Jet Aviation’s aircraft management and charter division for EMEA & Asia announced the company was recently awarded the EASA Continuing Airworthiness Management Organization (CAMO) ˜Plus’ certificate. The certificate will allow Jet Aviation to perform annual airworthiness reviews not only for its management clients, but for other private aircraft operators as well.
Effective September 28, 2008 all EU registered commercial and private aircraft with a maximum take-off weight above 5.7 tons must be managed by a CAMO, and their Certificates of Airworthiness will need to be amended by a renewable Airworthiness Review Certificate (ARC). An organization must have a CAMO ˜Plus’ approval in order to issue or renew an ARC.
To ensure it can serve its customers effectively when the new rules go into effect, Jet Aviation has hired three additional maintenance coordinators for a total of nine, plus one administrative assistant. This newly trained team will be especially valuable to the company’s aircraft management clients and private aircraft operators who call on Jet Aviation to perform their annual airworthiness reviews.
The new rules will be in force very soon, since there are only four months left to obtain an ARC under the new regulations, says Juerg Reuthinger, senior vice president and general manager of Jet Aviation’s aircraft management division in EMEA & Asia. If not performed by then it could cause the disruption of operations.
My recommendation to private aircraft operators is that they contact a CAMO ˜Plus’ approved organization immediately to perform the annual airworthiness reviews and Jet Aviation is staffed and ready to assist them in doing so.