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1. Non-commercial operations with complex motorized aircraft (NCC)

The procedure for declaring non-commercial operations with complex motor-powered aircraft and the inclusion of the air operator in the surveillance program is described in Part NCC-NCO / GA, Section 1, of PIAC-OPS Procedures "Civil Aviation Procedures and Instructions for Air Operations".

A. AACR information
The air operator intending to conduct non-commercial operations with complex motor-powered aircraft may request a meeting with AACR representatives in order to obtain the necessary information by sending to AACR information on the intention to carry out such operations.
The meeting takes place between a team established internally in AACR and the responsible manager of the operator.
At this meeting, the operator shall receive information on the regulations, directives, circulars and procedures that he must know and apply. At the request of the applicant, the AACR shall provide it with a package of information necessary to be implemented for the safe conduct of non-commercial operations with complex motor-powered aircraft.

B. Declaration of non-commercial operations with complex motorized aircraft
In accordance with Art. ORO.DEC.100 of Regulation (EU) no. 965/2012, the air operator must submit to the AACR a statement regarding the conduct of specialized commercial operations, the model of the Declaration being this.
AACR shall verify that the declaration contains all mandatory information and shall, within 10 days of receipt of the declaration, issue information attesting to the air operator's intention to conduct specialized commercial operations.
Before starting specialized commercial operations, the operator must ensure that all requirements applicable to the operations he intends to carry out are implemented and complied with (example: Part ORO, Part SPO of Regulation (EU) No 965/2012).
The air operator must appoint responsible persons according to ORO.SPO.100 and implement a management system appropriate to the size of the operator, the nature and complexity of its activities, which can be described in the Operations Manual or in a separate document.
The air operator must also develop an Operations Manual in accordance with AMC2 or AMC3 at ORO.MLR.100 and the Minimum Equipment List for the aircraft it intends to operate.
If the air operator intending to conduct non-commercial operations with complex motor-powered aircraft holds an Air Operator Certificate, the provisions relating to non-commercial operations with complex motor-powered aircraft may be included in the Operations Manual specific to commercial air transport activities, but must be clearly defined. so as not to create confusion in their application. When making a decision in this regard, the air operator must take into account the complexity of the Operations Manual and how to use it if it is supplemented with elements that may differ depending on the types of operations it carries out.
If you want to obtain specific approvals (DG, PBN, LVO, RVSM and / or MNPS), the process of granting them is similar to that detailed in Chap. 2 of Part GEN of PIAC-OPS. After completing the process of obtaining specific approvals, the AACR shall issue to the air operator the List of specific approvals.
The air operator is required to inform AACR of any changes to the declaration and / or means of compliance originally submitted, by completing a new declaration.

C. Continuous supervision
After confirming the declaration regarding the development of non-commercial operations with complex motorized aircraft, AACR continuously evaluates and monitors the air operators through inspections / surveillance audits, in order to carry out the operations in safe conditions according to the provisions of the applicable legislation.
For organizations under AACR oversight, the oversight program shall be developed taking into account the specific nature of the organization, the complexity of its activities, the results of previous certification and / or oversight activities and shall be based on an assessment of the associated risks.
AACR is not limited to the objectives of an audit / inspection mission within the meaning of this procedure, may extend the audit / inspection period, may change the frequency and timing of scheduled audits / inspections according to the information and elements available in the ongoing surveillance process. the safety they perform or depending on the nature and / or extent of the air operator's operations and changes thereto.
If during the supervisory inspections deficiencies with multiple implications are found between the air operator's departments, the inspections may turn into an audit of the entire air operator system.
AACR will apply a planning cycle for the supervision of Romanian air operators that carry out non-commercial operations with complex motorized aircraft at least once every 48 months.
If the AACR finds that the safety performance of the air operator has decreased or if regulations / amendments have been issued to the applicable regulations that need to be implemented, audits / inspections may be carried out on the air operators concerned whenever it is considered necessary in which case the audits / inspections will be unplanned.
More details on how to supervise the Romanian air operators that have declared their activity are described here

D. Findings and corrective actions
AACR has a system for analyzing findings in terms of their safety significance, as follows:

  • a Level 1 finding is issued when any significant non-compliance with the applicable requirements, the organisation's procedures and manuals or the conditions of an approval or certificate is found, which reduces the level of safety or seriously endangers the safety of the flight.
  • a level 2 finding shall be issued when any non-compliance with applicable requirements, the organisation's procedures and manuals or the conditions of an approval or certificate is detected, which could reduce the level of safety or endanger the safety of the flight.

When a non-compliance is issued, the AACR communicates that finding in writing to the organization and requests corrective action to resolve the identified non-compliance (s). The corrective action plan must be formulated so as to allow the identification of the cause of the non-compliance, its correction and the corrective action as well as the time period necessary for the implementation of the proposed corrective action.

In the case of Level 1 findings, the AACR shall take immediate and appropriate measures to prohibit or restrict activities and, where appropriate, take measures to revoke the certificate or specific approval or to limit or suspend it in whole or in part, in depending on the extent of the level 1 finding, until the organization has successfully taken corrective action.

    In the case of Level 2 findings, AACR:
  • gives the organization a deadline for the implementation of corrective actions corresponding to the nature of the finding, which, in any case, does not exceed three months in any case. At the end of this period and depending on the nature of the finding, AACR may extend the period by three months subject to the existence of a satisfactory, previously accepted corrective action plan; and
  • assess the corrective actions and implementation plan proposed by the organization and, if the evaluation concludes that they are sufficient to resolve the non-compliance (s), accept them.

If an organization does not submit an acceptable corrective action plan or does not execute the corrective action within the timeframe accepted or extended by the AACR, the finding becomes a Level 1 finding and action is taken on this type of non-compliance.


2. Non-commercial operations with aircraft other than complex motorized aircraft (NCO)

In order to carry out non-commercial operations with aircraft other than complex motorized aircraft, the air operator shall ensure full compliance with Part-NCO requirements.
In the case of NCO operations, the applicable legislation does not provide for the obligation for air operators to declare their activity.

Oversight
After identifying the air operators that can carry out non-commercial operations with aircraft other than complex motorized ones, AACR will apply a planning cycle for the supervision of Romanian air operators carrying out non-commercial operations with complex motorized aircraft at least once every 48 months.
If the AACR finds that the safety performance of the air operator has decreased or if regulations / amendments have been issued to the applicable regulations that need to be implemented, audits / inspections may be carried out on the air operators concerned whenever it is considered necessary in which case the audits / inspections will be unplanned.

Last update: 26/04/2021, 08:24:05