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Certificate of Approval Manual
New entrant? Thinking of applying for a Certificate of Approval under CAR 30? Reduce your financial burden – apply once, apply Part 145.
Certificate of approval manual suite
The Certificate of approval (COA) manual suite contains the processes, guidance and forms to be used when applying for CASA approval to engage in any stage of distribution and maintenance of aircraft, aircraft components and aircraft materials under Civil Aviation Regulation (CAR) 30. It replaces the Certificate of approval procedures manual version 2.5 for these applications. The COA manual suite consists of three linked documents:
- COA process manual
- Provides a national standard process for initial issue, variation, renewal and cancellation of certificates of approval
- COA handbook
- Clearly outlines the criteria and methods of assessment for certificates of approval that CASA use when considering applications
- COA application forms
All applications for certificates of approval under CAR 30 for maintenance and distribution activities must be made through the permission application centre.
Suggestions for changes or amendments to the COA manual suite can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The new maintenance regulations, Part 145 of CASR 1998 (approved maintenance organisations) and Part 42G of CASR 1998 (continuing airworthiness management organisations) have now been implemented. For any questions relating to Part 145 & 42, please read the information on the maintenance regulations pages.
For applications relating to the design of aircraft, aircraft components and materials – please contact the CASA airworthiness and engineering branch.
For applications relating to the training of candidates for certain examinations and the conduct of examinations - please contact CASA maintenance personnel licensing.
For applications relating to the manufacture of aircraft, aircraft components and aircraft materials – please contact the manufacturing section in CASA operations.
Note: The permission application centre is not the point of contact for these applications.