Designated Medical Examiner (DMEs) Course

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Bhutan Civil Aviation Authority is conducting the Designated Medical Examiner (DMEs) Course from 17th to 28th July 2017 at BCAA, Paro.  Some eight Doctors are participating from the South Asian States of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, for the enhancement of safety, regularity and efficiency in civil aviation. This program is under the COSCAP-SA and is financed by a Trust Fund, which consists of Member States’ annual subscriptions and contributions of donor agencies including Partners such as EU (EASA), Air Bus etc.

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By the end of this course DMEs will demonstrate an understanding of the following through presentation and interactive discussion:

  • Foundation topics: International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), structure of a typical EU CAA, the concept of airworthiness and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)
  • Knowledge in the Design and Production field: Design Organisation Approval process, certification of large and small aircraft, rotorcraft, flight handling, propulsion regulation, power plant installation, aircraft equipment approvals, installation approval, structures
  • Requirements regarding continuing airworthiness: maintenance and reliability programmes, airworthiness and avionics, ageing aircraft, quality in aircraft maintenance, engineer licensing, SARI/EASA Part 145 approved organisations and the Air Operators Certificate
  • Quality in aircraft maintenance and engineer licensing
  • Identify with flight operations and maintenance: The Air Operators Certificate, aerial work and corporate aircraft and MMEL
  • Knowledge regarding interfaces: accident and occurrence reporting, flight data recording analysis and aircraft accident prevention