Project MS 13/23 - Civil Aviation Order (CAO ) 104 amendment - consequential of Part 145 MOS amendment
(1) Presently no Civil Aviation Safety Regulation 1998 (CASR) Part 147 Maintenance Training Organisation (MTO) has established, or is planning to establish a program for competency training of individuals for licences or licence ratings for aircraft comprised of wooden structures and/or fabric surfaces.
Aircraft of wood and fabric construction are operated and require maintenance within Australia. As there are no current training options for individuals by a Part 147 MTO, CASA has considered the option of a Civil Aviation Regulation 1988 (CAR 30) maintenance organisation, which already employs wood and fabric rated licenced aircraft maintenance engineers (LAMEs) to establish an On-the-Job Training (OJT) program to train new wood and fabric employees in-house.
(2) Under paragraphs 5.6; 6.7; and 7.7 of the CAO, a COA holder must provide a notice of completion of training and assessment to the employee and to CASA after the employee has successfully completed the training and the 6 months' authorisation period. CASA will then consider the removal of the relevant exclusion or the addition of the relevant rating as required. However there is concern that the period of time it takes CASA to process this will cause a period of reduced capability for the COA as the authorisation may only be for that 6-month period.
(3) Appendix 2 lists aircraft for which CASA agrees a CAR 30 certificate of approval holder may utilise manufacturer training in order to authorise employees for certification of maintenance for that aircraft. CASA now intends to list these aircraft within the Part 66 Manual of Standards (MOS).
(4) Instrument CASA 129/13 permits the training and authorisation of cat A licence holders for specified maintenance within if a CAR 30 Certificate of Approval holder.
(1) CASA, working with Manufacturing Skills Australia (MSA) and taking the current MSA Aeroskills wood and fabric training competency units, will create a Permitted Training system that can be used by a CAR 30 certificate of approval holder to effectively train and assess their employees who are B1.1 and B1.2 LAMEs, to provide the competency necessary for the maintenance of wood and fabric aircraft.
(2) It is proposed that a provision be added whereby a COA holder may after 5 months of the commencement of the 6-month authorisation period, provide a provisional notification of completion in a CASA approved form, to CASA and the employee, to enable CASA to process the additional permission required. Not earlier than 3 working days before the day that is six months after the commencement of the 6 month authorisation period, the COA holder will provide to CASA and the employee an electronic copy of a confirmation of completion notice in a form approved by CASA, to enable expedient issue of the updated permission.
(3) Cross referencing to the Part 66 MOS tables will be introduced.
(4) The permissions provided under instrument CASA 129/13 will be included within CAO 104.
This project was approved by: Peter Boyd, Executive Manager, Standards Division on 26 July 2013.
Project Leader/s: David Skeoch
Project Sponsor/s: Peter Boyd, Executive Manager Standards Division
Standards Consultative Committee (SCC)
|Consultation updates in 2015|
|CAAP 104-1(1.1) - Maintenance of Warbird, Historic and Replica aircraft||This CAAP has been published.||23 Jun 2015|
|CAAP 104-1(1) - Maintenance of Warbird, Historic and Replica aircraft||This CAAP has been published.||9 Feb 2015|
|Consultation updates in 2014|
Consultation Draft - CD 1414MS - Proposed amendments to CAO 104 - Certificates of Approval
|All comments should be sent to the Project Leader, Mike Broom by close of business 15 October 2014.||2 Oct 2014|
|Consultation updates in 2013|
|Project MS 13/23 - Civil Aviation Order (CAO ) 104 amendment - consequential of Part 145 MOS amendment||Project approved.||29 Jul 2013|