Assistance in Understanding and Implementing EMARs
Baines Simmons, a component of the Training & Consultancy division of Air Partner, has been awarded two contracts with NATO operational units, each of approx. three months duration. The units concerned are the Heavy Airlift Wing based at Papa in Hungary and the Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) unit at Geilenkirchen, Germany.
Under the contract the company will help the units understand the benefits and challenges associated with the implementation of European Military Airworthiness Requirements (EMAR) 21, 145 and M. Many NATO nations, including the USA, provide personnel to these units, the awards will enable Baines Simmons to demonstrate the benefits of EMAR implementation to a wider international audience, further developing a common understanding of the requirements.
The EMARs are issued by the European Defence Agency (EDA) and outline how airworthiness of military aircraft is initially certified, managed and maintained through life. Based on proven European civil regulations, EMARs provide the potential to enable the armed forces to get more out of their aviation assets, whilst at the same time achieving significant savings.
Baines Simmons’ unique performance-focused and practical implementation approach is intended to help both Military Aviation Authorities (MAAs) and Ministries of Defence (MoDs) understand the intent of the requirements, setting the foundations for performance and realisation of the benefits enjoyed by commercial aircraft operators.
“The EMARs present a great opportunity for nations to work together to a high, common standard and to help cash-strapped armed forces to get the most out of their assets. Baines Simmons is excited to have won the opportunity to help two NATO operational units to recognise the costs and tangible benefits of EMAR implementation, over mere compliance on paper,” commented Bob Simmons, the company’s Director.