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CIVIL AVIATION SAFETY REGULATIONS 1998 - REG 119.130

Chief executive officer--responsibilities and accountabilities

             (1)  The chief executive officer of an Australian air transport operator is responsible for the following:

                     (a)  ensuring that, for the safe conduct of the operator's Australian air transport operations in accordance with the operator's Australian air transport AOC and exposition and the civil aviation legislation, the operator:

                              (i)  has sufficient suitably experienced, qualified and competent personnel; and

                             (ii)  has a suitable management structure; and

                            (iii)  is adequately financed and resourced;

                     (b)  ensuring that the operator:

                              (i)  complies with the civil aviation legislation; and

                             (ii)  complies with the aviation safety laws of each foreign country (if any) where the operator conducts Australian air transport operations; and

                            (iii)  implements and manages the operator's safety management system; and

                            (iv)  has procedures that ensure that all of the operator's personnel understand the operator's safety policy; and

                             (v)  has an organisational structure that ensures that the safety manager is independent and not subject to undue influence; and

                            (vi)  sets and maintains standards for flight and ground operations; and

                           (vii)  tells CASA if the operator becomes aware that a leasing, financing or other arrangement for the supply of an aeroplane or rotorcraft that the operator operates under the operator's Australian air transport AOC may affect the operator's safe conduct of the operator's Australian air transport operations; and

                          (viii)  tells CASA if the operator becomes aware that an arrangement mentioned in subparagraph (vii) may contravene a provision of the civil aviation legislation or the law of the country in which the aeroplane or rotorcraft is registered; and

                            (ix)  for each foreign registered aircraft (if any) used in the operator's Australian air transport operations--maintains the aircraft in accordance with the law of the country in which the aircraft is registered (subject to any applicable 83 bis agreement);

                     (c)  establishing and regularly reviewing the operator's safety performance indicators and targets;

                     (d)  ensuring that the operator's exposition is monitored and managed for continuous improvement;

                     (e)  ensuring that training and checking of the operator's operational safety-critical personnel (other than flight crew) conducted by or for the operator is conducted in accordance with the operator's exposition;

                      (f)  ensuring that key personnel satisfactorily carry out the responsibilities of their positions in accordance with the operator's exposition and the civil aviation legislation.

             (2)  The chief executive officer of an Australian air transport operator is accountable to the operator and CASA for ensuring the responsibilities mentioned in subregulation (1) are carried out effectively.



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