If you own or privately operate an aircraft registered in Bermuda or Cayman Islands, this concerns you. OTAR 39 fully enters into force on the 1st of January 2011 and requires that your aircraft be managed by a Continuing Airworthiness Management Organisation, or CAMO. There are several ways to meet this requirement:
1.If you operate a number of business jet aircraft and already have the in-house technical expertise to manage the airworthiness and maintenance of your aircraft, the most sensible solution might be to obtain your own CAMO approval. In a nutshell, you will need to demonstrate the availability of resources, facilities, manpower, documentation and training. By doing so, not only you will preserve your independence from maintenance organisations, but you could also sell your services to other aircraft owners who also need a CAMO but are too small to set up one.
2.Otherwise you can also contract an already approved CAMO to manage your aircraft. Will any European CAMO be acceptable? Not necessarily, since your applicable civil aviation authority (from either Bermuda or Cayman Islands) also has to formally approve the CAMO of your choice.
Whatever option you choose, you can count on Allied Aviation Consulting, Skytation representative in Russia and the CIS to support and guide you through the process. Save yourself the headaches and contact us, we will find the best solution in your case.
This deadline only applies to non-commercial operations. VP-C and VP-B aircraft operated by commercial operators already comply with the OTAR 39 requirements.