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AEG - Airframe & Structures

Airframe & Structures
Airworthiness Engineering Group

Manager

David Villiers

This section provides airframes and structural engineering expertise for CASA. The main tasks of the section revolve around the structural aspects of Continuing Airworthiness. Airframe and Structures raises and maintains Airworthiness Directives (ADs) to ensure the safety of Australian aircraft, based both on ADs raised by the various States of Design, as well as on Defect Reports, and accident and incident data.

The Airframe and Structures section is also the CASA focal point for Ageing aircraft issues, and cabin safety and crashworthiness. Airframes Section also provides expertise for type certification of new types of aircraft and equipment, and assists in the oversight of CAR 35 Authorised Persons.

Airframe and Structures also produces Advisory Material to assist industry in maintaining the airworthiness of their aircraft. Airworthiness Bulletins and ”Flight Safety Australia” articles are produced based on Defect Reports, and accident and incident data.

The Airframe and Structures section also manages the receipt, distribution and recording of incoming and outgoing Airworthiness Directives & Service Bulletins.

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