CAA NZ Publishes AC 145-1 Revision 8 for Consultation


Advisory Circular 145-1 Revision 8, Aircraft Maintenance Organizations, has been revised following a request for the Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand to clarify the necessary requirements for training of staff to certify components for release to service.

Every Part 145-certificated organization will have established authorization procedures, including the assessment of staff prior to the issuance of an authorization. In the case of organizations maintaining components, authorization procedures will identify the relevant component technical training course that must be undertaken prior to an authorization being issued.

AC145-1 provides guidance to organizations that choose to establish an internal training function to address this requirement. In Section 6, Training and assessment (E1 rating or internal training), this AC identifies ATA Specification 104, Guidelines for Aircraft Maintenance Training, as guidance material for organizations choosing to conduct internal training. ATA Specification 104 expands on the guidance in this AC and provides a framework for organizations conducting technical training. Therefore, it is strongly suggested that ATA Specification 104 and AC145-1 are read in combination when establishing the relevant training.

For more detailed information, you may review AC145-1 Revision 8, and provide feedback on the revision on the advisory circular feedback form.

Consultation on this AC will be open until Thursday, 22 June 2023.

Contact Ric Peri, AEA vice president of government and industry affairs, by email at or by phone at 202-589-1144.