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.
|Week commencing||Dec 28||Jan 04||Jan 11||Jan 18||Jan 25|