CIVIL AVIATION REGULATIONS 2016AIRWORTHINESS NOTICE – MAINTENANCE ORGANISATION APPROVAL (DCAM PART 145)1.0 CITATIONThis Notice may be cited as the Airworthiness Notice – Maintenance Organisation Approval (DCAM Part 145) Notice 6501.2.0 APPLICATION2.1 The following persons shall be subject to this Notice:(a) a maintenance organisation under regulation 31(1)(b) of the MCAR; and(b) a maintenance organisation under regulation 32 of the MCAR.3.0 INTERPRETATIONIn this Notice, unless the context otherwise requires:–”certificate of release to service” means a document which contains a certification confirming that the maintenance work to which it relates has been completed in a satisfactory manner, either in accordance with the approved data and the procedures described in the maintenance organisation’s procedures manual or under an equivalent system. It includes certificate of release to service – schedule maintenance inspection and authorized release certificate;”certifying staff” means personnel of a maintenance organisation under regulations 31 and 32 of MCAR who is responsible for the release of an aircraft or a component after maintenance;”component” means any engine, propeller, part or appliance;”human factors” means principles which apply to aeronautical design, certification, training, operations and maintenance and which seeks a safe interface between the human and other system components by proper consideration of human performance;”human performance” means human capabilities and limitations which have an impact on the safety and efficiency of aeronautical operations;”large aircraft” means an aircraft, classified as an aeroplane with a maximum certificated take-off mass exceeding 5,700 kg or an aeroplaneNOTICE 6501 Issue 115 April 2016Page 3 of 26equipped with turbojet engine(s) or a helicopter with a maximum certificated take-off mass exceeding 3,175 kg or a helicopter with more than one engine;”maintenance” means, in relation to an aircraft, the performance of tasks required to ensure the continuing airworthiness of the aircraft, including any one or combination of overhaul, inspection, replacement, defect rectification, and the embodiment of a modification or repair;”maintenance organisation exposition” means the document or documents that contain the material specifying the scope of work deemed to constitute approval and showing how the organisation intends to comply with this Notice; and”MCAR” means Civil Aviation Regulations 2016.4.0 APPLICATION OF MAINTENANCE ORGANISATION APPROVAL4.1 An application for maintenance organisation approval shall be made to the Director General.4.2 In the case of a maintenance organisation under regulation 31 of the MCAR, an applicant shall submit -(a) an application form DCA/AW/6501-01;(b) a maintenance organisation exposition;(c) DCAM Form 4 forms for each of the persons as specified in paragraph 7.2 of this Notice; and(d) the applicable fee.4.3 In the case of a maintenance organisation under regulation 32 of the MCAR, an applicant shall submit -(a) an application form DCA/AW/6501-01;(b) a maintenance organisation exposition;(c) DCAM Form 4 forms for each of the persons as specified in paragraph 7.2 of this Notice;(d) evidence that the organisation is approved as a maintenance organisation by the local national aviation authority;(e) evidence of need from local operator; and(f) the applicable fee.4.4 The application form shall be signed by the nominated accountable manager.NOTICE 6501 Issue 115 April 2016Page 4 of 265.0 ISSUE OF MAINTENANCE ORGANISATION PROVISIONAL APPROVAL AND MAINTENANCE ORGANISATION APPROVAL FOR ORGANISATON LOCATED IN MALAYSIA5.1 An organisation may be entitled to have a provisional certificate of approval for maintenance organisation if:(a) the Director General is satisfied that their safety management system is in accordance with Notice 2101; and(b) it complies with the applicable requirements under this Notice.5.2 A provisional certificate of approval holder shall be entitled to perform maintenance activity in accordance with the conditions as specified in the certificate to demonstrate technical competency.5.3 A provisional certificate of approval holder shall not be entitled to issue maintenance release.5.4 An organisation who holds a provisional certificate of approval may be entitled to have a certificate of approval, for the organisation to engage in maintenance of aeronautical product, issued by the Director General if the Director General is satisfied that it has –(a) demonstrated technical competency; and(b) fulfilled the applicable requirements under this Notice.5.5 Provisional certificate of approval is terminated upon issuance of the certificate of approval.6.0 ISSUE OF MAINTENANCE ORGANISATION APPROVAL FOR ORGANISATON LOCATED OUTSIDE MALAYSIA6.1 An organisation may be entitled to have a certificate of approval for maintenance organisation if:(a) the Director General is satisfied that their safety management system is established, and(b) it complies with the applicable requirements under this Notice.NOTICE 6501 Issue 115 April 2016Page 5 of 267.0 REQUIREMENTS7.1 Facility requirements (145.25)The organisation shall ensure that:(a) Facilities are provided appropriate for all planned work, ensuring in particular, protection from the weather elements. Specialised workshops and bays are segregated as appropriate, to ensure that environmental and work area contamination is unlikely to occur.(i) For base maintenance of aircraft, aircraft hangars are both available and large enough to accommodate aircraft on planned base maintenance;(ii) For component maintenance, component workshops are large enough to accommodate the components on planned maintenance.(b) Office accommodation is provided for the management of the planned work of the certifying staff referred to in paragraph 7.1(a) of this Notice, so that they can carry out their designated tasks in a manner that contributes to good aircraft maintenance standards.(c) The working environment including aircraft hangars, component workshops and office accommodation is appropriate for the task carried out and in particular special requirements observed. Unless otherwise dictated by the particular task environment, the working environment must be such that the effectiveness of personnel is not impaired:(i) Temperatures must be maintained such that personnel can carry out required tasks without undue discomfort.(ii) ‘Lighting’ is such as to ensure each inspection and maintenance task can be carried out in an effective manner.(iii) Dust and any other airborne contamination are kept to a minimum and not be permitted to reach a level in the work task area where visible aircraft / component surface contamination is evident. Where dust / other airborne contamination results in visible surface contamination, all susceptible systems are sealed until acceptable conditions are re-established.(iv) Noise shall not distract personnel from carrying out inspection tasks. Where it is impractical to control the noise source, such personnel are provided with the necessary personal equipment to stop excessive noise causing distraction during inspection tasks.