Aircraft owners and operators - Maintaining the AFM after the changeover
Maintaining the AFM after the changeover
After changing over to the new system, the registration holder is expected to :
- Subscribe to the maker's AFM amendment service.
- Ensure any other changes to the AFM information are received, such as CASA Airworthiness Directives (ADs) and changes to AFM supplements.
- Ensure that, if an operator, registered operator, maintainer or pilot is contracted to maintain an AFM on behalf of the registration holder, then that person is notified promptly of all changes to the AFM information.
At every change of the AFM information, the registration holder must ensure:
- The change is made and recorded in the amendment record sheet.
- CASA is informed, in writing, of the change being incorporated, so the particular aircraft file can be updated. This is to be done by sending a copy of the updated amendment record sheet to the relevant local CASA office within 48 hours of the aircraft flying for the first time after the AFM change is made.
An operator, registered operator, maintainer or pilot contracted to maintain an AFM for a registration holder must follow these steps at each AFM change.