Specialised Operations (SPO)
Specialised operation refers to when the aircraft is used for specialised activities such as agriculture, construction, photography, surveying, observation and patrol, aerial advertisement.
GM1 SPO.GEN.005 includes a non-exhaustive list of activities that fall under this category.
In order to fulfil Part-ORO and Part-SPO, the operator must:
- Have a management system in place
ii. Create an operations manual describing its operation including the Management System and SOPs
iii. Appoint nominated persons
iv. Have an approved MEL
v. Submit a declaration form to the competent authority where the principal place of business is located or where the operator is residing
In addition the operator shall submit the following forms;
- i. Relevant application forms for Specific Approvals and Maintenance Requirements.
ii. OPS-CHK-022 Compliance Checklist and Statement -PART SPO
iii. OPS- CHK-022 Compliance Checklist and Statement – SMS
iv. SPO.IDE forms
v. Relevant application forms for Airworthiness Certification
The management system should be in accordance to AMC 1 ORO.GEN.200 (a) (b) and should be in accordance to the size and complexity of the operations.
i. Non Complex Operators require checklists and documented processes.
ii. Complex Operators require a full management system according to ORO.GEN.200.
The SPO Operations Manual should be a standalone document and the layout should be in accordance to AMC4 ORO.MLR.100.
The declaration form must be completed by the accountable manager for the operation and sent to the MKD CAA.
After receiving the declaration, the MKD CAA will issue a standard letter of acknowledgement of receipt to the SPO operator within 10 working days. This letter shall be carried on board as a receipt for e.g. ramp inspections.