Chapter 1. General

1.7  Delegate Management Responsibilities

The Delegate management system agreed to by Headquarters and the Regions under the Delegation Devolvement Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) enables TCCA to utilize those individuals best qualified to evaluate potential delegates, and to continuously evaluate their performance. TCCA interaction with Delegates is highly interdependent, building on mutual interests TCCA, manufacturers, and operators have in achieving the highest level of safety. The agreed to division of responsibilities is as defined in sections 1.7.1 and 1.7.2.

1.7.1  Regional Responsibility

Under the Devolvement MOU, the Regional Aircraft Certification Managers have assumed complete functional responsibility for delegates who are primarily involved in modification and repair activities (i.e. AWM 513). Specifically the Regions are normally responsible for:

  1. All DARs, excluding DARs in the specialty of Flight Test;
  2. All AEOs;
  3. DAOs involved in modification and repair activities; and
  4. DAOs involved in Appliance Type Certification.

Responsibility for the activities undertaken by smaller manufacturers (i.e. AWM Chapter 511 companies) will be handled on a case by case basis, and will be determined through discussion between the Region and Headquarters.

1.7.2  Headquarters Responsibility

The Delegations and Quality Division of the Aircraft Certification Branch will retain responsibility for those DAOs involved in Type Certification (AWM Chapter 511) activities. For companies that have a combination of AWM Chapter 511 and AWM Chapter 513 activities, the delegation responsibilities will be decided on a case-by-case basis in consultation with the region and be subject to a written agreement.

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