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Project MS 13/08 - Amendment to CASR Part 42 Manual of Standards (MOS)

Topic code: 
Maintenance/Maintenance personnel
Project status: 
Closed

Closure notes

Project closed 4 July 2013.

Project objective achieved with the registration and publication of the MOS amendment.

Issue

A number of minor amendments to CASR Part 42 regulations, which deals with continuing airworthiness requirements for aircraft and aeronautical products, are in the final stage of making. These amendments have been found to be necessary since the introduction of CASR Part 42 regulations on 27 June 2011. CASA has already consulted with the aviation industry on these amendments.

Under the amendment a new regulation has been added to provide permission, under the Civil Aviation Act 1988 (the Act), for maintenance organisations to carry out maintenance on an Australian aircraft (to which Part 42 applies) outside Australian Territory. The permission is subject to the following conditions specified in the regulation:

  • the organisation is approved by the National Aviation Authority (NAA) of the foreign country to carry out the maintenance;
  • there is an agreement between CASA and the NAA that permits the organisation to carry out the maintenance;
  • the country is specified in Part 42 MOS;
  • the maintenance is carried out in accordance with the agreement.

An amendment to the Part 42 MOS is needed to include a list of countries that are parties to such agreements.

Another new regulation provides permission, under the Act, for maintenance organisations approved under the law of a foreign country to carry out maintenance on aeronautical products for Australian aircraft (to which Part 42 applies) outside Australian Territory, if the country is listed in Part 42 MOS. The current legislation provides acceptance of such maintenance by recognising authorised release certificates for maintenance carried out on the products under the law of a number of foreign countries; but exclusive permission to carry out the maintenance is necessary to comply with requirement of the Act. The recognised authorised release certificates and the related foreign countries are currently listed in Chapter 12 of Part 42 MOS. However, for regulatory completeness, Part 42 MOS will have to be amended to clarify that that these foreign countries are also permitted to carry out maintenance on aeronautical product for Australian aircraft (to which part 42 applies) outside Australian Territory.

Project objective

The objective of the project is to amend Part 42 MOS to include a list of foreign countries that are permitted to carry out maintenance on:

  • Australian aircraft, to which Part 42 applies, outside Australian Territory; and
  • Aeronautical products for Australian aircraft, to which Part 42 applies, outside Australian territory.

Rules affected

Part 42 of CASR

Status

This project was approved by Peter Boyd, Executive Manager Standards Division on 24 April 2013.

Project management

Project Leader/s: Iftekhar Ahmed

Project Sponsor/s: Peter Boyd, Executive Manager Standards Division

Standards Officer/s: Iftekhar Ahmed

Project Priority

High

Standards Consultative Committee (SCC)

Maintenance Standards Sub-committee

History

Title Details Date
Consultation updates in 2013
Project MS 13/08 - Amendment to CASR Part 42 Manual of Standards (MOS) Project closed. 4 Jul 2013
Consultation Draft for Proposed Part 42 MOS Amendment Instrument 2013 (No. 1) All comments should be sent to the Project Leader, Iftekhar Ahmed by close of business 21 May 2013. 7 May 2013
Project MS 13/08 - Amendment to CASR Part 42 Manual of Standards (MOS) Project approved. 24 Apr 2013