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4.2.1 Exemption Requirements

List MMP References:

a. Has the AMO had a need to seek exemption from TAREGs 4 and 5?

b. Was the exemption request from the applicable TAREG been submitted in writing to the TAR as per the requirements of TAREG 1.1.4?

4.4.1 Maintenance Management Plan

List MMP References:

1. Does the MMP have a documented certification by the Senior Executive that:

a. Approves the issue of the MMP?

b. Attests the MMP and any referenced plans, procedures and instructions accurately reflect the Maintenance Management System (MMS)?

c. Confirms all maintenance activities undertaken by the AMO can be carried out in accordance with applicable Regulations 4 and 5?

2. Does the MMP document a system to manage Exemptions in accordance with TAREG 4.2.1?

3. Does the MMP document the organisational structure that includes:

a. The titles of management positions?

b. The titles of supervisory positions?

c. An organisational chart or equivalent document showing associated chains of management and maintenance responsibility of the key appointments and groups within the AMO?

4. Does the MMP document the system used by the AMO to outsource maintenance or maintenance support functions including:

a. The organisation/s used to supplement the AMO’s maintenance or maintenance support functions?

b. the maintenance conducted by the external organisation/s on behalf of the AMO, and

c. the management processes associated with assessing and authorising an external organisation for inclusion in the AMO’s Maintenance Support Network.

5. Does the MMP document a Quality Management System that complies with TAREG 4.4.2?

6. Does the MMP document specific responsibilities and selection criteria, detailing required qualifications, training and experience for the Senior Maintenance Manager (SMM)?

7. Does the MMP document the selection criteria, detailing required qualifications, training and experience for the appointment of the Quality Manager?

8. Does the MMP document the selection criteria for all personnel planning, performing, supervising, inspecting and certifying maintenance?

9. Does the MMP document the procedures to prevent the ingress of foreign objects into, and the detection and removal of those objects from, State Aircraft and/or Aeronautical Product?

10. Does the MMP document the system used for authorising personnel in accordance with TAREG 4.5.3 in the MMP?

11. Does the MMP document the system for management of human factors and maintenance error in accordance with TAREG 4.5.4?

12. Does the MMP document a general description of facilities, including their location, used to conduct maintenance?

13. Does the MMP document where relevant, procedures to assess the adequacy and availability of facilities required to conduct maintenance away from the main maintenance facility?

14. Does the MMP document the systems and procedures used by the AMO to comply with all applicable TAREG 5 clauses?

b. If the AMO believes that any TAREG 5 clause is not applicable to their AMO, does the MMP contain a statement which explains why the clause should not be considered applicable?

4.4.2. Quality Management System

List MMP References:

a. The AMO must establish and maintain a documented Quality Management System (QMS) acceptable to the TAR that includes:

1. management reviews of processes, procedures and audit findings, and

2. a system of internal quality indicators.

b. The QMS must include an internal audit program that:

1. ensures the documented MMS continues to comply with applicable TAREGs 4 and 5;

2. evaluates conformance with procedures and processes that are stated or referenced in the MMP;

3. includes corrective and preventive actions, any necessary follow-up, and corrective action close-out; and

4. includes review and reporting of the effectiveness of preventive actions.

4.4.3. Maintenance Support Networks (MSN)

List MMP References:

a. The Senior Maintenance Manager (SMM) remains responsible to the TAR for all maintenance outsourced by the AMO.

b. Does the AMO ensure organisations that conduct maintenance of complete State Aircraft, complete engines, and major engine sub-assemblies are not included as part of the AMO’s MSN unless:

1. The organisation has been certified by the TAR for the maintenance being conducted, or

2. The organisation is operating under accreditation by a TAR recognised Airworthiness Authority IAW TAREG 4.1.4 and provides an Authorised Release Certificate for maintenance being conducted?

Auditor's Summary

Auditor's Summary

Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.