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Part 145 exemptions – specialist maintenance and CAR maintenance
Legislative, non-legislative and other instruments are an important component of the legislative structure for the maintenance regulations.
Once instruments are made there may be a need for them to be updated from time to time, so it is important to keep up to date with the current versions.
A link to each instrument is provided below.
- CASA EX60/20 – CRS and SM CRS document to cover specialist maintenance by a Class D approved maintenance organisation Instrument 2020
- CASA EX41/20 — Part 145 Exposition (CAR Maintenance Activities) Exemption 2020
Specialist maintenance by a Class D approved maintenance organisation Instrument 2020
This exemption was made on 25 May 2020.
It applies to:
- a Category A rated approved maintenance organisation for whom a Category D1 or D2 rated AMO (as appropriate) has carried out specialist maintenance
- the CAT D1 or D2 AMO mentioned in paragraph (a) above.
It allows a D1 (NDT) or D2 (welding) specialist maintenance approved maintenance organisation (AMO) to provide contracted maintenance services under its own approval certificate and issue a CRS for the maintenance under its own approval. Meaning the D-rated AMO is responsible for the maintenance it carries out in accordance with (IAW) maintenance data and its own procedures, by its own competent and authorised personnel using its own tools and equipment.
This exemption only applies to specialist maintenance performed on-wing in support of an A rated AMO. The CRS issued by the D rated AMO is to certify and release the specialist maintenance performed on the aircraft providing the documented information for the A rated AMO.
The exemption expires on 30 April 2023, unless it is repealed sooner.
View the exemption (CASA EX60/20) on the Federal Register of Legislation website.
The relevant legislative supporting material has been updated to reflect this exemption. View the acceptable means of compliance, guidance material and the CASA Part 145 sample exposition listed in the Advisory documents table.
Part 145 Exposition (CAR Maintenance Activities) Exemption 2020
This exemption was made on 22 March 2020.
It allows an approved Part 145 maintenance organisation to undertake CAR maintenance activities without the need to hold a CAR30 approval certificate. Although the Part 145 maintenance organisation is still required to submit a significant change application to CASA seeking approval for the additional privileges.
The exemption expires on 28 February 2023, unless it is repealed sooner.
View the exemption (CASA EX41/20) on the Federal Register of Legislation website.