Aviation Law

Off to the High Court: Robinson Helicopters granted special leave

Contact: Shannon O'Hara, Senior Associate

Carter Newell’s May 2014 and March 2015 newsletters canvassed the Queensland Supreme and Court of Appeal decisions in the matter of Graham McDermott & Ors -ats- Robinson Helicopter Company Incorporated (RHC).


Readers will recall:


  • The primary judgement found the RHC was neither negligent nor in breach of the consumer protection provisions set out under the Trade Practices Act 1974 (Cth) (TPA) in regards to periodic inspection procedure instructions set out in the R-22 maintenance manual; and
  • The Court of Appeal overturned the primary judgment finding instead that the RHC maintenance manual did not provide adequate guidance to Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineers (LAMEs) performing periodic inspections.

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