Proposed exemption – Part 145 temporary line maintenance facility approval (CD 2215MS)

Closed 10 Nov 2022

Opened 3 Nov 2022

Overview

We are seeking your feedback on our proposal to exempt Part 145 Approved Maintenance Organisations (AMOs) from the requirement to have certain new maintenance facilities approved by CASA.

We are proposing CASA approval will not be required for facilities that will be used on a temporary basis to carry out line maintenance activities.

This will bring forward corresponding outcomes from proposed future Part 145 policies. It will also reduce unnecessary administrative burden for industry and bring the Australian requirements into line with contemporary global practices.

Assessment of maintenance facilities and record keeping are important safety assurance measures associated with maintenance organisation approvals.

A condition of the proposed instrument will be the AMO has appropriate procedures for assessment of new facilities, and they have the appropriate record keeping procedures. These procedures would be included in the AMO’s exposition, enabling an individual approach to be tailored to each AMO's circumstances, and would be approved by CASA accordingly.

The exemption will be in place in November 2022.

Opportunity to comment

If you would like to provide comment on the advanced copy of the proposed instrument CASA EX67/22 – Authorised Maintenance at Unapproved Locations (Part 145 Organisations) Exemption 2022, you can do so through the online response form.

Your feedback will help us ensure that the proposed instrument clearly articulates the policy intent, provides a more practical and proportionate approach that gives appropriate flexibility for Part 145 AMOs, and there are no unintended consequences. 

Documents for review

All documents related to this consultation are attached in the ‘related’ section at the bottom of the page. These are:

  • Summary of proposed change on CD 2215MS
  • Consultation draft - CASA EX67/22 – Authorised Maintenance at Unapproved Locations (Part 145 Organisations) Exemption 2022

What happens next

At the end of the response period, we will:

  • review comments received
  • make all responses publicly available on the consultation hub (unless you request your submission remain confidential) 
  • publish a Summary of Consultation which summarises the feedback received and outlines any intended changes and next steps.

All comments received on the proposed instrument will be considered. We will incorporate any improvements into the final exemption.

Audiences

  • CASA Staff
  • Airworthiness organisations
  • Aircraft owner/operator
  • Part 145 of CASR approved maintenance organisations (AMO)
  • Regulation 30 of CAR maintenance organisations (CAR 30)

Interests

  • Airworthiness/maintenance (CAR 30 and CASR Part 145 maintenance orgs)