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that remain in compliance with the requirements of the C.A.S.E. Manual.


Member representatives should periodically conduct self-audits using CACS-6 Air Carrier Evaluation Report, to verify continued compliance.


Member representatives should assure on-site audits are performed on all vendors assigned by the audit allocation program.

G.  Audit Allocation Program.  The C.A.S.E. allocation procedure is a system for assigning vendor audits to each sustaining member to perform during the coming calendar year.  Members are required to complete the assigned audits to the C.A.S.E. standard by the specified date as a condition of membership.

H.  Audits.  C.A.S.E. audits are accomplished in the domestic United States as well as internationally and, in every event, to the C.A.S.E. standard.  C.A.S.E. requires that the auditor should be independent of the facility being audited.

I.  Standards. C.A.S.E. currently has three standards.  However, the 1-A Standard (Component Repair/Overhaul Vendors) is the only standard associated with OpSpecs D090 and will be the only standard discussed in this chapter.  The purpose of the C.A.S.E standard is to provide a benchmark to assure that all audits and reports are comparable in scope and depth.  The 1-A Standard reflects all of the applicable 14 CFR requirements.  The standard may include requirements not specified in the

regulations, but which experience dictates as a need.  The member company conducting the audit should retain the audit report in their files until it is superseded by another sustaining member’s audits of that facility to that standard.  Each standard has a companion audit or evaluation form.  The audit form for the 1-A standard is CACS-20.  CACS-20 is the checklist for the 1-A standard.  The standard is intended to be a supplement to applicable aviation regulations.  It is not meant to be a restatement or replacement for 14 CFR.

J.  Vendor Appeal Process.  The C.A.S.E. program includes a process for vendors to appeal a deletion from the Register by a C.A.S.E. auditor.  The Audit and Compliance Committee chair should decide on the outcome of the appeal.

K.  C.A.S.E. Auditor Authorization Program.  C.A.S.E. ensures consistency in auditor qualifications by maintaining a strict training and certification program.  Additional information on the C.A.S.E. Authorization Program is contained in the C.A.S.E. Manual, sections 2-3-0 and 2-3-1.

L.  C.A.S.E. Audit of Sustaining Member’s Company.  The Audit and Compliance Committee is responsible for auditing sustaining members at lease once every three years to verify compliance with current C.A.S.E. standards and procedures.

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