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In approving the change in airworthiness category, the CAA did not review all the required documentation and so missed the opportunity to ensure the aeroplane was fit for the purpose. The Commission recommends that the Director takes the necessary action that ensures there is a thorough and coordinated oversight when accepting aircraft modifications and approving changes in category, especially for specialised operations like parachuting
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See Comment. This recommendation addresses 2 separate issues. First, with respect the review of documentation required for a change from 'restricted' to ‘standard category, the Director will consider whether physical aeroplane inspections are warranted when an aircraft changes category. However, the resources and other implications of such inspections will need to be identified and evaluated before the Director accepts the recommendation in full.
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