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CIVIL AVIATION SAFETY REGULATIONS 1998 - REG 45.055

Display of aircraft markings

Aircraft must comply with Part 45 Manual of Standards if operated

             (1)  The registration holder and the registered operator of an aircraft each contravene this subregulation if:

                     (a)  the aircraft is operated; and

                     (b)  a requirement (the prescribed requirement ) prescribed by the Part 45 Manual of Standards under regulation 45.050 applies to the aircraft; and

                     (c)  the prescribed requirement is not met.

Exception--operating with dealer's mark

             (2)  Subregulation (1) does not apply if the aircraft is operating with a dealer's mark in accordance with Subpart 47.H.

Exception--approvals

             (3)  Subregulation (1) does not apply if:

                     (a)  the registration holder of the aircraft holds an approval under regulation 45.065 to display markings other than in accordance with the prescribed requirement; and

                     (b)  the requirements specified in the approval are complied with.

             (4)  Subregulation (1) does not apply if:

                     (a)  the registration holder of the aircraft holds an approval under regulation 45.070:

                              (i)  to display markings other than in accordance with the prescribed requirement; or

                             (ii)  to display no markings;

                            for the purposes of an exhibition; and

                     (b)  the aircraft is operated for the exhibition during the period of the approval; and

                     (c)  the requirements specified in the approval are complied with.

Exception--certain Commonwealth and State functions

             (5)  Subregulation (1) does not apply if the aircraft is operated:

                     (a)  in relation to the performance of a function of an authority of the Commonwealth, or an authority or agency of a State; and

                     (b)  in circumstances in which knowledge of the operation may:

                              (i)  reduce the effectiveness of the performance of the function; or

                             (ii)  expose a person to the danger of physical harm or death arising from the actions of another person.

Offence

             (6)  A person commits an offence of strict liability if the person contravenes subregulation (1).

Penalty:  50 penalty units.

Note:          A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matters in subregulation (2) to (5): see subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code .



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