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CASR Part 42 - Continuing airworthiness requirements for aircraft and aeronautical products
Part 42 of CASR sets out continuing airworthiness requirements for aircraft and aeronautical products.
Part 42 is based on EASA Part M. It is written in an outcome-based style and provides the overarching requirements for continuing airworthiness management and maintenance of aircraft under the Part.
Part 42 is supported by the Part 42 Manual of Standards (MOS). The Part 42 MOS contains detailed standards for certain requirements of Part 42, such as continuing airworthiness management organisations (CAMO), maintenance programs and reliability programs.
- 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 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.
Part 42 is currently applicable to:
- all aircraft authorised to carry out regular public transport operations
- large aircraft for which the registered operator has elected to have Part 42 apply to the aircraft.
Part 42 does not currently support all aircraft and all sectors. It will be developed over time to be available to all type certificated aircraft.
Who Part 42 affects
Part 42 affects:
- aircraft owners and registered operators
- air operators certificate holders
- continuing airworthiness maintenance 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.
Projects are opened to revise a CASR Part.
Part 42 open projects include:
- Project MS 16/04 - Amendment to Part 42 MOS to include certain regular maintenance requirements currently covered by airworthiness directives
- Project OS 14/12 - Performance Based Navigation and Reduced Vertical Separation Minima regulatory review
- Project SS 05/01 - Reform of continuing airworthiness legislation under the regulatory reform program.
Consultation and project activities
Current rules in effect for Part 42 include:
Advisory material provide advice and guidance to explain particular regulatory requirements of a CASR Part.
|Continuing Airworthiness Requirements for Aircraft and Aeronautical Products||May 2018|
|AC 42-3(0)||Reliability Programs||September 2012|
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