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3. Technical occurrence reporting

Technical occurrences have to be reported to the Luftfahrt-Bundesamt for all German registered aircraft, helicopters, powered sailplanes, sailplanes, balloons and airships. Technical occurrences are all occurrences, incidents and accidents due to a technical defect detected on an aircraft, in particular conditions detected on an aircraft or a component that could seriously endanger/that seriously endangered flight safety.

The legal basis for this is among others

  • Regulation (EU) No 376/2014
  • Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/1018
  • Part M (Appendix I to Regulation (EU) No 1321/2014, M.A.202
  • Part 145 (Appendix II to Regulation (EU) No 1321/2014, 145.A.60
  • Part 21 (Appendix I to Regulation (EU) No 748/2012), 21A.129 and 21A.165
  • §9 LuftVO

Subject to mandatory reporting are:

  • operators and/or owners (M.A. 202)
  • persons or organisations performing maintenance (M.A.202, 145.A.60)
  • the pilot in command and/or, in case of licenced air carriers, the operator (M.A.202)
  • CAMO (M.A.202)
  • production organisations (21A.129 and 21 A.165)
  • design organisations (§ 9 LuftGerPV, 21.A.3A)

The reports have to be carried out as soon as possible, however in any case not later than 72 hours after the person or organisation reporting got knowledge of the occurrence. Please see AMC 20-8 (page 6 etc.) referring to examples for occurrences that are subject to mandatory reporting. These are also abnormal damages to aircraft that might be due to their operation in an airspace area contaminated by volcanic ash.

Release: 2017.06.12

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