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Project CS 12/42 - Amendment to CAO 100.28 - Aircraft weight control Authority:

Topic code: 
Aircraft Registration, Marking and Certification
Project status: 
Closed

Closure notes

Project closed 1 October 2013.

Civil Aviation Order 100.28 Amendment instrument was made on 16 September 2013 and came into effect on 20 September 2013.

Full title

Update the requirements for issue of a weight control authority under CAO 100.28 in relation to training requirements and membership of the Institution of Engineers (Australia) to maintain the appropriate standard of engineering qualifications for exemption from the weight control authority examination.

Issue

Subsection 1 of CAO 100.28 specifies the requirements for issue of an aircraft weight control authority. Subparagraph 1.1(c ) of the CAO specifies that the applicant must pass an examination in relation to the authority (the syllabus for the examination is specified in Appendix I of the CAO). Paragraph 1.2 of the CAO provides that an applicant who holds recognised engineering qualifications, such as admitting to Graduate Membership of the Institute of Engineers (Australia), may be granted an exemption from the examination.

The occupational categories and grades of membership currently used by the Institution of Engineers (Australia) would admit under the general description "Graduate Membership of the Institution of Engineers (Australia)" a lower standard of engineering qualifications than was intended by, and is considered appropriate for, the provision in paragraph 1.2 of CAO 100.28 for exemption from the weight control authority examination. The project will determine whether the highest level of Graduate membership should satisfy the requirements of the training rather than exempt the examination requirement.

Project objective

The objective or the project is to amend paragraph 1.2 of CAO 100.28 to specify the standard of engineering qualifications that is appropriate for exemption form the weight control authority training requirements.

The CASA AME Licensing Procedures Manual will also be amended to include details of the acceptable standard of engineering qualifications for exemption from weight control authority training requirements.

Rules affected

CAO 100.28

Status

This project was approved by Peter Boyd Executive Manager Standards Division on 27 November 2012.

Project management

Project Leaders: Ben Challender, Standards Officer, Certification and Airworthiness Standards

Project Sponsor: Peter Boyd, Executive Manager Standards Division

Standards Officer: Ben Challender, Standards Officer, Certification and Airworthiness Standards

Project Priority

Medium