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AC 120-106A - Scope and Recommended Content for a Contractual Agreement Between an Air Carrier and a Maintenance Provider

Document Information

Number
120-106A
Title
Scope and Recommended Content for a Contractual Agreement Between an Air Carrier and a Maintenance Provider
Status
Active
Date issued
2016-01-04
Office of Primary Responsibility
AFS-300
Description
This revision of the advisory circular (AC) introduces new rulemaking regarding aircarrier contract maintenance programs and air carrier manual content pertaining to contract maintenance requirements and contract maintenance provider (MP) responsibilities required by Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 121, §§ 121.368 and 121.369(b)(10), and part 135, §§ 135.426 and 135.427(b)(10). Additionally, this AC outlines the scope and recommended content requirements for contractual agreements between an air carrier and its contract MPs. It explains the background and the necessity to interject specific requirements into a contractual agreement to ensure the air carrier fully supports the requirements imposed by 14 CFR. Because the air carrier has the primary responsibility for the airworthiness of its aircraft, it must ensure the proper controls are in place to assess, qualify, and authorize work performed for it by other persons, regardless of whether a certificated or noncertificated MP performs the work.
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