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CIVIL AVIATION SAFETY REGULATIONS 1998 - REG 90.260

Cargo compartment liners--materials

             (1)  This regulation applies to a transport category aeroplane that:

                     (a)  is an aeroplane to which this Subpart applies; and

                     (b)  was originally certificated on or after 1 January 1958.

             (2)  The registered operator of the aeroplane 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 subregulation (3) is not met while the aeroplane is operating.

Penalty:  50 penalty units.

             (3)  If the aeroplane has a Class C cargo or baggage compartment, or a Class D cargo or baggage compartment, larger than 5.66 m³, the ceiling and wall liner panels of the compartment must be:

                     (a)  constructed of glass fibre reinforced resin; or

                     (b)  constructed of 1 or more materials that meet:

                              (i)  the flame penetration test requirements of FARs Part 25, Appendix F, Part III, as in force on 16 June 1986; or

                             (ii)  another approved test; or

                     (c)  an aluminium liner installation approved before 20 March 1989.

Source         FARs section 121.314 modified.

             (4)  An offence against subregulation (2) is an offence of strict liability.



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