Type of operation change

Variation for Type of operation change is applicable for:

  1. Change from cargo to passenger operation, or changing from passenger to cargo operations. This is a major AOC variation and involves practically a complete re-certification - refer to AOC initial certification.
  2. Adding Cargo operations (Cargo Airplane) to passenger operations, or adding passenger to Cargo operations (Cargo Airplane). This is a major AOC variation and involves practically a complete re-certification - refer to AOC initial certification.
  3. Adding Cargo operations to passenger operation (Passenger Airplane) – refer to next page.

Changing from non-schedule to schedule operations – refer to next page.

Adding Cargo operations to passenger operation - Passenger Airplane.

For adding Cargo to passenger operation (Passenger Airplane) variation, the first inspection will be the evaluation of the operator quality system.

The operators shall comply with Airworthiness requirements.

The operators procedures shall address at least the following:

  1. Organization Structure:
  • Ground Operations Department.
  • Cargo operations staff duties and responsibilities.
  1. Training on cargo handling operations:
  • Load planner.
  • Load control.
  • Station Supervisor.
  • Station Manager.
  1. Handling agent qualification on cargo handling operations.

  1. Stores and customs.

  1. Ground operations equipments:
  • ULDs.
  • Forklift.
  • High loaders.
  • Dollies.
  • Carts.

Documents subject to amendments:

  1. Operations Manual Part A.
  2. Operations Manual Part D.
  3. Cabin Safety Procedures Manual.
  4. Ground Handling Procedures Manual.
  5. Dangerous Goods Manual.
  6. Quality Manual.

Changing from non schedule to schedule operations.

For the non schedule to schedule operation operations variation, the first inspection will be the evaluation of the operator quality system.

The operators procedures shall address at least the following:

  1. The adequacy of the implemented method of “operational control”, and if any modifications are needed to include the schedule operations.
  2. The operation manual shall be modified to reflect any required changes.
  3. The general suitability of the aircraft to be used , in particular:

  • The performance capability of the aircraft.
  • The need for any special equipment.
  • The aircraft systems and the level of redundancy of those systems in regards to extremes of weather and climate.
  • The need for any additional dispatch restrictions with regard to the MEL, and flight follow up requirements.

  1. Any special training required for exposure to new weather/climatic conditions or special rules. (e.g. MNPS , ETOPS , RNAV)
  2. Any non-Standard ATC requirements such as: New Phraseology, altitude clearances in meters, different measurement for altimeter settings, wind speed, visibility.
  3. Navigation and communication facilities available over the routes proposed and the associated equipments of the aircraft.
  4. The adequacy of aerodromes within the proposed area and the availability of current maps, charts, and associated documents or equivalent data.
  5. The availability of adequate search and rescue facilities and the need to carry special survival equipments and the need for training in its use.

Maintenance Consideration. Refer to Airworthiness Team Member.