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CASA 82/09 - Directions - Qantas Airways Limited

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CASA 82/09 Directions/Civil Aviation as made
These Directions ensure that all the operator’s maintenance and engineering personnel, who are authorised to certify for the completion of maintenance or to approve a design of a modification or repair, are properly qualified and authorised.
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 06 Feb 2009
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR09-Feb-2009
Tabled Senate10-Feb-2009

Instrument number CASA 82/09

I, William Bruce Byron, Director of Aviation Safety, on behalf of CASA, make this instrument under regulation 11.245 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998 (CASR 1998).

[Signed Bruce Byron]

Bruce Byron
Director of Aviation Safety and
   Chief Executive Officer

5 February 2009

Directions — Qantas Airways Limited

1          Commencement

            This instrument commences on 6 February 2009.

2          Application

             This instrument applies to Qantas Airways Limited, Aviation Reference Number (ARN) 216147 (the operator).

3          Directions

   (1)     The operator is given the directions mentioned in Schedule 1.

   (2)     Each direction in Schedule 1 is a separate direction.

Schedule 1          Directions

            Direction 1

      1     The operator must undertake an audit to identify and verify the currency and validity of the maintenance- and engineering-related qualifications, authorisations, ratings, endorsements, approvals and permissions held by all of the operator’s personnel who:

(a)   hold an aircraft maintenance engineer licence issued under regulation 31 of the Civil Aviation Regulations 1988 (CAR 1988); or

(b)   hold an airworthiness authority issued under regulation 33B of CAR 1988; or

(c)   authorised to approve the design of a modification or repair of an aircraft or aircraft component under regulation 35 of CAR 1988;

            in the performance of their duties as the operator’s employees, may certify for the completion of maintenance in relation to aircraft operated by the operator, and aircraft components and materials fitted to, or used in or on, those aircraft, approve the design of a modification or repair of an aircraft or aircraft component at any location within or outside Australian territory.

      2     On or before 27 February, the operator is directed to provide CASA with the full name and ARN of any person whose qualifications were assessed for the purposes of the audit mentioned in clause 1 and who was found to have exercised the privileges of a maintenance engineer licence (including a rating or endorsement in respect of such a licence), an airworthiness authority or an authorisation to approve the design of a modification or repair without holding the necessary licence (rating or endorsement), authority or authorisation including the date(s) and the location(s) where this occurred.

            Direction 2

             The operator is directed immediately to:

(a)   identify all maintenance certified by Glen Andrew Le Marseny Townsend, ARN 513513, on any of the operator’s aircraft, aircraft component or aircraft material over the 24-month period preceding the date of this direction; and

(b)   provide to CASA in writing by, or before, 27 February 2009, the following information:

             (i)  the date(s) on which, and location(s) where, Glen Andrew Le Marseny Townsend certified for the completion of maintenance; and

            (ii)  an assessment of the risk to air safety the operator believes each such instance posed at the time, and thereafter.

            Direction 3

      1     The operator is directed to undertake immediately an assessment of the risk to air safety presented by the operation of the systems, processes and procedures the operator relies on to monitor and manage, on an ongoing basis, the validity and currency of the licences, authorities and authorisations held by the operator’s maintenance and engineering personnel.

      2     The operator must submit to CASA on, or before, 27 February 2009, a report, in writing, describing and discussing the results of that risk assessment.