Auditing for Air Operators

Aircraft Operators subject to Annex III of the Air Operations Regulation (Part-ORO) are required to implement a compliance monitoring (internal audit) programme. This includes commercial specialised operators (aerial work operators) and non-commercial operators of complex-motor powered aircraft (subject to Part-SPO or Part-NCC).

These operators also have to ‘ensure that when contracting or purchasing any part of it’s activity the contracted or purchased service conforms or product conforms to the applicable requirements‘ [ORO.GEN.205(a)]. Operators typically outsource a whole range of services including flight planning, aircraft handling, pilot training, and even operations control.

If you don’t have a team of full-time auditors then it makes sense to find someone to conduct internal audits and to audit sub-contractors and service providers for you. McKechnie Aviation can assist by conducting individual audits, longer-term oversight programmes and by developing audit pooling arrangements so that your providers can be audited once on behalf of several operators.

Our audits are not ‘box-ticking’, they’re intelligence gathering. Audits will add value to your business by allowing you to measure how your organisation and subcontractors are performing compared to regulations and your own standards and expectations.

For an initial conversation about how we can help please get in touch.