AAC No. 4 of 2018 dated 10th April 2018 has superseded AAC 8 of 2000 which deals with Continuation Training as previously known as refresher course which is mandatory to carry out once within two year. It is the responsibilities of organization to ensure that all certifying staff and support staff receive sufficient continuation training in each two year period to ensure that such staff have up-to-date knowledge of relevant technology, organization procedures and human factor issues.
The training may be conducted by the appropriately approved maintenance
organization as per procedure approved in MOE. The procedures, syllabus and program duration of continuation training should be specified in the MOE or in another document cross referred in the MOE.In case such training is conducted by an organization approved under CAR 147, then such details may be specified under the approval and cross referenced in the maintenance organization exposition.
Small maintenance organizations such as flying club/ private operators with few AME licence/ certification authorization holders may conduct continuation training jointly with similar organizations. Such arrangement should have prior concurrence of the local Airworthiness Office.
CAR-147 (Basic) specifies the requirements to be met by organizations seeking approval under Rule 133B to conduct aircraft maintenance training and examination as specified in CAR 66. Circular AAC No. 2 of 2018 dated 25th January 2018, explains the procedures and guidelines to be followed by organisation for seeking approval and DGCA for granting approval to an applicant for issuance/ extension/ renewal of approval under CAR 147 (Basic) for imparting basic aircraft maintenance training. Five-phase process shall be followed for grant of approval. The five-phase shall consist of 1. pre-application phase, 2.formal application phase,
3.documentation evaluation phase, 4.inspection and demonstration phase, and
5. certification phase.
Three days training program planned by DGCA Hqrs. on CAR-66 & CAR-147 for benefit of Indian aviation Industry was held on IAA, NIAMAR, New Delhi from 26 July 2017 to 28 July 2017. Person nominated from all the scheduled airlines and MRO’s. participated in training. These participants are responsible and able to train this subject in their organisation after this training. Training is conducted by Senior DGCA officers.
Mr. K P Srivastava Dy Director General has nicely explained CAR-66 for two day Mr. D K Das Dy DAW on CAR-147. All training is conducted by Mr. B C Behra DAW and under guidance of Mr. S Dutta Dy DG.