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CIVIL AVIATION SAFETY REGULATIONS 1998 - REG 121.530

Credit for checks, qualifications, training and experience

             (1)  Subregulation (2) applies if an operator holds an approval under regulation 121.010 in relation to:

                     (a)  a particular check or qualification, or particular training or experience, mentioned in this Subpart; and

                     (b)  aeroplanes of 2 particular type ratings (the first type rating and the second type rating ).

Note:          See also regulation 121.575 in relation to Part 121 proficiency checks completed for a previous operator.

             (2)  For the purposes of these Regulations, the successful completion, by a flight crew member of the operator's personnel, of the check, qualification, training or experience for an aeroplane of the first type rating is taken to also be the successful completion by the flight crew member of the check, qualification, training or experience for an aeroplane of the second type rating.

             (3)  CASA may grant an approval mentioned in subregulation (1) only if satisfied that:

                     (a)  the check, qualification, training or experience for an aeroplane of the first type rating is sufficiently similar to the check, qualification, training or experience for an aeroplane of the second type rating; and

                     (b)  an aeroplane of the first type rating and second type rating are sufficiently similar in relation to:

                              (i)  their level of technology; and

                             (ii)  their operational procedures; and

                            (iii)  their handling characteristics.

Example:    For the purposes of subparagraph (b)(i), the level of technology for an aeroplane might involve the following:

(a)    the aeroplane's flight management system;

(b)    the aeroplane's auto-pilot system;

(c)    the aeroplane's flight instrumentation.



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