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CIVIL AVIATION SAFETY REGULATIONS 1998 - REG 21.143

Quality system data requirements: prime manufacturer

             (1)  An applicant for a production certificate must submit to CASA, for approval, a manual describing the inspection and test procedures necessary to ensure that each product manufactured under the production certificate is in a condition for safe operation and conforms to:

                     (a)  for a Class I product--the type design; and

                     (b)  for a Class II, Class III or unapproved Class I product--the product design.

          (1A)  The manual mentioned in subregulation (1) must include any of the following that apply to the product:

                     (a)  a statement describing how responsibilities are assigned and authority is delegated in the quality system organisation, together with a chart indicating:

                              (i)  the functional relationship of the quality system organisation to management and to other organisational components; and

                             (ii)  the chain of authority and responsibility within the quality system organisation;

                     (b)  a description of:

                              (i)  the inspection procedures for raw materials, purchased items and parts and assemblies produced by manufacturers' suppliers; and

                             (ii)  the methods used to ensure that parts and assemblies that cannot be completely inspected when delivered to the production certificate holder's plant are acceptable;

                     (c)  a description of:

                              (i)  the production inspection system for individual parts and complete assemblies; and

                             (ii)  the methods used for the identification of any special manufacturing processes involved; and

                            (iii)  the means used to control the processes; and

                            (iv)  the final test procedure for the product; and

                             (v)  in the case of a Class I product that is a completed aircraft, a copy of the manufacturer's production flight test procedures and check-off list;

                     (d)  for a product other than a Class II or Class III product referred to in subregulation 21.133(2B), an outline of the materials review system, the procedure for recording decisions of the Materials Review Board and for disposing of rejected parts;

                     (e)  an outline of a system for informing company inspectors of current changes in engineering drawings, specifications, and quality system procedures;

                      (f)  a list or chart showing the location and type of inspection stations.

Note:          A Materials Review Board must be established by the holder of a production certificate: see regulation 21.145.

          (1B)  CASA must approve a manual that is prepared for, and meets the requirements of, this regulation.

             (2)  The holder of a production certificate must, on the request of CASA, make available to CASA information regarding all delegation of authority to suppliers to make major inspections of parts or assemblies for which the holder is responsible.

Penalty:  25 penalty units.

             (3)  An offence against subregulation (2) is an offence of strict liability.

Note:          For strict liability , see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code .

Source         FARs section 21.143 modified.



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