Instrument number CASA 67/13
I, JOHN FRANCIS Mccormick, Director of Aviation Safety, on behalf of CASA, make this instrument under subregulation 42ZC(6) of the Civil Aviation Regulations 1988 (CAR 1988).
[Signed John F. McCormick]
John F. McCormick
Director of Aviation Safety
3 May 2013
Authorisation — pilot maintenance on class B rotorcraft
(a) commences on the day of registration; and
(b) expires at the end of April 2016 as if it had been repealed by another instrument.
Instrument CASA 153/11 is revoked.
In this instrument:
approved data means the approved data mentioned in Schedule 1.
tools means tools of any description, including small hand tools, but does not include a flashlight or a mirror.
This instrument applies to the pilot of a rotorcraft that is a class B aircraft (the aircraft).
For paragraph 42ZC(4)(e) of CAR 1988, I authorise the pilot of the aircraft to carry out the maintenance referred to in Schedule 1.
The authorisation is subject to the conditions mentioned in Schedule 2.
Schedule 1 Maintenance
Inspections to confirm serviceability referenced as accomplishable by an appropriately trained and endorsed pilot in any of the following:
(a) the approved data published by the holder of the type certificate, including maintenance manuals, service bulletins and service letters;
(b) the Rotorcraft Flight Manual published by the holder of the type certificate;
(c) instructions published by the NAA of the holder of the type certificate, including airworthiness directives and approved means of compliance.
Schedule 2 Conditions
1 The pilot must hold a pilot endorsement, other than a student pilot endorsement, for the rotorcraft type.
2 The pilot must use the current version of the approved data that is applicable to the maintenance.
3 The pilot must ensure that the maintenance is:
(a) recorded on the rotorcraft’s maintenance release or other approved document; and
(b) certified in accordance with subregulation 42ZE(1) of CAR 1988.
4 If unserviceability is detected, any decision about the unserviceability must be made by a person who holds an aircraft engineer licence in subcategory B1.3, and a rating (if any) applicable for the rotorcraft type.
5 The pilot must have a written statement from a Part 145 organisation, a maintenance training organisation or the holder of a certificate of approval for the maintenance to the effect that the pilot:
(a) has been trained and assessed in the maintenance; and
(b) is competent to carry out the maintenance; and
(c) has comprehensive knowledge of the continuing airworthiness records system for the rotorcraft in relation to performing maintenance certification and issuing certificates of release to service.
6 If trained by a Part 145 organisation or the holder of a certificate of approval for the maintenance, the pilot must have completed relevant training given by a person who holds an aircraft engineer licence in subcategory B1.3, and a rating (if any) applicable for the rotorcraft type.
7 At intervals of not more than 2 years after the initial training, the pilot must complete recurrent training in accordance with clauses 5 and 6 and must obtain a fresh statement in respect of that training as required under clause 5.
8 If any material amendment is made to the content, scope or intent of the approved data that is applicable to the maintenance, the pilot must not carry out the maintenance until the pilot is trained in all the differences between the current version of the approved data and the version of the approved data about which the pilot has received training.
9 If an aircraft is operated by a holder of an AOC, the pilot must have an operator authorisation, issued by the holder of the AOC, that allows the pilot to conduct the maintenance on the aircraft. The operator authorisation must:
(a) be in writing; and
(b) be signed by:
(i) the person responsible for continuing airworthiness of rotorcraft in the operator’s organisation; or
(ii) the person responsible for ensuring that the operator complies with the civil aviation legislation and the operator’s exposition, procedures manual or operations manual; and
(c) include the following information:
(i) the name of the holder of the AOC;
(ii) the name and licence number of the pilot;
(iii) the maintenance services that the pilot is authorised to provide;
(iv) the date that the authorisation is issued;
(v) the period for which the authorisation is in force;
(vi) the rotorcraft for which the authorisation is issued.
10 The period that the operator authorisation is in force:
(a) must not exceed 2 years; and
(b) must not include a period before the date that the authorisation is issued.
11 The holder of an AOC must give CASA written details of all operator authorisations that it has issued.
Use of tools
12 Subject to clause 14, the maintenance must not be carried out by the pilot if, under the approved maintenance data for the aircraft, the maintenance requires the use of tools.
13 Subject to clause 14, in carrying out the maintenance, the pilot must not use tools.
14 The pilot may use tools for the removal or opening of an access panel or door to conduct inspections if:
(a) the access panels and doors are allowed to be removed or opened under Schedule 8 of CAR 1988; and
(b) the tools are designed for the removal or opening of the access panel or door.