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CIVIL AVIATION SAFETY REGULATIONS 1998 - REG 42.900

Airworthiness review procedure

             (1)  This regulation sets out the procedure for carrying out an airworthiness review for an aircraft.

             (2)  An airworthiness review employee of the continuing airworthiness management organisation for the aircraft must examine the continuing airworthiness records for the aircraft to determine whether the following requirements are met:

                     (a)  the details of the utilisation of the airframe, engine and propeller of the aircraft have been recorded in accordance with regulation 42.190;

                     (b)  maintenance required by the maintenance program for the aircraft has been carried out in accordance with the maintenance program;

                     (c)  critical control system maintenance recorded in the records has been dealt with in accordance with Division 42.D.5;

                     (d)  defects in the aircraft have been rectified in accordance with regulation 42.115;

                     (e)  if the rectification of defects in the aircraft have been deferred--the deferral was in accordance with Subdivision 42.D.6.1;

                      (f)  the requirements mentioned in paragraph 39.002(1)(b), (c) or (d) have been complied with for each airworthiness directive:

                              (i)  that applies to the aircraft or an aeronautical product fitted to the aircraft; and

                             (ii)  from the operation of which the aircraft or aeronautical product is not excluded under subregulation 39.002(2) or paragraph 39.004(2)(b) or (3)(b);

                     (g)  if a modification has been made to the aircraft--there is a Part 21 approval for the design of the modification;

                     (h)  for each aeronautical product that is fitted to the aircraft and has a life limit, the records:

                              (i)  correctly identify the aeronautical product; and

                             (ii)  show that the aeronautical product has not exceeded its life limit at the time the airworthiness review is carried out;

                      (j)  the following information for the aircraft is recorded in the records and is up to date:

                              (i)  the empty weight of the aircraft;

                             (ii)  the position of the centre of gravity on the aircraft when the aircraft is in its empty weight configuration;

                     (k)  the aircraft complies with its approved design.

Note:          For paragraph (j), the empty weight of the aircraft, and the position of the centre of gravity on the aircraft when the aircraft is in its empty weight configuration, must be determined in accordance with the method set out in Civil Aviation Order 100.7--see regulation 42.185.

             (3)  The airworthiness review employee must carry out a survey of the aircraft to determine whether the following requirements are met:

                     (a)  markings that are required, by or under these Regulations or by the aircraft's type certification basis, to be on the aircraft:

                              (i)  are correct; and

                             (ii)  are in the correct position on the aircraft;

                     (b)  placards that are required, by or under these Regulations or by the aircraft's type certification basis, to be fitted to the aircraft are correctly fitted;

                     (c)  the configuration of the aircraft complies with the aircraft's approved design;

                     (d)  any defect in the aircraft that is apparent to the employee is recorded in the continuing airworthiness records system for the aircraft;

                     (e)  the aircraft's flight manual is up to date and reflects the aircraft's configuration;

                      (f)  the condition of the aircraft is consistent with the continuing airworthiness records for the aircraft.

Note 1:       For paragraph (a), see Parts 45 and 90 and the Part 90 Manual of Standards.

Note 2:       For paragraph (b), see Part 90 and the Part 90 Manual of Standards.

Note 3:       For paragraph (e), for the definition of flight manual , see Part 1 of the Dictionary.



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