CAA International (CAAi) announced has signed a major contract extension with the United Kingdom’s Military Aviation Authority (MAA) for the support of the MAOS/DAOS schemes.
The Design Approved Organisation Scheme (DAOS) provides independent assessments of the competence of defence contractors and service organisations involved in the design of aircraft systems, associated equipment and airborne explosive ordnance and armament equipment.
The Maintenance Approved Organisation Scheme (MAOS) is a means by which the Ministry of Defence can assess the competency of organisations wishing to provide continuing airworthiness support services for military registered aircraft.
Under the renewed contract, airworthiness experts from the CAAi will conduct regular audits of MAOS/DAOS organisations against MAA standards and regulations. CAAi will prepare full audit reports for each organisation. The MAA will subsequently approve those organisations that comply with MAA standards.