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Transition costs Q & As
- My organisation will be conducting maintenance activities on both charter and RPT aircraft and as such I will be required to hold both CASR Part 145 and CAR 30 certification. If I wish to seek new privileges under my CASR Part 145 certificate which are the same or equivalent to those I already have for my CAR 30 certificate will I be charged again for the same set of new privileges?
No. You will not be charged twice provided there is no addition to, or reduction from, privileges.
If, immediately before 27 June 2011, you were a COA holder under CAR 30 for carrying out maintenance for an RPT AOC holder, then the processing and consideration of your application for approval as a CASR Part 145 organisation with the same or equivalent privileges will not be charged (see fee item 2.43 in the Fees Regulations).
- I wish to remove privileges on my Part 42 or Part 145 certificate. Will I be charged for this?
Yes, if your company is removing a privilege(s) this is classified a “significant change”.
“Significant changes” would not fall within the transition policy mentioned above. Thus, a “significant change” in CASR Part 42 or 145 privileges will be charged in accordance with the Fees Regulations (see CASR 42.575 (2) (d); and CASR 145.010 (2); and see fee items 2.27 and 2.44 in the Fees Regulations).
- My organisation will be moving facilities. Will this have an impact on my CASR Part 42 or CASR Part 145 certificate and are there any cost implications?
- Yes, the new maintenance regulations require the certificate holder to notify CASA when moving facilities as this is an explicit requirement under the new Maintenance Regulations with respect to your Exposition or Quality Control Procedures Manual. Such a variation to these documents is a significant change and the processing and consideration of an application for the change is subject to fees in accordance with the Fees Regulations. Refer fee item 2.27 for a Part 42 organisation and fee item 2.44 for a Part 145 organisation.
- My CASR Part 42 or CASR Part 145-approved organisation will be changing key personnel. Are there any cost implications?
- Yes. Changing key personnel within your organisation will require reassessment and approval for which CASA charges for the actual time spent as this is considered a significant change.