenspektrum
  • Zeitgemässe Anstellungsbedingungen
  • Attraktive Flugvergünstigungen innerhalb der airberlin Group

Arbeitsbeginn:        ab 01. Juli 2013

Arbeitsort:               Flughafen Zürich

Gerne erwarten wir Ihre vollständigen Bewerbungsunterlagen bis 15. Mai per Post an folgende Adresse:

Belair Airlines AG
Human Resources
Linette Schlup
Sägereistrasse 27
8152 Glattbrugg

Bitte vermerken Sie auf Ihrer Bewerbung Ihre E-Mail-Adresse!


 


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