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CIVIL AVIATION SAFETY REGULATIONS 1998 - REG 42.740

Independent maintainers

             (1)  If an independent maintainer carries out maintenance on an aircraft, the independent maintainer may issue a certificate of release to service for the aircraft in relation to the maintenance.

             (2)  If an individual mentioned in item 2 of table 42.300 carries out maintenance on an aircraft, the independent maintainer who supervised the carrying out of the maintenance may issue a certificate of release to service for the aircraft in relation to the maintenance.

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).

             (3)  An independent maintainer commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the independent maintainer issues a certificate of release to service for an aircraft in relation to maintenance carried out on the aircraft; and

                     (b)  the issuing of the certificate by the independent maintainer is not permitted by subregulation (1) or (2).

Penalty:  50 penalty units.

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



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