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Project SS 05/01 - Reform of continuing airworthiness legislation under the regulatory reform program
As part of Regulatory Reform Program (RRP), the Civil Aviation Regulations 1988 (CAR) are gradually being replaced by the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998 (CASR).
In June 2011, under the RPP a new set of continuing airworthiness legislation comprised of Parts 42, 66, 145 and 147 of CASR and the associated Manuals of Standards (MOS) were made.
Part 42 includes overarching continuing airworthiness requirements, for aircraft and aeronautical products, that generally apply to registered operators of aircraft and maintainers of aircraft and aeronautical products. Part 145 includes requirements for maintenance organisations that are approved to carry out maintenance on aircraft or aeronautical products. Part 66 includes requirements for licensing of maintenance personnel and the privileges of such licenced personnel. Part 147 includes requirements for maintenance training organisations that provide training for licensing of maintenance personnel.
Parts 42 and 145 were progressively implemented over the period of two years from June 2011 - June 2013 for aircraft that are authorised for regular public transport (RPT) operations.
All maintenance personnel licences issued under the CAR were transitioned into the new licence scheme under Part 66 on 27 June 2011.
All maintenance training organisations were transitioned into Part 147 by June 2013. However, reform of continuing airworthiness legislation is incomplete. All aircraft other than those involved in RPT operations are still subject to continuing airworthiness requirements of Parts 4, 4A and 4B of the CAR.
Final phase of the continuing airworthiness reform
In the final phase of the continuing airworthiness reform, CASA aims to establish under the CASR a comprehensive set of continuing airworthiness requirements for all aircraft. This work is being carried out under two separate activities under the Project SS 05/01.
The first activity covers current private, aerial work operations involving all ‘VH’ registered aircraft other than manned free balloons and unmanned aircraft. The proposed Part 43 of CASR is being developed to establish continuing airworthiness requirements for these aircraft, based on the corresponding regulations of the USA. Continuing airworthiness requirements for manned free balloons and if required for unmanned aircraft would be developed within the respective regulatory Part dealing with operations of these aircraft.
CASA has also announced guiding principles and a consultation framework for the second activity which would establish continuing airworthiness requirements for aircraft currently engaged in charter operations. Such operations would transition into new air transport operations classifications under Parts 121, 133 or 135 of CASR when the new operations regulations commence in March 2021. Some changes are also anticipated to Parts 42 and 145 for the transition of current RPT operations into Parts 121 and 135.
It should be noted that CASA has initiated Project MS 16/05 for the post-implementation review of Part 66 and Project MS 17/03 for the post-implementation review of Part 145 which are currently under progress. All immediate changes to Parts 66 and 145 will be managed under these projects.
This project is associated with Parts 42, 43, 66, 145 and 147 of CASR.
|Consultation updates in 2020|
|Summary of consultation on CD 1812SS - Part 43 - Maintenance of general aviation and aerial work aircraft||Summary of consultation on CD 1812SS has been published.||4 December 2020|
|Consultation updates in 2019|
|PP 1915SS - Continuing airworthiness management and maintenance for future air transport operations||Comments close 22 December 2019.||27 November 2019|
|Updates to Project SS 05/01 - Reform of continuing airworthiness legislation under the regulatory reform program||Information on new project activity – Reform of continuing airworthiness legislation for the transition of current regular public transport and charter operations into future air transport operations under Parts 121, 133 and 135 of the CASR.||26 April 2019|
|Consultation updates in 2018|
|CD 1812SS - Part 43 - Maintenance of general aviation and aerial work aircraft||Comments close 31 January 2019.||10 December 2018|
|Summary of consultation on DP 1809SS - Proposal to develop a tailored set of maintenance regulations for general aviation||This summary of consultation on DP 1809SS has been published.||10 October 2018|
|DP 1809SS – Proposal to develop a tailored set of maintenance regulations for general aviation||Comments close 28 August 2018.||9 August 2018|
|Consultation updates in 2017|
|PIR 1711MS - Part 145 continuing airworthiness - approved maintenance organisations||Comments close 16 February 2018.||19 December 2017|
|Project MS 17/03 - Post-implementation review (PIR) – Part 145 approved maintenance||Project approved.||15 December 2017|
|Consultation updates in 2016|
|3rd Consultation on CD 1310SS - Provision of Group ratings covering small aircraft maintenance||All comments should be sent to the Project Leader, firstname.lastname@example.org by close of business 8 April 2016.||8 March 2016|
|Consultation updates in 2015|
|NPRM 1528SS - Completion of maintenance by a Part 145 AMO conducting maintenance processes (Form 2 proposal)||Please forward your response to the Project Leader email@example.com, by close of business 29 January 2015.||10 December 2015|
|NPRM 1415SS - Application of Parts 42 and 145 of CASR to large/transport category rotorcraft used in charter operations||All comments should be submitted via firstname.lastname@example.org by close of business 31 January 2016.||17 September 2015|
|CD 1514SS – Proposed amendments to Part 42 of CASR and Part 4A of CAR||All comments should be submitted via the Project Leader, Iftekhar.Ahmed@casa.gov.au by close of business 2 October 2015.||25 August 2015|
|CD 1516MS - Proposed amendment to Schedule 5 of CAR 1988||All comments should be submitted via the Project Leader, email@example.com by close of business 28 August 2015.||13 August 2015|
|2nd Consultation on CD 1310SS - Provision of Group ratings covering small aircraft maintenance||All comments should be submitted via the Project Leader, firstname.lastname@example.org by close of business 31 July 2015.||17 July 2015|
|Consultation Draft - CD 1517MS - Extension of CASA basic examinations until June 2019 - Proposed Part 66 MOS Amendment||Comments to this Consultation Draft close 25 June 2015.||28 May 2015|
|CD 1310SS - Civil Aviation Legislation Amendment (Part 66) Regulation 2015||All comments should be submitted via the Project Leader, email@example.com by close of business 14 April 2015.||25 March 2015|
|CD 1417SS - Proposed amendments to CAO 100.16||All comments should be submitted via the Project Leader, firstname.lastname@example.org by close of business 20 February 2015.||30 January 2015|
|Consultation updates in 2014|
|NPRM 1310SS - Maintenance personnel licensing for small aircraft||This NPRM closed for comment 21 November 2014.||24 November 2014|
|NPRM 1310SS - Maintenance personnel licensing for small aircraft||Comments close 21 November 2014.||24 September 2014|
|Consultation updates in 2012|
|DP 1215SS - Maintenance Personnel Licensing for Small Aircraft||All comments should be submitted via the Project Leader, email@example.com by close of business 1 March 2013.||6 December 2012|
|DP 1206SS - Airworthiness Reviews for Non-RPT Aircraft||All comments should be submitted via the Project Leader, firstname.lastname@example.org by close of business 1 March 2013.||6 December 2012|
|DP 1208SS - Maintenance Programs for Non RPT Aircraft||All comments should be submitted via the Project Leader, email@example.com by close of business 1 March 2013.||6 December 2012|
|DP 1207SS - Continuing Airworthiness Management Requirements for Non RPT Aircraft||All comments should be submitted via the Project Leader, firstname.lastname@example.org by close of business 1 March 2013.||6 December 2012|
|DP 1214SS - Maintenance of Non-RPT Aircraft||All comments should be submitted via the Project Leader, email@example.com by close of business 1 March 2013.||6 December 2012|
|Consultation updates in 2007|
|Notice of Final Rule Making NFRM CAO 100.66 - Maintenance authorities - EASA equivalents||Notice of Final Rule Making NFRM CAO 100.66 - Maintenance authorities - EASA equivalents has been published.||27 April 2007|
|Consultation updates in 2006|
|cao100-66.pdf (pdf 329.88 KB)||Draft CAO 100.66 titled Maintenance authorities — EASA equivalents has been published for public review and comment.||20 December 2006|
|nprm0604ms.pdf (pdf 252.7 KB)||NPRM 0604MS titled A proposal to modernise and harmonise rules for the maintenance of Australian aircraft and licensing of aircraft maintenance personnel has been published for public review and comment.||31 October 2006|
|Consultation updates in 2005|
|New rule change project||Project SS 05/01 titled Maintenance Regulations Development Project has been registered.||14 October 2005|
|Letter about the proposed new rules for maintenance, maintenance personnel and distribution||CASA CEO's letter to CoA holders has been added to the new maintenance rules' 45 questions and answers.||30 May 2005|
|New maintenance questions and answers||45 new questions and answers about the proposed new maintenance rules have been published.||23 January 2005|
|Consultation updates in 2004|
|Venues and times for briefings on new maintenance rules in Victoria, NSW and the ACT||Updated industry briefings information for Canberra, Melbourne, Tamworth and Sydney has been published.||16 November 2004|
|Industry consultation briefings in Queensland rescheduled||The consultation briefings on new maintenance rules at Cairns, Townsville and Brisbane have been confirmed.||10 November 2004|
|Industry consultation briefing postponed||The consultation briefing on new maintenance rules scheduled at Cairns has been postponed.||4 November 2004|
|Venues and times for briefings on new maintenance rules||Updated industry briefings information for Adelaide, Perth, Darwin and Cairns has been published.||26 October 2004|
|Nationwide briefings on new maintenance rules||Dates and locations for briefings to showcase the new maintenance rules NPRM have been published.||26 October 2004|
|Consultation updates in 2002|
|Revised working draft maintenance regulations||Revised technical working draft of the proposed maintenance related regulations has been published. Your comments are invited.||20 February 2002|
You can find related projects and consultation activities on the following Part pages:
- CASR Part 42 history
- CASR Part 43 history
- CASR Part 66 history
- CASR Part 145 history
- CASR Part 147 history.
Policy manager: Manager, Airworthiness and Engineering Branch