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Military Aviation Approvals – Variations to an approval

Making changes to your current scope of approval will require you to be able to interpret and understand the applicable regulations and adapt your management systems to demonstrate competence and compliance. We have proven experience and expertise to help you do this efficiently and effectively to maximise competitive and business advantage.

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Amending or changing a Military Aviation Approval

Amending your Handbook or Exposition can be a complex process, not least because ‘business as usual’ needs to be maintained to ensure your stakeholders remain confident in your organisation. Working with the Accountable Manager and your organisation’s Nominated Person/Form 4 Holders, we can help you understand and apply the intent of the regulations as they will apply to your organisation and gain the skills and competence to maintain regulator confidence while the process is underway.

Challenges you may be facing

  • You do not understand the full implications of the new/additional regulatory requirements
  • You need to implement an increase of scope whilst continuing the day job and with minimum disruptions (both internal and authority)
  • You need to understand where the gaps are in your organisation in order to be able to maintain compliance with your amended approval
  • You need to implement a cost-effective training programme to meet the new requirements
  • You need help amending your Handbook/Exposition and supporting processes to meet the revised scope of your approval
  • You need help in understanding the approval process in order to maintain compliance throughout and secure the continued confidence and trust in yourself through this transition.

Our Military Aviation Approval expertise

We have demonstrable experience in assisting organisations with changes in the scope of their approval in accordance with UK MAA regulations and/or EMAR requirements.
Working across the defence industry, we partner with design and production organisations, continuing airworthiness and maintenance organisations around the globe with our approval services.
Drawing on extensive personal expertise, our regulatory consultants provide professional advice, guidance and practical support. This wealth of personal experience, underpinned by tried and tested methodologies, is geared to help minimise losses and reputational damage, secure regulator, shareholder and supplier confidence and ensure the smooth operation of day-to-day business is maintained.

How we can help with Approval variation

We can help with a range of tailored approval support services that are designed to ensure your approval is ultimately safe, fit-for-purpose and efficient. Gaining and building trust from your regulator and demonstrating continuous improvement in your activities are key to a successful relationship.

Through our broad range of consulting and training services, we can:

  • Undertake gap analysis audits to understand where you need to make changes or improvements to your systems, resources and processes
  • Prepare you for Nominated Person/Form 4
    Holder interviews with your regulator
  • Show how to demonstrate compliance to your Regulatory Authority, prepare for your assessments and engage with your Regulatory Authority so that they have confidence in your activities
  • Help with the change of approval application process – preparing for and completing the necessary legal documentation
  • Understand areas of new skills or competence that will be required to meet the terms of your approval – and provide appropriate training programmes to meet those needs
  • Write or amend related documentation such as expositions, contracts, processes and procedures
  • Assist with recruitment of new staff
    Maintain compliance with UK MAA regulations and/or EMAR