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CIVIL AVIATION SAFETY REGULATIONS 1998 - REG 42.395

Recording maintenance information for aircraft

Offence--approved maintenance organisation

             (1)  If an individual carries out maintenance on an aircraft on behalf of an approved maintenance organisation, the organisation must ensure that the information mentioned in subregulation (3) is recorded in writing before the organisation issues a certificate of release to service for the aircraft in relation to the maintenance.

Penalty:  50 penalty units.

Offence--independent maintainer

             (2)  If an independent maintainer:

                     (a)  carries out maintenance on an aircraft; or

                     (b)  supervises the carrying out of maintenance on an aircraft by another individual;

the independent maintainer must record the information mentioned in subregulation (3) in writing before the independent maintainer issues a certificate of release to service for the aircraft in relation to the maintenance.

Penalty:  50 penalty units.

Information to be recorded

             (3)  The information is the following:

                     (a)  the registration mark for the aircraft;

                     (b)  the date on which the maintenance was completed;

                     (c)  a description of the maintenance;

                     (d)  information identifying the maintenance data for the maintenance;

                     (e)  if the maintenance is a modification or repair involving a change to the approved design for the aircraft--information identifying the design of the modification or repair;

                      (f)  if a part was fitted to the aircraft when the maintenance was carried out--a description of the part, including:

                              (i)  the part number for the part; and

                             (ii)  the serial number for the part (if any); and

                            (iii)  if the part is not a standard part--the information mentioned in subregulation (4).

             (4)  For subparagraph (3)(f)(iii), the information is:

                     (a)  if the fitting of the part was permitted by subparagraph 42.420(5)(a)(i) or (b)(i)--the number of the authorised release certificate mentioned in that subparagraph for the part, or information that enables the identification of that authorised release certificate; and

                     (b)  if the fitting of the part was permitted by subparagraph 42.420(5)(b)(ii)--information that enables the identification of the in-house release document mentioned in that subparagraph for the part; and

                     (c)  if the fitting of the part is permitted under regulation 42.430--information identifying the aircraft from which the part was removed; and

                     (d)  if the fitting of the part is permitted under regulation 42.435--a statement that the part is a product fabricated by an approved maintenance organisation; and

                     (e)  if the fitting of the part is permitted under regulation 42.440--information that enables the identification of the document mentioned in paragraph 42.440(e) that accompanied the part.

Note 1:       The information required under this regulation about maintenance, and the maintenance certification for the maintenance, together constitute the maintenance record for the maintenance--see the definition of maintenance record in regulation 42.015. For maintenance certification, see regulation 42.715.

Note 2:       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).

Note 3:       See Division 42.H.3 in relation to the issue of a certificate of release to service for an aircraft in relation to maintenance carried out on the aircraft.



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