Voluntary compliance is expected of participants in the civil aviation system.

Findings raised during monitoring (including certificate renewals) record non-compliance with our authorising legislation, a condition attached to an aviation document, or any part of provisions of any document forming the agreed standards or conditions on which the issue and continuance of an aviation document depends.

The finding will identify the legislative standard or requirement that is breached or the relevant system or procedure that is involved. CAA staff performing monitoring activities believe participants are best placed and responsible for identifying root causes and proposing an action plan and timeline for addressing any breach of legislative standard or requirement. We review their plan and accept it, or work with the participant until the plan and timeline is acceptable, then we monitor until completion.

Findings are intended to encourage a participant to voluntarily return to compliance. If this level of engagement isn’t present, regulatory sanctions can require the risk exposure to be managed.