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Using these documents
To prepare you and your organisation for transition to CASR Parts 42, 66, 145 and 147 we recommend you read through the following documents to gain a clear understanding of your requirements for compliance with the regulations.
Regulations: the regulations are written under the Civil Aviation Act 1988. The reform of the CAR 1988 regulations resulted in the development of the CASR Parts 42, 66, 145 and 147.
Manual of Standards (MOS): This document prescribes the detailed technical material (aviation safety standards determined to be necessary for the safety of air navigation and details your requirements and obligations to comply with regulations.
Acceptable Means of Compliance (AMC): The AMC provides a means of satisfying the related regulation.
Guidance Material (GM): The term Guidance Material is used to collectively describe the GM Document, Advisory Circulars (AC) and sample expositions.
Guidance Material (GM) Document: The GM document provides explanations and amplification of a CASR policy intention, rather than a means of complying with it. The GM should be read in conjunction with the applicable CASRs and AMC. In addition to the GM document other forms of guidance material include Advisory Circulars, Sample expositions and for Part 42 – a User’s Guide.
Sample Exposition: Guidance material for each relevant CASR Part providing a Part specific sample expositions with example sections and sub-sections and sample text. In some cases, specimen text or procedures have been included in the sample exposition to expand the guidance and to illustrate the nature of the content required.
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