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(d)  Training Programs. Under §§ 121.375 and 135.433, the air carrier must ensure that they have a training program to ensure each person who determines the adequacy of work is fully informed about procedures and techniques and new equipment in use and is competent to perform his duties.  This applies to any person employed by any company that performs maintenance for an air carrier.  The air carrier must detail in their CAMP how they will comply with these regulation for all outsource maintenance personnel.  The air carrier can evaluate and accept the training programs of the maintenance provider if they have determined that the maintenance providers program meets the intent of §§121.375 and 135.433.  This process must be described in detail in the carriers CAMP.  

(e)  Duty Time. Under § 121.377, the air carrier must ensure its maintenance providers follow the duty time requirements. If the air carrier's CAMP indicates the maintenance provider provides specific assurances, the contractor must provide those assurances. The carrier must ensure the maintenance provider has procedures in place to ensure those assurances are being met.

(f)  Certificate Requirements. Under §§ 121.378 and 135.435 the air carrier must ensure only appropriately certificated persons are directly in charge of maintenance and/or perform required inspections.  Unless the certificated repair stations is located outside the United States.

(g)  Authority to Perform. Under §§ 121.379 and 135.437, the air carrier is authorized to perform or arrange for the performance of maintenance on its own aircraft as set forth in the air carrier’s CAMP. The center of the relationship between air carriers and maintenance providers are the procedures and assurances set forth in the carrier's CAMP. The ASI should continually ensure that the carrier is able to establish compliance with its own procedures, either through direct supervision, surveillance, and/or auditing, or through appropriate controls such as contractual relationships.

(h)  Records. Under part 43 § 43.9; part 91 § 91.417; part 121 § 121.380; and part 135 § 135.439, aircraft owners and operators must maintain specific records.  If the carrier's CAMP indicates that the responsibility of making regulatory records available may be delegated to maintenance providers, the air carrier

should clearly define the records to be maintained, the length of time the records should be kept, and the form and manner of maintaining those records.  (Reference: 14 CFR part 119 § 119.59(b)(1)(ii).)  This must also include where the records will be physically located and how the information will be included in the air carriers CASS.

(i)  Other Areas of Consideration.

i.  The source of major repair and major alteration data developed by or for the air carrier must be accomplished IAW the air carrier's procedures in the CAMP

ii.  The air carrier must ensure that all organizations with whom it arranges will adequately and promptly report to the air carrier per the requirements of §§ 121.703 and 121.705, or §§ 135.415 and 135.417.

iii.  The air carrier must update the list required by §§ 121.369(a) and 135.427(a).

iv.  Air carriers who are authorized by OpSpecs to utilize C.A.S.E. audits for the surveillance of repair stations must have procedures in their manual to determine if C.A.S.E. audits are acceptable to use for the work being performed.  

v.  Air carriers who participate in parts leasing or exchange pools must have policies and procedures in place to ensure the regulatory responsibility for the performance of maintenance and CASS are met.  Data produced by these parts/components must be analyzed to determine that the air carrier’s programs are working effectively as intended and that any deficiencies are corrected.  

vi.  An air carrier that elects to obtain the services of a outsource maintenance provider on an unscheduled and/or short notice basis must include specific procedures for doing so in its manual.  However, the circumstance of an unscheduled, short notice requirement for substantial maintenance does not void the requirements of §§ 121.365, 121.367, and 121.378, or Operations Specifications Paragraph D091(a), if applicable, or any other applicable regulation.

vii.  All necessary policies and procedures must be included in the air carriers manual in order for the air carrier to determine that all sub-contracted work performed is accomplished in accordance with the CAMP.  This includes sub-contracted labor at the carriers facility or at a

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