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Approval of variations

             (1)  The operator of an aircraft may apply, in writing, for an approval of a variation of an MEL for the aircraft.

             (2)  The application may be made to:

                     (a)  CASA; or

                     (b)  a continuing airworthiness management organisation that is permitted, in accordance with Part 42, to approve a variation of the MEL; or

                     (c)  if the aircraft is not operated for either Part 121 operations or operations to which Part 133 or 135 applies--an authorised person.

             (3)  The application must include the proposed variation of the MEL.

             (4)  If an application for the approval of a variation of an MEL is made under subregulation (1), CASA, the continuing airworthiness management organisation or the authorised person (as the case may be) may approve the variation if satisfied that the MEL as proposed to be varied:

                     (a)  complies with the requirements mentioned in regulation 91.930; and

                     (b)  will enable the operator to operate the aircraft safely.

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