Recommendation R20010034

Recommendation issued to: Civil Aviation Safety Authority

Recommendation details
Output No: R20010034
Date issued: 16 February 2001
Safety action status:

See Air Safety Information Paper `ATSB Survey of Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineers in Australia'.

Output text

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau recommends that CASA ensures that Aircraft Maintenance Engineers and Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineers are provided with appropriate recurrent training.

Initial response
Date issued: 03 September 2001
Response from: Civil Aviation Safety Authority
Action status: Closed - Accepted
Response text:

CASA has addressed this recommendation through the proposals contained in CASR Part , 945 Subpart F-Personnel.

CASR Part 145 provides the following:

145.245 Maintenance Training Program

(1) An AMO must provide, for its maintenance staff, a training program that: (a) allows the maintenance staff to retain their skills; and (b) trains the maintenance staff in any new skills that are necessary for their duties.

(2) The training program: (a) must be a program that is accepted by CASA; and (b) may be conducted by the AMO, by a recognised foreign training provider or by an MTO.

(3) if the AMO conducts maintenance training, the AMO must (a) prepare a course plan, within the meaning given in Part 147; and (b) obtain CASA's approval for the course plan.

(4) CASA must approve a course plan that meets any requirements for course plans that are set out in Part 147 and that apply to the AMO's training.

(5) An AMO that carries out maintenance training under this regulation must issue a certificate to a person who completes a training program.

Maintenance organisations are additionally required under Civil Aviation Regulation 30, to ensure that Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer's are trained for the activities that they undertake, and holders of an Air Operator's Certificate are also required under CAR 214 to provide proper and periodic instruction to their maintenance personnel.

Furthermore, Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer's are currently required under Civil Aviation Order 100.90 to be familiar with the aircraft engine; systems or installations, and the maintenance requirements appropriate to the task for which certification is to be made.

Last update 01 April 2011