Not Just for Europe
Since its inception, the concept of CAMO has been catching on, and slowly the authorities of other countries are following EASA’s lead, including the United Arab Emirates. In fact, most regulatory authorities are starting to align themselves with EASA rulemaking in this area.
Having received approval from the UK’s CAA, Gamit can take responsibility of any EASA-registered aircraft within its approval list, and its CAMO approval is also recognized by many other National Aviation Authorities around the world that have followed the EASA rulemaking of Part-M. As an example, the Bermuda and Cayman Islands authorities have followed EASA with CAMO, and broadly speaking are very similar in their rules regarding Continued Airworthiness.
The fact that CAMO is mandatory for EASA-registered aircraft does not mean that an N-Registered aircraft (for example) cannot have its engineering responsibilities covered by a CAMO-approved organization. The CAMO approval in this instance would simply show that the company that is handling the responsibility for the airworthiness of the N-Registered aircraft has been formally approved by EASA, while providing the operator peace of mind that there is an NAA performing regular audits on the service provider ensuring its practices remain at a satisfactory level.
Author: Nadeem Muhiddin (Gamit)
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