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|CCAR-145R3--Approval of Civil Aircraft Maintenance Organization

145.20 Facility Requirements

Date & Time: 2015-12-21 15:41 Click:

The maintenance organization shall be provided with the appropriate working environment and maintenance facilities, office, training and storage facilities that comply with the following requirements:
(1) The maintenance facilities shall fulfill the needs of performing the maintenance work, which is within the approved scope of work as specified in the CAAC MOC, as well as protecting the maintenance work from being affected by all weather elements. The facilities so required shall also meet the following requirements:
i. With the exception of line maintenance, the hangar of the maintenance organization with the approval of airframe rating shall be large enough to accommodate the approved maintenance rating(s)/item(s). Where the aircraft hangar is rented, the maintenance organization shall provide valid proof of tenancy. For other approved maintenance rating(s)/item(s), workshops with enough room appropriate for the maintenance work shall be available. The aircraft hangar and workshop shall be equipped with hoisting and access equipment appropriate for the intended maintenance work.
ii. The maintenance organization shall ensure that the aircraft hangar and workshop can effectively protect the maintenance work from being affected by local weather elements, such as rain, snow, ice, hail, wind and dust etc., foreseen throughout the year. Although an aircraft hangar is not necessary for some maintenance work of the approved airframe rating(s), the maintenance organization shall also ensure that such maintenance work can be protected from being affected by all weather elements.
(2) The working environment shall be appropriate for the intended maintenance work and comply with the following requirements:
i. Appropriate temperature and humidity control in aircraft hangar and workshop shall be available to ensure the quality of maintenance work and the effectiveness of maintenance personnel. Effective measures for dust prevention shall be taken in the working area, visible dust contamination on civil aircraft and aircraft component surfaces is not acceptable.
ii. The aircraft hangar and workshop shall be equipped with water, electricity and pneumatic supplies appropriate for the intended maintenance work. The lighting shall be such that effectiveness of each inspections and maintenance works can be ensured.
iii. Noise shall be controlled to a level to prevent the maintenance personnel from being distracted from carrying out the relevant maintenance work. Where it is impractical to control the noise, the maintenance personnel shall be provided with the necessary protection devices.
iv. Working environment shall be appropriate for the intended maintenance work. Where maintenance work could not be performed due to the factors such as temperature, humidity, rain, snow, ice, hail, wind, light and dust contamination etc, the maintenance work shall be stopped immediately and suspended until the normal working environment resumes normal.
v. For the maintenance work under the special working environment such as electrostatic sensitive, radiation, dust, or potential hazards which may cause injury to the maintenance personnel, etc, the effective control, protection devices and first aid equipment so required shall be provided. For the maintenance work to be carried out above the ground more than 2 meters high, the fall-protection devices so required shall be provided.
(3) The office shall comply with the following requirements:
i. Ensuring that the maintenance work can be effectively performed and standardization of administration can be achieved.
ii. Various administration staff may be accommodated in the same office provided that there is sufficient room and necessary segregation.
iii. Provisions for the maintenance personnel to consult the relevant documents and complete maintenance records shall be available. For line maintenance, an appropriate resting area shall be provided for the maintenance personnel required to work continuously. The resting area so required shall be as close as feasible to the working site to prevent fatigue to the maintenance personnel.
(4) Training facility shall meet the training requirements. The maintenance organization shall submit valid proof of tenancy to the CAAC Headquarter Office or the CAAC RA when the training facility is rented.
(5) Appropriate facilities for storage of tools and equipment, material, airworthiness data and maintenance records shall be available. The storage facility shall meet the following storage requirements appropriate for the stored objects:
i. The storage of tools and equipment shall ensure the safekeeping of the tools and equipment to prevent inadvertent damage. The storage of special tools shall meet the requirements of the manufacturer.
ii. Facilities for material storage shall ensure the safekeeping of the stored material. The storage of serviceable and unserviceable parts shall be segregated. The storage environment shall meet the requirements of cleanliness, ventilation, temperature and humidity. The storage of special material shall meet the requirements of the manufacturer.
iii. The storage facility for airworthiness data shall ensure the safekeeping of the master copy of all airworthiness data. The storage facility for the internal distributed copies of the airworthiness data shall ensure easy access by the users and adequate segregation from the "For Reference Only" data.
iv. Storage facility for maintenance records shall protect the records from being affected by the unsafe issues such as water, fire, loss, unauthorized alteration, etc.