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CIVIL AVIATION SAFETY REGULATIONS 1998 - REG 21.051

Type certificates and type acceptance certificates--duration and suspension or cancellation

             (1)  Subject to regulation 21.019, a type certificate or type acceptance certificate remains in force until it is cancelled.

             (2)  Despite subregulation (1), a type certificate or type acceptance certificate is not in force during any period of suspension.

             (3)  CASA may suspend or cancel a type certificate if there are reasonable grounds for believing that the type certificate no longer provides a reliable guide that the aircraft can reasonably be expected to be safe for its intended use when operated under any conditions limiting its intended use.

             (4)  CASA may suspend or cancel a type acceptance certificate if:

                     (a)  there are reasonable grounds for believing that not doing so would constitute a significant threat to aviation safety; and

                     (b)  CASA has consulted the operator of the aircraft, the manufacturer of the aircraft and the national aviation authority that issued the foreign type certificate about the safety issues involved; and

                     (c)  CASA has considered the views of the operator, the manufacturer and the national aviation authority before deciding whether to suspend or cancel the type acceptance certificate.

             (5)  If CASA suspends or cancels a type certificate it must:

                     (a)  notify the certificate holder in writing of the suspension or cancellation; and

                     (b)  publish a notice of the suspension or cancellation, in accordance with subregulation (8), in the Gazette .

             (6)  If CASA suspends or cancels a type acceptance certificate CASA must publish a notice of the suspension or cancellation, in accordance with subregulation (8), in the Gazette .

             (7)  A suspension or cancellation takes effect on the day after the notice is published in the Gazette .

             (8)  A notice of suspension or cancellation under paragraph (5)(b) or subregulation (6) must set out:

                     (a)  the grounds for the suspension or cancellation; and

                     (b)  when the suspension or cancellation takes effect; and

                     (c)  in the case of a suspension--when the suspension stops having effect.

Source         FARs section 21.51 modified.

Note 1:       The power of CASA to suspend or cancel a type acceptance certificate under subregulation (4) must be exercised by the Director personally: see paragraph 11.260(2)(d).

Note 2:       See also regulations 21.002C and 21.002E in relation to suspension and cancellation of type acceptance certificates.



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