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control (including documenting scheduled and non-routine maintenance and the use of documents to control work packages)

Maintenance records (including record retention and transfer of maintenance records)

Parts handling, storage, and identification (including receiving inspection, and use of parts tags)

Calibrated tools and test equipment

(4) These procedures must cover all aspects of outsourcing maintenance, from outsourcing heavy maintenance visits to component repair to on-call line maintenance.  The carriers must establish in its manual the policies and procedures to administer, control, direct, and ensure proper performance of the work conducted by maintenance providers.  The air carrier must specifically explain how the outsource provider will be provided the appropriate instructions for the accomplishment of the maintenance and must document the methods for identifying and disseminating those portions of the air carrier’s manual a maintenance provider must follow.  It is only when the air carrier has implemented these requirements that the regulatory requirements can be satisfied.  

(5) Principles should explain to the carriers the benefits of having a separate chapter or section of their manual dedicated for all outsourcing maintenance requirements.  It allows for easy recognition of the program and allows the carrier to provide the outsource maintenance provider with an easily controllable, convenient section of their manual to meet the requirements of part 145 §145.205

(6) The carrier must ensure the organization or person used as a outsource provider has:

The capability to do the work;

An organization structured to do the work;

(c)  Competent, trained personnel to do the work;

(d)  Relevant and current technical and administrative material from the air carriers manual for the work;

(e)  Adequate facilities and equipment to do the work;

(f  )The ability to transfer and receive data and information necessary to support the air carriers CASS; and

(g) A current listing of individuals trained, qualified, and authorized by the air carrier to conduct required inspections. The list must identify these individuals by name, occupational title, and the inspection(s) they are authorized to perform.

(7) The air carriers CAMP must also account for outsourced maintenance that is sub-contracted out to other repair stations and non-certificated entities.  Air carriers that solely rely on the repair stations to oversee the sub-contracted work without involvement are doing so contrary to the regulations (§§ 121.363, 121.367(a), 135.413 and 135.425(a)).  Air carriers must be aware of any third party, or more, contracting and provide instructions and direction for the performance of that maintenance.   This also includes the subcontracting of labor that supplements the outsource providers labor.

(8) Because of the wide variety and different levels of outsourcing, air carrier’s may evaluate and accept into their CAMP the

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