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Project MS 12/29 - Ageing Aircraft Management Plan
Project closed 2 October 2019.
- a formal report to developed by external consultants (Aviation Concepts & Training Pty Ltd) along with 27 Recommendations to CASA for further action
- an ageing aircraft awareness education seminar campaign around the country over a several year period
- an e-learning module on the CASA website – since withdrawn due to the obsolescence of its software format (which was cutting edge at the time of introduction)
- the development of a software tool that allowed aircraft owners to determine the risks associated with operating an ageing aircraft (no longer financially supported by CASA).
The knowledge and understanding of ageing aircraft issues developed during the time of this project (2010 – 2016) continue to inform current CASA decision making in relation to the ongoing Continued Operational Safety of the Australian fleet.
The average age of Australia's piston engine fleet is 40 years. This is well in excess of the intended notional lives for the majority of the aircraft in the fleet. As a result, the Government directed CASA to increase its focus on ageing aircraft in Australia. This resulted in the CASA Ageing Aircraft Management Plan (AAMP) which, among other things, includes the development of a Discussion Paper with some possible options for managing the continuing airworthiness of ageing aircraft into the future.
The objective of this project is to increase industry awareness of ageing factors affecting individual Registered Operators aircraft: This includes the introduction of:
- A prototype matrix tool, which, if further developed, may provide individual registered operators and owners with feedback as to the extent to which their aircraft may be affected by ageing issues.
- An eLearning course specifically targeted at registered operators and owners to increase their awareness of ageing issues.
- Encourage the increased use of Type Clubs to share information and costs associated with the continued operation of ageing aircraft.
- Review the current minimum levels of maintenance appropriate to ageing aircraft.
This project was approved by Peter Boyd, Executive Manager Standards Division on 3 July 2012.
Project Sponsors: Peter Boyd, Executive Manager Standards Division
Standards Officer: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Consultation updates in 2019|
|MS 12/29 - Ageing aircraft management plan||Project closed.||2 October 2019|
|Consultation updates in 2012|
|DP 1205CS - Ageing Aircraft Management Plan – To increase awareness and education in relation to ageing aircraft issues||This DP closed for comment 7 November 2012.||8 Nov 2012|
|DP 1205CS - Ageing Aircraft Management Plan – To increase awareness and education in relation to ageing aircraft issues||CASA wishes to advise that DP 1205CS - Ageing Aircraft Management Plan - To increase awareness and education in relation to ageing aircraft issues has been published and is now available for comment.Comments close 7 November 2012.||12 Sep 2012|
|Project MS 12/29 - Ageing Aircraft Management Plan||Project approved.||11 Jul 2012|