Technical Arrangement on Aircraft Maintenance between the Transport Canada Civil Aviation Directorate and the Civil Aviation Department of Hong Kong
Recognition of Maintenance Organizations
1. The overseeing authority will ensure that the following criteria are met by each organization authorized to maintain aeronautical products in accordance with this Technical Arrangement.
2. Except as provided otherwise in accordance with paragraph 6 of this Technical Arrangement, the maintenance organization must be located within the Area of the overseeing authority. Organizations outside the area of the overseeing authority may be accepted in specific cases by mutual consent of the two authorities.
3. Work may be subcontracted to:
3.1 organizations approved by the responsible authority
3.2 organizations located within the Area of the overseeing authority and accepted under the terms of this Technical Arrangement;
3.3 any other organization within the Area of the overseeing authority, provided that the organization responsible for the release of the work extends its quality system in accordance with the regulations of the overseeing authority to cover the activity; or
3.4 organizations located outside the Area of the overseeing authority, only where the organizations concerned are directly approved by the responsible authority, are accepted via other technical arrangements entered into by the responsible authority, or are otherwise recognized by the responsible authority.
4. The maintenance organization shall include in its Exposition or Maintenance Policy Manual, either within the body of the manual or by means of a suitable supplement:
4.1 A statement signed by the current CEO or accountable executive directing that personnel of the organization must comply with the policies and procedures contained therein.
4.2 Confirmation that failure to comply with the terms of this Technical Arrangement, or with the policies and procedures described in the company Exposition or Maintenance Policy Manual, may be grounds for suspension or cancellation of any privileges granted pursuant to this Technical Arrangement.
4.3 Confirmation that the responsible authority may have access to the organization to confirm compliance with the requirements of this Technical Arrangement.
4.4 Procedures to ensure that:
Any parts installed have been manufactured or maintained by organizations that are acceptable to the responsible authority.
The owner or operator of the aeronautical product being maintained has obtained the approval of the responsible authority in respect of any major modifications and repairs.
Maintenance is performed in accordance with the regulations of the overseeing authority.
Technical records are completed in accordance with the requirements of the responsible authority.
Any mandatory reportable conditions found in aeronautical products are reported to the owner or operator.
Aeronautical products are released using the appropriate certification required by the overseeing authority.
The authorized release certificate clearly states that maintenance performed is released in accordance with the Technical Agreement.
- Where applicable, procedures for the review and re-release of parts in respect of which maintenance has been performed before this Technical Arrangement was signed.
5. Once the above criteria are met and have been approved by the overseeing authority, the overseeing authority will notify the responsible authority of the approval and the scope of work that may be performed by the organization.
6. The responsible authority will establish means of notifying potential clients of organizations approved under this Technical Arrangement of the identities and scope of approval of organizations so approved.
7. Notwithstanding any of the foregoing, either party may revoke the privileges of an organization pursuant to this Arrangement, where the party finds that the organization is not maintaining the applicable standards or is otherwise not achieving the intent of the Arrangement.
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