You will be required to apply for this certificate if you operate an aircraft. All aircraft are required to have a Certificate of Airworthiness, including those imported into Australia, except some ultralight aeroplanes, sport gyroplanes, hang gliders and aircraft operating under a special flight permit.
A certificate is issued to confirm that:
- The aircraft conforms with the applicable type of design maintenance;
- The aircraft conforms with the applicable type of preventative maintenance;
- Alterations have been performed in accordance with the approved modification and repair design; and
- Is in a condition for safe operation.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
To be eligible to receive this certificate you must:
- Be the registration holder or owner of an aircraft;
- Make the aircraft available for inspection;
- Supply information and documents detailing the aircraft's type and any supplemental type certificates as required;
- Modify each front seat restraint installation by fitting a safety harness;
- Install a placard stating the location of the flight manual; and
- Calibrate and install a placard adjacent to the fuel quantity gauges.
Your aircraft must be registered within Australia for it to receive a certificate of airworthiness.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.
As specified on the certificate.
Fees vary depending on individual circumstances. Please consult the Contact Officer for fee information.
Application for Initial Issue or Variation of an Existing Certificate of Airworthiness - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.
Civil Aviation Safety Authority
Civil Aviation Act 1988 (Australian Government)
Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998 (Australian Government)
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