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Maintenance intervals on EASA school aircraft

PostPosted:Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:01 am
by foxmoth
Can someone please confirm what maintenance checks are required for an EASA aircraft used by a school, I think I know but not easy to find.

Re: Maintenance intervals on EASA school aircraft

PostPosted:Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:10 am
by Bathman
Well could you post what you think you know because its obvious it isn’t obvious.

I know of aircraft on the SDMP that are used for flying instruction and the maintenance company is adamant that’s OK

Conversely I know of a different maintenance company and they are adamant that all aircraft used for instruction have to stay on LAMP.

Re: Maintenance intervals on EASA school aircraft

PostPosted:Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:16 am
by foxmoth
50hr/6monthly
100hr/annual
Not sure if there is still a big one at 3 years or anything else??

Re: Maintenance intervals on EASA school aircraft

PostPosted:Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:19 am
by GrahamB
PM Steve Morley.

He runs a flying school with EASA aircraft.

Re: Maintenance intervals on EASA school aircraft

PostPosted:Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:46 am
by T67M
By the end of this year, all EASA aircraft used for flight training must be on an AMP (Approved Maintenance Programme). LAMP is permitted until then, but SDMP is only for private use, not including flight training.

For most aircraft flying more than 100 hours per year, the 50/150/Annual LAMP sequence costs less than the 50 and Annual-every-100hr checks which an AMP mandates in order to comply with the Part-M MIP (Minimum Inspection Programme), which must also form the basis of any SDMP.

Re: Maintenance intervals on EASA school aircraft

PostPosted:Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:28 am
by Bathman
That's odd I was at a flying school in Sweden last year and their aircraft were all running on SDMP. I thought the point of EASA was to give a level playing field?

Re: Maintenance intervals on EASA school aircraft

PostPosted:Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:37 am
by T67M
I don't know, but it may be that Sweden issued a derogation in anticipation of Part M-Light which may (not will) allow the use of SDMP for aircraft involved in flight training.

Re: Maintenance intervals on EASA school aircraft

PostPosted:Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:43 pm
by DR
After much scrutiny of EASA's publications, in short we are led to believe that it is entirely legitimate for a DTO's aircraft to be on SDMPs with MIP provide that the DTO is a member-controlled organisation, which removes it from the "commercial" sector.
Can anyone disprove that please?

Re: Maintenance intervals on EASA school aircraft

PostPosted:Sat Apr 04, 2020 1:29 am
by aerfungus
Worth just resurrecting. Latest edict from CAA GA Unit indicates that aircraft used for PPL training on EASA CoA and offered to the public must be on an AMP. A lot of aircraft out there operating on SDMP. Appreciate any views.