—(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 —
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
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:
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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 —
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;
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;
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
a person approved by the chief executive officer as being competent to issue such certificates, and in accordance with that approval:
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 —
maintenance has been carried out on the aircraft in accordance with the maintenance schedule approved for that aircraft;
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 —
the times when the aircraft took off and landed;
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
such other particulars in respect of the airworthiness or operation of the aircraft as the chief executive officer may require.
(8) Notwithstanding sub-paragraph (7), in the case of a number of consecutive flights each of which begins and ends —
on the same day;
at the same aerodrome; and
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.
(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.