On 24 March 2020, a new Regulation (EU) 2019/1383 enters into force, supplementing Regulation (EU) 1321/2014, and introduces some innovations in the field of continuing airworthiness management organizations and maintenance organizations.
The said regulation introduces a new organization for the management of continuing airworthiness the so-called CAMO organization and a new combined organization the so-called CAO organization that combines airworthiness management and aircraft maintenance or one or the other.
The CAMO organization is dedicated to managing the airworthiness of more complex aircrafts and aircrafts that are engaged in commercial operations. An essential novelty is the introduction of the SMS.
The CAO organization is dedicated to the management of airworthiness and maintenance of aircraft not classified as complex motor-powered aircrafts and not listed in the air operator's certificate licensed in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1008/2008. SMS is not required.
The requirements of the regulation can be found at the following link: https://www.easa.europa.eu/regulations#regulations-continuing-airworthiness,
or read the consolidated version of the Regulation at the following link: https://www.easa.europa.eu/document-library/easy-access-rules.