– Maintenance Personnel Licensing for Small Aircraft
The maintenance suite of Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998 (CASR) (Parts 42, 66, 145 and 147) came into effect on 27 June 2011. The application of these regulations to all sectors of aviation operations is a process that has been sequenced to occur over several years. The current applicability situation is that Part 42 (covering continuing airworthiness requirements) and Part 145 of CASR 1988 (covering approved maintenance organisations) apply only to the regular public transport (RPT) sector. CASR Parts 66 and 147 are in place and being utilised with all LAME licences now issued under Part 66 of CASR 1998 and the majority of LAME training now provided under Part 147 of CASR 1998.
The current Civil Aviation Regulations 1988 (CAR 1988) maintenance regulations, covering continuing airworthiness and maintenance requirements for the current charter, aerial work and private sectors are being revised. The way in which the Part 66 AME licensing regime will be applied to these sectors also needs to be reviewed/revised, in light of the responses received by CASA as a result of the consultation conducted under Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) 0804MS - A proposal to modernise rules for the licensing of maintenance personnel for small aircraft.
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Comment period now closed.
Contact: Mike Broom, Project Leader