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MANUALS OF OPERATIONS SECTION
1. SLCAP 4010 – Manual on Regulatory Audit
The Manual on Regulatory Audits is the guidance material for the Regulatory Audit Programme of the CAA that promote the conformance with aviation regulations and standards, which collectively prescribe an acceptable level of aviation safety. Despite the fact that many air operators have their own guidance material for the internal audits; all air operators are encouraged to use the policy and procedure in manual as a benchmark in developing such manuals.
2. SLCAP 4100 – Air Operator Certification Manual
Air Navigations Regulations of 1955, Chapter xiii “Air Services Operations”, requires a person intending to operate an aircraft for Private, Aerial Work, Charter or Regular Public Transport services to obtain an authorization from Director General Civil Aviation. An Air Operator Certification (AOC) specifies the nature and scope of operations granted to an air operator together with the terms, conditions and limitations applicable to such operations. Air Operator Certification Manual outlines the Administrative procedure involved for the issuance, renewal, amendment, cancellation/revocation and special authorization of an AOC and to indicate the requirements to be met by an applicant for such certificate. Prospective AOC applicants are encouraged to peruse this manual to gain knowledge and understanding the process involved for the issuance of an AOC, prior to the application.
3. SLCAP 4105 – Foreign Air Operator Certificate
Pursuant to Air Naviagation Regulation 251, any foreign aircraft operated in commercial air transport operations in to or out of Sri Lanka, shall be operated under the terms of an International Airline License (IAL) issued by the DGCA. This Manual outlines the procedures of the Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka for the issuance of an IAL. It provides guidance to personnel whose duties involve the issuance of the IAL and the surveillance obligations of the Inspectors of the CAA as well. All applicants are encouraged to peruse the manual to understand the stipulated requirements, prior to application of such license.
4. SLCAP 4200 – Operations Inspector Handbook
Operations Inspector Handbook provides the technical guidance for the conduct of Aviation Safety Oversight by the CAA of Sri Lanka. In addition the manual encompass information, policy and procedures necessary for the Operations Inspectors to perform tasks in support of the Air Navigation Regulations. The goal of the CAASL is to provide guidance that empowers personnel to conduct their tasks in a standardized manner.
5. SLCAP 4205 - Designated Check Pilots Manual
In accordance with Air Navigation Regulation 216 any Air Operator intending to establish checking Organization shal have the set checking organization established in conformity with the requirements of this manual. Further, ICAO Doc.8335 “Manual of Procedures for Operations Inspections, Certifications and Continuing Surveillance”, it is an accepted practice for the Civil Aviation Regulatory Authority of a State to delegate certain examining functions to Designated Personnel of the Operator. Such Designated Personnel must be kept under the supervisory and technical control of the Authority when duties are performed on behalf of the Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka. Accordingly this manual contains the Standards, Policies, Procedures and Guidelines concerning the development and implementation of a Designated Check Pilot (DCP) program. DCPs shall at all times comply with the stipulations in this Manual when performing duties and functions connected with the subject matter, unless a deviation is sought and requisite approval has been granted in writing.
6. SLCAP 4210 - State Limitation of Flight Time Duty periods & Rest periods of FCM &CCM
This Manual is prepared to give guidance to Limitation for Flight time, Duty Periods and Rest Periods for Fatigue Management of Flight Crew members and Cabin Crew members employed in Aircraft /Airlines registered in Sri Lanka for public air Transport. This manual is issued as an attachment to Aviation Safety Notices No 023 (ASN). All Air Operators that carry out international Air Service Operations shall strictly abide by these stipulated limitations at al times.
7. SLCAP 4215 - Master Minimum Equipment List/ Minimum Equipment List Policy & Procedures Manual
SLCAP 4215 has been prepared for the use & guidance of Civil Aviation Authority & Industry Personnel and, contains all the relevant information with respect to the philosophy, development and approval of the MMEL & MEL as required by the CAA in accordance with ASN 053. Operations and Airworthiness Inspectors of the CAA are expected to be guided by this document when approving the MEL of an operator.
8. SLCAP 4220 - Flight Data Analysis Programme
ICAO Annex 6 part 1 Chapter 3 which is locally implemented in terms of ASN 039, requires an operator, who operates aircraft of a maximum certificated take off mass in excess of 27,000 Kg, to establish and maintain a Flight Data Analysis Programme as part of it Safety Management System. This document outlines good practices relating to an operators Flight Data Analysis (FDA) programme which shall eventually be a proactive and a non- punitive programme for gathering and analyzing data recorded during routine flights to improve Flight Crew Performances, Operating Procedures, Flight Frequency & Air Traffic Control Procedures, Air Navigation Services or Aircraft Maintenance and Design.
9. SLCAP 4225 - Operations Inspector Training Manual
This manual is prepared with a view to outlining the Recruitment and Training Policies of the Operations Inspectors of the Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka and various Duties and Responsibilities to be performed by the Operations Inspectors in the performance of their duties. An emphasis is given to all matters pertaining to an inspector’s duties and responsibilities, but not limiting the element of good judgment that all Inspectors are expected to use in matters where specific guidance has not been given.
10. SLCAP 4300 - Cabin Crewmember Manual Standard
All Commercial operators have to submit a Safety & Emergency Procedures Manual for approval of the DGCA, prior to conduct of flight operations. This manual specifies in point form the minimum standards for content, which an air operator must include in the publication of a Safety & Emergency Procedures Manual. The intent of this manual is to provide guidance to operators for the development of procedures that have an impact on flight safety in the general handling of aircraft, passengers & cargo. The operator shall extract relevant components from this document which are applicable to the intended operation when developing the Safety & Emergency Procedures Manual for approval of the DGCA.
11. SLCAP 4305 - Cabin Crewmember Training Standard
The assignment of Cabin crewmembers for safety related duties on board is a requirement as per ASN 051. An operator is required to establish and maintain training programmes approved by the DGCA to be completed by all persons before being assigned as a Cabin Crewmember. This manual specifies the minimum Initial & Recurrent training requirements of the CAASL for an operator to have included in its programme in order to get approval of the DGCA.
12. SLACP 4400 - Manual on Transport of Dangerous Goods
ANR 129 states that “no operator shall handle or transport Dangerous Goods by air without the explicit approval from the DGCA in writing”. The objective of this document is to explain in detail the conditions and requirements that should satisfy by an operator who wishes to transport/handle Dangerous Goods into, out of, over or within Sri Lanka, in order to obtain the required authorization from the DGCA.
13. SLCAP 4410 - Dangerous Goods Inspector Guidance Manual
The policies, procedures and guidelines presented in this manual are designed to help the inspectors to implement the inspection programme of the Air Transportation of dangerous goods and to promote uniform understanding. The inspectors are required to be guided by the instructions contain in this manual in carrying out their duties and responsibilities.
14. SLCAP 4500 - Preparation and Certification of Operations Manual
The purpose of this manual is to provide guidance to the operator in preparation of the Flight Operation Manual and to provide instructions to Operations Inspectors of Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka in approving the Flight Operations Manual of an operator. All operators are required to maintain the conformity with this manual to obtain the required approval for their Flight Operations Manual.
15. SLCAP 4510 - Manual of All Weather Operations
The intention of this manual is to provide instructions to all air operators, those who are already authorized to carry out Category I operations and seek approval, in respect of maintenance and operation of the Aircraft in Category II and Category III weather conditions and for the low visibility take offs. Further, this is the guidance material for necessary inspectors of the CAA of Sri Lanka, delegated with the task of checking and approving such upgrade.
16. SLCAP 4515 - Aircraft Performance Code
This Aeroplane Performance Code (APC) is primarily intended for application to large turbine-powered subsonic transport type aeroplanes having two or more engines. However, where relevant, it can be applied to all turbine or piston-powered subsonic aeroplanes having two or more engines. It is not intended for application to STOL or VTOL aeroplanes. The contents of the manual indicate how performance should be determined as a representation of the performance that reasonably can be assured to exist in service.