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AAC NO 2 of 2007

Date: 3rd January 2007


GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
CIVIL AVIATION DEPARTMENT
DIRECTOR GENERAL OF CIVIL AVIATION

AIRWORTHINESS
ADVISORY CIRCULAR
SUBJECT: CERTIFICATION OF TRANSIT INSPECTION OF AN AIRCRAFT BY
OTHER ORGANISATIONS

1. INTRODUCTION:

Rule 56 of the Aircraft Rules, 1937 permits aircraft to be maintained on a


foreign land by agencies approved for the purpose by the aviation authority of
that State in accordance with the requirements of the Convention and
recognized by DGCA.

This Airworthiness Advisory Circular (AAC) gives the guidance to the


operators and Airworthiness Officers for transit inspections at stations located
within or outside India by other approved organizations. Such transit
inspection by other organizations is accepted subject to compliance with the
procedure specified in this AAC by the operator.

2. PROCEDURE:

(i) Before contracting transit inspections to other organizations the


operator shall ensure that the organization has the necessary
infrastructure, manpower facilities etc., for the task. An inspection
should be carried out for this purpose and record maintained.

(ii) The operator desirous of seeking transit inspections being carried out'
by other operators should make amendments in their MOE which
would be approved by the Regional Airworthiness Office where the
operator is based. (The Quality Department of the operator has been
delegated the responsibility to ensure that the organization carrying out
the transit inspections meets the applicable requirements laid down by
the manufacturer and / or DGCA).

(iii) The operator shall ensure that the organization carrying out transit
inspection has FAA / EASA / State CAA approval for maintenance of
the type of aircraft.
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(iv) The certifying staff should be appropriately qualified and approved for
the inspection, with a minimum one-year experience for the task they
would certify.

(v) The transit inspection contract with the external organization shall be
documented, detailing the terms of contract and organization
responsibility.

(vi) The operator's procedures in terms of documentation, AMM, MOE etc.,


shall be provided by the operator to the organization.

(vii) Procedure for reporting of delays, incidents and accidents is


documented and provided to the inspecting organization.

(viii) MEL and its preamble should be provided by the operator to the
inspecting organization for its correct use.

(ix) The operator should audit the facilities once in two years to ensure
continued capability of the contracted organization.

(x) Any discrepancies, affecting airworthiness and safety should be


brought to the notice of DGCA along with action taken by the operator
against the organization and to avoid recurrence of the lapse.

(xi) DGCA approval for outsourcing Transit inspections to outside


organizations may not be required.

(R. P. Sahi)/ Deputy Director General of Civil Aviation

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