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Note: For strict liability , see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code . 52 Defects discovered in aircraft components (1) This regulation applies if: (a) a person engaged in the maintenance of an aircraft component becomes aware of a defect in the component; or (b) a person engaged in the maintenance of an aircraft becomes aware of a defect in an aircraft component that the person proposed to install in the aircraft in the course of that maintenance; or (c) a person who holds a certificate of approval that covers the maintenance of aircraft components becomes aware of a defect in an aircraft component that he or she owns; or (d) a person who holds an Air Operator’s Certificate becomes aware of a defect in an aircraft component that he or she owns and intends to install in an aircraft used in operations under that Air Operator’s Certificate. (2) If the person owns the aircraft component: (a) the person must have an investigation made of the defect; and (b) if the defect is such that, if the component were installed in an aircraft, the safety of the aircraft might be affected or the aircraft might become a danger to person or property the person must have a report made to CASA in relation to the defect and any matters revealed by the investigation. Penalty: 25 penalty units. (3) If the person does not own the aircraft component the person must: Authorised Version F2017C00094 registered 01/02/2017
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Defect reporting Part 4B Regulation 52A Civil Aviation Regulations 1988 111 Compilation No. 87 Compilation date: 27/1/17 Registered: 31/1/17 (a) have a report made to the owner of the component in relation to the defect; and (b) if the person thinks that the defect is such that, if the component were installed in an aircraft, the safety of the aircraft might become affected or the aircraft might become a danger to person or property have a report made to CASA in relation to the defect. Penalty: 25 penalty units. (4) After the owner of an aircraft component receives the report mentioned in paragraph (3)(a): (a) the owner must have an investigation made of the defect; and (b) if the defect is such that, if the component were installed in an aircraft, the safety of the aircraft might be affected or the aircraft might become a danger to person or property the owner must have a report made to CASA in relation to the defect and any matters revealed by the investigation. Penalty: 25 penalty units. (5) An offence against subregulation (4) is an offence of strict liability. Note: For strict liability , see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code . 52A How must reports to Authority be made? (1) A report of a defect to CASA under regulation 51, 51A or 52: (a) must be made in accordance with this regulation; and (b) is not taken to be made unless in accordance with this regulation. (2) A report must: (a) describe the defect; and (b) set out the date on which the defect was discovered; and (c) set out the circumstances in which the defect was discovered; and (d) set out any action that has been taken or that is proposed to be taken: (i) to rectify the defect; or Authorised Version F2017C00094 registered 01/02/2017
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