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  • Post-implementation review of Part 66 - Continuing airworthiness - aircraft engineer licences and ratings (PIR 1703MS)

    Part 66 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998 (CASR) sets out the requirements for the application for, the granting of, and appropriate use of aircraft maintenance engineer licences and ratings. Part 66 was first introduced in June 2011 as part of the regulatory reform program and transitioned the aircraft maintenance licensing requirements from the Civil Aviation Regulations 1988 (CAR) to the CASR. The detailed standards for the issue of aircraft engineer licences, ratings and other... More
    Closed 26 May 2017
  • Flight Safety Australia readers' survey

    Flight Safety Australia is the Civil Aviation Safety Authority’s (CASA’s) flagship aviation safety magazine. It offers credible, informative and comprehensive content on all key aviation safety issues—safety management systems, maintenance, runway safety, human factors, airspace, training, aviation medicine—and more. You can read it in two ways: download the bi-monthly issue on the tablet app, or go to the Flight Safety Australia news site, which provides the latest aviation safety... More
    Closed 6 August 2017
  • Draft AC 21-17 v2.0 - export airworthiness approvals

    This advisory circular (AC) provides guidance on applying for an export airworthiness approval for Class I, Class II or Class III products. It applies to applicants of an export airworthiness approval, in particular: exporters of aeronautical products production authorisation holders. More
    Closed 14 August 2017
  • Draft AC 21-38 v2.0 - electrical load analysis and power source capacity

    This AC provides guidance material for the preparation of an electrical load analysis. This guidance is appropriate in the absence of information from the type certificate or supplemental type certificate holder. The AC will be of interest to: Subpart 21.B type certificate holders Subpart 21.E supplemental type certificate holders Subpart 21.J approved design organisations Subpart 21.M authorised persons Part 42 continuing airworthiness management organisations... More
    Closed 15 August 2017
  • Draft CAAP 257-EX-01 v2.1 - approval to conduct low visibility operations

    This civil aviation advisory publication (CAAP) provides information about the processes and requirements for gaining approval to conduct LVO. It applies to: Australian aircraft operators who want to conduct low visibility operations (LVOs), both within Australia and overseas foreign aircraft operators wishing to conduct LVO within Australia. More
    Closed 24 August 2017
  • Discussion paper - Maintenance of limited category aircraft (DP 1618OS)

    Maintenance of limited category aircraft is regulated under Parts 4 and 4A of the Civil Aviation Regulations 1988 (CAR) in conjunction with Civil Aviation Orders (CAOs) and a number of legislative instruments. In time, all Australian aircraft will be transitioned to the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998 (CASR) under the regulatory reform program. On completion of the transition, the CAR will be repealed. If no change is made to the regulations dealing with maintenance of limited... More
    Closed 15 September 2017
  • Discussion paper - Frequency use at low level in Class G airspace (DP 1610AS)

    The purpose of this Discussion Paper (DP) is to consider the most appropriate very high frequency (VHF) radio frequency for pilots to use at low level in Class G airspace. Under regulation 166C of the Civil Aviation Regulations 1988 (CAR), pilots must make a radio broadcast when operating in the vicinity of a non-controlled aerodrome whenever it is reasonably necessary to avoid a collision or the risk of a collision. The regulation does not specify which frequency to use, other than ‘the... More
    Closed 19 September 2017
  • Drone discussion paper - Review of RPAS operations (DP 1708OS)

    Australia was one of the first countries in the world to introduce legislation governing the operation of remotely piloted aircraft (RPA), commonly referred to as drones. Part 101 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998 (CASR) was introduced in 2002 in response to the need for an effective regulatory framework within which the development of this rapidly evolving technology could progress without compromising the safety of other airspace users and people and property on the ground. ... More
    Closed 29 September 2017
  • Consultation draft - proposed amendments to maintenance release and general provisions of Civil Aviation Order 100.5 (CD 1615MS)

    In 2015, CASA identified a number of airworthiness directives (ADs)—that prescribed general maintenance requirements—that did not satisfy the requirements under Part 39 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998 (CASR) for the issue of an AD . CASA published a consultation draft ( CD 1423MS ) proposing the transfer of the maintenance requirements to Civil Aviation Order (CAO) 100.5 and subsequently transferred these requirements through Civil Aviation Order 100.5 Amendment Instrument... More
    Closed 29 September 2017
  • Consultation draft - proposed flight test and proficiency check standards in the Part 61 MOS (CD 1619FS)

    CASA is proposing changes to the flight test and proficiency check standards, as prescribed in Schedules 5 and 6 of the Part 61 Manual of Standards (MOS). Examiners have found the current format of modifications and references to Schedule 2 to be an inflexible means by which to apply the flight test and proficiency check standards. Sometimes aircraft equipment, operational practice or location can lead to difficulties in applying the standards. CASA has also found instances where... More
    Closed 3 October 2017
  • Consultation draft - transition of ATSOs and CAO 101.55 into the Part 21 Manual of Standards (CD 1706MS-1)

    The third-tier legislation that relates to Part 21 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998 (CASR) is currently spread across a range of legislative and non-legislative instruments such as the Civil Aviation Orders (CAOs) and the Australian Technical Standard Orders (ATSOs). CASA intends to consolidate the content of these instruments into the Part 21 Manual of Standards (MOS) in order to provide a single source for third-tier legislation, thereby reducing the overall complexity of the... More
    Closed 8 November 2017
  • Proposal to change initial helicopter pilot licence training requirements (NPRM 1714FS)

    Changes to the helicopter flight crew licensing regulations in Part 61 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998 (CASR) are being proposed. These changes include: adding a 105 hour training course option for the commercial pilot licence with helicopter category rating – CPL(H), this course would be conducted by an organisation with an approval under Part 141 of the CASR, and removing the mandatory requirement for basic instrument flight training for the grant of... More
    Closed 3 December 2017
  • Notice of proposed rule making - Post-implementation review of the legislative framework for Part 139 - Aerodromes (NPRM 1426AS)

    Part 139 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998 (CASR) and the subsidiary Part 139 Manual of Standards (MOS) were implemented in 2003. These rules regulate: the operation of certified, registered and ‘certain other’ aerodromes obstacles and hazards aerodrome radio communication services. By 2014, CASA and industry both recognised that a comprehensive review of the Part 139 legislative framework was necessary. While a review of the rules for fire... More
    Closed 15 December 2017
  • Proposal - Frequency use at low level in Class G airspace (NPRM 1712AS)

    In February we asked for your views on which frequency should be used at low level in uncontrolled (Class G) airspace and at uncharted aerodromes where there is no discrete frequency or broadcast area. The options were: maintain the current practice of monitoring the relevant area frequency monitor and broadcast on 126.7 MHz (MULTICOM). More than eighty per cent of respondents to the discussion paper supported establishing MULTICOM 126.7 MHz as the frequency to use in low... More
    Closed 12 January 2018
  • Indemnity Insurance Arrangements for industry delegates, authorised persons and others policy paper

    The Government's response to the Aviation Safety Regulation Review required that a policy paper on Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) industry indemnity and insurance arrangements be released for consultation. The purpose of the paper is to put forward proposals for appropriate future indemnity arrangements for persons who are not employees of CASA, but who are delegates or authorised persons, appointed under the Civil Aviation Regulations 1988 or the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations... More
    Closed 31 January 2018
  • Identifying the issues - Part 145 continuing airworthiness - approved maintenance organisations

    CASA is carrying out a comprehensive post-implementation review of Part 145 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998 (CASR) and associated legislation. As a first step, we would like to hear about the issues you want addressed and your ideas for possible solutions. Part 145 was first introduced in June 2011 as part of the regulatory program to transition the requirements of aircraft or aeronautical product maintenance certificates of approval from the Civil Aviation Regulations 1988... More
    Closed 16 February 2018
  • Discussion paper - Voluntary fitment of ADS-B technology in VFR aircraft (DP 1701AS)

    Automatic dependent surveillance–broadcast (ADS-B) is a technology that enables an aircraft to be detected by air traffic control and aircraft systems. It is mandated for all aircraft operating under the instrument flight rules (IFR). Australia maintains an extensive ADS-B ground receiver network that enables a surveillance environment for air traffic services and enhances search and rescue capability. ADS-B receiver technology (ADS-B IN) is also available and provides an in-cockpit... More
    Closed 23 February 2018
  • Supplemental oxygen requirements for cabin crew in pressurised aircraft operating at flight level 250 and below (CAAP 20.4-01)

    Feedback provided to CASA by aircraft operators was that clarification was sought on supplemental oxygen requirements for cabin crew members in pressurised aircraft operating at flight level 250 (25,000 feet) and below. As a result, CASA has produced a Civil Aviation Advisory Publication (CAAP 20.4-01) that seeks to clarify temporary non-compliance with cabin crew supplemental oxygen requirements as set out in Civil Aviation Order 20.4 during emergency situations where cabin crew may not... More
    Closed 9 March 2018
  • Non-destructive testing - Civil Aviation Advisory Publication (draft CAAP 33-02 v1.0)

    CASA has produced a new Civil Aviation Advisory Publication (draft CAAP 33-02 v1.0). The CAAP provides procedures for performing certain types of non-destructive testing of aircraft or aircraft components under the provisions of regulation 30 of the Civil Aviation Regulations 1988 (CAR). More
    Closed 20 March 2018
  • Changes to aircraft weight and balance requirements- Consultation draft CAO 100.7 (CD 1603OS)

    This consultation draft outlines minor changes to the permitted variation of the centre of gravity (CG) limit of rotorcraft and the calibration requirements for weighing scales in Civil Aviation Order 100.7. Purpose and scope of the proposed amendments The current calibration requirements specified in CAO 100.7 are unnecessarily restrictive. They state weighing scales must have been calibrated: by the manufacturer or by a laboratory that is accredited with the National... More
    Closed 19 April 2018
  • Fatigue review final report: implementation considerations

    A team of leading international specialists has confirmed the need to modernise Australia’s fatigue rules for air operators and pilots. The CASA Board has released the final report of the independent review of aviation fatigue rules for operators and pilots . It includes 24 recommendations to improve the fatigue rules contained in CAO 48.1 Instrument 2013 and their implementation. The independent review considered the safety need for updating the rules, processes underpinning... More
    Closed 22 April 2018
  • Proposal to improve the Part 61 flight instructor rating (CD 1713FS)

    CASA is proposing to improve the Part 61 flight instructor rating. The improvements have been developed and refined via ongoing consultation between CASA and the aviation community since the introduction of the flight crew licensing regulations in September 2014. The proposed improvements aim to support flight training operators and trainers to develop and deliver their flight instructor training courses, amend the privileges and limitations of certain training endorsements and... More
    Closed 22 April 2018
  • Survey | Equipment and organisational systems in RPT and charter operations (ID F18/602)

    CASA is inviting industry to participate in this survey to provide us important information about their equipment and organisational systems in the conduct of their regular public transport and charter operations. Why are we surveying CASA is developing new flight operations rules as part of a program of regulatory reform. Among the rules in development are Parts 119, 133 and 135 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998 (CASR). These rules regulate: ... More
    Closed 29 April 2018
  • Summary of proposal - Performance-based communications and surveillance (CD 1801AS)

    ICAO has introduced new provisions for States to introduce Required Communication Performance (RCP) and Required Surveillance Performance (RSP) specifications to Controller-Pilot Data Link Communications (CPDLC) and Automatic Dependent Surveillance - Contract (ADS-C) systems. Along with required navigation performance (RNP) specifications, RCP and RSP are being used to set separation minima in some oceanic airspace. Starting from 29 March 2018, aircraft operating in some foreign Flight... More
    Closed 2 May 2018
  • Proposed changes to the general operating and flight rules - Part 91 of CASR (NPRM CD 1511OS-2)

    The proposed Part 91 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998 (CASR) and its associated manual of standards (MOS) will consolidate the general operating and flight rules for Australian aircraft. Part 91 replaces more than one hundred documents—such as regulations, orders, supporting instruments and exemptions—combining them into just two documents. Primarily, it will retain the existing rules. However, there are a small number of new rules which are designed to enhance... More
    Closed 6 May 2018
  • Frequency use at low level in Class G airspace - (CD 1802AS)

    CASA invites all pilots who operate at low level in Class G airspace to comment on a new proposal that would change the guidance for radio frequency use at uncharted aerodromes. Responses to the previous consultation, Frequency use at low level in Class G airspace (NPRM 1712AS) identified a number of critical issues that required further consideration. Most notably, these were around the extent of overlapping frequencies that would be created by the proposal to expand CTAFs, and... More
    Closed 14 May 2018
  • Summary of proposed development - Subpart 132.M of CASR - Maintenance of limited category aircraft (CD 1715OS)

    This consultation draft sets out the full policy proposals for Subpart 132.M of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998 (CASR)– maintenance of limited category aircraft, for public consideration and comment. Previous consultation on this topic has supported the development of Subpart 132.M of CASR, subject to a review of the full policy detail. The underlying principles for Part 132 of CASR, for limited category aircraft operations, are: Part 132 of CASR operations are... More
    Closed 13 July 2018
  • Draft AC 139-05 v3.0 - Changes to Plume Assessment

    The purpose of this Advisory Circular (AC) is to provide: A standard method of determining the critical velocity of a vertical exhaust plume so that the impact of a plume near aerodromes and away from aerodromes can be assessed in a consistent and reliable way. Guidance to persons involved in the design, construction and operation of facilities with vertical exhaust plumes about the information required to assess the potential hazard from a plume to aircraft operations. ... More
    Closed 17 August 2018
  • Proposed changes to the rules for rotorcraft air transport operations – Part 119 and 133 of CASR (CD 1804OS)

    CASA has been progressively transitioning the Civil Aviation Regulations 1988 (CAR) to the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998 (CASR). This public consultation is a combined consultation of Parts 119 and 133 of CASR. The proposed rule changes for rotorcraft air transport operations will create a specific set of operating rules for the first time. The new rules aim to: minimise the safety differential between charter and regular public transport (RPT),... More
    Closed 21 August 2018
  • Proposal to develop a tailored set of maintenance regulations for general aviation - (DP 1809SS)

    CASA is currently working to develop a new set of maintenance regulations tailored specifically for general aviation (GA), that will be based on the example of best practices in other leading aviation nations. The new regulations seek to meet an overarching objective of streamlining maintenance requirements, minimising the level of regulatory burden and reducing costs while still maintaining the high aviation safety standards expected by all Australians. How do we define general... More
    Closed 28 August 2018
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