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CIVIL AVIATION SAFETY REGULATIONS 1998 - REG 90.145

Thermal/acoustic insulation materials

             (1)  This regulation applies to a large transport category aeroplane.

             (2)  However, this regulation does not apply to an aeroplane of a particular type if a certificate of airworthiness was issued in respect of at least 1 aeroplane of that type before 1 January 1958.

             (3)  The registered operator of an aeroplane to which this regulation applies commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the registered operator:

                              (i)  operates the aeroplane; or

                             (ii)  permits a person to operate the aeroplane; and

                     (b)  a requirement in this regulation is not met while the aeroplane is operating.

Penalty:  50 penalty units.

             (4)  If:

                     (a)  the aeroplane was manufactured before 2 September 2005; and

                     (b)  thermal/acoustic insulation materials have been installed in the fuselage as replacements on or after 2 September 2005; and

                     (c)  the materials are:

                              (i)  of a blanket construction; or

                             (ii)  installed around air ducting;

the materials must meet the flame propagation standards of FARs paragraph 25.856(a), as in force on 2 September 2003.

             (5)  If the aeroplane was manufactured on or after 2 September 2005, any thermal/acoustic insulation materials installed in the fuselage must meet the flame propagation standards of FARs paragraph 25.856(a), as in force on 2 September 2003.

Source         FARs section 121.312 modified.

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



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