Things you must know about CASR Part 145
The essential facts
Organisations approved under CASR Part 145 will be able to provide maintenance services for regular public transport aircraft and/or their aeronautical products. These organisations are known as CASR Part 145 Approved Maintenance Organisations.
- A new approach to the certification of Approved Maintenance Organisations has been introduced by CASR Part 145.
- CASR Part 145 is part of a suite of new CASRs for aircraft maintenance that came into effect on 27 June 2011.
- The new CASR Part 145 replaces the current requirements under CAR 30. CASR Part 145 is based on the European Aviation Safety Agency Part 145 and introduces a uniform set of national requirements for organisations providing maintenance services.
- CASR Part 145 will only apply to those organisations maintaining aircraft and/or aeronautical products for aircraft operated under an existing Air Operator’s Certificate in regular public tranport as described in CAR 206(1)(c).
- CASR Part 145 introduces Safety Management Systems in line with the International Civil Aviation Organization - Standard and Recommended Practice amendments and introduces human factors training requirements.
- CASR Part 145 requires the consideration of human performance limitations, integral to the organisation's processes and procedures. For example, production planning to schedule manpower and workload.
- CASR Part 145 also requires the formal authorisation of staff carrying out and certifying for maintenance on an organisation’s behalf.
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