Vous êtes sur la page 1sur 18

Ai r w o r t h i n e s s

Procedure
`
Address: Civil Aviation Authority
Alameda Dr. Carlos DAssumpo, 336-342
Centro Comercial Cheng Feng, 18 andar
Macau, CHINA

No.

: AP4

Issue : 4

PHONE: (853) 2851 1213


FAX:

(853) 2833 8089

AFTN:

VMMCYAYI

Date

: 02 Aug 10

SUBJECT: Certificate of Airworthiness


1. Introduction
1.1 Pursuant to Paragraph 7 of the Air Navigation Regulation of Macao (ANRM), this
document prescribes the requirements and procedures for issuing and renewing of
Certificates of Airworthiness.
1.2 Certificates of Airworthiness and associated documents are issued in various
categories which prescribe the conditions under which the aircraft may be flown and
the purposes for which it may be used. The categories in which Certificates of
Airworthiness may be issued as specified in the Third Schedule to the ANRM and
Paragraph 2.1 of this document.
1.3 An aircraft to which a Certificate of Airworthiness is issued shall be operated in
compliance with the terms of that certificate and within the approved operating
limitations in its flight manual.
2. Categories and Usage of Aircraft
2.1 Certificates of Airworthiness may be issued in the following categories:
(a) Commercial Air Transport Category (Passenger) aircraft may be used for any
purpose.
(b) Commercial Air Transport Category (Cargo) aircraft may be used for any purpose
other than commercial air transport of passengers.
(c) Aerial Work Category aircraft may be used for hire or reward other than
commercial air transport.
(d) Private Category aircraft may be used for any purpose other than commercial air
transport or aerial work.
(e) Special Category aircraft may be used for the purposes specified in the Certificate
of Airworthiness (other than commercial air transport). This does not include the
carriage of passengers unless expressly permitted.
3. Application for a Certificate of Airworthiness
3.1 Application shall be made on Form AACM-AW-5, shown as Appendix No. 2, and
submitted to:
AP-4 P.1

02 Aug 2010

The President
Civil Aviation Authority
Alameda Dr. Carlos DAssumpo, 336-342
Centro Comercial Cheng Feng, 18 andar
Macau, CHINA
3.2 The fees payable for the issue of a Certificate of Airworthiness will be in accordance
with relevant Macao legislation.
4. Requirements for the Issue of Certificate of Airworthiness
4.1 Aircraft eligible for the issuance of Certificate of Airworthiness must have been type
accepted by AACM.
4.2 Prior to issuing any Certificate of Airworthiness, the Authority will conduct an
assessment to determine if the aircraft meets the Macao airworthiness standards. The
applicant will have to furnish to the Authority the information, data, reports, etc.,
prescribed in Appendix No. 1 and to meet any additional requirements decided by the
Authority during the assessment. For the case of used aircraft, the Authority will
require the applicant to nominate an entity acceptable to the authority to perform a
technical assessment to the aircraft and its record. Report of such assessment shall be
submitted to the Authority, reflecting the information detailed in Appendix No. 3 of
this procedure.
4.3 The aircraft may be required to be made available for survey by the Authority at
suitable times and for such periods considered necessary. The owner shall prepare the
aircraft to permit access as necessary and shall perform any checks and tests that may
be requested.
4.4 Each application for issue in Macao of a Certificate of Airworthiness shall be
accompanied with documents from an appropriately approved organisation or, when
otherwise approved, an appropriately licensed aircraft maintenance engineer, or a
technical assessment entity accepted as per Paragraph 4.2 above in the case of used
aircraft, which
(a) state the type, model and manufacturer's serial number of the aircraft;
(b) substantiate that the aircraft complies with the airworthiness standards appropriate
to the aircraft type and which are acceptable to the Authority;
(c) substantiate that all Macao airworthiness standards and special conditions
applicable to the aircraft have been complied with;
(d) certify in regard to a used aircraft, that the aircraft and its records have been
inspected and as far as can be reasonably determined the aircraft is safe to fly
subject to the requirements prescribed in the approved flight manual or the
Certificate of Airworthiness.

AP-4 P.2

02 Aug 2010

4.5 Upon being registered in Macao, all work on the aircraft shall be undertaken by
appropriately approved person or organisation or, when otherwise approved, licensed
aircraft maintenance engineer. A Certificate of Release to Service shall be issued and
attached to the log book or other approved records together with full particulars of the
work done.
4.6 The flight test carried out under the exporting countrys authority may be accepted for
the issue of a Macao Certificate of Airworthiness. When the flight test is required by
the Authority, the owner shall be responsible to ensure that :
(a) the aircraft and its engine(s) have been certified as fit for flight by appropriately
licensed aircraft maintenance engineers.
Note: A Certificate of Fitness for flight shall be issued in duplicate. One copy must be retained by
the person issuing the Certificate.

(b) a flight test schedule is prepared and is acceptable to the Authority.


(c) the handling characteristics are satisfactory and climb performance equals or
exceeds the scheduled performance.
(d) the flight tests are conducted by a person or organisation acceptable to the
Authority.
Note: The test may be witnessed by officers of the Authority.

(e) a report on the flight tests in an acceptable format shall be submitted to the
Authority.
4.7 For new aircraft the owner shall arrange for the aircraft to be inspected during the
course of construction to determine that it conforms in all essential aspects with the
approved design and that its construction and assembly are satisfactory. The owner
shall nominate a person responsible acceptable to the Authority to carry such
inspections. When necessary the Authority may also inspect the aircraft in addition to
the abovementioned inspections.
5. Application for Renewal of Certificate of Airworthiness
5.1 Application shall be made on Form AACM-AW-5 and submitted to:
The President
Civil Aviation Authority
Alameda Dr. Carlos DAssumpo, 336-342
Centro Comercial Cheng Feng, 18 andar
Macau, CHINA
5.2 The fees payable for the renewal of a Certificate of Airworthiness will be in
accordance with relevant Macao legislation.

AP-4 P.3

02 Aug 2010

5.3 The application and all documents required by this Chapter should be submitted at
least one month prior to the expiry date of the Certificate.
Note: Macao Certificates of Airworthiness are normally issued or renewed for periods not exceeding
one year.

6. Requirements for the Renewal of Certificate of Airworthiness


6.1 The renewal of a Certificate of Airworthiness is dependent on evidence being provided
that the aircraft complies with the appropriate airworthiness requirements and is
airworthy.
6.2 An inspection of the aircraft may be required but all relevant records shall be reviewed
prior to the renewal of the Certificate of Airworthiness. The depth and extent of the
inspection, if required, will depend on:
(a) the age of the aircraft, areas and types of operation and conditions of storage.
(b) the extent of any unscheduled work that has been carried out on the aircraft since
the last renewal following such events as serious or persistent defects, defects or
damages requiring major repairs or modifications, inspections completed following
hard or overweight landings or abnormal stresses during flight or on the ground,
corrosion in major structure, etc.
(c) evidence that the approved maintenance schedules or approved overhaul and/or
replacement periods for the aircraft and its components have been fully observed.
(d) evidence that airworthiness requirements or instructions, such as mandatory
modifications and inspections, airworthiness directives, etc., prescribed or
approved for the aircraft and its components by the Authority, have been complied
with fully.
(e) evidence of, observance of the aircraft or component manufacturers
recommendations, such as service bulletins, service letters, etc., which may affect
the airworthiness of the aircraft.
6.3 Prior to renewal of the Certificate of Airworthiness the aircraft may be required to be
made available for survey by Airworthiness Officers of the Authority. If a survey is
required, the owner shall have the aircraft prepared for inspection in an acceptable
condition to enable tests and inspections to be made. Additional work may be required
by the Authority following a survey of the aircraft.
6.4 Unless there is a system of monitoring the weight and centre of gravity of the aircraft,
the aircraft should be weighed prior to the initial issue of a Macao Certificate of
Airworthiness. For aircraft exceeding 5700kg MTWA, it should be reweighed within
two years after the date of manufacture and thereafter at intervals not exceeding five
years. The weighing and centre of gravity report shall be submitted in a prescribed
format to the Authority.
AP-4 P.4

02 Aug 2010

6.5 The aircraft shall be flight tested to a schedule approved by the Authority. Particulars
and results of the tests shall be submitted in an acceptable format to the Authority. In
lieu of flight test, a programme for aircraft performance and engine condition
monitoring must be implemented.
6.6 The relevant log books and maintenance records forming part of log books, and records
permitted to be kept by other approved means shall be submitted to the Authority prior
to renewal of the Certificate of Airworthiness.
6.7 Copies of the valid Certificates of Releases to Service/Schedule Maintenance
Inspection and Certificate of Maintenance Review should be submitted to the
Authority prior to the renewal of the Certificate of Airworthiness.
7. Request for Application Form
Applicant shall submit a request for the application form in written to the Airworthiness
Department of Civil Aviation Authority.
8. Cancellation
This AP supersedes Airworthiness Procedure No. AP4 Issue 3 dated 31 August 07.

- END -

AP-4 P.5

02 Aug 2010

Airworthiness Procedure No. AP-4


Appendix No.1

REQUIREMENTS FOR ISSUE OF CERTIFICATE OF AIRWORTHINESS


1 Introduction
1.1 The following identifies the general requirements which must be satisfied prior to the
issue of a Macao Certificate of Airworthiness.
2 New Aircraft
2.1 The general requirements are as follows:
(a) Export Certificates of Airworthiness for the aircraft, engines and propellers (as
applicable) shall be endorsed with:
(i)

the national requirements with which the aircraft complies giving the title,
issue number and effective date;
(ii) such deviations from the national requirements as may have been authorised
in writing by the Airworthiness Authorities which issue the Certificates; and
(iii) such additional special conditions that were required before the issue of the
Certificates;
(b) A list of applicable Airworthiness Directives together with:
(i)

a declaration of the Airworthiness Directives that had been complied with.


Where alternate means of compliance are offered, the means chosen shall be
stated; and
(ii) an identification of Airworthiness Directives that require repetitive
compliance. Information as to when the next compliance is due must also be
provided;
(c) A list of Service Bulletins, including Alert Service Bulletins, complied with on
aircraft engines, propellers (as applicable) and equipment;
(d) Statement of Modification Status which shall include:
(i) Customer options incorporated; and
(ii) Equipment incorporated;
(e) Statement of compliance and compliance matrix for mandatory regulations and
requirements including but not limited to equipment, radio apparatus, placards and
markings, as specified in the Air Navigation Regulation of Macao;
(f) Statement of compliance and compliance matrix for requirements specified in the
other Macao airworthiness regulations or requirements, such as ACs;
(g) A list of defects, if any, that is to be rectified by the applicant at the time of issue of
the Export Certificate of Airworthiness;
(h) Equipment list;
(i) Weighing report;
AP-4 App-1 P.1

02 Aug 2010

(j) Weight and centre-of-gravity schedule;


(k) Time/life limitations;
(l) Records of compass system and magnetic compass swing;
(m) Noise Certificate; and
(n) Electrical load analysis.
3 First-of-type Aircraft
3.1 In addition to the requirements in Paragraph 2, the following is required for a First-oftype aircraft exported to Macao, unless otherwise notified:
(a) Maintenance Review Board Report where applicable;
(b) Maintenance Planning Data (which should include corrosion prevention and
control programme, and structural integrity programme, where applicable);
(c) Master Minimum Equipment List, where applicable;
(d) Noise certificate;
(e) One copy each of the following manuals:
(i)

Flight Manual or Pilot Operating Handbook (in addition to the copy for each
aircraft);
(ii) Operations Manual (in addition to the copy for each aircraft);
(iii) Aircraft Maintenance Manual;
(iv) Engine Maintenance Manual;
(v) Propeller Maintenance Manual;
(vi) APU Maintenance Manual;
(vii) Catalogue;
(viii) Standard Practices Manual;
(ix) Structural Repair Manual;
(x) Structurally Significant Items; and
(xi) Weight and Balance Manual; and
(f) Complete sets of Service Bulletins for aircraft, engine, propeller and APU.
Amendment service for the above documents must be provided to the Authority.
4 Used Aircraft
4.1 In addition to Paragraph 2.1(a), (c), (g) and, where applicable, in Paragraph 3, an
aircraft assessment report composed by an entity acceptable to the authority reflecting
the information detailed in Appendix No. 3 of this procedure is required.
- END -

AP-4 App-1 P.2

02 Aug 2010

Airworthiness Procedure No. AP-4


Appendix No.2

Form AACM-AW-5
For Issue/Renewal of Certificate of Airworthiness

AP-4 App-2 P.1

02 Aug 2010

Airworthiness Procedure No. AP-4


Appendix No.3
Aircraft Report

Organisation: .............................................. Acceptance Reference: .................................


Aircraft Report Reference: ............................................ Issue: .........................................
Aircraft Registration: ..........
Applicant: ............................................

Report Title: ...


Report Summary: ..

Author: .............. Approved: ..


Date: ....................... Date: ...

AP-4 App-3 P.1

02 Aug 2010

Aircraft Report Contents


Introduction

Section A: AACM Approval Status of the Aircraft Build Standard


1 Build Standard
1.1 General
1.2 Macau Additional Requirements for Validated Aircraft
2 Modifications
3 Repairs
4 Equipment Fit
5 Flight Manual
6 List of Deviations

Section B: Continued Airworthiness


1 Maintenance Schedule
2 Airworthiness Limitations
3 Air Navigation Regulation of Macao
4 Airworthiness Directives
5 Macao Aeronautical Circulars and Aeronautical Information Circulars
6 Aircraft Inspection
7 Series Flight Test
8 Continued Airworthiness
9 Compass System and Magnetic Compass Swing
10 Electrical Load Analysis
11 Airworthiness Acceptance Test

Section C: Conclusions
Attachment 1: Statement of Conformity to AACM Approved Airworthiness Standards.

AP-4 App-3 P.2

02 Aug 2010

Introduction
This section should include:
A brief statement outlining the objectives of the report.
The current Type Certificate Holders.
The aircraft manufacturer.
A complete history of past operational uses of the aircraft along with the Certificate of
Airworthiness category under which it operated.
Basic details of aircraft, engines, APU and propellers including type/model, serial number,
number of landings and pressurisation cycles.

Performance Group: ..

AP-4 App-3 P.3

02 Aug 2010

Section A: AACM Approval Status of the Aircraft Build Standard


1 Build Standard
1.1 General
This section should include a reference to the original Type Certificate and Type Certificate
Data Sheet numbers(airframe, engine and propeller as applicable) and the reference of type
acceptance approval granted by the AACM.
1.2 Macao Additional Requirements for Validated Aircraft
Additional Requirements are specified by the authority for compliance with the
requirements for Type Certification, Certificate of Airworthiness, and Operational Approval.
This paragraph should incorporate a statement against the Additional Requirements for
Type Certification and the Certificate of Airworthiness. The statements should identify how
compliance with each of the Additional Requirements has been achieved. When a
previously AACM approved modification is embodied as the means of compliance with an
Additional Requirement, the modification title, number, and AACM approval reference
should be included in the statement. If a modification which is not AACM approved is
embodied as the means of compliance with the Additional Requirement, the modification
should be referenced in the statement and addressed in paragraph 2 below.
2 Modifications
This section should provide details on each modification, including minor modifications, which
should include the following, as applicable. The modification information should include the
AACM approval reference, and identify those modifications that require AACM approval.
Details of AACM approved modifications may be provided in an Appendix to the report if
necessary:
The modification title.
The modification design organisation.
The modification installation organisation *.
The modification reference number or Service Bulletin number.
A brief description of the modification *.
The AACM approval reference under which the modification was approved.
The foreign national airworthiness authority that approved the modification, and their
approval reference, e.g. FAA Supplemental Type Certificate number, or Field Approval e.g.
FAA DER Form 8110-3, etc *.
The modification classification Minor/Major.
NOTE: modification classification will follow EASA Part 21A.91 and GM 21A.91.

The Flight Manual Supplement reference.

AP-4 App-3 P.4

02 Aug 2010

Any additional limitations introduced which compensate for a partial non- compliance with
a requirement.
Any additional maintenance actions required for the modification.
* Only for modifications which require AACM approval.
3 Repairs
This should include details on each Major Repair to the aircraft, which should include the
following, as applicable. Repairs requiring AACM approval should be clearly identified. Details
of approved repairs may be provided in an Appendix to the report if necessary:
The repair title.
The repair design organisation.
The repair installation organisation *.
The repair reference.
The AACM basis of approval.
Affect on any life limitations.
Affect on inspections or their frequencies.
* Only for repairs which require AACM approval.
NOTE: Repair classification will follow EASA Part 21A.91 and GM 21A435(a).

4 Equipment Fit
This section should include a list of any equipment that is not AACM approved along with their
associated foreign approval references, e.g. TSO. Refer also to section B paragraph 3(b). If the
installation of the equipment has not been approved by the AACM, this should be addressed in
section A paragraph 2.
5 Flight Manual
This section should specify the reference and revision status of the Aircraft Flight Manual
(AFM). The Temporary Revisions, applicable Supplement(s) and Change Sheet(s) must also be
referenced.
NOTE: The AFM must reflect the build standard of the aircraft.

6 Summary List of Deviations and Variations


This section should contain a summary list of deviations from the design certification
requirements, if any. The list should specify the method of acceptance, for example, acceptance
based upon equivalent safety findings approved by the AACM. Where a temporary variation

AP-4 App-3 P.5

02 Aug 2010

has been granted against a certification requirement, the period for which the variation remains
valid should be stated.

AP-4 App-3 P.6

02 Aug 2010

Section B: Continued Airworthiness


This section should incorporate details on how the following subjects have been addressed:
1 Maintenance Schedule
As an aircraft in respect of which a Certificate of Airworthiness is in force, shall not fly unless
the aircraft is maintained in accordance with an approved Maintenance Schedule, the applicant
may elect to provide the following information in the report:
(a) A Maintenance Schedule alignment check undertaken as agreed with the AACM.
(b) All components with life limitations must be identified and cross referenced to the
source document. The overhaul/service life remaining for each component or Out of
Phase Inspection, including Certifification Maintenance Requirements (CMR one star *
or two star ** items) must also be established.
2 Airworthiness Limitations
Compliance must be established with the airworthiness limitations that are specified or
referenced by the aircraft, engine, or propeller Type Certificate Data Sheets. Airworthiness
Limitations may include specific inspections and maximum retirement lives.
3 Air Navigation Regulation of Macao
All the certification requirements applicable to the issue of the Certificate of Airworthiness
must be complied with, and in particular the following:
(a) The aircraft must be weighed and a weight schedule raised.
(b) A list of applicable equipment must be provided including radio equipment as required,
along with the respective EASA/JAA/FAA type approval reference. A compliance
matrix to the applicable Schedules in Air Navigation Regulation of Macao is required.
(c) Separate log books, acceptable to the AACM, must be provided for the aircraft, engines
and VP propellers.
(d) Placards and Markings required by the Air Navigation Regulation of Macao must be
affixed and displayed in appropriate locations.
4 Airworthiness Directives
This section should incorporate a list of all applicable Airworthiness Directives promulgated by
the State of Design and Macao Airworthiness Directives, with respect to the aircraft, engines
and equipment, as required under AIC No. B02/02. Conformation and method of compliance
shall be stated in each case. If an Airworthiness Directive has not been complied with, a
justification for acceptance should be provided (e.g. short term compensating factors). Where an
Airworthiness Directive has been complied with by using an alternative means of compliance,
the approval of such methods must be referenced. Where appropriate, the periodicity for initial
and repetitive inspections, with respect to the applicable calendar/flight hours/cycle limits
should also be stated.
AP-4 App-3 P.7

02 Aug 2010

5 Macao Aeronautical Circulars


This section should incorporate a compliance matrix against each applicable Macao
Aeronautical Circulars (ACs) describing how compliance with the circular has been achieved. If
a previously AACM approved modification is embodied as the means of compliance with an
AC, the modification title and number and AACM approval reference should be included in the
statement. If compliance is achieved by embodying a modification that is not AACM approved,
the modification should be referenced in the statement and addressed in Section A paragraph 2.
6 Aircraft Inspection
This section should include the particulars and results of aircraft inspection.
7 Series Flight Test
This section should incorporate the Series Flight Test Schedule and Report references.
8 Continued Airworthiness
This section should incorporate details of the design organisations that are responsible for the
continued airworthiness of any Major Modifications installed in the aircraft that are not the
responsibility of the Type Certificate holder.
9 Compass System and Magnetic Compass Swing
This section should include records of compass system and magnetic compass swing.
10 Electrical Load Analysis
This section should incorporate the latest electrical load analysis of the aircraft.
11 Airworthiness Acceptance Test
This section should incorporate any particulars and results of airworthiness acceptance tests.

AP-4 App-3 P.8

02 Aug 2010

Section C: Conclusions
This section should provide the conclusions of the assessment. If only section A of the report is
provided in the first instance, this section can provide the conclusions of the assessments
performed for section A.

AP-4 App-3 P.9

02 Aug 2010

Aircraft Report: Attachment 1


Statement of Conformity to the AACM Approved Airworthiness Standards:
I hereby certify that, apart from the exceptions detailed below,

the aircraft complies with the airworthiness standards appropriate to the aircraft type;

the airworthiness standard of the aircraft conforms to the applicable Macao


airworthiness standards,

the aircraft and its records have been inspected and as far as can be reasonably
determined the aircraft is safe to fly subject to the requirements prescribed in the
approved flight manual or the Certificate of Airworthiness.

Name: .................................... Signature : ............................. Date: ......................

Exceptions:

AP-4 App-3 P.10

02 Aug 2010