Sunday, March 1, 2015

Definitions CAR M Rev.01

                  Within the scope of this CAR M, the following definitions shall apply:
(a) ‘aircraft’ means any machine that can derive support in the atmosphere from the reactions of the air other than reactions of the air against the earth's surface;
(b) ‘certifying staff’ means personnel responsible for the release of an aircraft or a component after maintenance;
(c) ‘component’ means any engine, propeller, part or appliance;
(d) ‘continuing airworthiness’ means all of the processes ensuring that, at any time in its operating life, the aircraft complies with the airworthiness requirements in force and is in a condition for safe operation;
(e) ‘large aircraft’ means an aircraft, classified as an aeroplane with a maximum take-off mass of more than 5700 kg, or a multi-engined helicopter;
(f) ‘maintenance’ means any one or combination of overhaul, repair, inspection, replacement, modification or defect rectification of an aircraft or component, with the exception of pre-flight inspection;
(g) ‘organisation’ means a natural person, a legal person or part of a legal person. Such an organisation may be established at more than one location whether or not within the territory of India;
(h) ‘Pre-flight inspection’ means the inspection carried out before flight to ensure that the aircraft is fit for the intended flight.
(i) For the purpose of this CAR “Light Aircraft” means the following aircrafts
      i an aeroplane, sailplane or powered sailplane with a Maximum Takeoff Mass (MTOM) less than 1000 kg that is not classified as complex motor-powered aircraft;
     ii a balloon with a maximum design lifting gas or hot air volume of not more than 3400 m3 for hot air balloons, 1050 m3 for gas balloons, 300 m3 for tethered gas balloons;
    iii an airship designed for not more than two occupants and a maximum design lifting gas or hot air volume of not more than 2500 m3 for hot air airships and 1000 m3 for gas airships
(j) For the purpose of this CAR “LSA aircraft” means a light sport aeroplane which has all of the following characteristics:
    i. Maximum Take-off Mass (MTOM) of not more than 600 kg;
    ii. Maximum stalling speed in the landing configuration (VS0) of not more than 45 knots Calibrated Airspeed (CAS) at the aircraft’s maximum certificated take-off mass and most critical centre of gravity;
    iii. Maximum seating capacity of no more than two persons, including
the pilot;
    iv. Single, non-turbine engine fitted with a propeller;
    v. Non-pressurized cabin.

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