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CIVIL AVIATION SAFETY REGULATIONS 1998 - REG 142.190

Part 142 operators--head of operations: responsibilities

             (1)  The head of operations of a Part 142 operator must safely manage the authorised Part 142 activities of the operator.

             (2)  Without limiting subregulation (1), the responsibilities of the head of operations include the following:

                     (a)  monitoring and maintaining, and reporting to the chief executive officer on, the operator's compliance with the provisions of civil aviation legislation and the operator's exposition that apply to the activities;

                     (b)  setting and maintaining the operator's standards for the activities in accordance with the operator's exposition;

                     (c)  if the activities include flight training or contracted training--ensuring that the training is conducted in accordance with the operator's training management system;

                     (d)  ensuring that the activities are monitored effectively;

                     (e)  managing the maintenance and continuous improvement of the operator's fatigue risk management system (if any);

                      (f)  ensuring the proper allocation and deployment of aircraft, flight simulation training devices and personnel for use in the activities;

                     (g)  ensuring that the operator's personnel are provided with the information and documentation necessary to properly carry out their responsibilities;

                     (h)  if the operator conducts an activity in a flight simulation training device--ensuring that the device is used only in accordance with the operator's exposition;

                      (i)  if the operator conducts an activity in a flight simulator or flight training device--ensuring that the simulator or device is qualified under Part 60;

                      (j)  if the operator conducts an activity in a synthetic trainer--ensuring that the trainer is approved under Civil Aviation Order 45.0;

                     (k)  if the operator conducts an activity in any other device--ensuring that the device:

                              (i)  meets the qualification standards prescribed by a legislative instrument under regulation 61.045; or

                             (ii)  is qualified (however described) by the national aviation authority of a recognised foreign State (within the meaning of regulation 61.010);

                      (l)  ensuring that each instructor who conducts an activity for the operator:

                              (i)  has access to the parts of the operator's exposition that relate to the instructor's duties; and

                             (ii)  holds a valid standardisation and proficiency check for the operator under regulation 142.325;

                    (m)  ensuring that each examiner who conducts an activity for the operator has access to the parts of the operator's exposition that relate to the examiner's duties;

                     (n)  ensuring that each instructor or examiner who conducts an activity for the operator:

                              (i)  is authorised to conduct the activity under Part 61; and

                             (ii)  has successfully completed the training set out in the operator's internal training and checking system manual; and

                            (iii)  meets the requirements in the operator's exposition about training in human factors principles and non-technical skills;

                     (o)  reporting to the chief executive officer on the operator's compliance with the matters mentioned in paragraph (n);

                     (p)  ensuring that each instructor or examiner who conducts contracted training or contracted checking for the operator has access to the contracting operator's training and checking manual;

                     (q)  if an instructor attempts but does not successfully complete a standardisation and proficiency check mentioned in the operator's internal training and checking system manual--telling CASA, in writing, within 14 days after the date of the attempt, of the person's name, position and ARN;

                      (r)  ensuring that the operator establishes and maintains effective communication, in relation to the activities, with CASA and each contracting operator for which the operator conducts contracted training or contracted checking;

                      (s)  ensuring that written reports are provided to the head of training and checking of each contracting operator in relation to the performance of each person for whom the operator conducts contracted training or contracted checking;

                      (t)  if the operator conducts the activities in aircraft--ensuring that the operator complies with section 28BH of the Act in relation to flight crew.



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