Key proposals - development of Part 42
Part 42 is equivalent to the EASA Part M and provides the overall policy directions for the whole of the maintenance suite of regulations including individuals and approved maintenance organisations. It is written in an outcome-based style and provides direction on the requirements for maintenance based on both the size of aircraft and sector of the aviation industry.
- establishes responsibilities of individuals or organisations and the measures to be taken to ensure that continuing airworthiness is maintained
- specifies the conditions to be met by persons or organisations involved in such continuing airworthiness management
- establishes that the registered operator is responsible for continuing airworthiness of an aircraft
- establishes that maintenance of large aircraft, including those for public air transport, must be carried out by a Part 145 approved maintenance organisation (AMO)
- provides the concept overview and requirements for a Subpart G - Continuing Airworthiness Management Organisation (CAMO) and the authority to issue an organisational approval for such an organisation
- allows the registered operator to contract the tasks for continuing airworthiness to a CAMO
- provides an overview of the airworthiness review process which is undertaken annually for most aircraft and the Airworthiness Review Certificate
- provides detail on the requirements for the Certificate of Release to Service (CRS) after maintenance conducted under Part 42 and therefore covers the privileges of CRS and the differing restrictions for:
- Part 66 licensed aircraft maintenance engineers (LAME) not working in an organisation
- the owner/pilot of a privately-operated aircraft.