Helicopter and Agricultural Unit SMS Implementation Date Availability

Organisations conducting rotorcraft activities under CAR Parts 119/135 and agricultural aviation activities under CAR Part 137 are, with a few exceptions, administered within the CAA by the Helicopter and Agricultural Unit (HAU).

These organisations are included in the ‘Group 2’ SMS category, all of which are required to submit an SMS implementation plan application to the CAA no later than the 30th of July 2018. That application should include an organisation’s proposed date for SMS implementation. The certification of an organisation’s SMS includes an on-site assessment of that SMS, which will typically occur about one month prior to the scheduled implementation date.

In order to continue to be able to provide a service to all of its participants, the HAU will be managing its workload by limiting the number of SMS certification inspections it carries out in any given period. To assist in this, the CAA has published a calendar showing the dates that remain available to applicants for SMS implementation. This calendar will be updated on a regular basis. Applicants are asked to refer to this calendar and choose a date that remains available when submitting their SMS implementation plan application.

Please note that the actual implementation date will be determined by the CAA, hence the date proposed by an organisation for implementation may not necessarily be accepted. The following calendar shows the weeks in which the Helicopter & Agricultural Unit have slots remaining for SMS implementation dates.

Weeks marked in red are unavailable.

2018 Dates
Week commencing Jul 02 Jul 09 Jul 16 Jul 23 Jul 30
Week commencing Aug 06 Aug 13 Aug 20 Aug 27  
Week commencing Sep 03 Sep 10 Sep 17 Sep 24  
Week commencing Oct 01 Oct 08 Oct 15 Oct 22 Oct 29
Week commencing Nov 05 Nov 12 Nov 19 Nov 26  
Week commencing Dec 03 Dec 10 Dec 17 Dec 24  
2019 Dates
Week commencing Dec 31 Jan 07 Jan 14 Jan 21 Jan 28
Week commencing Feb 04 Feb 11 Feb 18 Feb 25  
Week commencing Mar 04 Mar 11 Mar 18 Mar 25  
Week commencing Apr 01 Apr 08 Apr 15 Apr 22 Apr 29
Week commencing May 06 May 13 May 20 May 27  
Week commencing Jun 03 Jun 10 Jun 17 Jun 24  
Week commencing Jul 01 Jul 08 Jul 15 Jul 22 Jul 29
Week commencing Aug 05 Aug 12 Aug 19 Aug 26  
Week commencing Sep 02 Sep 09 Sep 16 Sep 23 Sep 30
Week commencing Oct 07 Oct 14 Oct 21 Oct 28  
Week commencing Nov 04 Nov 11 Nov 18 Nov 25  
Week commencing Dec 02 Dec 09 Dec 16 Dec 23  
2020 Dates
Week commencing Dec 30 Jan 06 Jan 13 Jan 20 Jan 27
Week commencing Feb 03 Feb 10 Feb 17 Feb 24  
Week commencing Mar 02 Mar 09 Mar 16 Mar 23 Mar 30
Week commencing Apr 06 Apr 13 Apr 20 Apr 27  
Week commencing May 04 May 11 May 18 May 25  
Week commencing Jun 01 Jun 08 Jun 15 Jun 22 Jun 29
Week commencing Jul 06 Jul 13 Jul 20 Jul 27  
Week commencing Aug 03 Aug 10 Aug 17 Aug 24 Aug 31
Week commencing Sep 07 Sep 14 Sep 21 Sep 28  
Week commencing Oct 04 Oct 12 Oct 19 Oct 26  
Week commencing Nov 02 Nov 09 Nov 16 Nov 23 Nov 30
Week commencing Dec 07 Dec 14 Dec 21    
2021 Dates
Week commencing Dec 28 Jan 04 Jan 11 Jan 18 Jan 25