Continuing airworthiness is providing information and systems to support Australian aircraft operations or Australian registered aircraft.
This support includes having the right information or data available to the people performing the work. The continuing airworthiness of aircraft includes making sure the work carried out on aircraft and their components meets proper standards and is performed by licensed people and organisations.
Service difficulty reporting system
The service difficulty reporting (SDR) system collects information on major defects in aircraft and equipment. The generated minimum equipment list (GMEL) allows operators to work safely with unserviceable equipment.
The links below provide information in airworthiness bulletins (AWB) for maintenance personnel and operators. The airworthiness advisory circulars (AACs) provide additional advisory information.
Airworthiness advisory circulars
- Recently approved or amended airworthiness advisory circulars
- Part 1 - Airworthiness - articles
- Part 6 - General advice
- Part 9 - AME licensing
- Cancelled airworthiness advisory circulars
Service difficulty reports
Ageing aircraft management plan
National aerospace non destructive testing board
The National aerospace non destructive testing (NDT) board (NANDTB) was established to satisfy the requirements of Australian Standard AS 3669 which is used by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority as the standard for qualification and approval of persons performing NDT on aircraft in Australia.