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The Air Navigation Order 2016

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Aircraft continuing airworthiness record system for non-EASA aircraft

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226.—(1) In addition to any other log books required to be kept by or under this Order, aircraft continuing airworthiness records must be kept for non-EASA aircraft registered in the United Kingdom, comprising of—

(a)an aircraft log book;

(b)a separate engine log book or engine module log cards for each engine fitted in the aircraft; and

(c)a separate propeller log book for each variable pitch propeller fitted to the aircraft; and

(d)log cards for any service life limited component, as appropriate.

(2) The continuing airworthiness records must include the information specified in Schedule 7.

(3) Each entry in the continuing airworthiness records—

(a)must be made—

(i)in the case of a certificate of release to service, as soon as practicable, but in no case more than 30 days after the date on which the maintenance was completed;

(ii)in all other cases, as soon as practicable after the occurrence to which it relates, but in no event more than 7 days after the expiration of the national airworthiness review certificate in force for the aircraft at the time of the occurrence;

(b)must be made on each occasion that any overhaul, repair, replacement, modification, maintenance or inspection is undertaken on the engine or propeller;

(c)must be clear and accurate; and

(d)where it is necessary to correct an earlier entry in the aircraft continuing airworthiness records, must be made in a manner that clearly shows the original entry.

(4) Any document which is incorporated by reference in the continuing airworthiness records is deemed, for the purposes of this Order, to be part of the continuing airworthiness records.

(5) It is the duty of the operator of every aircraft for which continuing airworthiness records are required to be kept to—

(a)keep them or cause them to be kept in accordance with this article; and

(b)present them to the CAA upon request.

(6) Subject to article 238, continuing airworthiness records must be preserved by the operator of the aircraft in accordance with paragraph 4 of Schedule 7.

(7) The operator must ensure that—

(a)when an aircraft is permanently transferred from one operator to another, the continuing airworthiness records and, if applicable, operator’s technical log are also transferred;

(b)when the continuing airworthiness management tasks are contracted to a continuing airworthiness management organisation, the continuing airworthiness records are transferred to the organisation.

(8) Where a transfer of the continuing airworthiness records and, if applicable, operator’s technical log happens in accordance with paragraph (7), the time periods for retention of records or log in paragraph 4 of Schedule 7 apply to the new operator or continuing airworthiness management organisation.

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