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An aircraft shall not be flown unless it has a valid Certificate of Airworthiness or Flight Permit. Aircraft subject to European Regulations shall hold a Certificate of Airworthiness and a valid Airworthiness Review Certificate (ARC).

The owner is responsible for ensuring that:

  • The aircraft is maintained in an airworthy condition;
  • Any operational and emergency equipment fitted is correctly installed and serviceable;
  • The Certificate of Airworthiness remains valid;
  • The maintenance of the aircraft is performed in accordance with the approved maintenance programme (AMP).

The owner may contract the continuing airworthiness management functions to a CAMO. In this case, the CAMO assumes responsibility for the proper accomplishment of the contracted tasks.

For aircraft subject to European Regulations, the aircraft must not be flown if the ARC is invalid or if:

  • the continuing airworthiness of the aircraft or any component fitted to the aircraft does not meet the requirements of Part M, or;
  • the aircraft does not remain in conformity with the type design approved by EASA, or
  • the aircraft has been operated beyond the limitations of the approved flight manual or the airworthiness certificate, without appropriate action being taken; or
  • the aircraft has been involved in an accident or incident that affects the airworthiness of the aircraft, without subsequent appropriate action to restore airworthiness; or 
  • a modification or repair has not been approved in accordance with Part- 21

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