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S1C1 - INTRODUCTION TO AAP 7001.059

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INTRODUCTION

APPLICABILTY OF AAP 7001.059

AMENDMENT IMPLEMENTATION TIME FRAME

WAIVERS TO AAP 7001.059

Waiver Approval

Waiver Termination

LOCAL WAIVERS TO AAP 7001.059

PUBLICATION CHANGE PROCESS

INTRODUCTION

1. AAP 7001.059—ADF Aviation Maintenance Management Manual is a manual which contains the ADF approved corporate procedures to be used by ADF personnel involved in all areas of maintenance management activities performed on ADF aircraft and aeronautical product. These procedures are promulgated to promote efficiency and consistency of ADF aviation maintenance management and are endorsed by individual Service command authorities.

APPLICABILTY OF AAP 7001.059

2. All ADF Approved Maintenance Organisations (AMOs) involved in the maintenance of ADF aircraft and Aeronautical Product must conform to the procedures in AAP 7001.059 unless a waiver has been granted by the appropriate waiver approval authority. No waiver is required where AMOs utilise alternate procedures due to the introduction of Defence Aviation Safety Regulations; however Form AO011–1— AAP 7001.059 Improvement Proposal and Reply must be submitted.

AMENDMENT IMPLEMENTATION TIME FRAME

3. Following the release of AAP 7001.059 amendments, AMOs shall identify changes required to remain compliant. AMOs are to develop an implementation plan within a period of two months and fully implement all changes within a period of six months from the AAP7001.059 publish date. An AMO that cannot comply within these time frames are required to request a waiver in accordance with provisions of this chapter.

WAIVERS TO AAP 7001.059

4. Where an AMO determines that procedures in AAP 7001.059 are not appropriate because of Service/AMO/weapon system unique circumstances, the AMO may request a waiver to those procedures.

5. A waiver application must be substantiated fully to ensure that all relevant consequences can be considered carefully by the waiver approval authority. The waiver application must substantiate:

  1. why the procedure contained in AAP 7001.059 is not appropriate for the AMO
  2. the benefits to the ADF in using the alternate procedure, giving particular attention to likely impacts on safety, consistency and organisational efficiency
  3. the interfaces with other ADF corporate management solutions remain unaffected by the alternate procedure, including but not limited to procedures in the following manuals:
    1. AAP 7001.038—Maintenance Requirements Determination Manual
    2. AAP 7001.055—Support and Test Equipment Through Life Support Manual
    3. AAP 7001.060 Series—CAMM2 Manual Series
    4. Electronic Supply Chain Manual (ESCM)
    5. Defence Work Health and Safety Manual.
  4. the alternate procedure is compliant with applicable regulations, or if not compliant, seek a separate exemption to the applicable regulation.
  5. the duration of the waiver, and any action being taken to resolve the circumstances upon which the waiver has been granted. Enduring waivers must not be granted. If the circumstances are expected to endure beyond a two year period the provisions for the waiver must be considered for inclusion in AAP 7001.059.

Waiver Approval

6. All waiver applications must be registered and filed appropriately by the originating AMO and forwarded to the relevant waiver approval authority, as follows:

  1. Navy: FAEO (HQFAA)
  2. Army: BAMO (HQ 16 AVN BDE)
  3. Air Force: DLC/CLC appointments within the relevant FEGHQ.

7. Where a waiver is approved the AMO must update their Maintenance Management Plan (MMP) or equivalent to include details of the waiver approval. A copy of the approved waiver must be forwarded to DTC–AF within 10 working days. Army and Air Force AMOs must also send ‘for information’ copies to SO1 AVN MAINT or DDMAINT, respectively. DTC–AF will maintain a register of all waiver applications and approvals. The 059 waiver register can be found on the DGLOG–AF website.

8. In cases where a proposed alternate solution has general application and would benefit all AMOs, a Form AO011–1— AAP 7001.059 Improvement Proposal and Reply must accompany the waiver to DTC–AF.

Waiver Termination

9. The relevant waiver authority must be advised in writing by the AMO when the grounds for waiver no longer apply or the waiver approval has expired. The waiver authority must terminate a waiver where continued approval of the waiver adversely affects the operational and/or technical airworthiness of the aircraft. Subsequently, the waiver authority is to inform DTC–AF when the above situations occur.

LOCAL WAIVERS TO AAP 7001.059

10. AAP 7001.059 also provides some level of flexibility for AMOs to approve local waivers where the authorised roles and responsibilities of technical personnel need to be varied to meet an urgent operational requirement. Local waiver provisions are limited to discrete procedures and circumstances, as described in Section 2 Chapters 1 and 2.

PUBLICATION CHANGE PROCESS

11. Service representatives agreed that, while the Services should endorse the content, the sponsor DTC–AF, is the approval authority. Individual Service command authority has been delegated to the following Service representatives to endorse proposed changes to AAP 7001.059:

  1. Navy: FAEO (HQFAA)
  2. Army: SO1 AVN LOG (HQ FORCOMD)
  3. Air Force: DDMAINT–AC.

12. AMO personnel at all levels are encouraged to submit recommendations to improve the publication by submitting Form AO011–1— AAP 7001.059 Improvement Proposal and Reply in accordance with the form instructions. To facilitate the efficient processing of Form AO011–1 and to ensure the submissions reflect the corporate view of the parent organisation, all proposals must be forwarded to the originator’s FEGHQ, BAMO, FAEO, DCA or equivalent for endorsement prior to submission.

13. Endorsed proposals must be submitted to Aviation Maintenance Management Systems (AMMS) via one of the methods detailed below:

  1. Email: AFHQ - LOGBR-AF - 059 AMMM@defence.gov.au
  2. Mail: LOGBR–AF,

    PO Box 7909,

    Canberra BC ACT 2610

14. Upon receipt of a completed Form AO011–1 at AMMS, a thorough review will be performed including an assessment of risk. If the proposed improvement is determined to have the potential to alter the current aviation maintenance management practices of the wider defence community, the proposal will be forwarded to the following representatives for endorsement prior to approval by DTC–AF:

  1. Navy: FAEO (HQFAA)
  2. Army: SO1 AVN LOG (HQ FORCOMD)
  3. Air Force: DDMAINT–AC.

15. The above representatives are collectively referred to as the AAP 7001.059 User Requirements Group, or 059URG, which provides Service endorsement of proposed improvements to AAP 7001.059 prior to approval by the publication sponsor, DTC–AF. Specifically, the 059URG:

  1. Is aware of the scope of each amendment throughout its development via exposure to the amendment schedule.
  2. Directly affects the future content of AAP 7001.059 through review and endorsement of individual proposals with the potential to widely affect ADF aviation maintenance practices.
  3. Reviews waivers approved by all ADF aviation FEGs to promote awareness and identify opportunities for permanent improvements to AAP 7001.059.

16. Formatting, editorial and minor improvements with minimal impact on the aviation maintenance management practices will be approved by the publication sponsor without 059URG endorsement.

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