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Project MS 12/19 - Amend CAO 100.16 - Exemption from paragraph 42WA (1) (b) of Civil Aviation Regulations (CAR) 1988

Topic code: 
Maintenance/Maintenance personnel
Project status: 
Closed

History

This project is now closed.

25 May 2012

Project MS 12/19 - Amend CAO 100.16 - Exemption from paragraph 42WA (1) (b) of Civil Aviation Regulations (CAR) 1988

This project is now closed

Refer to the project closure notes for further information.

27 Apr 2012

Project MS 12/19 - Amend CAO 100.16 - Exemption from paragraph 42WA (1) (b) of Civil Aviation Regulations (CAR) 1988

Project approved.

Closure notes

Project closed 25 May 2012.

The short timeframe to the expiry date necessitated reissue of the exemption as a separate instrument rather than within CAO 100.16. The content of the exemption will now be considered as part of the Maintenance Regulations Phase 2 considerations.

Issue

Instrument number CASA EX55/11 is due to expire at the end of May 2012 and it is currently planned to renew that exemption.

Regulation 42W of CAR 1988 does not permit the issue of an Authorised Release Certificate (ARC) by a Maintenance Organisation approved by an National Aviation Authority (NAA) other than the NAA of the geographic location of the maintenance organisation. By way of example: An EASA form 1 issued by an EASA Part 145 approved maintenance organisation physically located in Singapore is not recognised as a valid ARC by Regulation 42W of CAR 1988.

An EASA Form 1 issued by an EASA Part 145 Approved Maintenance Organisation (AMO) in Britain is recognised by Regulation 42WA of CAR 1988.

In light of this anomaly, CASA has granted an exemption within CASA EX55/11 that is available to all operators - for EASA or FAA approved AMO located in countries other than the member states of EASA and the USA.

The situation provided for by 42WA of CAR 1988 has been recognised by CASA as imposing an unacceptable cost on industry and has been corrected for aircraft and organisations operating under the new maintenance regulations.

Project objective

Rather than re-issuing the exemption, a permanent correction via an exemption will be incorporated within CAO 100.16. Such an action is consistent with the CASR Part 42 requirements for aircraft operated in regular public transport and recognises current CASA policy and industry accepted practice.

Rules affected

CAO 100.16

Status

This project was approved by Peter Boyd, Executive Manager Standards Division on 24 April 2012.

Project management

Project Leader: Mike Broom

Project Sponsors: Peter Boyd, Executive Manager, Standards Division.

Standards Development Project Manager: Mike Broom

Project Priority

High