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CIVIL AVIATION SAFETY REGULATIONS 1998 - REG 21.183

Standard certificates of airworthiness

New aircraft manufactured under a production certificate

             (1)  An applicant for a standard certificate of airworthiness for a new aircraft manufactured under a production certificate, is entitled to the certificate without further showing unless CASA or an authorised person decides that the aircraft:

                     (a)  does not conform to the type design; or

                     (b)  has been modified or repaired otherwise than in accordance with a supplemental type certificate or an approved modification/repair design; or

                     (c)  is not in a condition for safe operation.

New aircraft manufactured under type certificate only

             (2)  An applicant for a standard certificate of airworthiness for a new aircraft manufactured under a type certificate only is entitled to the certificate upon presentation, by the holder or licensee of the type certificate, of the statement of conformity required by regulation 21.130, if CASA finds after inspection that the aircraft:

                     (a)  conforms to the type design; and

                     (b)  has had any modifications or repairs carried out in accordance with a supplemental type certificate or an approved modification/repair design; and

                     (c)  is in a condition for safe operation; and

                     (d)  was manufactured by the holder of the type certificate for the aircraft or the licensee of that type certificate.

Imported aircraft

             (3)  An applicant for a standard certificate of airworthiness for an aircraft for which a type certificate was issued under regulation 21.029, or a type acceptance certificate was issued under regulation 21.029A, is entitled to the certificate if CASA or an authorised person is satisfied that:

                     (a)  the aircraft conforms to the type design; and

                     (b)  any modifications or repairs to the aircraft have been carried out in accordance with a supplemental type certificate or an approved modification/repair design; and

                     (c)  the aircraft is in a condition for safe operation.

Other aircraft

             (4)  An applicant for a standard certificate of airworthiness for aircraft not covered by subregulation (1), (2) or (3) is entitled to the certificate if:

                     (a)  the aircraft:

                              (i)  has a type design approved under a type certificate or a supplemental type certificate; or

                             (ii)  if there is no type certificate or supplemental type certificate for the aircraft--is of a type or model that has previously been issued a certificate of airworthiness in the category applied for; and

                     (b)  the aircraft complies with any applicable airworthiness directives; and

                     (c)  the aircraft meets the requirements mentioned in subregulation (4A); and

                     (d)  CASA or an authorised person is satisfied that:

                              (i)  the aircraft conforms to the type design (if any); and

                             (ii)  any modifications or repairs to the aircraft have been carried out in accordance with a supplemental type certificate or an approved modification/repair design; and

                            (iii)  the aircraft is in a condition for safe operation.

          (4A)  For paragraph (4)(c), the requirements are that:

                     (a)  the aircraft is not an experimental aircraft for which a different certificate of airworthiness has previously been issued under this regulation; and

                     (b)  if Part 42 applies to the aircraft--an airworthiness review certificate is in force for the aircraft; and

                     (c)  if Part 42 does not apply to the aircraft, and the aircraft is of a particular type and model--a person who holds a certificate of approval that covers maintenance for that type and model of aircraft has certified, in the aircraft maintenance record for the aircraft, that the aircraft meets the requirements mentioned in subregulation 21.184(4).

Inspection

             (5)  CASA or an authorised person may inspect an aircraft mentioned in subregulation (1), (3) or (4) to determine whether:

                     (a)  it conforms to the type design; and

                     (b)  any modifications or repairs to it have been carried out in accordance with a supplemental type certificate or an approved modification/repair design; and

                     (c)  it is in a condition for safe operation.

Source         FARs section 21.183 modified.



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