The State of Oversight shall ensure that the following criteria are met by, or in respect of, each organization it authorizes to maintain aeronautical products in accordance with this technical arrangement:
1. Except as provided otherwise in accordance with paragraph 3.2 of this Technical Arrangement, the maintenance organization shall be located within the territory of the State of Oversight. Organizations outside the territory of the State of Oversight may be accepted in specific cases by mutual consent of the two Authorities.
2. The maintenance organization shall hold an approval issued by the State of Oversight, including privileges for the type and scope of work authorized under this Technical Arrangement, and an equivalent document, issued by the State of Registry, validating the ratings and limitations.
3. The maintenance organization shall comply with all of the applicable regulations and standards of the State of Oversight, and all the conditions specified by the owner or operator of the aeronautical products maintained.
4. Except as provided in this Technical Arrangement, the maintenance organization need not comply with the applicable regulations, standards and supporting documentation of the State of Registry.
5. The maintenance organization shall comply with the aeronautical product record requirements of the State of Registry.
6. Organizations approved to maintain aeronautical products in accordance with this Technical Arrangement may subcontract work to:
6.1 Appropriate organizations approved by of the State of Oversight within its territory;
6.2 Where the State of Registry is Canada, appropriate organizations outside of Brazil, provided that the organizations concerned are approved by Canada or otherwise acceptable to Canada, in accordance with other Technical Arrangements.
6.3 Where the State of Registry is Brazil, appropriate organizations outside of Canada, provided that the organizations concerned are approved by Brazil or otherwise hold a FAA or JAA approval or are acceptable to Brazil in accordance with other Technical Arrangements.
7. The maintenance organization shall implement an internal quality assurance system to ensure compliance with its approved procedures and the terms of its approval under this Technical Arrangement.
8. On or before December 31, 2003 the maintenance organization shall implement a human factors training program for all technical employees.
9. The maintenance organisation shall include the following information in its manual, either within the body of the manual proper, or by means of a suitable supplement:
9.1 A statement signed by the current Certificate Holder, Chief Executive Officer or Accountable Executive directing that personnel of the organization must comply with the policies and procedures contained therein.
9.2 Acknowledgement that failure to comply with the terms of this Technical Arrangement, or with the policies and procedures described in the manual may be grounds for suspension or cancellation of any privileges granted pursuant to the Technical Arrangement.
9.3 Acknowledgement that the State of Registry may have access to the organisation to confirm compliance with the requirements of this Technical Arrangement.
9.4 Details of the internal quality assurance system required by paragraph 7 of this Annex.
9.5 Procedures to ensure that:
9.5.1 Any parts installed pursuant to the Technical Arrangement have been manufactured and maintained by organisations that are acceptable to the State of Registry;
9.5.2 The owner or operator of the product being maintained has obtained the approval of the State of Registry in respect of any major modifications and repairs incorporated;
9.5.3 The criteria used to determine whether repairs and modifications are major are those of the State of Registry;
9.5.4 Airworthiness Directives, Airworthiness Limitations, and other requirements declared mandatory by the State of Registry are available to maintenance personnel;
9.5.5 Maintenance is released in accordance with the regulations of the State of Oversight;
9.5.6 In the case of aeronautical products other than complete aircraft, maintenance is released using the authorized release certificate of the State of Oversight;
9.5.7 Appropriate entries are made in the applicable aeronautical product records in accordance with the requirements of the State of Registry; and
9.5.8 Owners of aeronautical products are notified regarding any unairworthy conditions that are required by the State of Registry to be reported, to enable the owners to comply with those reporting requirements.
9.5.9 Maintenance performed under this Technical Arrangement is reported as required by State of Registry, in an acceptable format and frequency. This shall include the name of the customer, aeronautical product description and the scope of work performed.
9.5.10 The maintenance organization has an acceptable system to correctly interpret the customer requirements and make technical record entries in the language specified by the customer.
9.5.11 In the case of Canadian maintenance organizations, major repairs and modifications of Brazilian aeronautical products are reported on DAC Form SEGVÔO 001.
10. Once the above criteria are met and have been found acceptable by the State of Oversight, the State of Oversight shall make a recommendation to the State of Registry regarding the recognition of the organisation and the scope of work that may be performed.
11. Subject to the conditions of this Technical Arrangement, The State of Registry may then recognize the ratings and limitations of the Certificate issued by the State of Oversight.
12. The State of Oversight shall advise the State of Registry of changes in the ratings and limitations of the maintenance organization.
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