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Contents  

Part I PRELIMINARY

Part II REGISTRATION AND MARKING OF AIRCRAFT

Part III AIRWORTHINESS AND EQUIPMENT OF AIRCRAFT

Part IV AIRCRAFT CREW AND LICENSING

Part V OPERATION OF AIRCRAFT

Part VI AIRCRAFT NOISE

Part VII FATIGUE OF CREW

Part VIIA EXHIBITIONS OF FLYING

Part VIII DOCUMENTS AND RECORDS

Part IX CONTROL OF AIR TRAFFIC

Part X AERODROMES, AERONAUTICAL LIGHTS AND DANGEROUS LIGHTS

Part XI GENERAL

FIRST SCHEDULE

SECOND SCHEDULE A, B and C Conditions

THIRD SCHEDULE Categories of Aircraft

FOURTH SCHEDULE Maintenance Engineers: Privileges of Licences

FIFTH SCHEDULE Aircraft Equipment

SIXTH SCHEDULE Radio Equipment to be Carried in Aircraft

SEVENTH SCHEDULE Aircraft, Engine and Propeller Log Books

EIGHTH SCHEDULE Flight Crew of Aircraft: Licences and Ratings

NINTH SCHEDULE Public Transport — Operational Requirements

TENTH  SCHEDULE Documents to be Carried by Aircraft Registered in Singapore

ELEVENTH  SCHEDULE Rules of the Air and Air Traffic Control

TWELFTH  SCHEDULE Fees

THIRTEENTH  SCHEDULE Penalties

FOURTEENTH  SCHEDULE Medical Requirements

FIFTEENTH  SCHEDULE

SIXTEENTH  SCHEDULE Minimum Navigation Performance Specifications — Specified Airspace and Navigation Performance Capability

Legislative History

 
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PART III
AIRWORTHINESS AND EQUIPMENT OF AIRCRAFT
Certificate of Airworthiness to be in force
6.
—(1)  An aircraft shall not fly unless there is in force in respect thereof a Certificate of Airworthiness duly issued or rendered valid under the law of the country in which the aircraft is registered , and any conditions subject to which the certificate was issued or rendered valid are complied with:
Provided that the foregoing prohibition shall not apply to —
(i)
any flight —
(a)
beginning and ending in Singapore without passing over any other country, of a Singapore aircraft flying in accordance with the “A Conditions” or the “B Conditions” set out in the Second Schedule; or
(b)
of an aircraft flying in Singapore in accordance with the conditions of a permit to fly issued by the chief executive officer in respect of that aircraft;
[S 278/2010 wef 15/05/2010]
(ii)
any kite or captive balloon.
[S 8/94 wef 15/01/1994]
(2)  In the case of Singapore aircraft the Certificate of Airworthiness referred to in sub-paragraph (1) shall be a certificate issued or rendered valid in accordance with paragraph 7.
Issue and renewal of Certificates of Airworthiness
7.
—(1)  The chief executive officer may issue in respect of any aircraft a Certificate of Airworthiness if he is satisfied that the aircraft is fit to fly having regard to —
(a)
the design, construction, workmanship and materials of the aircraft (including in particular any engines fitted therein), and of any equipment carried in the aircraft which he considers necessary for the airworthiness of the aircraft; and
(b)
the results of flying trials, and such other tests of the aircraft as he may require:
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Provided that, if the chief executive officer has issued a Certificate of Airworthiness in respect of an aircraft which, in his opinion, is a prototype aircraft or a modification of a prototype aircraft, he may dispense with flying trials in the case of any other aircraft if he is satisfied that it conforms to such prototype or modification.
(2)  Every Certificate of Airworthiness shall specify such categories as are, in the opinion of the chief executive officer , appropriate to the aircraft in accordance with the Third Schedule and the certificate shall be issued subject to the condition that the aircraft shall be flown only for the purpose indicated in the said Schedule in relation to those categories.
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(3)  [Deletedby S 61/93 wef 19/03/1993]
(4)  Where an aircraft is classified in its Certificate of Airworthiness as being under the Special Category, the purpose for which the aircraft is used shall also be specified in its Certificate of Airworthiness.
[S 61/93 wef 19/03/1993]
(5)  The chief executive officer may issue the Certificate of Airworthiness subject to such other conditions relating to the airworthiness of the aircraft as he thinks fit.
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(6)  The Certificate of Airworthiness may designate the performance group to which the aircraft belongs for the purposes of the requirements referred to in paragraph 29(1).
(7)  The chief executive officer may, subject to such conditions as he thinks fit, issue a certificate of validation rendering valid for the purposes of this Order a Certificate of Airworthiness issued in respect of any aircraft under the law of any country other than Singapore.
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(8)  Subject to this paragraph and paragraph 60, a Certificate of Airworthiness or validation issued under this paragraph shall remain in force for such period as may be specified therein, and may be renewed from time to time by the chief executive officer for such further period as he thinks fit.
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(9)  A Certificate of Airworthiness or a certificate of validation issued in respect of an aircraft shall cease to be in force —
(a)
if the aircraft, or such of its equipment as is necessary for the airworthiness of the aircraft is overhauled, repaired or modified, or if any part of the aircraft or of such equipment is removed or is replaced, otherwise than in a manner and with material of a type approved by the chief executive officer either generally or in relation to a class of aircraft or to the particular aircraft;
[S 278/2010 wef 15/05/2010]
(b)
from the time an inspection is required by the chief executive officer to be made for the purpose of ascertaining whether the aircraft remains airworthy until the completion of that inspection of the aircraft or of any such equipment; or
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(c)
from the time a modification is required by the chief executive officer for the purpose of ensuring that the aircraft remains airworthy until the completion to the satisfaction of the chief executive officer of that modification of the aircraft or of any such equipment .
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(10)  The chief executive officer shall not be required by reason of this Order to accept an application for the issue of a Certificate of Airworthiness or a certificate of validation or for the variation or renewal of any such certificate when the application is not supported by reports from such approved persons as the chief executive officer may specify (either generally or in a particular case or class of cases).
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[S 61/93 wef 19/03/1993]
(11)  The chief executive officer shall cause to be prepared and preserved in relation to each Singapore aircraft a record enabling the aircraft (including in particular its engines) and such of its equipment as he may have considered necessary for the airworthiness of the aircraft in issuing, varying or rendering valid a Certificate of Airworthiness, to be identified with the drawings and other documents on the basis of which the certificate was issued, varied or rendered valid as the case may be. All equipment so identified shall for the purpose of this Order be deemed to be equipment necessary for the airworthiness of the aircraft. The chief executive officer shall cause such record to be produced for examination upon request being made therefor at any reasonable time by any person having, in the opinion of the chief executive officer, reasonable grounds for requiring to examine it.
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Certificate of approval for the manufacture, design or distribution of aircraft components or aircraft materials
8.
—(1)  A person engaged, or intending to engage, in any stage of design, manufacture or distribution of aircraft components or aircraft materials, may apply to the chief executive officer for a certificate of approval in respect of those activities.
(2)  Where an applicant under this paragraph —
(a)
furnishes to the chief executive officer such evidence as the chief executive officer may require —
(i)
of the qualifications and competence of the applicant or of the qualifications and competence of the employees of the applicant;
(ii)
of the facilities at the disposal of the applicant; and
(iii)
of the work procedures proposed by the applicant,
to carry out the activities to which the application relates; and
(b)
satisfies the chief executive officer that, having regard to the evidence so furnished, the applicant is, or will be, able to carry on the activities to which the application relates in a satisfactory manner,
the chief executive officer may, subject to such conditions as he thinks fit, issue to the applicant a certificate of approval with respect to those activities.
(3)  An authorised person may, at any time, for the purpose of ascertaining whether the activities to which a certificate of approval relates are being carried on in a satisfactory manner or for any other purpose —
(a)
inspect any aircraft component or aircraft material;
(b)
inspect any process or system carried on by, any records maintained by or any documents in the possession of, the holder of the certificate of approval in connection with the activities to which the certificate of approval relates;
(c)
conduct any test that the authorised person considers necessary; and
(d)
require the holder of the certificate of approval to furnish to the authorised person such evidence as the authorised person may require —
(i)
of the qualifications and competence of the holder or of the qualification and competence of the employees of the holder; or
(ii)
of the facilities at the disposal of the holder.
(4)  Any expense incurred by reason of anything done during, in or incidental to the investigation mentioned in sub-paragraph (3) shall be paid by and be recoverable from the holder of the certificate of approval.
(5)  For the purposes of this paragraph —
“aircraft component” means any part or equipment for an aircraft, being a part of equipment that, when fitted to, or provided in, an aircraft, may, if it is not sound or not functioning correctly, affect the safety of the aircraft or cause the aircraft to become a danger to person or property, but does not include a part or equipment of a kind that the chief executive officer directs shall not be an aircraft component for the purpose of this paragraph;
“aircraft material” means a material (including a fluid) for use in the manufacture, maintenance, servicing or operation of an aircraft or of an aircraft component, but does not include an aircraft component.
Certification of maintenance review
9.
—(1)  A Singapore aircraft in respect of which a Certificate of Airworthiness in the Transport or Aerial Work Category is in force shall not fly unless —
(a)
the aircraft (including in particular its engines), together with its equipment and radio station, is maintained in accordance with maintenance schedules approved by the an official in relation to that aircraft; and
[S 278/2010 wef 15/05/2010]
(b)
there is in force a certificate of maintenance review issued in accordance with this paragraph and such certificate shall certify the date on which the maintenance review was carried out and the date thereafter when the next review is due:
Provided that an aircraft may, notwithstanding that sub-paragraphs (1)(a) and (b) have not been complied with in relation to the radio station therein, fly for the sole purpose of enabling persons to be trained to perform duties in aircraft.
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(2)  The approved maintenance schedule referred to in sub-paragraph (1)(a) shall specify the occasions on which a review must be carried out for the purpose of issuing a certificate of maintenance review.
(3)  A certificate of maintenance review may be issued for the purposes of this paragraph only by —
(a)
the holder of a licence granted under this Order as an aircraft maintenance engineer being a licence of a category appropriate in accordance with paragraph 11 and the Fourth Schedule;
(b)
the holder of a licence as such an engineer granted under the law of a country other than Singapore and rendered valid under this Order, in accordance with the privileges endorsed on the licence;
(c)
the holder of a licence as such an engineer granted under the law of any such country as may be prescribed in accordance with the privileges endorsed on the licence and subject to any conditions as may be prescribed;
(d)
a person whom the chief executive officer has authorised to issue a certificate of maintenance review in a particular case, and in accordance with that authority; or
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(e)
a person approved by the chief executive officer as being competent to issue such certificates, and in accordance with that approval:
[S 278/2010 wef 15/05/2010]
Provided that, upon approving a maintenance schedule, the chief executive officer may direct that certificates of maintenance review relating to that schedule, or to any part thereof specified in his direction, may be issued only by the holder of such a licence as is so specified.
(4)  A person referred to in sub-paragraph (3) shall not issue a certificate of maintenance review unless he has first verified that —
(a)
maintenance has been carried out on the aircraft in accordance with the maintenance schedule approved for that aircraft;
(b)
inspections and modifications required by the chief executive officer as provided in paragraph 7 have been completed as certified in the relevant certificate of release to service;
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(c)
defects entered in the technical log of the aircraft in accordance with sub-paragraphs (7) and (8) have been rectified or the rectification thereof has been deferred in accordance with procedures approved by the chief executive officer; and
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(d)
certificates of release to service have been issued in accordance with paragraph 10.
(5)  For the purpose of sub-paragraph (4), operator of the aircraft shall furnish all such information relating to all such matters as may be necessary for the person referred to in that sub-paragraph.
(6)  Certificate of maintenance review shall be issued in duplicate. One of the duplicates shall, during the period of validity of the certificate, be carried in the aircraft when paragraph 56 so requires, and the other shall be kept by the operator elsewhere than in the aircraft.
(7)  On the termination of every flight by a Singapore aircraft for any of the purposes specified in sub-paragraph (1), the commander of the aircraft shall enter in a technical log —
(a)
the times when the aircraft took off and landed;
(b)
the particulars of any defect which are known to him and which affects the airworthiness or safe operation of the aircraft or if no defect is known to him, an entry to that effect; and
(c)
such other particulars in respect of the airworthiness or operation of the aircraft as the chief executive officer may require.
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(8)  Notwithstanding sub-paragraph (7), in the case of a number of consecutive flights each of which begins and ends —
(a)
on the same day;
(b)
at the same aerodrome; and
(c)
with the same person as the commander of the aircraft,
the commander of the aircraft may, except where he becomes aware of a defect during an earlier flight, make the entries referred to in sub-paragraph (7) in a technical log at the end of the last of such consecutive flights.
[S 423/2010 wef 02/08/2010]
(9)  Upon the rectification of any defect which has been entered in a technical log in accordance with sub-paragraphs (7) and (8), a copy of the certificate of release to service required by paragraph 10 in respect of the work done for the rectification of the defect shall be entered in the technical log in such a position or manner as to be readily identifiable with the entry of the defect to which it relates.
(10)  The technical log referred to in sub-paragraphs (7), (8) and (9) shall be carried in the aircraft when paragraph 56 so requires and copies of the entries referred to in those sub-paragraphs shall be kept on the ground.
(11)  Subject to paragraph 59, every certificate of maintenance review shall be preserved by the operator of the aircraft for a period of two years following the expiry of the period of validity of the certificate and for such further period as the chief executive officer may require in any particular case.
[S 278/2010 wef 15/05/2010]
Inspection, overhaul, repair, replacement and modification
10.
—(1)  A Singapore aircraft, being an aircraft in respect of which a Certificate of Airworthiness issued or rendered valid under this Order is in force, shall not fly if any part of the aircraft or of such of its equipment as is necessary for the airworthiness of the aircraft, has been overhauled, repaired, replaced, modified or maintained, or has been inspected as provided in paragraph 7(9)(b), unless there is in force a certificate of release to service issued in accordance with this paragraph and relating to the overhaul, repair, replacement, modification, maintenance or inspection, as the case may be:
Provided that if a repair or replacement of a part of an aircraft or its equipment is carried out when the aircraft is at such a place that it is not reasonably practicable —
(a)
for the repair or replacement to be carried out in such a manner that a certificate of release to service can be issued under this paragraph in respect thereof; or
(b)
for such a certificate to be issued while the aircraft is at that place,
the aircraft may fly to a place at which such a certificate can be issued, being the nearest place —
(i)
to which the aircraft can, in the reasonable opinion of the commander thereof, safely fly by a route for which it is properly equipped; and
(ii)
to which it is reasonable to fly having regard to any hazard to the liberty or health of any person on board,
and in such case the commander of the aircraft shall cause written particulars of the flight, and the reasons for making it, to be given to the chief executive officer within 10 days thereafter.
(2)  Neither —
(a)
equipment provided in compliance with the Fifth Schedule (except paragraph 3 of the Fifth Schedule); nor
(b)
in the case of a public transport aircraft, radio equipment provided for use therein or in any survival craft carried therein, whether or not such equipment is provided in compliance with this Order or any regulations made or any requirements notified thereunder,
shall be installed, or placed on board for use, in an aircraft after being overhauled, repaired, modified or inspected, unless there is in force in respect thereof at the time when it is installed or placed on board a certificate of release to service issued in accordance with this paragraph and relating to the overhaul, repair, modification or inspection, as the case may be.
(3)  For the purposes of this Order, “certificate of release to service” means a certificate that the part of the aircraft or its equipment has been overhauled, repaired, replaced, modified or maintained, as the case may be, in a manner and with material of a type approved by the chief executive officer either generally or in relation to a class of aircraft or the particular aircraft and which identifies the overhaul, repair, replacement, modification or maintenance to which it relates and includes particulars of the work done; and in relation to an inspection required by the chief executive officer that the inspection has been made in accordance with the requirements of the chief executive officer and that any consequential repair, replacement or modification has been carried out as aforesaid.
(4)  A certificate of release to service may be issued for the purposes of this paragraph only by —
(a)
the holder of a licence granted under this Order as an aircraft maintenance engineer being a licence of a category appropriate in accordance with paragraph 11 and the Fourth Schedule;
(b)
the holder of a licence as such an engineer granted under the law of a country other than Singapore and rendered valid under this Order in accordance with the privileges endorsed on the licence;
(c)
the holder of a licence as such an engineer granted under the law of any such country as may be prescribed in accordance with the privileges endorsed on the licence and subject to any condition which may be prescribed;
(d)
a person approved by the chief executive officer as being competent to issue such certificates;
(e)
a person whom the chief executive officer has authorised to issue the certificate in a particular case; or
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(f)
in relation only to the adjustment and compensation of direct reading magnetic compasses, the holder of an Airline Transport Pilot’s Licence (Aeroplanes) or a Flight Navigator’s Licence.
(5)  Subject to paragraph 59, if the aircraft to which a certificate of release to service relates is a public transport aircraft or an aerial work aircraft, the certificate of release to service shall be preserved by the operator of the aircraft for the period of time for which he is required to preserve the log book relating to the same part of the aircraft or to the same equipment or apparatus as the case may be. In the case of any other aircraft the certificate shall be preserved by the operator of the aircraft for a period of two years.
(6)  In this paragraph, the word “repair” includes, in relation to a compass the adjustment and compensation thereof and the word “repaired” shall be construed accordingly.
Licensing of maintenance engineers
11.
—(1)  The chief executive officer may grant to any person a licence to act for the purposes of this Order as an aircraft maintenance engineer, of one of the categories specified in the Fourth Schedule upon his being satisfied that the applicant is a fit and proper person to hold the licence and is qualified by his knowledge and experience to do so, and for that purpose the applicant shall furnish such evidence and undergo such examinations and tests as the chief executive officer may require of him. The chief executive officer may include a rating in the licence limiting the licence to particular types of aircraft or equipment.
(2)  A licence of any category shall, subject to any rating as aforesaid, entitle the holder to issue certificates of maintenance review, certificates of release to service or certificates of fitness for flight in accordance with the Fourth Schedule.
(3)  A licence and a rating shall, subject to paragraph 60, remain in force for the period specified therein, not exceeding 24 months, but may be renewed by the chief executive officer from time to time upon his being satisfied that the applicant is a fit and proper person and is qualified as aforesaid.
(4)  The chief executive officer may issue a certificate rendering valid for the purpose of this Order any licence as an aircraft maintenance engineer granted under the law of any country other than Singapore. The certificate may be issued subject to such conditions and for such period as the chief executive officer thinks fit.
(5)  Upon receiving a licence granted under this paragraph, the holder shall forthwith sign his name thereon in ink with his ordinary signature.
Equipment of aircraft
12.
—(1)  An aircraft shall not fly unless it is so equipped as to comply with the law of the country in which it is registered, and to enable lights and markings to be displayed, and signals to be made, in accordance with this Order and any regulations made and requirements notified thereunder.
(2)  In the case of Singapore aircraft the equipment required to be provided (in addition to any other equipment required by or under this Order) shall be that specified in such parts of the Fifth Schedule as are applicable in the circumstances and shall comply with the provisions of that Schedule. The equipment, except that specified in paragraph 3 of the Schedule, shall be of a type approved by the chief executive officer either generally or in relation to a class of aircraft or in relation to that aircraft and shall be installed in a manner so approved.
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(3)  In any particular case the chief executive officer may direct that a Singapore aircraft shall carry such additional or special equipment or supplies as he may specify for the purpose of facilitating the navigation of the aircraft, the carrying out of search and rescue operations, or the survival of the persons carried in the aircraft.
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(4)  The equipment carried in compliance with this paragraph shall be so installed or stowed and kept stowed, and so maintained and adjusted, as to be readily accessible and capable of being used by the person for whose use it is intended.
(5)  The position of equipment provided for emergency use shall be indicated by clear markings in or on the aircraft. In particular in every public transport aircraft registered in Singapore there shall be —
(a)
provided individually for each passenger; or
(b)
if the chief executive officer so permits in writing, exhibited in a prominent position in every passenger compartment,
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a notice relevant to the aircraft in question containing pictorial —
(i)
instructions on the brace position to be adopted in the event of an emergency landing;
(ii)
instructions on the method of use of the safety belts and safety harnesses as appropriate;
(iii)
information as to where emergency exits are to be found and instructions as to how they are to be used; and
(iv)
information as to where the life-jackets, escape slides, life-rafts and oxygen masks, if required to be provided by sub-paragraph (2), are to be found and instructions as to how they are to be used.
(6)  All equipment installed or carried in an aircraft, whether or not in compliance with this paragraph, shall be so installed or stowed and kept stowed and so maintained and adjusted as not to be a source of danger in itself or to impair the airworthiness of the aircraft or the proper functioning of any equipment or services necessary for the safety of the aircraft.
(7)  Without prejudice to sub-paragraph (2), all navigational equipment (other than radio equipment) of any of the following types:
(a)
equipment capable of establishing the aircraft’s position in relation to its position at some earlier time by computing and applying the resultant of the acceleration and gravitational forces acting upon it; and
(b)
equipment capable of establishing automatically the altitude and relative bearing of selected celestial bodies,
when carried in a Singapore aircraft (whether or not in compliance with this Order or any of the regulations made thereunder) shall be of a type approved by the chief executive officer either generally or in relation to a class of aircraft or in relation to that aircraft and shall be installed in a manner so approved.
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(8)  This paragraph shall not apply in relation to radio equipment except that specified in the Fifth Schedule.
Radio equipment of aircraft
13.
—(1)  An aircraft shall not fly unless it is so equipped with radioequipment as to comply with the law of the country in which the aircraft is registered and to enable communications to be made, and the aircraft to be navigated, in accordance with the provisions of this Order and any regulations made thereunder.
[S 384/2000 wef 31/08/2000]
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(2)  In the case of a Singapore aircraft, the aircraft shall be equipped with radioequipment in accordance with the Sixth Schedule.
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(3)  In any particular case the chief executive officer may direct that a Singapore aircraft shall carry such additional or special radio equipment as he may specify for the purpose of facilitating the navigation of the aircraft, the carrying out of search and rescue operations or the survival of the persons carried in the aircraft.
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(4)  The radioequipment provided in compliance with this paragraph shall always be maintained in serviceable condition.
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(5)  All radioequipment installed in a Singapore aircraft, whether or not in compliance with this Order or any regulations made or requirements notified thereunder, shall be of a type approved by the chief executive officer as suitable for the purpose for which it is to be used, and shall be installed in a manner approved by the chief executive officer . Neither the equipment nor the manner in which it is installed shall be modified except with the approval of the chief executive officer .
[S 581/2003 wef 12/12/2003]
[S 278/2010 wef 15/05/2010]
[S 8/94 wef 15/01/1994]
Minimum equipment requirements
14.
—(1)  The chief executive officer may, subject to such conditions as he thinks fit, grant in respect of any aircraft or class of aircraft registered in Singapore a permission permitting such aircraft to commence a flight in specified circumstances notwithstanding that any specified item of equipment (including radio equipment) required by or under this Order to be carried in the circumstances of the intended flight is not carried or is not in a fit condition for use.
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(2)  An aircraft registered in Singapore shall not commence a flight if any of the equipment (including radioequipment) required by or under this Order to be carried in the circumstances of the intended flight is not carried or is not in a fit condition for use —
(a)
otherwise than under and in accordance with the terms of a permission under this paragraph which has been granted to the operator; and
(b)
unless in the case of an aircraft to which paragraph 25 applies, the operations manual required thereby contains the particulars specified in sub-paragraph (v) of Part A of the Ninth Schedule.
Aircraft, engine and propeller log books
15.
—(1)  In addition to any other log book required by or under this Order, the following log books shall be kept in respect of every public transport aircraft and aerial work aircraft registered in Singapore —
(a)
an aircraft log book; and
(b)
a separate log book in respect of each engine fitted in the aircraft; and
(c)
a separate log book in respect of each variable pitch propeller fitted to the aircraft.
The log books shall include the particulars respectively specified in the Seventh Schedule.
(2)  Each entry in the log book shall be made as soon as it is practicable after the occurrence to which it relates, but in no event more than 7 days after the expiration of the certificate of maintenance review (if any) in force in respect of the aircraft at the time of the occurrence.
(3)  Entries in a log book may refer to other documents, which shall be clearly identified, and any other document so referred to shall be deemed, for the purposes of this Order, to be part of the log book.
(4)  It shall be the duty of the operator of every aircraft in respect of which log books are required to be kept to keep them or cause them to be kept in accordance with paragraphs (1) to (3).
(5)  Subject to paragraph 59 every log book shall be preserved by the operator of the aircraft until a date two years after the aircraft, the engine or the variable pitch propeller, as the case may be, has been destroyed or has been permanently withdrawn from use.
Aircraft weight schedule
16.
—(1)  Every flying machine and glider in respect of which a Certificate of Airworthiness issued or rendered valid under this Order is in force shall be weighed, and the position of its centre of gravity determined, at such times and in such manner as the chief executive officer may require in the case of that aircraft.
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(2)  Upon the aircraft being weighed as mentioned in sub-paragraph (1), the operator of the aircraft shall prepare a weight schedule showing —
(a)
either the basic weight of the aircraft, that is to say, the weight of the aircraft empty together with the weight of the unusable fuel and unusable oil in the aircraft and of such items of equipment as are indicated in the weight schedule or such other weight as may be approved by the chief executive officer in the case of that aircraft; and
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(b)
either the position of the centre of gravity of the aircraft when the aircraft contains only the items included in the basic weight or such other position of the centre of gravity as may be approved by the chief executive officer in the case of that aircraft.
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(3)  Subject to paragraph 59 the weight schedule shall be preserved by the operator of the aircraft until the expiry of a period of 6 months following the next occasion on which the aircraft is weighed for the purposes of this paragraph.
Access and inspection for airworthiness purposes
17.  The chief executive officer may cause such inspections, investigations, tests, experiments and flight trials to be made as he considers necessary for the purposes of this Part and any person authorised to do so in writing by the chief executive officer shall at all reasonable times have the right of access to any place in any establishment to which access is necessary for the purpose of inspecting the manufacture or assembly of any part of an aircraft or its equipment or any documents relating thereto.
[S 331/2005 wef 02/06/2005]
[S 278/2010 wef 15/05/2010]
[S 162/2011 wef 01/04/2011]
[S 61/93 wef 19/03/1993]