Do non-automatic weighing instruments (NAWIs) used to Weigh Aircraft to CAA Airworthiness Requirements need Type Approval for use in the UK?

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Do non-automatic weighing instruments (NAWIs) used to Weigh Aircraft to CAA Airworthiness Requirements need Type Approval for use in the UK?

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The short answer again is not at present. It has been concluded that the 2000 Regulations (SI 2000 No 3236, as amended) would apply to non-automatic weighing instruments (NAWI’s) that are used to weigh aircraft where the weighing operation is being carried out to meet requirements laid down in legislation – but not where the aircraft is weighed for other reasons. Schedule 3 to the 2000 Regulations lists the areas in which the Regulations apply; including ‘determination of mass for the applications of laws or regulations including expert opinions given in court proceedings’. It does appear that the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) checks on the airworthiness of aircraft, carried out under the Civil Aviation Act 1982 and the Air Navigation Order 1989, would require aircraft to be weighed. Given this requirement, it is considered that a court would most probably find that the weighing of aircraft would fall under the scope of the Regulations (ultimately the application would be for the cour

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