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CIVIL AVIATION SAFETY REGULATIONS 1998 - REG 119.145

Head of training and checking--qualifications and experience

             (1)  The head of training and checking of an Australian air transport operator must:

                     (a)  hold the pilot licence required under subregulation (2); and

                     (b)  hold a pilot type or class rating (within the meaning of Part 61) for a type or class of aeroplane or rotorcraft used to conduct a significant proportion of the operator's Australian air transport operations; and

                     (c)  have the experience required under subregulation (3); and

                     (d)  have a satisfactory record in the conduct or management of air operations; and

                     (e)  have a satisfactory record in the conduct or management of training and checking in relation to air operations; and

                      (f)  have sufficient safety and regulatory knowledge to enable the operator to conduct the operator's Australian air transport operations safely and in accordance with the operator's exposition and the civil aviation legislation.

             (2)  The licence required is:

                     (a)  if the operator conducts only single-pilot operations--a commercial pilot licence or an air transport pilot licence; or

                     (b)  in any other case--an air transport pilot licence.

             (3)  The experience required is:

                     (a)  if the operator holds an approval under regulation 119.025--the experience mentioned in the approval; or

                     (b)  if paragraph (a) does not apply--the experience mentioned in paragraphs (4)(a) and (b).

             (4)  The experience is the following:

                     (a)  at least 500 hours flight time on a type of aeroplane or rotorcraft that is the same as, or substantially similar to, a type of aeroplane or rotorcraft used to conduct a significant proportion of the operator's Australian air transport operations;

                     (b)  at least 6 months experience in the conduct or management of air operations conducted under an AOC or equivalent foreign authorisation.

             (5)  CASA may, by written notice given to a head of training and checking, or proposed head of training and checking, of an Australian air transport operator, direct the person to undertake an assessment mentioned in subregulation (6).

             (6)  The assessment:

                     (a)  is an assessment conducted by CASA, or a person nominated by CASA, to demonstrate the heading of training or checking's or proposed heading of training or checking's suitability as head of training and checking for the operator; and

                     (b)  may include assessment in an aeroplane, rotorcraft or flight simulation training device.



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