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CASA EX96/16 Exemptions as made
This instrument allows persons carrying out maintenance on Cessna aircraft, or persons with responsibility for certifying the completion of maintenance, to do so without complying with Cessna Single Engine Service Bulletin SEB03-1 Elevator Rivet Installation.
Administered by: Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities
Exempt from sunsetting by the Legislation (Exemptions and Other Matters) Regulation 2015 s12 item 15
Registered 21 Jun 2016
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled Senate30-Aug-2016
Tabled HR30-Aug-2016
Date of repeal 30 Jun 2018
Repealed by Self Repealing

Instrument number CASA EX96/16

I, GRAEME MILLS CRAWFORD, Acting Director of Aviation Safety, on behalf of CASA, make this instrument under regulation 11.160 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998.

[Signed G.M. Crawford]

Graeme M. Crawford
Acting Director of Aviation Safety

17 June 2016

Exemption – Cessna 100 series aircraft operated in the private category – extension of Supplemental Inspection Document requirements

1          Duration

          This instrument:

(a)   commences on the day of registration; and

(b)   is repealed at the end of 30 June 2018.

2          Definitions

          In this instrument:

principal structural elements (PSE) means the things referred to as PSE in CASA Airworthiness Bulletin entitled Compliance with Cessna Supplemental Inspection Documents (SIDs), AWB 02-048, Issue 4, dated 22 December 2015 or its successor, as they relate to the wing and empennage and associated attachments.

3          Application

          The instrument applies to single-engined Cessna 100 series aircraft operated in the private category (the aircraft).

4          Exemption

          The holder of the certificate of registration for the aircraft is exempt from compliance with regulation 41 of the Civil Aviation Regulations 1988 (CAR 1988) as it relates to SIDs.

5          Conditions

          The exemption is subject to the conditions set out in Schedule 1.

Schedule 1          Conditions

      1     On or before 30 June 2016, or before further flight after that date, the holder of the certificate of registration must:

(a)       establish from the maintenance records (including, but not limited to, maintenance log books and worksheets) or by inspection, what SIDs tasks and structural inspections have been previously performed and what tasks are outstanding. Where the maintenance records are not detailed enough to determine compliance with the SIDs requirements, an inspection to the depth necessary must be carried out by an aircraft maintenance engineer licence holder (the certifying LAME) to determine the structural integrity of the aircraft; and

(b)      ensure that the aircraft’s principal structural elements have been visually inspected in accordance with the SIDs or the applicable maintenance schedule for the aircraft at its most recent periodic/100 hourly inspection. If there is any uncertainty as to whether that inspection was fully performed, the PSE must be inspected before 30 June 2016 or before further flight after that date; and

Note 1   This will ensure a satisfactory level of structural integrity is apparent in the airframe, to the satisfaction of the certifying LAME. It is anticipated that some minor disassembly may be required to achieve this requirement. Similarly, the use of borescopes or other non-destructive inspection techniques may be required.

Note 2   Regulation 42B of CAR 1988 provides the maintenance schedule may include the CASA maintenance schedule.

(c)       develop a written SIDs compliance plan (the compliance plan), on the advice of the certifying LAME, that requires all applicable SIDs requirements to be completed by 30 June 2018.

Note1   The SIDs requirements include, but are not limited to, Corrosion Prevention and Control Program (CPCP) tasks. Any required Non-Destructive Testing (Eddy Current/Magnetic Particle Inspection) as required for full SIDs compliance must also be performed. Completion of any outstanding in-depth disassembly not previously undertaken during the visual inspections required by the SIDs must also be performed unless CASA approval to extend/exclude has been previously granted. See also CASA EX110/15.

Note 2   Modification kits mentioned in SIDs are not required unless defects are found that require rectification or as a terminating action to repetitive inspections.

        2     The compliance plan must:

(a)       include a statement that “The SIDs inspections must be initiated at the next annual/100 hourly inspection after 30 June 2016 and completed by 30 June 2018”; and

(b)      if required, factor-in acceptable time frames for the ordering of necessary components as well as programming NDT specialists; and

(c)       be signed by the holder of the certificate of registration for the aircraft and entered into the aircraft’s Log Book Statement Part 1 or Part 2 (CASA Form 942, 958, or equivalent); and

(d)      be submitted to CASA (at its closest Regional Office) for inclusion on the individual aircraft file.