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).