(1) Subject to regulations 11.055 and 149.060, CASA must issue an ASAO certificate to an applicant if CASA is satisfied:
(a) that the applicant's proposed exposition complies with regulation 149.340; and
(b) about the following matters in relation to the organisation (the applicant's organisation ) established, or proposed to be established, by the applicant to perform, on behalf of the applicant, the aviation administration functions covered by the application:
(i) the applicant's organisation can perform the functions safely and in accordance with the applicant's exposition and the civil aviation legislation;
(ii) the applicant's organisation has the facilities and equipment required by regulation 149.280;
(iii) the applicant's organisation has the reference materials required by regulation 149.285; and
(c) that the applicant has nominated an individual for each of the key personnel positions of the applicant's organisation; and
(d) that the individuals nominated to hold the positions of accountable manager and safety manager of the applicant's organisation have the qualifications and experience required by the applicant's proposed exposition; and
(e) that each individual nominated to hold any other key personnel position of the applicant's organisation is appropriately qualified to hold the position.
(2) If CASA decides to issue the ASAO certificate, CASA must:
(a) determine the aviation administration functions that the applicant is authorised to perform, including:
(i) the kinds of aircraft (if any) that the applicant is authorised to administer; and
(ii) the activities that the applicant is authorised to administer; and
(iii) the ASAO enforcement powers (if any) that the ASAO may exercise; and
(b) determine the period (not exceeding 5 years) for which the certificate is in force.