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Self-Declared Maintenance Programmes.

An amendment to the EASA Part M Regulation introduced the Self-Declared Maintenance Programme (SDMP) and applies to ELA1 aircraft not involved in Commercial Operations.

The transition to the EASA Regulations means that the generic UK Light Aircraft Maintenance Programme (LAMP) will no longer be available from September 2016.

Owners of ELA 1 aircraft currently using LAMP need to transfer to a Self-Declared Maintenance Programme (SDMP) at the next Airworthiness Review before September 2017.

An ELA 1 Aircraft is:

  • an aeroplane with an maximum take-off mass (MTOM) of 1,200 kg or less that is not classified as complex motor-powered aircraft;
  • a sailplane or powered sailplane of 1,200 kg MTOM or less;
  • a balloon with a maximum design lifting gas or hot air volume of not more than 3,400 m3 for hot air balloons, 1,050 m3 for gas balloons, 300 m3 for tethered gas balloons;
  • an airship designed for not more than four occupants and a maximum design lifting gas or hot air volume of not more than 3,400 m3 for hot air airships and 1,000 m3 for gas airships

For full details about these changes click here.
 

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