Maintenance Programme, Annual and ARC

EASA Sailplanes including Powered Sailplanes including TMGs

Maintenance Programme (only until 1 Oct 2019 – see below)

The BGA’s minimum Generic Maintenance Programme (GMP) describes the maintenance requirements including for annual maintenance.

The GMP has to be customised for the specific aircraft. ‘Customisation of maintenance programmes’ describes how to customise the GMP. The GMP is supported by the Form 267 which includes signatures of those certifying the maintenance.

Or owners can choose to use a Self-declared Maintenance Programme (SDMP), which becomes a requirement from 1 Oct 19 (see below).

Self-Declared Maintenance Programme (required for all EASA aircraft including sailplanes from 1 Oct 2019)

The Self-Declared Maintenance Programme (SDMP) is an EASA requirement that introduces greater flexibility for aircraft owners. The SDMP requirements permit owners to develop and tailor a maintenance programme for their particular aircraft. It is important to note that owners are legally responsible for the maintenance management of their aircraft. The Self-Declared Maintenance Programme (SDMP) is a key part of that responsibility.

A BGA TNS describing the Self Declared Maintenance Programme (SDMP) is available here.

The AMP for SDMPs is available here.

The SDMP 267 template is available here.

SDMP examples are available here.

Airworthiness Review Certificate (ARC)

‘EASA aircraft ARC Renewal’ describes how to renew an EASA ARC. The detail that allows the issue of a ARC certificate is recorded on the BGA 276 form. Important note: the copy of the ARC and the Form 276 and payment must be with the BGA CAMO within 5 days of ARC issue date.

ARC Template

The BGA ARC template is the only acceptable version. Only BGA approved and current ARC signatories are permitted to use this document. Please ensure the detail and dating protocol is perfect (otherwise it has to be rejected under the terms of our approval).


EASA aeroplanes

EASA aeroplanes are required to have a self-declared maintenance programme

The Self-Declared Maintenance Programme (SDMP) is an EASA requirement that introduces greater flexibility for aircraft owners. The SDMP requirements permit owners to develop and tailor a maintenance programme for their particular aircraft. It is important to note that owners are legally responsible for the maintenance management of their aircraft. The self-declared maintenance programme is a key part of that responsibility. Owners should speak to their licenced engineer for advice on the content of their SDMP.

Airworthiness Review Certificate (ARC)

‘EASA aircraft ARC renewal’ describes how to renew an EASA ARC. The detail that allows the issue of a ARC certificate is recorded on the BGA 276 form. Important note: the copy of the ARC and the Form 276 and payment must be with the BGA CAMO within 5 days of ARC issue date.


Non-EASA gliders

Annual maintenance is combined with C of A renewal on non-EASA gliders. ‘BGA C of A Renewal’ describes how to renew a BGA C of A on an Annex II glider. The BGA C of A annual maintenance activity is recorded the Form 267.


What happens to the information submitted to the BGA office?

Each ARC (or Annex II C of A) renewal is subject to a quality check using a Standard Operating Procedure. The glider data is checked. Related inspector and ARC signatory validity are checked. The ARC issue is recorded on the CAA database. The documents are scanned and batch submitted to the CAA for their records. The renewal detail is entered into the BGA database including related airworthiness support validity. The transaction is recorded. Payment is made to the CAA.


Fees

The BGA fee includes the fee payable to the CAA.

A credit card payment form may be completed and added to your submitted paperwork.


Where to send completed and signed ARC paperwork

By email to sheila@gliding.co.uk

or by post to BGA, 8 Merus Court, Meridian Business Park, Leicester, LE19 1RJ