Requirements for Maltese SPO Operators
In order to fulfil Part-ORO and Part-SPO, the operator must:
i. Have a management system in place
ii. Create an operations manual describing its operation including the Management System and SOPs
iii. Appoint nominated persons
iv. Have an approved MEL
v. Submit a declaration form (Form TM/CAD/0289) to the competent authority where the principal place of business is located or where the operator is residing
In addition the operator shall submit the following forms;
i. Relevant application forms for Specific Approvals and Maintenance Requirements.
ii. Compliance Statement and Checklist for Part SPO
iii. Compliance Statement and Checklist for SMS
iv. SPO.IDE forms
v. Relevant application forms for Airworthiness Certification
All forms may be accessed from: here and here
The management system should be in accordance to ORO.GEN.200, and according to the size and complexity of the operations.
i. Non Complex Operators require checklists and documented processes.
ii. Complex Operators require a full management system according to ORO.GEN.200.
The SPO Operations Manual should be a standalone document and the layout should be in accordance to AMC4 ORO.MLR.100.
The declaration form must be completed by the accountable manager for the operation and sent to the CAD. If the operator is applying for any specific approval/s, the relevant form/s must also be submitted.
After receiving the declaration form, the CAD will issue a letter of acknowledgement of receipt of declaration to the SPO operator within 10 working days. The letter shall be carried on board as a receipt for e.g. ramp inspections.
When an operator is applying for any specific approval/s in accordance with Part-SPA, the operator is to submit such application/s sufficiently in advance to allow TM CAD appropriate time for assessment and approval.