Electing to manage continuing airworthiness under Part 42

Part 42 of Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998 (CASR) sets out the requirements for aircraft and aeronautical products used in scheduled air transport operations.

Part 42 of CASR can also apply to registered aircraft currently used under AOC’s that are non-scheduled air transport operations, Medical and Aerial application operations and for large aircraft not operating under an AOC.

These operators can voluntarily elect Part 42, which will require a Continuing Airworthiness Management Organisation (CAMO) to provide continuing airworthiness services.

Applicability to elect Part 42

The full transitional rules for applicable registered aircraft operations are contained in Subpart 202.BA of Part 42 of CASR.

The regulatory provisions to voluntarily elect Part 42 are available to a registered aircraft under the CASR regulations that:

  • is used in non-scheduled air transport, medical transport, or aerial application operations, or
  • is an aeroplane over 5700 kg MTOW, or a multi-engine helicopter.

Note: For the definition of a large aircraft see Part 3 of the CASR 1998 Dictionary.

Previously, the transitional regulatory provisions to voluntarily elect CASR Part 42 referred to a registered aircraft that:

  • is used in aerial work (CAR 206(1)(a)) or charter (CAR 206(1)(b)) operations, or
  • is an aeroplane over 5700 kg MTOW, or a multi-engine helicopter, or other large aircraft not authorised to operate under an AOC.

Before you apply

Election of CASR Part 42 will require services of a CAMO (Subpart 42.G approval) and appropriately approved Part 145 Approved Maintenance Organisations for these aircraft.

Check with your current maintenance provider on their suitability to provide these services.

The CAMO will manage your aircraft's continuing airworthiness. Consider which CAMO option will be applicable.

For an aircraft for which a CASR Part 42 election has been made, the registered operator must meet certain requirements:

  • For aircraft authorised to operate under Air Transport AOC, the registered operator must be approved as the CAMO under CASR subpart 42.G.
  • For aircraft authorised to operate under an AOC other than an Air Transport AOC, the registered operator must be approved as the CAMO under CASR subpart 42.G, or contract another CAMO.
  • For large aircraft not operating under an AOC, the registered operator must be approved as the CAMO under CASR subpart 42.G, or contract another CAMO.

If you choose to contract a CAMO, find out what the contract must include in Regulation 42.050 Form of continuing airworthiness management contract--all aircraft.

Note: There are contractual obligations for both the Registered Operator and contacted CAMO which must be submitted to CASA as part of an Election notification.

To elect Part 42 of CASR – submit application form

There are 2 different application forms. Submit using the details on the form.

Only submit the form that is relevant to your situation:

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After you submit application

Once we receive your form, we will contact your nominated representative to outline the next steps.

Last updated:
15 Dec 2021
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