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R91/2004 Orders/Civil Aviation as made
Replacement of section 100.95 of the Civil Aviation Orders
Administered by: Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts
Exempt from sunsetting by the Legislation (Exemptions and Other Matters) Regulation 2015 s12 item 15
Registered 03 Mar 2005
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR10-Feb-2005
Tabled Senate10-Feb-2005
Gazetted 23 Dec 2004

 

 

 

 

Civil Aviation Amendment Order

(No. R91) 2004

 

 

I, WILLIAM BRUCE BYRON, Director of Aviation Safety, on behalf of CASA, issue the following Civil Aviation Order under regulation 31 of the Civil Aviation Regulations 1988.

 

 

 

[Signed Bruce Byron]

 

 

Bruce Byron

Director of Aviation Safety and

   Chief Executive Officer

 

12 December 2004

 

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1         Name of Order

                     This Order is the Civil Aviation Amendment Order (No. R91) 2004.

2         Commencement

                     This Order commences on gazettal.

3         Replacement of section 100.95 of the Civil Aviation Orders

                     Section 100.95 of the Civil Aviation Orders is omitted and a new section substituted as set out in Schedule 1.

 

Schedule 1        Substitution of section 100.95 of the Civil Aviation Orders

 

 

SECTION 100.95

 

ADMINISTRATION AND PROCEDURE — AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE ENGINEER LICENCES — CATEGORY INSTRUMENTS

1           APPLICATION

1.1        Except where otherwise approved or directed by CASA, this section of the CAOs applies to the requirements for the grant of an aircraft maintenance engineer licence in category instruments and for the grant of additional ratings to a licence in this category.

1.2        This section of the CAOs is to be read in conjunction with the current issue of CAO section 100.90 and AAC 9-95.

2           DEFINITIONS

             Terms and abbreviations used in this section are detailed in CAO section 100.90, but in addition:

single axis autopilot means a system which controls an aircraft about a single axis (usually roll) and may be radio coupled.

multi axis autopilot means a system which controls an aircraft about the:

              (a)  roll and pitch axis; or

              (b)  roll, pitch and yaw axis;

and, in addition, either (a) or (b) may have automatic pitch trim, radio coupling or be associated with a Flight Director System.

digital system means a system where the components of the system employ digital techniques and are interconnected via a data bus.

data bus means the hardware required to carry digital information between digital information processing components within the system.

3           RATINGS

             Category instruments is classified into the following ratings:

Group 1           All general instruments systems not classified in Groups 3 to 20 inclusive.

Group 3           Autopilots/Flight Directors — single axis other than Group 20.

Group 5           Autopilots/Flight Directors — multiple axis other than Group 20.

Group 7           Autopilots/Flight Directors — helicopters other than Group 20.

Group 8           Remote indicating compass systems other than Group 20.

Group 9           Inertial navigation and reference systems other than Group 20.

Group 10        Pressurisation systems other than Group 20.

Group 20        Instrument systems in aeroplanes powered by turbojet/turbofan engines, or pressurised and of MTOW greater than 8 000 kg as listed in AAC 9-95; or

                         Instrument systems in helicopters which require a stabilisation system as a condition of safe flight or as specified by CASA and listed in AAC 9-95; or

                         Aircraft listed in AAC 9-95 deemed by CASA to be of an unusual design requiring specialised maintenance techniques.

4           LICENCE RATINGS AND FORM OF ENDORSEMENT

4.1        Ratings specifying the groups of instruments and instrument systems and/or the specific aircraft type or series for which the privileges of the licence may be exercised must be endorsed on the licence.

4.2        Applicants who comply with the experience and examination requirements of subsections 5 and 6 of this section may be granted the appropriate rating, subject to the conditions specified at paragraphs 4.3 and 4.4.

4.3        Applicants for a Group 3, 5, 7, 8, 9 and 10 rating must hold a Group 1 rating.

4.4        A separate rating in Group 20 is required for each aircraft listed in AAC 9-95.

4.5        Endorsement of ratings must take the following form:

Aircraft General Instruments                                          Group 1

Autopilots/Flight Directors – Single Axis                    Group 3

Autopilots/Flight Directors – Multi Axis                      Group 5

Autopilots/Flight Directors – Helicopters                    Group 7

Remote Indicating Compass Systems                            Group 8

Inertial Navigation and Reference Systems                   Group 9

Pressurisation Systems                                                   Group 10

* . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                                             Group 20

* (The appropriate aircraft type or series description as listed in AAC 9-95 is inserted in the space.)

5           EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS FOR EXAMINATIONS, GRANT OF A LICENCE OR ENDORSEMENT OF A RATING

5.1        There are no work experience requirements to be met prior to sitting any examination.

5.2        Successful completion of a relevant training course acceptable to CASA will be required for all aircraft classified in Group 20, with the exceptions specified by CASA and listed in AAC 9-95.

5.3        The minimum experience required for the grant of a licence is 4 years’ aircraft maintenance or aircraft component maintenance including:

              (a)  aircraft maintenance experience, consisting of:

                           (i)  2 years’ aircraft maintenance experience in category instruments; or

                         (ii)  if a person holds an aircraft maintenance licence that is endorsed with category radio systems or category electrical systems — 1 year’s maintenance experience in category instruments; and

              (b)  practical experience in the group or type for which a rating is sought, to the scope and depth indicated in the relevant Schedule of Experience issued by CASA, or other approved documents.

5.4        For aircraft classified as Group 20 aircraft, practical experience must be specified in a Schedule of Experience compiled by the operator and found acceptable by CASA.

5.5        For the endorsement of additional radio ratings, the minimum experience required is that specified in the relevant Schedule of Experience.

6           EXAMINATION REQUIREMENTS

For the grant of a licence or endorsement of additional ratings, applicants must pass the relevant examinations as specified by CASA and listed in AAC 9-95.

7           LICENCE RATINGS AND EXAMINATION EQUIVALENCY

7.1        From the effective date of this CAO, ratings granted in accordance with section 100.95 will be deemed to be equivalent to the corresponding ratings listed in AAC 9-95.

7.2        From the effective date of this CAO, examination credits granted in accordance with section 100.95 will be deemed to be equivalent to the examinations listed in AAC 9-95.