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CASA ADCX 009/21 Airworthiness Directives as made
This instrument repeals AD/ECUREUIL/114 - Tail Rotor Drive Shaft as it is no longer required.
Administered by: Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
Exempt from sunsetting by the Legislation (Exemptions and Other Matters) Regulation 2015 s12 item 15
Registered 13 Oct 2021
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR18-Oct-2021
Tabled Senate18-Oct-2021
To be repealed 30 Mar 2022
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 3 of Chapter 3 of the Legislation Act 2003

Explanatory Statement

Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998

CASA ADCX 009/21 - Repeal of Airworthiness Directive
CASA AD/ECUREUIL/114 - Tail Rotor Drive Shaft

Legislation

Under section 98 of the Civil Aviation Act 1988 (the Act), the Governor-General may make regulations for the purpose of carrying out and giving effect to the provisions of the Convention on International Civil Aviation relating to safety, amongst other things. Under regulation 39.001 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998 (CASR), the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) may issue an airworthiness directive (AD) for a kind of aircraft or aeronautical product. Under subsections 98 (5B) and (5BA) of the Act, an AD is a legislative instrument unless it is expressed to apply in relation to a particular person, a particular aircraft or a particular aeronautical product.

Under subsection 33 (3) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901, where an Act confers a power to make, grant or issue any instrument of a legislative or administrative character (including rules, regulations or by-laws), the power shall be construed as including a power exercisable in the like manner and subject to the like conditions (if any) to repeal, rescind, revoke, amend, or vary any such instrument.

Under Annex 8 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation, the State of Design has overall responsibility for continuing airworthiness of an aircraft type and must provide any information necessary to ensure the continuing airworthiness of a type to appropriate States of Registry. ADs (and their equivalents) are the most common form of continuing airworthiness information and are issued by most International Civil Aviation Organization Contracting States.

The State of Registry of an individual aircraft is responsible for its continuing airworthiness. Under Annex 8, the State of Registry must develop or adopt requirements to ensure the continuing airworthiness of aircraft. Regulation 39.001A of CASR, defines “airworthiness directive” to include foreign State of Design ADs issued on or after 1 October 2009. Accordingly, when a foreign State of Design issues an AD for a type of aircraft on the Australian Register, that AD applies to Australian aircraft. However, CASA may grant an exclusion from the AD or approve an acceptable means of compliance other than that set out in the AD.

Repeal

This instrument repeals AD/ECUREUIL/114 - Tail Rotor Drive Shaft (AD/ECUREUIL/114), which applies to Airbus Helicopters AS 350 and EC 130 series helicopters, because the requirements of AD/ECUREUIL/114 are superseded by European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD 2021-0194R1 issued on 8 October 2021 with an effective date of 15 October 2021.

Consultation

No public or other consultation has taken place on the repeal of AD/ECUREUIL/114 because the requirements of AD/ECUREUIL/114 have been superseded by EASA AD 2021-0194R1 which must be complied with from its effective date because it is a foreign State of Design AD. For this reason, it is CASA’s view that it is not necessary or appropriate to undertake any consultation under section 17 of the Legislation Act 2003.

 

Regulation Impact Statement

A Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) is not required because ADs are covered by a standing agreement between CASA and the Office of Best Practice Regulation under which a RIS is not required for ADs (OBPR id. 14507).

Statement of Compatibility with Human Rights

A Statement of Compatibility with Human Rights is at Attachment 1.

Making and commencement

The instrument has been made by a delegate of CASA relying on the power of delegation under subregulation 11.260 (1) of CASR and subsection 94 (1) of the Act.

The instrument commences on 15 October 2021.

[Instrument number CASA ADCX 009/21]


 

 

Attachment 1

Statement of Compatibility with Human Rights

Prepared in accordance with Part 3 of the
Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Act 2011

CASA ADCX 009/21 - Repeal of Airworthiness Directive AD/ECUREUIL/114 - Tail Rotor Drive Shaft

This legislative instrument is compatible with the human rights and freedoms
recognised or declared in the international instruments listed in section 3 of the
Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Act 2011.

Overview of the legislative instrument

The purpose of this legislative instrument is to repeal an airworthiness directive (AD) that is no longer required.

This AD relates to inspection and rectification or maintenance of specified aircraft or aeronautical products.

Human rights implications

This legislative instrument does not engage any of the applicable rights or freedoms.

Conclusion

This legislative instrument is compatible with human rights as it does not raise any human rights issues.

Civil Aviation Safety Authority