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Registered operator responsibilities
Responsibilities of a registered operator
The registered operator is responsible for the airworthiness and maintenance control of the aircraft. Essentially, this means that the registered operator is required to:
- ensure that the aircraft is maintained in an airworthy and serviceable condition so that when it is operated, it is done safely. These responsibilities include making sure all the equipment needed for the flight is serviceable, that the aircraft has been inspected by the correct people and that the required maintenance has been completed and signed for.
- have the aircraft maintained in accordance with a set of procedures and requirements commonly referred to as the Aircraft Maintenance Program (AMP) and to keep records of the work associated with these procedures and requirements. In addition, the registered operator should review the AMP regularly to make sure it is still effective for the aircraft and reflects any changes that have been made to the aircraft, the way the aircraft is operated or even where the aircraft is located. The Registered Operator can perform these functions or contract someone else to do so on their behalf.