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CIVIL AVIATION SAFETY REGULATIONS 1998 - REG 91.745

Multi-engine aeroplane--simulating engine failure--general

             (1)  The pilot in command of a multi-engine aeroplane for a flight contravenes this subregulation if, during the flight:

                     (a)  an engine failure is simulated; and

                     (b)  the requirement mentioned in subregulation (2) is not met.

             (2)  The requirement is that one of the following must apply to the aeroplane:

                     (a)  the aeroplane must be type certificated to carry not more than 9 passengers, or must have a maximum take-off weight of not more than 8,618 kg;

                     (b)  for an aeroplane that is type certificated to carry more than 9 passengers but not more than 19 passengers:

                              (i)  there must be no flight simulator for the type of aeroplane in Australia; or

                             (ii)  if subparagraph (i) does not apply--the operator must hold an approval from CASA under regulation 91.045 to simulate the failure of the engine;

                     (c)  for an aircraft that is type certificated to carry more than 19 passengers:

                              (i)  there must be no flight simulator for the type of aeroplane in Australia; and

                             (ii)  there must be no flight simulator approved by a recognised national aviation authority in a foreign country for the type of aeroplane; and

                            (iii)  if subparagraphs (i) and (ii) do not apply--the operator must hold an approval from CASA under regulation 91.045 to simulate the failure of the engine;

                     (d)  the aeroplane must be conducting a flight of the following kind in accordance with the requirements in Subpart 91.T for the kind of flight:

                              (i)  a test flight of an aircraft for which a provisional certificate of airworthiness is in force;

                             (ii)  if a special flight permit allows the aeroplane to simulate a failure of the engine--a flight under the special flight permit;

                            (iii)  if an experimental certificate allows the aeroplane to simulate a failure of the engine--a flight under the experimental certificate.

             (3)  An application for an approval mentioned in subparagraph (2)(b)(ii) or (2)(c)(iii) must include a safety risk management plan.

             (4)  A person commits an offence if the person contravenes subregulation (1).

Penalty:  50 penalty units.



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