Part 145.A.48(a) Tool control declaration
Our QM has just communicated with us a new EASA regulation which has just come into force. Part 145.A.48(a)
It seems that EASA haven't updated their website yet, as their latest revision is dated July 2016. https://www.easa.europa.eu/system/fi...2016-011-R.pdf
the (a) states “after completion of maintenance a general verification is carried out to ensure that the aircraft or component is clear of all tools, equipment and any extraneous parts or material, and that all access panels removed have been refitted“
We have been informed that Airbus have modified their AMMs accordingly, so if you sign off a task IAW the AMM, you don't need to make a separate declaration. However Boeing haven't incorporated it into their manuals yet.
Some operators are adapting their tech-logs to include a tool declaration CRS box.
Our QM has agreed that a following example of a tech-log write up is acceptable, “No 3 main wheel assembly replaced IAW AMM 32-45-01 Rev Jan17.Tool check performed IAW Part 145.A.48(a).”
For work packages that do not have this declaration incorporated into them, our company have designed a form to accompany the work pack with a separate CRS with the tool declaration.
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