The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) has
made changes to their International Standards and Recommended
Practices contained in Annex 6, Part II, relating to larger complex
business jets. All the current 190 signatory States to the
Convention on International Civil Aviation now have to change their
legislation to conform to these changes, including the Isle of
The Isle of Man Aircraft Registry (IOMAR) expects the new
legislation to come into force during 2013, following which; it
plans to issue a general exemption for one year to enable operators
to meet the new requirements.
The key changes to the legislation will include the need for a
structured and auditable approach to the operation of the larger
more complex aircraft and will include:
The requirement for an approved Minimum Equipment List (MEL).
Operators already using an IOMAR approved MEL will automatically
The requirement for a Maintenance Control Manual detailing how
the operator will manage the day to day continuing airworthiness
needs of the aircraft. This can include delegation of tasks to
nominated persons, but cannot be a delegation of
The IOMAR is planning to issue a basic Maintenance Control Manual
that operators can customise. Although not following the European
Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) requirement for a formal approval
(Part M subpart G) the IOMAR will accept the services of an EASA
Part M subpart G organisation provided they are given a named
contact within the organisation.
The requirement for an Operations Manual, including:
Flight crew fatigue management
Safety Management Systems (SMS) which is appropriate to the
size and complexity of the operation.
Again the IOMAR is planning to issue a basic Operations Manual
that operators can customise, but will also accept the
International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) International
Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) Manual.
As the world's only dedicated private/corporate jet
register, the IOMAR aims to continue to be pragmatic and practical
in its approach to regulating these changes.
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