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Working for CAR 30 and Part 145 organisations
Working for a CAR 30 organisation
The functions maintenance personnel perform changed when the maintenance regulations came into effect on 27 June 2011. Amendments to CAR Part 4A gave CASR Part 66 licence holders the necessary permissions to carry out maintenance and provide maintenance releases on aircraft maintined under the CAR 1988.
Working for a CASR Part 145 organisation?
Your CASR Part 66 licence allows you to perform maintenance certifications for aircraft maintenance and issue the Certificate of Release to Service for aircraft. This performance of maintenance certifications and issue of Certificates of Release to Service is bounded by the licence categories and aircraft type ratings endorsed on the licence. A licensed aircraft maintenance engineer may perform maintenance certification or issue a Certificate of Release to Service only if they do so in accordance with the privileges and conditions mentioned in the CASR Part 66 Manual of Standards for the aircraft engineer licence or for any ratings endorsed on the licence.
In order to use your CASR Part 66 licence in a CASR Part 145 Approved Maintenance Organisation, you must be authorised by the CASR Part 145 Approved Maintenance Organisation to perform the maintenance certification and issue the Certificate of Release to Service that the CASR Part 145 organisation requires. There are also requirements for recent qualification or experience.
A licensed aircraft maintenance engineer may perform maintenance certification or issue a Certificate of Release to Service at a particular time only if, in the two years immediately before that time, they were granted the aircraft engineer licence and:
- they have had at least six months experience exercising the privileges mentioned in the CASR Part 66 Manual of Standards for the licence or for a rating endorsed on the licence
- met a re-qualification requirement for the licence.
In addition to the general requirements described above:
- The category A licence holder may perform maintenance certification for maintenance they have carried out on an aircraft, or issue Certificates of Release to Service after all category A maintenance is complete. This only applies if the maintenance is line maintenance mentioned in Appendix II to the CASR Part 145 Manual of Standards (the Category A Licence Tasks Maintenance activities - Authority in subcategory A1, A2, A3 or A4). In doing so, they are performing the maintenance certification and issuing the Certificate of Release to Service on behalf of a CASR Part 145 organisation.
Category A licence holders must first have completed training and assessment from the organisation and received a certification authorisation from the organisation to perform maintenance certifications/issue Certificates of Release to Service for that line maintenance.
Category A licence holders are not permitted to supervise maintenance.
- A category B1 or B2 licence holder may perform maintenance certification on behalf of a CASR Part 145 organisation for maintenance that is carried out on an aircraft for which they hold the appropriate category and any required aircraft type rating.
They may also provide a Certificate of Release to Service if the aircraft maintenance is line maintenance (not base maintenance). This only applies if the licence is endorsed with the rating for the aircraft type and the organisation has granted the licence holder a certification authorisation in relation to the aircraft type.
- A category C licence holder may issue a Certificate of Release to Service for an aircraft in relation to maintenance carried out on a large aircraft. This only applies if the maintenance is base maintenance and their licence is endorsed with the rating for the aircraft type. In doing so, they are issuing the Certificate of Release to Service on behalf of a CASR Part 145 organisation.