SCENARIO: The organisation that has been awarded the contract is responsible for complying with all requirements that are associated with the contracted activity.
The operator awards a contract to an Approved Maintenance Organisation including the responsibility of certification of aircraft and components.
There is a serious limitation to a contracted Relationship: For example, it is not allowable for an operator to transfer its responsibility for mandatory oversight. The operator must remain responsible for continuing Airworthiness under the regulations.
The organisation has awarded a contract to a supplier, but has retained the responsibility for complying with all requirements that are associated with the contracted activity.
Example – OPERATOR TO MAINTAINER RELATIONSHIP:
An AMO awards the contract for the fabrication of aircraft seat covers to a cabin interiors organisation without a Part 145 Approval.
Certification of the Seat Cover under EASA Form 1 remains with the Awarding Part 145 Organisation under the remit of their Capability Listing which is approved under the awarding organisation’s Part 145 approval.
Another Example – OPERATOR TO OPERATOR OR OPERATOR TO STAND ALONE CAMO RELATIONSHIP:
The operator has sub-contracted the Aircraft Maintenance Planning Function (usually under the operator’s CAMO’ to a Stand-alone Part M Subpart G organisation or to another operator with the relevant approvals. CONTRACT CANNOT APPLY HERE!! CAMO Tasks are regarded as under sub-contract because oversight of the CAMO tasks must strictly remain with the Operator per regulations.