Part 43 of CASR Maintenance of aircraft in private and aerial work operations

Rule status

Proposed

Part 43 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations (CASR) will set out the rules for the maintenance of aircraft engaged in private and aerial work operations. It is expected to be made in 2022.

It aims to maintain appropriate levels of safety and minimise the regulatory burden on general aviation and keep compliance costs as low as possible. The Aviation Maintenance Technician provisions will provide a clearly defined pathway to aviation business opportunities for unlicensed individuals with valuable skills.

Persons providing maintenance services under Part 43 will be able to provide maintenance services for aircraft that are used in private and aerial work operations and certify that maintenance under the scope of their Part 66 licence without holding a certificate of approval which is required under the current rules. The rules will provide direct benefits to these businesses through reduced costs and increased flexibility.

Who it affects

Part 43 of affects:

  • registered aircraft owners and pilots
  • licensed aircraft maintenance engineers
  • aircraft maintenance organisations approved under regulation 30 of the Civil Aviation Regulations 1988 (CAR).

Legislative instruments

Legislative instruments include exemptions to particular regulatory requirements in aviation regulations or a Manual of Standards, but which apply to a broad range of persons. Instruments related to this part will display in this space or you can view our list of legislative instruments.

Non-legislative instruments

Non-legislative instruments include exemptions to particular regulatory requirements in aviation regulations or a Manual of Standards, but which apply to a particular person. Non-legislative instruments related to this part will display in this space or you can view our list of non-legislative instruments.

Guidance material

Advisory material provides advice and guidance to explain particular regulatory requirements of a CASR Part. Guidance material relating to this part will appear in this space or you can view all our guidance material.

Supporting resources

Supporting resources related to this part will appear in this space. These are used in conjunction to support the formal guidance material listed above.

21 supporting resources available

Learn more about maintenance/retirement intervals under the proposed general aviation maintenance regulations (Part 43 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998 (CASR)) and the Part 43 Manual of Standards.

Once the general aviation maintenance regulations (CASR Part 43) is made and commences the new set of rules will provide for the maintenance of Amateur-built and Light Sport aircraft by individuals other than LAMEs and AMOs.

Learn more about the maintenance activities an approved maintenance organisation (CAR 30 or Part 145) may perform once Part 43 is made and commences.

Learn more about dealing with manufacturers service bulletins once Part 43 is made and commences.

Learn more about the role of the B1 Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (LAME) once Part 43 is made and commences.

Learn more about the maintenance activities an approved maintenance organisation (CAR 30 or Part 145) may perform once Part 43 is made and commences.

Learn more about the role of the B2 Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (LAME) once Part 43 is made and commences.

When the opportunity presented itself in the mid-1990s, transitioning to the new general aviation maintenance rules was a no brainer for a New Zealand (NZ) based maintenance provider.

Learn more about inspection authorisations and how they will be issued once Part 43 is made and commences.

Learn more about the maintenance of warbirds, historical and replica aircraft under the proposed general aviation maintenance regulations (Part 43 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998 (CASR) and the Part 43 Manual of Standards (MOS)).

Learn more about overhauling piston engines once Part 43 is made and commences.

Learn more about the requirements for approving aircraft or aeronautical products for an aircraft for return to service under the proposed general aviation maintenance regulations (Part 43 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998 (CASR) and the Part 43 Manual of Standards (MOS)).

Learn more about the inspections for aircraft being operated in private or aerial work once Part 43 is made and commences.

This information sheet provides general guidance about things to consider when buying and importing a foreign aircraft for use in private or aerial work operations, a limited category aircraft, or any other aircraft to which Part 43 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998 (CASR) will apply.

Learn more about the initial annual inspection on an aircraft once Part 43 is made and commences.

Learn more about the requirements to maintain records for an aircraft being operated in private or aerial work and other aircraft to which the proposed general aviation regulations (Part 43 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998 (CASR)) and the Part 43 Manual of Standards will apply.

Learn more about supervised task performance once Part 43 is made and commences.

Learn more about the use of manufacturer’s maintenance instructions and manufacturer’s recommended inspection schedules under the proposed general aviation maintenance regulations (Part 43 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998 (CASR)) and the Part 43 Manual of Standards.

Learn more about how aircraft maintenance technician certificates will work in practice once Part 43 is made and commences.

Learn more about dealing with defects in aircraft, or in aeronautical products for aircraft, under the proposed general aviation maintenance regulations (Part 43 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998 (CASR)) and the Part 43 Manual of Standards.

Learn more about how Part 43 will apply to an amateur-built aircraft once the regulation is made and commences.

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Online version available at: https://www.casa.gov.au//search-centre/rules/part-43-casr-maintenance-aircraft-private-and-aerial-work-operations
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