Maintenance Programme, Annual and ARC

EASA Sailplanes including Powered Sailplanes including TMGs

Part M Light Self-Declared Maintenance Programme (SDMP) – required for EASA aircraft including sailplanes, powered sailplanes and TMGs

The Self-Declared Maintenance Programme (SDMP) is an EASA requirement that introduces greater flexibility for aircraft owners. The SDMP requirements allow 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. Owners can speak to their friendly BGA inspector for advice on the content of their SDMP.

PLEASE NOTE that from 24th March 2020 Part-M Light has an effect on SDMPs as follows:

– All SDMPs developed prior to 24th March 2020 under Part-M remain valid providing the Part-M Light compliant certificate of release to service (CRS) is used. Owners can cut and paste this Part M Light compliant CRS into their existing SDMP.

– All SDMPs developed from the 24th March 2020 must be completed in accordance with Part-M Light requirements. Please refer to the guidance below.

BGA Technical News Sheet (TNS) 1-2020 describing the Self Declared Maintenance Programme (SDMP) under Part M Light is available here.

The Airworthiness & Maintenance Procedure (AMP) for SDMPs is available here.

The SDMP 267 template is 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).

SDMP Examples

SDMP examples are available here please note that these example SDMPs have been supplied by owners to assist others and were developed prior to the 24th March 2020. They have not been verified by the BGA.


EASA aeroplanes

Self-Declared Maintenance Programme (SDMP – required for all EASA aeroplanes)

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 can speak to their friendly 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 Certificate of Airworthiness (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 non-EASA 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 luke@gliding.co.uk

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