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SECTION 1

INTRODUCTION..................................................................................................................... 1

1.01 ABBREVIATIONS USED IN THIS MANUAL......................................................................................2
1.03 VANUATU SEAPLANES LIMITED ADDRESSES AND LOCATIONS...............................................3
1.05 SCOPE OF ACTIVITIES....................................................................................................................... 3
1.07 STANDARDS OF COMPLIANCE......................................................................................................... 4
1.09 MANUAL HIERARCHY.......................................................................................................................... 4
1.11MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES MANUAL DISTRIBUTION LIST........................................................5
1.13 LIST OF EFFECTIVE PAGES............................................................................................................. 6
1.15 RECORD OF AMENDMENTS.............................................................................................................. 7
SECTION 2

MANAGEMENT AND ORGANISATION............................................................................... 1

2.01 PERSONNEL STRUCTURE.................................................................................................................. 2
2.03 MAINTENANCE CONTRACTORS........................................................................................................ 4
2.05 QUALIFICATION OF AUTHORISED PERSONS AND ORGANISATIONS.......................................5
2.5 QUALIFICATION OF AUTHORISED PERSONS AND ORGANISATIONS (CONTINUED)...................6
2.07 AUTHORISED PERSONS AND ORGANISATIONS CHART.............................................................7
2.07 AUTHORISED PERSONS AND ORGANISATIONS CHART (CONTINUED).....................................8
2.09 DELEGATION OF RESPONSIBILITIES...............................................................................................9
2.09 DELEGATION OF RESPONSIBILITIES (CONTINUED)...................................................................10
MAINTENANCE CONTROLLER DUTIES (CONTINUED)..............................................................................10
SECTION 3
3.01
3.03
3.05
3.07
3.07
3.13
3.15

DOCUMENT AND DATA CONTROL................................................................................... 1

AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES.......................................................................................................... 2
DOCUMENT CONTROL........................................................................................................................ 3
DAILY FLIGHT RECORDS................................................................................................................... 4
DEFECT CONTROL AND REPORTING............................................................................................. 5
DEFECT CONTROL AND REPORTING (CONTINUED)....................................................................6
AIRCRAFT TECHNICAL LOG............................................................................................................ 12
PILOT MAINTENANCE AND ROLE EQUIPMENT CHANGES (CONTINUED)..............................14

MAINTENANCE PLANNING AND PROGRAMMES ................................................................................... 1
4.01
4.03
4.05
4.07
4.09
4.11
4.13
4.15
4.15
4.17

AIRCRAFT TYPES AND REGISTRATION ......................................................................................... 2
MAINTENANCE PLANNING ................................................................................................................ 3
MAINTENANCE FLOW CHART........................................................................................................... 4
AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE PROGRAMME LAKE LA4-200 AIRCRAFT YJ-VSL1.............................5
AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE PROGRAMME CESSNA 206 AIRCRAFT YJ-RV15..............................8
AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE PROGRAMME CESSNA 206 AIRCRAFT YJ-RIR...............................11
REVIEW OF AIRWORTHINESS......................................................................................................... 14
ENGINE PERFORMANCE CHECKS, INSPECTION AND CHECK FLIGHTS................................15
ENGINE PERFORMANCE CHECKS, INSPECTION AND CHECK FLIGHTS (CONTINUED).......16
REMOTE MAINTENANCE.................................................................................................................. 17

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1.01 ABBREVIATIONS USED IN THIS MANUAL
AGL
AIP
AME
AMO
AMSL
ARA
ATC
ATO
CAAV
CAR
CEO
COG
CTO
DG
ELB
FDT
ft
GPS
IAW
IFR
km
LEP
LFA
nm
NOTAM
NZCAA
MTOW
OPS SPECS
PIC
POB
QA
SAR
VFR
VSL

Above Ground Level
Aeronautical Information Publication
Aviation Medical Examiner
Approved Maintenance Organisation
Above Mean Sea Level
Annual Review of Airworthiness
Air Traffic Control
Air Transport Operation
Vanuatu Civil Aviation Authority
Civil Aviation Rule
Chief Executive Officer
Centre of Gravity
Commercial Transport Operation
Dangerous Goods
Emergency Locator Beacon
Flight and Duty Time
Feet
Global Positioning System
In accordance with
Instrument Flight Rules
Kilometres
List of Effective Pages
Low Flying Area
Nautical Mile
Notices to Airmen
New Zealand Civil Aviation Authority
Maximum Take Off Weight
Operational Specifications
Pilot in Command
Persons on Board
Quality Assurance
Search and Rescue
Visual Flight Rules
Vanuatu Seaplanes Limited

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1.03 VANUATU SEAPLANES LIMITED ADDRESSES AND LOCATIONS
ADMINISTRATION OFFICE

FLIGHT OPERATIONS

MAINTENANCE BASE

Ph- +64 3 3317010
Mob- +64 21 748382

VSL Office
Main Terminal
Santo Airport
Ph- +678 5554200

(Vanuatu)
Airworx Engineering
Bauerfield International Airport
Port Vila
Ph +6785512744

Bauerfield International Airport
Port Vila
Ph- +678 5554200

Air Vanuatu Engineering
Bauerfield International Airport
Port Vila
Ph +678 22176

POSTAL ADDRESS
(New Zealand)
Vanuatu Seaplanes
PO Box 12-200
Christchurch
NEW ZEALAND
POSTAL ADDRESS
(Vanuatu)
Vanuatu Seaplanes
PO Box 3177
Port Vila
VANUATU

E-MAIL
paradise@vanuatuseaplanes.com
WEBSITE
www.vanuatuseaplanes.com

Allison Avionics Limited
PO Box 14-002
CHRISTCHURCH
New Zealand
Ph…+64 3 359 1205

1.05 SCOPE OF ACTIVITIES

VSL undertakes aeroplane ATOs and CTOs under a CAAV CAR Part 135 General Aviation Air Operator
Certificate. Services provided are Air Transport Flights, Commercial Transport Flights, Air Ambulance,
Search and Rescue, Joy-rides & Scenic Flights, Aerial Survey, and Aerial Photography. Operations are
carried out under Visual Flight Rules.

Area of Operations YJ-VSL1, YJ-RV15 and YJ-RIR
Torba Province

Sanma Province

Penama Province

Malampa Province

Shefa Province

Tafea Province

VSL operate into the same list of aerodromes as Air Vanuatu.

Maintenance is carried out at Bauerfield International Airport, Port Vila.

VSL administration is undertaken from its Administration Office, Santo Airport

Flight planning and flight administration are carried out from its operation base, Santo Airport and
Bauerfield International Airport, Port Vila.

All activities carried out under this Company exposition are conducted under the trading name of
Vanuatu Seaplanes. This trading name is clearly displayed to passengers before they board the aircraft
and is used in the Company advertising (CAR Part 119.161).

English is the common language of the Company. (CAR Part 135.55)

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1.07 STANDARDS OF COMPLIANCE
The VSL Company Exposition is designed specifically to ensure continuing compliance with:

The Vanuatu Civil Aviation Act 1999

CAAV CAR Parts 12, 43, 61, 91, 92, 119 & 135

This Company Exposition meets the internal quality assurance and documentation requirements of the
CAAV CAR Part 119 and 135.

1.09 MANUAL HIERARCHY
The Company quality system is documented in a Company exposition consisting of the following manuals:

PART 135
OPERATIONS
MANUAL
CONTROLLED
FORMS
REGISTER

PART 119
AIRWORTHINESS
CONTROL
MANUAL

AIRCRAFT FLIGHT
MANUAL

AIRCRAFT
MAINTENANCE
MANUAL

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LOCATION
Master
One
Two

Administration Office
CAAV
VSL Operations

AMENDMENT
RESPONSIBILITY
CEO
CAAV Librarian
Maintenance Controller

ISSUED TO
Chris Johnson
CAAV Librarian
Paul Dalley

DATE

20/11/09
20/11/09
20/11/09

All staff shall be issued or given access to company documents as required for the discharge or their duties
and responsibilities.

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2.01 PERSONNEL STRUCTURE
POLICY

The Company management structure is to be listed and those persons holding
positions of authority shall be identified.

PURPOSE

To ensure that those persons who hold positions of authority in the maintenance
of Company aircraft are identified.

SCOPE

All persons with positions of authority for the maintenance of Company aircraft.

RESPONSIBILITY

CEO:

REFERENCES

Parts 119.101, .125(2) & (4)

RECORDS

VSL HRM-1 Staff Employment Contract Form

Responsible for appointing the maintenance staff.

PROCESS
The line of authority for the operation and maintenance of Company aircraft is as follows:
BOARD
OF
DIRECTORS

CHIEF
EXECUTIVE
OFFICER*
Chris Johnson

DIRECTOR FLIGHT
SERVICES

MAINTENANCE
CONTROLLER*

Paul Dalley

Paul Dalley

GROUND
CREW

PILOTS

MANAGER QUALITY
SYSTEMS*, SAFETY
& SECURITY
Chris Johnson

MAINTENANCE
ORGANISTION

MANAGER
TRAINING*
Chris Johnson

FLIGHT
EXAMINER

* denotes a post holder

Chief Executive Officer

Chris Johnson

Ph # +64 21 748382

Director Flight Services

Paul Dalley

Ph # +64 21 1483586

Maintenance Controller

Paul Dalley

Ph # +64 21 1483586

Manager Training

Chris Johnson

Ph # +64 21 748382

Manager Quality Systems, Safety & Security

Chris Johnson

Ph # +64 21 748382

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2.03 MAINTENANCE CONTRACTORS
POLICY

All maintenance contractors engaged by the company shall be listed and those
persons holding positions of authority shall be identified.

PURPOSE

To ensure that all maintenance contractors engaged by the Company are listed
and those persons who hold positions of authority in the maintenance of
Company aircraft are identified.

SCOPE

All maintenance contractors and persons with positions of authority for the
maintenace of Company aircraft.

RESPONSIBILITY

CEO:

REFERENCES

Parts 119.101, .125(2) & (4)

RECORDS

VSL HRM-1 Staff Employment Contract Form

Responsible for appointing maintenance contractors and maintenance
staff.

PROCESS

MAINTENANCE CONTRACTORS
The company contracts aeroplane and avionics maintenance to:

Mr Brian Johnston
LAME
Port Vila
Vanuatu

Mr John Turner
LAME
Santo
Vanuatu

Phone:

Phone: +678 7101766

+678 5512744

Allison Avionics
PO Box 14-092
Christchurch International Airport
New Zealand
Chief Engineer: Mr Murray Allison
Phone:
+64 3 359 1204

Air Vanuatu Limited
PO Box
Port Vila
Vanuatu
Chief Engineer: Mr Manasa Cama
Phone:
+678 22176

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2.05 QUALIFICATION OF AUTHORISED PERSONS AND ORGANISATIONS
PURPOSE

All persons and organisations who work on Company aircraft or components or certify
Company aircraft or components for release to service are to be suitably qualified and
listed.

SCOPE

To ensure that there is control of suitable persons and organisations to maintain
company aircraft.

RESPONSIBILITY

CEO
MAINTENANCE CONTROLLER:
MANAGER QUALITY SYSTEMS:

Responsible for approving names of proposed
persons/organisations to perform maintenance
Responsible for proposing and managing the
persons and organisations to perform
maintenance.
Responsible for auditing the appointed persons
and organisations performing maintenance to
check that they continue to meet company and
legislative requirements.

REFERENCES

CAR Part 43
CAR Part 145
Part 119.101
Authorised Persons and Organisations List (this manual)
Pilot Maintenance and Role Equipment Changes (this manual)
Pilot Maintenance and Role Equipment Changes (training section, Operations Manual)

RECORDS

VSL HRM-1 Staff Employment Contract
VSL MNT-8 Maintenance Authorisation Form

PROCESS
• Only those persons or organisations named in this manual, or approved by the CEO, may work on company
aircraft. A maintenance organisation in addition to those named as contractors, may be authorised to
carry out maintenance on a casual basis, by notification using the maintenance authorisation form.

The Maintenance Controller will enter the names on the appropriate lists only after determining the person or
organisation meets the following criteria:
TO RELEASE COMPANY AIRCRAFT TO SERVICE
 Is a current LAME operating under Part 43, and

Is type rated on the aircraft, or

Is a current LAME approved by the Director, or

Is a Part 145 AMO, or holds an authorisation by a Part 145 AMO, within the scope of that
Part 145 AMO’s Certificate, or

Is a Company pilot trained and authorised under the pilot maintenance and role
equipment changes procedures.

TO UNDERTAKE REVIEWS OF AIRWORTHINESS ON COMPANY AIRCRAFT

Holds a current Inspection Authorisation, or

Is a current LAME approved by the Director .

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(CONTINUED)
TO PERFORM MAINTENANCE ON A COMPANY AIRCRAFT

Is a current LAME operating under Part 43, and

Is type rated on the aircraft, or

Is a current LAME approved by the Director, or

Is a Company pilot authorised under Part 43.101 who has been trained and authorised
under the "Pilot Fluid Replenishment and Maintenance" procedure, or

Is a Part 145 AMO, or holds an authorisation by a Part 145 AMO, within the scope of that
Part 145 AMO’s Certificate, or

Is a person working under the direct supervision of a Company approved LAME or Part
145 AMO.

TO GROUND RUN COMPANY AIRCRAFT

Has demonstrated to the satisfaction of the Director Flight Services or Manager Training their
knowledge of engine starting techniques and associated precautions.

TO PERFORM AN OPERATIONAL FLIGHT CHECK ON A COMPANY AIRCRAFT

Is currently licenced and type rated on the aircraft, and

Is approved by the Director Flight Services.

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2.07 AUTHORISED PERSONS AND ORGANISATIONS CHART
The following persons and organisations are approved and authorised to
RELEASE COMPANY AIRCRAFT TO SERVICE
NAME

QUALIFICATIONS

AIR VANUATU
ALLISON AVIONICS
JOHN TURNER

YJ-VSL1

CJ

LAME

YJ-VSL1

CJ

LAME

COMPANY AUTHORISED PILOTS

ENTERED
BY

PART 145 CERT

AI/LAME

BRIAN JOHNSTON

AUTHORISED
AIRCRAFT

CPL

YJ-VSL1
Yj-RV15
YJ-RIR
YJ-VSL1
YJ-RV15
YJ-RIR
YJ-VSL1
YJ-RV15
YJ-RIR

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NAME

QUALIFICATIONS

AUTHORISED
AIRCRAFT

ENTERED
BY

DATE

AIR VANUATU

PART 145 CERT

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AUTHORISED
INSPECTOR

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NAME
AIR VANUATU
ALLISON AVIONICS LIMITED
JOHN TURNER
BRIAN JOHNSTON
COMPANY AUTHORISED PILOTS

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AIRCRAFT

ENTERED
BY

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YJ-VSL1

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AI/LAME
LAME
CPL

YJ-VSL1
YJ-RV15
YJ-RIR
YJ-VSL1
YJ-RV15
VJ-RIR
YJ-VSL1
YJ-RV15
YJ-RIR

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GROUND RUN / TAXI COMPANY AIRCRAFT
QUALIFICATIONS

NAME
AIR VANUATU

PART 145 CERT

JOHN TURNER

AI/LAME

BRIAN JOHNSTON

LAME

COMPANY AUTHORISED PILOTS

CPL

AUTHORISED
AIRCRAFT

ENTERED
BY

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YJ-RIR
YJ-VSL1
YJ-RV15
YJ-RIR
YJ-VSL1
YJ-RV15
YJ-RIR

DATE

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PERFORM OPERATIONAL FLIGHT CHECK ON COMPANY AIRCRAFT
NAME

QUALIFICATIONS

PAUL DALLEY

CPL

CHRIS JOHNSON

CPL

AUTHORISED
AIRCRAFT

YJ-VSL1
YJ-RV15
YJ-RIR
YJ-VSL1
YJ-RV15
YJ-RIR

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BY

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2.09 DELEGATION OF RESPONSIBILITIES
POLICY

All persons involved with maintenance of Company aircraft are to be aware of their
duties and responsibilities.

PURPOSE

To ensure that all persons involved with maintenance of Company aircraft are aware
of their duties and responsibilties.

SCOPE

All persons involved with the maintenance of Company aircraft

RESPONSIBILITY

CEO:

Responsible for the appointment of staff and
delegation of duties
Responsible for duties and responsibilities as
described in this section.

MAINTENANCE CONTROLLER:
MANAGER QUALITY SYSTEMS:
MAINTENANCE CONTRACTOR:

REFERENCES

CAA Rule Part 43
Maintenance Planning and Programs section of this manual.

RECORDS

VSL HRM-1 Staff Employment Contract Form

PROCESS

MAINTENANCE CONTROLLER GENERAL

The Maintenance Controller reports to the CEO and informs the Director Flight Services.

MAINTENANCE CONTROLLER DUTIES
• The Maintenance Controller's duties are as follows:

Ensuring that new Company aircraft meet regulatory requirements for instruments and
equipment, and that relevant sections of the exposition and maintenance documentation
are amended to include such aircraft.

Ensuring that all Company aircraft are maintained in an airworthy condition.

Ensuring compliance with any airworthiness limitations.

Transferring DFR times into the Aircraft Technical Log. (see Daily Flight Record and
Maintenance Planning Procedures).

Liaising with the Maintenance Contractor(s) regarding the Company aircraft maintenance
programme.

Ensuring that RAs, mandatory replacement times, and periodic inspections as detailed in
the maintenance programme for each aircraft are carried out for all Company airplanes as
they fall due.

Liaising with the CAAV, as required, regarding aircraft maintenance issues.

Ensuring that this Maintenance Manual is kept up to date and relevant to the Company
maintenance requirements.

Reviewing all maintenance related legislation. If Company action or manual amendment is
required, initiate the action by using the quality improvement process.

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2.09 DELEGATION OF RESPONSIBILITIES (CONTINUED)
MAINTENANCE CONTROLLER DUTIES (CONTINUED)

Ensuring that if any aircraft are hired the appropriate actions identified in the Hired Aircraft
section of this manual are complied with.

Ensuring that the Company AFMs are updated.

Ensuring that persons listed on the authorised persons and organisation chart are
appropriately trained and qualified, and only those persons are used to release Company
aircraft to service.

Maintaining a maintenance file for each Company aircraft.

Maintaining a reference library of documents necessary for the maintenance of Company
aircraft.

Maintaining the storage of aircraft spares in a suitable environment, with parts for release to
service in a separate quarantine store IAW the requirements of CAAV Rule Part 21 (k).

Providing to the Company, in writing, details of any changes in circumstances.

Ensuring that the contracted maintenance organisation or person:
o

Receives all manufacturer’s service bulletins, service letters and similar
documents.

o

Receives a current subscription for ADs to ensure their timely arrival or ensure
that current versions are down loaded from the CAA and FAA Internet site at
http://www.caa.govt.nz

o

http://www.faa.gov/

Complies with all information contained in ADs, Service Bulletins, Service Letters
and similar documents.

o

Correctly and accurately maintains all required maintenance records.

MAINTENANCE CONTROLLER ABSENCE
In the absence from station of the Maintenance Controller his duties will be
carried out by his nominated senior staff member. Absence from station and/or
delegation of authority does not absolve the Maintenance Controller from the
responsibility and accountability for this position.

MAINTENANCE CONTRACTOR OR PERSON (GENERAL)

The Maintenance Contractor reports to the Maintenance Controller and is to fulfil the following duties
and responsibilities on behalf of the Company:

MAINTENANCE CONTRACTOR OR PERSON DUTIES

The Maintenance Contractor or person’s duties are as follows:

Overseeing all maintenance of Company aircraft to ensure that the procedures as
identified in this Manual are complied with by all persons associated with maintenance

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MANAGEMENT & ORGANISATION
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2.09 DELEGATION OF RESPONSIBILITIES (CONTINUED)
MAINTENANCE CONTRACTOR OR PERSON DUTIES (CONTINUED)

Ensuring that all maintenance on Company aircraft is completed IAW the procedures
outlined in this manual, the aircraft maintenance programme, applicable CAAV Rules,
and that on release to service company aircraft are airworthy.

Ensuring that any required duplicate inspections and ground runs are carried out and
recorded IAW the procedures in this manual and as detailed in CAAV Rule Part 43.

Recording the aircraft hours forwarded by the Maintenance Controller into the
appropriate aircraft logbook and maintaining an ongoing aircraft and component time
record.

 Maintaining a planning/records system to monitor all aircraft hours, call outs of Iifed
components, special requirements and inspections as specified in the aircraft
maintenance programme.
 Ensuring that on completion of maintenance on Company aircraft or components, the
records required by CAAV Rule Part 43 are completed and that the aircraft logbooks
and technical log are filled out.
 Ensuring that when a Company aircraft or component is released to service the
certifying statement required by CAA Rule Part 43.105(a) (5) is completed as follows:
“The maintenance recorded has been carried out in
accordance with the requirements of Vanuatu Civil
Aviation Rule Part 43 and in respect of that maintenance
the (aircraft) (component) is released to service”.

Ensuring that all aircraft discrepancies or defects are reported in writing to the Company
Maintenance Controller with advice on the severity of the defect, record the details of the
discrepancy or defect in the aircraft logbook as required by Part 43.109, and reporting the
defect to CAAV as required by Part 12.55.

Providing to the Company, in writing, details of any changes in senior personnel or major
facilities.

Ensuring that there is a training and information programme in place that ensures each
person who certifies a release to service is fully informed about procedures, techniques, and
new equipment in use, and is competent to perform the certification.

Ensuring that all maintenance is performed on company aircraft:
o

In a suitable environment

o

Using the correct tooling

o

Using the correct techniques and sound engineering practise.

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SECTION 3

DOCUMENT AND DATA CONTROL

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3.01 AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES
POLICY

All ADs are to be reviewed and actioned as appropriate.

PURPOSE

To ensure that all ADs are complied with in a timely manner.

SCOPE

All ADs relevant to the aircraft being operated by the Company.

RESPONSIBILITY

MAINTENANCE CONTROLLER
Responsible to remain in compliance with this
AND
section.
MAINTENANCE CONTRACTOR(S):

DEFINITIONS

AD’S

REFERENCES

CAAV Rule Part 39

RECORDS

Individual aircraft AD Logbook

Airworthiness Directives

PROCESS

The Maintenance Controller shall check the FAA Internet site on a weekly basis or when required for
Airworthiness Directives. These can be obtained from the FAA Internet site. http://www.faa.gov/.

On receipt of AD's the Maintenance Controller is to enter them into the individual aircraft AD Logbook
and with the Maintenance Contractor review their relevance to the aircraft.

If necessary the Maintenance Controller is to arrange for the aircraft to be available and ensure AD
action as appropriate is carried out.

The action taken is to be recorded against the AD in the aircraft logbook by the Maintenance Contractor
as follows:

Not Applicable or N/A.

Embodied or E.

Found Embodied or FE.

ADs requiring pilot inspection shall be recorded on the aircraft technical log.

After actioning the original copy of the AD, and the maintenance record, are to be filed in the aircraft
maintenance records by the Maintenance Contractor.

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3.03 DOCUMENT CONTROL
POLICY

All documents related to Company aircraft maintenance are to be maintained
current and all maintenance records retained

PURPOSE

To ensure that all Company aircraft maintenance documentation is current and
that records of maintenance are retained

SCOPE

Those documents listed below.

RESPONSIBILITY

MAITENANCE CONTROLLER:
MAITENANCE CONTRACTORS:

To ensure the following documents are
available and that these documents are kept
current. (Items 1 - 9)
To ensure the following documents are
available and that they are kept current. (Items
1, 5, 6, 7, 8, & 9)

REFERENCES

Forms Register
Airworthiness Control Manual

RECORDS

VSL QAL-6 Manual Amendment Confirmation Form
VSL QAL-7 Register of Controlled Documents

PROCESS

A current copy of the following documents is to be available at the Company maintenance facility:
1. Part 119 Airworthiness Control Manual
2. Company Forms Register
3. Aircraft Logbooks
4. Aircraft Maintenance Records
5. Aircraft Maintenance Manuals and supplements for each type of aircraft maintained
6. CAA Rule Part 43
7. CAA Advisory Circulars
8. FAA ADs
9. Service Bulletins, Service Letters

Controlled Documents shall be entered onto the "Register of Controlled Documents".

These documents shall be updated and controlled by either of the following methods:

By instructions contained in the documents themselves, or

By the document and data control procedure.

See Airworthiness Directives for control of ADs.

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3.05 DAILY FLIGHT RECORDS
POLICY

All aircraft flight times are to be recorded for maintenance purposes.

PURPOSE

To ensure that accurate records of aircraft flight times are available for
scheduling maintenance.

SCOPE

All company aircraft.

RESPONSIBILITY

MAINTENANCE CONTROLLER:

REFERENCES

Daily Flight Records

RECORDS

VSL OPS-2A, -2B,-2C, or VSL OPS-3 Daily Flight Records

Responsible for accurately transferring flight
times from the DFR to aircraft logbooks.

PROCESS

The Company DFRs are VSL OPS-2A, -2B,
is a local repetitive flight, or a planned flight.

-2C or VSL OPS-3, depending on whether the flight

Following the flight the aircraft flight time is to be recorded onto the appropriate DFR by the PIC.

The aircraft Hours recorded in the DFR shall be used:

By the administration office for administration and accounting purposes.

By the Director Flight Services for statistical returns.

By the Maintenance Controller for entry into aircraft logbooks and aircraft maintenance
scheduling

DFRs shall be retained for at least 12 months after the date of the flight to which they refer.

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3.07 DEFECT CONTROL AND REPORTING
POLICY

All aircraft defects are recorded and rectified in an approved manner.

PURPOSE

To ensure that all defects are recorded and rectified in an approved manner.

SCOPE

All aircraft defects.

RESPONSIBILITY

PILOT IN COMMAND:

Responsible for recording any defects and
advising the Maintenance Controller.

MAINTENANCE CONTROLLER
AND
MAINTENANCE CONTRACTOR:

Responsible for reviewing, investigating,
rectifying as appropriate and reporting.

DEFINITIONS

DEFECT

See CAA Rule Part 12 Subpart A 12.3
Definitions

REFERENCES

Part 91.537
Part 119.111 (7) & (8)
Accidents or Incidents (Operations Manual)

RECORDS

CAA 005 Occurrence Report Form
VSL OPS-1 Aircraft Accident/Incident Register
CAA 006A Aircraft Technical Log
CAA 006B Aircraft Defect and Maintenance Record
VSL MNT-3 Defect Card
VSL MNT-2 Defect Reporting and Control Form
Aircraft Logbooks.

PROCESS

DEFECT CONTROL

The PIC shall record all aircraft observations and defects on the Aircraft Defect and Maintenance
Record.

Aircraft are not to be flown on ATOs or CTOs with a known defect.

The Maintenance Contractor is to be advised immediately and is then to rectify the defect IAW approved
procedures. Any observations that can be deferred shall be registered in the aircraft's defect and
maintenance record as "deferred maintenance” and then rectified at the discretion of the Maintenance
Contractor, or at the next scheduled check.

Defects found during line, routine or scheduled maintenance are to be reported using the Defect
Reporting and Control Form.

DEFECT REPORTING TO THE COMPANY

The Maintenance Contractor shall report all defects found and/or repaired on Company aircraft to the
Maintenance Controller on the Defect Reporting and Control Form.

The Maintenance Controller shall retain this form on the aircraft defect file for future reference.

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3.07 DEFECT CONTROL AND REPORTING (CONTINUED)
DEFECT REPORTING TO CAAV

Reporting, investigation and rectification of defects shall be in accordance with requirements of Rule
Parts 12.55, 12.57 and the accident / incident procedure in the Operations Manual.

The Maintenance Contractor shall report all defects in writing to the Maintenance Controller.

The Maintenance Controller shall:

Notify CAAV of an incident or defect as soon as possible.

Provide details of the incident or defect to CAAV on form CAA 005A or CAA 005D within 10
days.

The Maintenance Contractor shall:

Investigate the cause of the Incident or Defect and report findings and actions to prevent
recurrence of event to CAAV IAW Rule Part 12.59 on Form CAAV 005A or 005D within 90
days.

The investigation should aim to identify the root cause of the incident and the measures
taken to prevent a recurrence.

If the investigation has not been completed within 90 days CAAV are to be informed
regarding the delay in the investigation.

Any defective product or component which has been the subject of a reported incident is to be retained
for a period of not less than 30 days after submitting the report unless otherwise notified by the Authority.

All records and documentation associated with the aircraft, component or incident shall be retained for at
least 14 days unless otherwise notified by the Authority.

Monitoring of this procedure shall be carried out by the internal audit process.

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3.09 HIRED OR LEASED AIRCRAFT
POLICY

The maintenance of hired aircraft is to be controlled and responsibilities for this
maintenance defined.

PURPOSE

To ensure that hired aircraft are correctly maintained to the standard required by the
Company

SCOPE

Aircraft that are hired for less than 28 days

RESPONSIBILITY

CEO:

REFERENCES

Operations Specifications
Aircraft Approved Types. (Operations Manual)
VSL MNT-5 Hired Aircraft Agreement.

RECORDS

VSL MNT-5 Hired Aircraft Agreement.

Responsible for negotiating and recording all detail of hired aircraft.

PROCESS

Only aircraft which are identified by type and registration in the Company OPS SPECS are to be operated
by the Company on air operations.

If it is intended to hire or lease a type which is not on the OPS SPECS, approval must be obtained from the
Director. This may involve development of general operating procedures, performance charts,
maintenance schedules, etc. for that aircraft type.

If an aircraft hired or leased by the Company is not listed by type and registration in the OPS SPECS it must
be hired from an organisation with a current AOC and the aircraft must be listed in that organisation’s OPS
SPECS.

A Hired Aircraft Agreement is to be completed and attached to the Company OPS SPECS.
When the hire is complete the completed agreement is to be retained. This record shall be kept for at least
18 months from the last day of hire.

Hired or leased aircraft must be maintained in accordance with an approved maintenance programme.

The Hired Aircraft Agreement shall record the AOC number under which the aircraft is to be operated.

The contents of the Hired Aircraft Agreement is to be advised to the PIC prior to any flight in a hired aircraft.

If the period of hire is to exceed 27 days arrangements shall be made to register a change of ownership of
the aircraft and obtain an amendment to OPS SPECS to approve the use of the aircraft.

No verbal hire or lease arrangements shall be entered into.

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3.09 HIRED OR LEASED AIRCRAFT (CONTINUED)
WET LEASE

Wet lease of an aircraft is when the aircraft is operated under the AOC of the Lessor (aircraft owner).

An aircraft which is not identified by registration in the Company OPS SPECS may be leased for
AiTOs for a period of not more than 27 days, subject to the following conditions:

The aircraft is of the same type as operated by the Company as mentioned in the OPS
SPECS.

The aircraft is identified by registration in the Lessor’s OPS SPECS and has been
maintained and certified to air transport standards.

Records of flight times and any defects are passed to the Lessor’s Maintenance
Controller who will continue as Maintenance Controller for that aircraft during the
period of hire and be responsible for the aircraft's logbooks.

DRY LEASE

Dry lease of an aircraft is when the aircraft is operated under the AOC of the Lessee.

The dry lease of any aircraft are to be IAW the conditions specified in the Company OPS SPECS.

Records of flight times and any defects are passed to the Lessee’s Maintenance Controller who will
be responsible for maintenance control of the aircraft during the period of lease and also be
responsible for the aircraft's logbooks.

USE OF NON-VANUATU REGISTERED AIRCRAFT

The Company shall notify the Director at least 30 days prior to the use of a non-Vanuatu registered
aircraft, advising the basic terms of the lease arrangement including:

Whether the Lessor is authorised under an ICAO contracting State to perform ATOs.

The names of the parties to the arrangement.

The duration of the arrangement.

The nationality, registration and type of aircraft involved in the arrangement.

Approval from the Director shall be obtained prior to use of the aircraft.

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3.11 MAINTENANCE RECORDS
POLICY

All maintenance records are to be maintained accurately and retained as required by
the Rules.

PURPOSE

To ensure that all maintenance records are maintained accurately and retained as
required

SCOPE

All Company aircraft maintenance records.

RESPONSIBILITY

MAINTENANCE CONTRACTOR
AND
MAINTENANCE CONTROLLER:

REFERENCES

CAAV Rule Parts 43.69, 43.105, 43.107, 91.621, 91.623

RECORDS

CAA 006A Aircraft Technical Log
CAA 006B Deferred Maintenance Record
Aircraft Logbooks.

Responsible for ensuring that maintenance records
are maintained and retained as required.

PROCESS

WORK PACKAGE

At the commencement of each job the company shall raise a work package for the aircraft using a VSL
MNT-8 Technical Worksheet.

The work package is to identify:

The aircraft registration.

Date.

Type of Inspection or description of work to be carried out.

Components or A.D's due

The Maintenance Programme to be used is identified in section 4 of this manual

All work including duplicate inspections and release certificates for parts used are to be included on the
VSL MNT-8 Technical Worksheet.

On completion of the job appropriate data is to be entered into the aircraft logbook.

LOGBOOKS

The following Logbooks are to be used used:

CAA 2101 Aircraft Logbook.

CAA 2158 Engine Logbook for piston engines.

CAA 2110 Propeller Logbook .

CAA 1464 Aircraft Airworthiness Directives and Modifications Logbook.

Logbooks are not to be carried in the aircraft to which they refer.

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MAINTENANCE RECORDS (CONTINUED)

LOGBOOKS (CONTINUED)

The Maintenance Controller is to transfer aircraft hours from the DFRs into the appropriate logbooks IAW
the instructions for use on the inside of each logbook.

The following information is to be recorded, in plain language, in the appropriate Logbook for each aircraft:

The total time in service of the airframe, each engine and propeller, and time since last
overhaul.

Details of component changes, required inspections and routine scheduled inspections carried
out.

Details of major modifications and repairs.

Current state of applicable ADs, AD number, revision date, means of compliance, and if
repetitive, the next action date.


Description of the circumstances and any damage sustained in an accident.

At completion of any inspection or maintenance the person releasing the aircraft or component for service
must do so IAW Parts 43.101 (c), 43.103, 43.107, 43.109 and 43.113. A statement that conforms to Part
43.105(a) (5) is to be entered into the Logbook with the date, LAME or authorisation number, and sign it.
This statement is:
“The maintenance recorded has been carried out in
accordance with the requirements of Vanuatu Civil
Aviation Rule Part 43 and in respect of that maintenance
the (aircraft) (component) is released to service”.

At the completion of an ARA the person carrying out the review is to enter the following statement IAW
Part 43.155 (a) (1) into the logbook with the date, Inspector authorisation number, and sign it.
“I certify that an annual review of airworthiness
has been carried out on this aircraft and that the
requirements of Vanuatu Civil Aviation
Rule Part 43.153(a) have been complied with”

TECHNICAL LOG

An Aircraft Technical Log is to be completed by the Maintenance Contractor following aircraft
maintenance. See Technical Log procedure, this Section.

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3.11

MAINTENANCE RECORDS (CONTINUED)

TRANSFER AND RETENTION OF MAINTENANCE RECORDS

All records of maintenance information shall be kept until the maintenance is repeated or superseded by
other maintenance of equivalent extent and detail, or for a period of 5 years, whichever occurs first.

Aircraft Technical Logs shall be kept for at least 12 months after the date of the last technical log entry.

Aircraft Logbooks are to be kept for a minimum of 6 months after an aircraft is permanently withdrawn
from service.

Aircraft logbooks and maintenance files are to be up to date and transferred to the new owner if an
aircraft is sold.

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3.13 AIRCRAFT TECHNICAL LOG
POLICY

The Aircraft Technical Log is to provide the basic data for the maintenance
periods of Company aircraft.

PURPOSE

To ensure Company aircraft are safely and efficiently maintained within
prescribed time limits.

SCOPE

All company aircraft.

RESPONSIBILITY

PILOT IN COMMAND:
MAINTENANCE CONTROLLER
AND
MAINTENANCE CONTRACTOR:

Responsible for completeing the Aircraft
Technical Log following flight.
Responsible for transferring the times from the
Aircraft Technical Log to the Aircraft Logbooks.

QUALIFICATIONS

Company authorised Pilot.

REFERENCES

Part 91.619
Daily Flight Records
Defect Control

RECORDS

VSL OPS-2A, -2B, -2C, & VSL OPS-3 Daily Flight Record
CAA 006A Aircraft Technical Log
CAA 006B Aircraft Defect & Maintenance Record
VSL MNT-3 Defect Card

PROCESS

The Company uses the CAA Form 006A Aircraft Technical Log IAW Rule Part 91.619.

The DFR is to be completed by the PIC IAW the DFR procedure.

The Aircraft Technical Log is to be:

Completed by the Maintenance Contractor following aircraft maintenance.

Completed by the PIC at the completion of each days flying.

Kept with the AFM.

Monitored by the PIC to ensure the aircraft is not operated past its due maintenance
period.

Monitored by the Maintenance Controller to ensure that maintenance due is
scheduled in a timely manner.

The Defect Card is to be kept with the AFM. Prior to and following each flight the PIC is to:

Enter any aircraft defects onto the Defect Card and report the defects to
the Maintenance Controller. (see Defect Control and Reporting)

Enter the aircraft flight times onto the DFR (see Daily Flight Records)

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3.15 PILOT MAINTENANCE AND ROLE EQUIPMENT CHANGES
POLICY

Those Company pilots who carry out maintenance on Company aircraft are identified,
correctly trained and qualified.

PURPOSE

To ensure that maintenance carried out by Company pilots is IAW approved
procedures, and to the correct standard

SCOPE

All company aircraft.

RESPONSIBILITY

MANAGER TRAINING:
LAME
AND
MAINTENANCE CONTROLLER:

Responsible for ensuring that appropriate pilots are
trained.
Responsible for carrying out Pilot maintenance
training.

QUALIFICATIONS

Company authorised Pilots who are required to carry out pilot maintenance or role
equipment changes

REFERENCES

Part 43.51(b)
Part 43 Appendix A.1
Maintenance (Operations Manual)
Pilot Maintenance & Role Equipment Authorisation Changes (Operations Manual)

RECORDS

VSL MNT-7 Pilot Maintenance & Role Equipment Changes Authorisation

PROCESS
Subject to the requirements of CAR Part 43 (Appendix A.1, Pilot Maintenance) and completion of the appropriate
training, Company pilots may carry out the following routine fluid replenishment, maintenance and role
equipment changes:

Engine oil replenishment.

Aircraft Refueling / Defueling.

Greasing and lubrication.

Hydraulic oil replenishment.

Installation and removal of seats, doors and role equipment.

Installation and removal of GPS equipment.

Routine updating of GPS receiver database information.

Replacing fuses and lights.

Replacing aircraft battery.

The completion of repetitive ADs.

Deferral of defects relating to inoperative instruments and equipment IAW MEL.

Performance of routine maintenance that is intended by the manufacturer to be performed by
pilots

Training for the above is to be IAW procedures in the training section of the Operations Manual.

Training is to be completed by a LAME / Maintenance Controller and documented.

Records of the training are to be filed on the individual pilot’s personal file.

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3.15 PILOT MAINTENANCE AND ROLE EQUIPMENT CHANGES (CONTINUED)
RELEASE TO SERVICE
Following the completion of any of the above Pilot Maintenance or Role Equipment Changes the Pilot carrying
out the work will sign a Release to Service statement on the aircraft Daily Flight Record describing the work
carried out and enter their Authorisation Number.

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MAINTENANCE PLANNING AND PROGRAMMES

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4.01 AIRCRAFT TYPES AND REGISTRATION
POLICY

All aircraft that the Company is approved to operate are to be listed by type and
registration.

PURPOSE

To ensure that only approved aircraft are operated by the Company.

SCOPE

All Company aircraft.

RESPONSIBILITY

MAINTENANCE CONTROLLER:

REFERENCES

Part 119.15
Hired or Leased Aircraft (This Manual)
Operations Specification

RECORDS

VSL MNT-5 Hired Aircraft Agreement

Responsible for ensuring that all aircraft
operated by the Company are listed by type and
registration.

PROCESS
The following aircraft are listed in the OPS SPECS, are currently operated by the Company, and are
maintained under the Company aircraft maintenance programme:

TYPE

SERIAL NUMBER

REGISTRATION

Lake LA4-200

1045

YJ-VSL1

Cessna U206G

04725 1979

YJ-RV15

Cessna T206H

T20608567

YJ-RIR

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4.03 MAINTENANCE PLANNING
POLICY

All maintenance shall be programmed so that it is carried out on time.

PURPOSE

To ensure that every inspection and all maintenance to aircraft and attached
equipment is carried out on time and within the manufacturers time limits..

SCOPE

All inspections, maintenance or component replacement or overhaul which can
be planned.

RESPONSIBILITY

MAINTENANCE CONTROLLER

AND
MAINTENANCE CONTRACTOR:

Responsible for monitoring aircraft and
component times, and scheduling
maintenance and component replacement
in a timely manner.

REFERENCES

Daily Flight Record procedure
Technical Log procedure

RECORDS

VSL OPS-2A, -2B, -2C & VSL OPS-3 Daily flight Records
CAA 006A Aircraft Technical Log
Aircraft Logbooks

PROCESS

Aircraft hours shall be entered into the appropriate Aircraft Technical Log IAW the DFR
procedure.

The Maintenance Controller is to maintain a list of retirement and inspection times for Company
aircraft and their components.

The record of lifed components installed section of each logbook is to be used as the
master index.

The Maintenance Contractor is to complete the Aircraft Technical Log following aircraft
maintenance.

The Maintenance Controller is to monitor the aircraft hours from the DFR and with reference to the
Aircraft Technical Log make arrangements with the Maintenance Contractor for the required
inspections or maintenance to be carried out when it becomes due.

The CEO is to be advised of impending replacement of major items.

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4.07 AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE PROGRAMME LAKE LA4-200 AIRCRAFT YJ-VSL1
DOCUMENTS
Lake LA4-200 aircraft YJ-VSL1 S/N 1045 maintained IAW this manual shall be maintained IAW the
Manufacturer’s Maintenance Programme, unless otherwise instructed by CAAV, to the procedures identified in
the latest edition of the following manuals:
• Maintenance Manual:

Lake Aircraft LA4-200 Maintenance Manual

• Parts Manual:

Lake Aircraft LA4-200 Parts Manual

• Maintenance Programme:

IAW Lake Aircraft LA4-200 Maintenance Manual

• Engine Maintenance:

IAW Lycoming instructions and Lake Aircraft LA4-200 Maintenance Manual

• Propeller Maintenance:

IAW Hartzell instructions and Lake Aircraft LA4-200 Maintenance Manual

This is to be noted in the aircraft maintenance logbook.

GENERAL

Components shall be inspected, overhauled or retired as specified by the manufacturer unless
otherwise prescribed by the following in priority as listed:

Airworthiness Directive

Manufacturers Recommendations

CAAV Rules Part 43

 Service bulletins, and service letters are to be carried out at the discretion of the
Maintenance Controller and/or the certifying engineer.

OVERHAULS

Components shall be overhauled or retired from service at the periods recommended by the
aircraft manufacturer unless otherwise prescribed in Vanuatu CAR with the following
exceptions:

ENGINES

Engine overhaul shall be carried out IAW Lycoming Service Bulletins.

PROPELLERS

Propeller overhaul shall be carried out IAW Hartzell Service Bulletins.

INSPECTIONS
PRE-FLIGHT INSPECTIONS
• Pre-flight Inspections are to be carried out by the PIC IAW the AFM and any special AD inspections as listed
on the Aircraft Technical Log.

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MAINTENANCE PLANNING AND PROGRAMMES
EFFECTIVE 20 JAN 13

4.07 AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE PROGRAMME LAKE LA4-200 AIRCRAFT YJ-VSL1
(CONTINUED)
PERIODIC INSPECTIONS
• Periodic inspections are to be carried out as follows:
YJ-VSL1
50 hour and 100 hour/Annual Inspections are to be carried out IAW the Lake Inspection Forms, Aircraft
Maintenance Manual, Appendix A.
SPECIAL AND ABNORMAL OCCURRENCE INSPECTIONS
• Special and abnormal occurence inspections are to be carried out as follows:
YJ-VSL1
IAW Lake Aircraft Maintenance Manual.
RADIO STATION INSPECTION AND TESTS

Avionics tests and inspections shall be carried out IAW CAR Part 43, Appendix B within a period
not exceeding 24 calendar months.

ALTIMETER SYSTEM INSPECTION AND TESTS
• Altimeter system tests and inspections shall be carried out IAW CAR Part 43, Appendix D, within
a period not exceeding 24 calendar months, and at other times as required by Part 91.605.
EMERGENCY LOCATOR BEACON (ELB/ELT)

Emergency location beacon tests and inspections shall be carried out IAW CAR Part 43, Appendix
F. within a period not exceeding 12 calendar months. Battery expiry dates shall be recorded in the
aircraft logbook.

CARBON MONOXIDE INDICATOR

Carbon monoxide indicators (where applicable) shall be both serviceable and within their calendar
time limit at each scheduled inspecton

REVIEW OF AIRWORTHINESS
• RAs shall be carried out IAW CAR Part 43.153 and procedures in this manual within a
period not exceeding 12 calendar months.
AIRCRAFT WEIGHT AND BALANCE
• Aircraft shall be IAW the requirements of AC 43-2
EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT

Fire extinguishers and first aid kits shall be maintained IAW the requirements of AC 43-6 and at a period
not exceeding 12 calendar months.

Unless otherwise stated in the Manufacturer’s procedures, all life jackets shall be tested IAW with the
requirements of AC 43-6

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4.07 AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE PROGRAMME LAKE LA4-200 AIRCRAFT YJ-VSL1
(CONTINUED)
COMPASS SWING
• Compasses shall be swung IAW the requirements of AC 43-7 and at a period not exceeding 24
calendar months
MAINTENANCE LATITUDE
IAW the requirements of Part 91.611 a periodic inspection, radio station, altimeter system, transponder or
ELB/ELT inspection period can include a 10% extension of time to allow the inspection to coincide with other
scheduled maintenance or the completion of an Inspection positioning flight unless specifically prohibited by an
AD or manufactures requirement. If the provisions of this extension of time are used there is to be a
corresponding reduction of time applied to the next inspection cycle

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4.09 AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE PROGRAMME CESSNA 206 AIRCRAFT YJ-RV15
DOCUMENTS
Cessna 206 aircraft YJ-RV15 S/N 04725 1979 maintained IAW this manual shall be maintained IAW the
Manufacturer’s Maintenance Programme, unless otherwise instructed by CAAV, to the procedures identified in
the latest edition of the following manuals:
• Maintenance Manual:

Cessna Aircraft 206 Service Manual D2070-3-13 (1977-1986)

• Parts Manual:

Cessna Aircraft 206 Parts Catalogue P680-12

• Maintenance Programme:

IAW Cessna Aircraft 206 Maintenance Manual l

• Engine Maintenance:

IAW Continental IO-520-F instructions and Cessna Aircraft 206 Maintenance
Manual

• Propeller Maintenance:

YJ-RV15 S/N d2a34c-58-0 IAW McAuley instructions and Cessna Aircraft 206
Maintenance Manual

This is to be noted in the aircraft maintenance logbook.

GENERAL

Components shall be inspected, overhauled or retired as specified by the manufacturer unless
otherwise prescribed by the following in priority as listed:

Airworthiness Directive

Manufacturers Recommendations

CAAV Rules Part 43

 Service bulletins, and service letters are to be carried out at the discretion of the
Maintenance Controller and/or the certifying engineer.

OVERHAULS

Components shall be overhauled or retired from service at the periods recommended by the
aircraft manufacturer unless otherwise prescribed in Vanuatu CAR with the following
exceptions:

ENGINES

Engine overhaul shall be carried out IAW Continental Service Bulletins.

PROPELLERS

Propeller overhaul shall be carried out IAW McAuley Service Bulletins.

INSPECTIONS
PRE-FLIGHT INSPECTIONS
• Pre-flight Inspections are to be carried out by the PIC IAW the AFM and any special AD inspections as listed
on the Aircraft Technical Log.
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4.09 AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE PROGRAMME CESSNA 206 AIRCRAFT YJ-RV15
(CONTINUED)
PERIODIC INSPECTIONS
• Periodic inspections are to be carried out as follows:
YJ-RV15
50 hour, 100 hour and 200 hour Periodic Inspections are to be carried out IAW Chapter 2, Cessna
Service Manual D2070-3-13. All 500, 100 and 200 hour items must be carried out at least annually.
SPECIAL AND ABNORMAL OCCURRENCE INSPECTIONS
• Special and abnormal occurence inspections are to be carried out as follows:
Y J-RV15
IAW Cessna Service Manual D2070-3-13, Cessna Model 200 Series Piston Single Engine Airworthiness
Programme.
RADIO STATION INSPECTION AND TESTS

Avionics tests and inspections shall be carried out IAW CAR Part 43, Appendix B within a period
not exceeding 24 calendar months.

ALTIMETER SYSTEM INSPECTION AND TESTS
• Altimeter system tests and inspections shall be carried out IAW CAR Part 43, Appendix D, within
a period not exceeding 24 calendar months, and at other times as required by Part 91.605.
EMERGENCY LOCATOR BEACON (ELB/ELT)

Emergency location beacon tests and inspections shall be carried out IAW CAR Part 43, Appendix
F. within a period not exceeding 12 calendar months. Battery expiry dates shall be recorded in the
aircraft logbook.

CARBON MONOXIDE INDICATOR

Carbon monoxide indicators (where applicable) shall be both serviceable and within their calendar
time limit at each scheduled inspecton

REVIEW OF AIRWORTHINESS
• RAs shall be carried out IAW CAR Part 43.153 and procedures in this manual within a
period not exceeding 12 calendar months.
AIRCRAFT WEIGHT AND BALANCE
• Aircraft shall be IAW the requirements of AC 43-2

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4.09 AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE PROGRAMME CESSNA 206 AIRCRAFT YJ-RV15
(CONTINUED)

EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT

Fire extinguishers and first aid kits shall be maintained IAW the requirements of AC 43-6 and at a period
not exceeding 12 calendar months.

Unless otherwise stated in the Manufacturer’s procedures, all life jackets shall be tested IAW with the
requirements of AC 43-6

COMPASS SWING
• Compasses shall be swung IAW the requirements of AC 43-7 and at a period not exceeding 24
calendar months
MAINTENANCE LATITUDE

IAW the requirements of Part 91.611 a periodic inspection, radio station, altimeter system,
transponder or ELB/ELT inspection period can include a 10% extension of time to allow the
inspection to coincide with other scheduled maintenance or the completion of an Inspection
positioning flight unless specifically prohibited by an AD or manufactures requirement. If the
provisions of this extension of time are used there is to be a corresponding reduction of time applied
to the next inspection cycle.

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4.11 AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE PROGRAMME CESSNA 206 AIRCRAFT YJ-RIR
DOCUMENTS
Cessna 206 aircraft YJ-RIR S/N T20608567 maintained IAW this manual shall be maintained IAW the
Manufacturer’s Maintenance Programme, unless otherwise instructed by CAAV, to the procedures identified in
the latest edition of the following manuals:
• Maintenance Manual:

Cessna Aircraft 206 Service Manual D2070-3-13 (1977-1986)

• Parts Manual:

Cessna Aircraft 206 Parts Catalogue P680-12

• Maintenance Programme:

IAW Cessna Aircraft 206 Maintenance Manual l

• Engine Maintenance:

IAW Lycoming TIO-540-AJ1A instructions and Cessna Aircraft 206 Maintenance
Manual

• Propeller Maintenance:

YJ-RV15 S/N d2a34c-58-0 IAW McAuley instructions and Cessna Aircraft 206
Maintenance Manual

This is to be noted in the aircraft maintenance logbook.

GENERAL

Components shall be inspected, overhauled or retired as specified by the manufacturer unless
otherwise prescribed by the following in priority as listed:

Airworthiness Directive

Manufacturers Recommendations

CAAV Rules Part 43

 Service bulletins, and service letters are to be carried out at the discretion of the
Maintenance Controller and/or the certifying engineer.

OVERHAULS

Components shall be overhauled or retired from service at the periods recommended by the
aircraft manufacturer unless otherwise prescribed in Vanuatu CAR with the following
exceptions:

ENGINES

Engine overhaul shall be carried out IAW Continental Service Bulletins.

PROPELLERS

Propeller overhaul shall be carried out IAW McAuley Service Bulletins.

INSPECTIONS
PRE-FLIGHT INSPECTIONS
• Pre-flight Inspections are to be carried out by the PIC IAW the AFM and any special AD inspections as listed
on the Aircraft Technical Log.
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MAINTENANCE PLANNING AND PROGRAMMES
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4.09 AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE PROGRAMME CESSNA 206 AIRCRAFT YJ-RIR
(CONTINUED)
PERIODIC INSPECTIONS
• Periodic inspections are to be carried out as follows:
YJ-RV15
50 hour, 100 hour and 200 hour Periodic Inspections are to be carried out IAW Chapter 2, Cessna
Service Manual D2070-3-13. All 500, 100 and 200 hour items must be carried out at least annually.
SPECIAL AND ABNORMAL OCCURRENCE INSPECTIONS
• Special and abnormal occurence inspections are to be carried out as follows:
Y J-RV15
IAW Cessna Service Manual D2070-3-13, Cessna Model 200 Series Piston Single Engine Airworthiness
Programme.
RADIO STATION INSPECTION AND TESTS

Avionics tests and inspections shall be carried out IAW CAR Part 43, Appendix B within a period
not exceeding 24 calendar months.

ALTIMETER SYSTEM INSPECTION AND TESTS
• Altimeter system tests and inspections shall be carried out IAW CAR Part 43, Appendix D, within
a period not exceeding 24 calendar months, and at other times as required by Part 91.605.
EMERGENCY LOCATOR BEACON (ELB/ELT)

Emergency location beacon tests and inspections shall be carried out IAW CAR Part 43, Appendix
F. within a period not exceeding 12 calendar months. Battery expiry dates shall be recorded in the
aircraft logbook.

CARBON MONOXIDE INDICATOR

Carbon monoxide indicators (where applicable) shall be both serviceable and within their calendar
time limit at each scheduled inspecton

REVIEW OF AIRWORTHINESS
• RAs shall be carried out IAW CAR Part 43.153 and procedures in this manual within a
period not exceeding 12 calendar months.
AIRCRAFT WEIGHT AND BALANCE
• Aircraft shall be IAW the requirements of AC 43-2

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4.09 AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE PROGRAMME CESSNA 206 AIRCRAFT YJ-RIR
(CONTINUED)

EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT

Fire extinguishers and first aid kits shall be maintained IAW the requirements of AC 43-6 and at a period
not exceeding 12 calendar months.

Unless otherwise stated in the Manufacturer’s procedures, all life jackets shall be tested IAW with the
requirements of AC 43-6

COMPASS SWING
• Compasses shall be swung IAW the requirements of AC 43-7 and at a period not exceeding 24
calendar months
MAINTENANCE LATITUDE

IAW the requirements of Part 91.611 a periodic inspection, radio station, altimeter system,
transponder or ELB/ELT inspection period can include a 10% extension of time to allow the
inspection to coincide with other scheduled maintenance or the completion of an Inspection
positioning flight unless specifically prohibited by an AD or manufactures requirement. If the
provisions of this extension of time are used there is to be a corresponding reduction of time applied
to the next inspection cycle.

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4.13 REVIEW OF AIRWORTHINESS
POLICY

All Company aircraft are required to have a current Review of Airworthiness.

PURPOSE

To ensure that all aircraft maintenance is reviewed annually IAW an approved
process.

SCOPE

All Company aircraft.

RESPONSIBILITY

MAINTENANCE CONTROLLER:

QUALIFICATIONS

LAME who holds an Inspection Authorisation as per CAA Rule Part 66.

REFERENCES

Authorised persons/ Organisations (This Manual)
CAA Rule Part 91.615
VSL Qal-5 Operations Checklist.
Aircraft Logbooks.
CAA Rule Part 66.

RECORDS

Certification of RA in aircraft logbook.

Resposnible for ensuring that RAs are carried
out on time.

PROCESS

Company aircraft shall not be operated unless an RA has been carried out within the previous 12
months.

The RA shall be carried out IAW CAAV Rule Parts which for the time being are in force.

Persons authorised to carry out RAs are identified in Authorised Persons and Organisations,
Section 2.07 of this manual.

On completion of a RA the person certifying the review is to enter the statement at Part 43.155
into the aircraft logbook with the date and inspection and authorisation or approval number and
sign it. The following format is to be used:
CERTIFICATE OF ANNUAL REVIEW OF AIRWORTHINESS
AIRCRAFT TYPE_____________________________________________

NATIONALITY AND REGISTRATION MARK_______________________

I certify that a review of airworthiness has been
carried out on this aircraft and that the requirements of Civil
Aviation Rule Part 43.153(a) have been complied with.
The next Review of Airworthiness is due______________________________

Signed________________________

ApprovaI/Licence________________

Date__________________________

Organisation____________________

The date when the RA for each aircraft is due is to be posted on the operations notice board.

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4.15 ENGINE PERFORMANCE CHECKS, INSPECTION AND CHECK FLIGHTS
POLICY

Engine performance checks, duplicate inspections and check flights shall be
carried out when required. All persons involved are to be fully aware of the
purpose for which the test is being carried out and the data that is required to
be monitored and/or recorded.

PURPOSE

To ensure that engine performance checks, duplicate inspections and check
flights are carried out in an approved manner.

SCOPE

All engine performance checks, duplicate inspections or test flights required
before a Company aircraft is released for service.

RESPONSIBILITY

MAINTENANCE CONTRACTOR:

DIRECTOR FLIGHT SERVICES:

Responsible for determining when an engine
performance check, inspection or check flight is
required and to authorise engine performance
check ground runs subject to the persons
carrying out the runs being authorized.
To authorise persons to carry out check flights.

QUALIFICATIONS

As per Company procedures appropriate to the task.

REFERENCES

Part 43.115
Aircraft Flight Manual.
Aircraft Maintenance Manual.
Check Flights Following Maintenance (Operations Manual).

RECORDS
PROCESS

Aircraft inspection schedule

An engine performance check shall be conducted prior to release to service following:

an annual or 100 hour inspection.

an engine change.

a propeller change.

any other maintenance if the aircraft manufacturer recommends an engine
performance check after the maintenance.

At other times, duplicate inspections and check flights are to be carried out when determined by
the Aircraft Maintenance Manual or when the Maintenance Contractor determines it is necessary.

Engine performance checks, duplicate inspections and check flights are to be only carried
out by persons authorised to do so and identified in the Authorised Persons and
Organisations Chart (section 2.07 of this manual).

Only persons essential to an operational check flight may be carried on the flight.

Prior to requiring an engine performance check, duplicate inspection or check flights the
Maintenance Contractor shall issue a schedule for the test which is particular to the work which has
been carried out on the aircraft or as required by the Aircraft Maintenance Manual.

This schedule will identify the particular areas, items and parameters which are to be
measured and recorded.

• The person carrying out the particular test is to note and record the data required in the schedule.

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4.15 ENGINE PERFORMANCE CHECKS, INSPECTION AND CHECK FLIGHTS
(CONTINUED)
• All engine performance checks, duplicate inspections and check flights are to comply with the
procedures documented in the Aircraft Maintenance Manual, the AFM, and the relevant
Company procedures and the results recorded IAW CAR Part 43.115
• For operational flight checks the aircraft shall be released to service IAW CAR 43.103 (c) for an
‘operational flight check’ only.

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4.17 REMOTE MAINTENANCE
POLICY

All remote maintenance is to be controlled and carried out by suitably qualified
persons.

PURPOSE

To ensure that any remote maintenance is carried out IAW approved procedures
and to the required standard.

SCOPE

All remote maintenance

RESPONSIBILITY

PILOT IN COMMAND:
MAINTENANCE CONTRACTOR:

To document defects and ensure that remote
maintenance follows this procedure.
To assess defects and ensure remote
maintenance is carried out by appropriately
qualified and authorised persons
Any maintenance which is required when the
aircraft is not at the normal maintenance base
for that aircraft.

DEFINITIONS

REMOTE MAINTENANCE:

REFERENCES

Authorised Persons/Organisations
Defect Control and Reporting
Maintenance Review Certificate

RECORDS

CAA 006A Aircraft Technical Log
VSL MNT-6 Maintenance Authorisation Form
Aircraft Logbooks.

PROCESS

Should any defects occur away from base the PIC is to inform the Maintenance Controller or
Maintenance Contractor.

If rectification is required and it is not possible for the maintenance to be carried out by the Maintenance
Contractor, the Maintenance Controller or Maintenance Contractor may appoint suitably qualified
persons or organisations to undertake the maintenance by completion of the Maintenance Authorisation
Form.

All documentation is to be forwarded immediately on completion of maintenance to the Maintenance
Controller. This is to take the form of a loose leaf logbook entry.

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