Part 42 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations (CASR) sets out the overarching requirements for continuing airworthiness management and maintenance of aircraft.
- establishes that the registered operator is responsible for continuing airworthiness of an aircraft
- sets out the continuing airworthiness management requirements for aircraft
- sets out the requirements for a continuing airworthiness management organisation (CAMO)
- provides permissions for carrying out maintenance on aircraft and aeronautical products
- establishes the requirements for issuing a certificate of release to service (CRS) after maintenance for aircraft and aeronautical products
- sets out the requirements for the use of aeronautical products
- sets out the requirements for reporting major defects on aircraft and aeronautical products
- sets out the requirements for aircraft maintenance programs and reliability programs
- establishes the airworthiness review process and the requirements for the review.
Who it affects
Part 42 affects:
- aircraft owners and registered operators
- air operators certificate holders
- continuing airworthiness management organisations
- part 145 approved maintenance organisations
- licensed aircraft maintenance engineers (LAME)
- persons authorised to approve aircraft maintenance programs
- persons authorised to carry out airworthiness reviews.