The conditions necessary for a C of A to remaining in force i.e. to keep the aircraft in a state of continued airworthiness. This is ensured by issuing c of a to an aircraft and subjecting the aircraft to annual ARC.
AIRWORTHINESS REVIEW CERTIFICATE
Aircraft Airworthiness Review: To ensure the validity of the ARC an airworthiness review of the aircraft and its continuing airworthiness records shall be carried out periodically. An ARC is issued on completion of a satisfactory airworthiness review is valid for one year;
In a controlled environment means aircraft (i) continuously managed during the previous 12 months by a unique CAMO G (ii) which has been maintained for the previous 12 months by Subpart F or with CAR 145.
1. Aircraft used in CAT, above 2 730 kg, are in a controlled environment, the CAMO may,
a) Issue an ARC
b) For the ARC it has issued, when the aircraft has remained within a controlled environment, extend twice the validity of the ARC for a period of one year each time;
2. Aircraft used in CAT, above 2730 kg, and not in a contr. envir, or which continuing airworthiness is managed by a CAMO that does not hold the privilege to carry out airworthiness reviews, the ARC shall be issued by DGCA upon satisfactory assessment based on a recommendation made by a CAMO sent together with the application from the owner or operator.
3. For aircraft non CAT of 2730 kg and below, CAMO may,
a) Issue the ARC;
b) For ARC it has issued, when the aircraft has remained within a controlled environment under its management, extend twice the validity of the airworthiness review certificate for a period of one year each
4. For aircraft that are in a controlled environment, the CAMO, may extend twice for a period of one year each time the validity of an ARC that has been issued by DGCA or by another CAMO
Light aircraft not used in CAT and not affected by com non CAT, >The ARC may also be issued by DGCA upon satisfactory assessment, >based on a recommendation made by certifying staff formally approved by DGCA and >complying with DGCA AML requirements as well as requirements of M.A.707(a)2(a), >sent together with the application from the owner or operator. >This recommendation shall be based on an airworthiness review carried out in accordance with point M.A.710 and shall not be issued for more than two consecutive years.