4.1 General

4.1.1 Maintenance and personnel involved must be made aware of the special nature of ETOPS and have the knowledge, skills and ability to accomplish the requirements of the program. Therefore, the maintenance control system shall contain the standards, guidance and direction necessary to support the intended operation of ETOPS aircraft.

4.1.2 The Principal Maintenance Inspector (PMI) having jurisdiction over the air operator must assess the air operator's maintenance program as being suitable to support the proposed ETOPS operation before the operational approval for ETOPS can be granted.

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