Things you must know about CASR Part 42
The essential facts
CASR Part 42 sets out continuing requirements for all aircraft used in regular public transport operations and outlines the requirements to become a Continuing Airworthiness Management Organisation for regular public transport.
- CASR Part 42 is part of a suite of new CASRs for aircraft maintenance that came into effect on 27 June 2011.
- CASR Part 42 provides the overall policy direction for the entire maintenance suite of CASRs and is based on the European Aviation Safety Agency’s Part M.
- CASR Part 42 provides for all the requirements necessary to ensure any actions performed support the continuing airworthiness of Australian aircraft.
- If you are working with regular public transport aircraft as either an operator or an Approved Maintenance Organisation then CASR Part 42 applies to you.
- If you are operating an Air Operator’s Certificate in regular public transport as described by CAR 206(1)(c), you require a Continuing Airworthiness Management Organisation approval.
What has changed?
CASR Part 42 clearly separates the responsibilities for Continuing Airworthiness Management Organisation and the conduct of maintenance (CASR Part 145 Approved Maintenance Organisation). The new Part requires Air Operator’s Certificate holders to be the registered operator of the aircraft listed on their Air Operator’s Certificate.
Air Operator’s Certificate holders are to be approved as Continuing Airworthiness Management Organisations (Subpart G). This includes management structures and employee qualification standards.
CASR Part 42 also introduces an Annual Airworthiness Review – containing both a records check and physical survey for each aircraft. Maintenance providers for regular public transport operators will need to be approved as CASR Part 145 organisations – this applies to maintenance organisations located both in Australia and overseas.
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