AEG - Maintenance & Continuing Airworthiness
Airworthiness Engineering Group
This section is responsible for ensuring that, at any time in its life, an aeroplane complies with the technical conditions fixed to the issue of the Certificate of Airworthiness and is in a condition for safe operation (ICAO Document No 9713 – 1998)
The Maintenance and Continuing Airworthiness Section is responsible for the formulation of policy and the setting and maintenance of standards and developing the associated guidance material in relation to the maintenance and continuing airworthiness of aircraft and aeronautical products.
The Maintenance and Continuing Airworthiness Section is also responsible for the following functions:
- Generated Minimum Equipment List - The GMEL function is to provide a document approved by CASA that contains the conditions under which a specified aircraft may operate, with particular items of equipment inoperative, at the time of dispatch. It provides a time interval for the rectification of the faulty item, relevant to the operational significance of the item. This document is carried on board the aircraft and provides the Pilot In Command with clear guidance to make an informed decision as to whether the particular flight should or should not proceed.
- Aircraft Reliability and Trend Monitoring - Is responsible for the assessment of initial reliability programs and for monitoring of periodic reliability reports submitted by the operators.
- Performance Engineering - Is responsible for assessing the performance information produced by Australian aircraft manufacturers for insertion in flight manuals. Provides support to the CASA Test Pilot on test flights to gather information on performance and flight handling. Carries out analysis of data gathered during test flights.