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The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) conducts inspections of aircraft, facilities and processes to ensure they comply with relevant law and safety standards.
CASA airworthiness inspectors are authorised to conduct inspections under the:
- Civil Aviation Regulations 1988 30(4), 30(6), 53 and 305
- Civil Aviation Act 1988 Part IIIA and section 32ACB
Is consent required to conduct an inspection?
Under the Civil Aviation Regulations 1988 airworthiness inspectors are not required to seek prior consent from the owner/occupier to undertake an inspection of an aerodrome or facility, although inspectors may give prior notice of the inspection..
Airworthiness inspectors authorised under Part 111A of the Civil Aviation Act 1988 and conducting inspections under section 32ACB of the Act are required to seek consent from the owner/occupier to enter the premises.
On entering the premises, under Part 111A of the Civil Aviation Act 1988, the inspector is required to show identification. If identification is not provided any access may be denied by the owner/occupier.