Plane Support


Plane Support has the following Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) certifications and approvals, ensuring we offer the highest quality aviation engineering, manufacturing, parts and services around the world.


Plane Support has extremely broad manufacturing approvals from CASA comprising both a CASR Part 21G Production Certificate and a CASR Part 21K Part Manufacturing Authority. View our certificates here:

FAA Bilateral approval means Plane Support can supply you with an AMPA part not just in Australia, but worldwide.
Click here to view the Bilateral agreement

We are currently in the process of obtaining a CASR 145 Component Overhaul approval. The long-term goal for Plane Support is to restart the overhaul service which for many years was the backbone of the local aviation industry.

What is Australian Parts Manufacturer Approval?

An APMA is required for aircraft parts to be sold for installation on aircraft or on aeronautical products. The approval granted under Subpart 21.K is an engineering approval of the design data, combined with a manufacturing approval. CASA will ensure that the manufacturer has sufficient manufacturing capability to carry out the fabrication in accordance with the design data. CASA will also check that the manufacturer has a fabrication inspection system (FIS) in place ensuring that the product conforms to that data and is safe for installation in a type-certificated product.

The circumstances that would involve an APMA would include a parts manufacturer producing any of the following:

  • a part that is a replacement part to one manufactured by a Type Certificate (TC) or  Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) holder, and which is identical to the TC or STC part.
  • a part that can be used in lieu of a TC or STC holder’s part, but is not identical.

What is FAA approval?

A Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement (BASA) between the United States and Australia has been established. The primary purpose of the amendments to the Implementation Procedures for Airworthiness (IPA) is to enable APMA processes for certain aircraft parts to be accepted and recognised by the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Under this proposal, Australian-made new replacement parts for all products that are eligible for installation in an aircraft which has been granted a FAA design approval and conforms to FAA-approved design data will be accepted by the FAA. This will be regardless of the state of design of the aircraft or product in which the replacement part is being installed.


View the Bilateral agreement here.

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