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General requirements for carrying out maintenance


             (1)  If an individual carries out maintenance on an aircraft or on an aeronautical product, the individual must:

                     (a)  carry out the maintenance:

                              (i)  in accordance with current maintenance data for the maintenance; and

                             (ii)  using facilities that are appropriate for carrying out maintenance of the kind that is being carried out; and

                     (b)  if tools, equipment or materials are mentioned in the maintenance data for the maintenance--use those tools, equipment or materials; and

                     (c)  if using measuring or testing equipment--ensure that the accuracy of the equipment:

                              (i)  is appropriate for the maintenance; and

                             (ii)  has been verified, at appropriate intervals, by a means that is traceable to a standard that is nationally or internationally recognised.

Example:    For subparagraph (c)(ii), of a standard that is nationally recognised

                   A standard maintained by the National Measurement Institute--see

Offence--approved maintenance organisation

             (2)  An approved maintenance organisation must ensure that an individual who carries out maintenance on its behalf complies with subregulation (1).

Penalty:  50 penalty units.

Offences--independent maintainer

             (3)  An independent maintainer must comply with subregulation (1) when carrying out maintenance on an aircraft.

Penalty:  50 penalty units.

             (4)  If an independent maintainer is supervising the carrying out of maintenance on an aircraft by another individual, the independent maintainer must ensure that the individual complies with subregulation (1).

Penalty:  50 penalty units.

Note:          A person mentioned in item 1 of table 42.300 is the only independent maintainer who is permitted to supervise the carrying out of maintenance by another individual--see subregulation 42.300(2).

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