The Aerodrome and Air Navigation Division is responsible for the conducting the required initial investigation prior to issue of the Certificate by CAR139, 140, 171, 172, 173, 174, 175 and exercising continuing surveillance and safety inspection for the purpose of.
- Making recommendations to the CAAM regarding the issue of subsequent certificates related to the associated operations specifications and competence of the aerodromes, technical support service, aviation security service, air traffic service, aviation meteorological service and aeronautical information organisations respectively, to continue exercising the privileges of the certificate
- Making recommendations to the CAAM concerning any special conditions that may as a result of the investigations need to be imposed
- Informing the CAAM and the Certificated organization of any deficiencies needing rectification
- Making recommendations to the CAAM concerning appropriate enforcement action.
In doing so the Aerodrome and Air Navigation Division neither shares nor diminishes the certificated organisation’s direct responsibility for safety and compliance with State operating regulations and rules. During the process of its investigation, the Aerodrome and Air Navigation Division inevitably influences both the formulation of standards and methods employed by the relevant organization to meet them. Consequently, the CAAM has a responsibility to ensure that the Aerodrome and Air Navigation Division has adequately staffed by suitably qualify personnel. Whilst carrying out their functions inspectors should at all times refrain from interfering in the organisations operations, or giving any verbal instruction