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S1C1 - INTRODUCTION TO AAP 7001.059
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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:
6. All waiver applications must be registered and filed appropriately by the originating AMO and forwarded to the relevant waiver approval authority, as follows:
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.
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:
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:
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:
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:
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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