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  • Proposed amendment to Part 173 Manual of Standards Terminal Instrument Flight Procedure (TIFP) flight revalidation interval - (CD 2205AS)

    Part 173 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998 ( CASR) provides the regulations that apply to the design of TIFPs by a certified procedure design organisation (PDO). CASA’s regulatory framework, in particular Part 173 of CASR , is designed to achieve and maintain the strategic objectives of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in relation to the safe, regular instrument flight operations at all aerodromes where instrument flight procedures are carried out. ... More
    Closed 22 July 2022
  • Draft Ballina airspace review

    CASA is seeking your comments on the draft airspace review of Ballina, New South Wales. The review was conducted to assess current risks and propose solutions. The draft review has identified three areas of concern: Frequency congestion Heightened risk of separation incidents Situational awareness Nine recommendations to improve safety have been identified through stakeholder engagement and analysis. They are designed to adopt a... More
    Closed 17 July 2022
  • Proposed amendments to Part 172 regulations and standards for air traffic service providers – (PP 2207AS)

    Part 172 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998 (CASR) was one of the first CASR Parts introduced in 2003. Part 172 deals with the provision of air traffic services (ATS). CASA is carrying out a post-implementation review (PIR) of Part 172 of the CASR and its Manual of Standards (MOS). While CASA has amended the MOS from time to time to address specific matters, this is the first comprehensive review of both the Regulation and the MOS. The structure of Part 172... More
    Closed 8 July 2022
  • Multi-engine helicopter ratings (CD 2209FS)

    You told us about the difficulties facing rotary wing pilots, instructors and flight examiners because single-pilot, less complex multi-engine helicopters don’t have a class rating enjoyed by their fixed-wing equivalents. We understand that the current approach to prescribe a type rating for each multi-engine helicopter is a key reason for the limited availability of suitably qualified flight instructors, flight examiners, and flight training operators (FTO) to conduct... More
    Closed 4 July 2022
  • Proposed Part 43 legislation - Maintenance of aircraft in private and aerial work operations - (CD 2104SS)

    The general aviation (GA) industry has been asking for some years for less complex maintenance rules that reduce costs. We are moving to deliver on that this year as part of our GA workplan. This includes finalising Part 43 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations (CASR) 1998 governing aircraft in private and aerial work operations. Much work and consultation has already gone into this process, including input from a technical working group , online consultation ,... More
    Closed 3 July 2022
  • Aviation medical policy review - (DP 2206FS)

    We are seeking your input to help shape our review of aviation medical policy. Our review of the aviation medical rules aims to simplify and modernise our overall approach to medical certification. It follows work done over several years to improve and reform aviation medicine through a tiered approach to risk management. This considers how we can make it easy and simple for private pilots to get in the air and stay flying. It allows us to focus effort on higher... More
    Closed 12 June 2022
  • New technologies and innovation survey

    The aviation sector is constantly evolving. We’re looking at ways we can be ready to assist the Australian aviation industry when new technologies emerge. By participating in this survey, you can help us gather information about emerging technologies and other new systems and capabilities we may not know about. We’re gathering this information to ensure we’re prepared and able to respond to future changes that could affect the way we regulate civil aviation.... More
    Closed 4 June 2022
  • Guidelines for heliports - design and operation - Draft Advisory Circular (AC) 139.R-01 v1.0

    This advisory circular (AC) will provide guidance and information on physical and operational standards for heliports. Heliports are not regulated, so the intent of this AC is to provide some foundational specifications to help Helicopter Landing Site (HLS) owners and operators design, construct, maintain and operate their facilities in line with international standards and recommended practices. Draft AC 139.R-01 v1.0 replaces Civil Aviation Advisory Publications (CAAP)... More
    Closed 1 June 2022
  • Plume rise assessments - Draft Advisory Circular 139.E-02 v1.0

    The purpose of this advisory circular (AC) is to: provide a standard method of determining the probability of an aircraft experiencing turbulence when flying in the vicinity of a facility emitting a vertical exhaust plume ensure that the impact of plumes can be assessed in a consistent and reliable way provide guidance to stakeholders involved in the approval, design and operation of facilities with vertical exhaust plumes to assess... More
    Closed 20 May 2022
  • Albany, Western Australia, broadcast area

    The Office of Airspace Regulation (OAR) is seeking industry feedback on the new broadcast area in the vicinity of Albany, Western Australia. In 2021 a broadcast area was established for a 40 nautical mile (NM) arc centred on Albany to the coast, then following the coastline for 2NM. The establishment of the broadcast area aimed to increase situational awareness for all operations in this area. It was implemented as a result of consultation and feedback from... More
    Closed 15 May 2022
  • Proposed change to Launceston airspace

    The Office of Airspace Regulation (OAR) is seeking your feedback on a proposal to add an additional step north in the Launceston controlled airspace. This proposal is in accordance with a recommendation made during the 2021 Supplementary Review: Aircraft containment Launceston. Background In 2021 the OAR published the Supplementary Review as a result of the observation made during the 2019 Airspace Review of Launceston. The Review... More
    Closed 12 May 2022
  • Proposed amendment to Part 42 MOS to provide for Japan Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB) arrangement - (CD 2201MS)

    The purpose of this consultation is to seek feedback on an amendment to the Part 42 Manual of Standards (MOS) to provide for the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB) technical arrangement for maintenance. An amendment to Japanese aviation legislation, commencing on 18 June 2022, will require any organisation performing maintenance on an aeronautical product, fitted to Japanese registered aircraft, to hold a Japanese maintenance organisation approval, or be approved under a Technical... More
    Closed 21 April 2022
  • RPAS and AAM Roadmap Consultation

    The RPAS and AAM Roadmap has been developed as an initiative under the Australian Government’s National Emerging Aviation Technology (NEAT) Policy Statement, released by the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications in May 2021. It is intended to provide a plan for the realisation of a long-term vision for the Australian remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) and advanced air mobility (AAM) regulatory regime and the integration of these... More
    Closed 19 April 2022
  • Proposed instrument (CASA EX32/22) – Cessna Aircraft (Cessna Supplemental Inspection Documents Requirements) Exemption 2022

    We are proposing to exempt operators and maintainers of Cessna aircraft in the broader private and aerial work sectors from the requirements to carry out Cessna Supplemental Inspection Documents (SIDs). The exemption will be in place by the end of April 2022. This will bring forward corresponding outcomes from the proposed general aviation maintenance regulations ( Part 43 ). It brings us into line with global practices and only the specific SIDs elements required... More
    Closed 17 April 2022
  • Proposed amendments to CAO 95.55 - Removal of the 45-knot stall speed limit for certain sport and recreation aeroplanes – (CD 2204OS)

    The purpose of this consultation is to set out CASA’s proposals for the stall speed limits that apply to lightweight aeroplanes operated under Civil Aviation Order (CAO) 95.55. On 2 December 2021, CAO 95.55 was amended to include the operation of aeroplanes up to a maximum take-off weight (MTOW) of 760 kg. These aeroplanes are referred to as lightweight aeroplanes. The change to the MTOW was the final outcome of a CASA discussion paper ( DP1912SS Maximum... More
    Closed 13 April 2022
  • Competency-based training and assessment (CBTA) for flight crew - draft Advisory Circular 61-09 v1.0

    Advisory Circular (AC) 61-09 v1.0 will help flight training operators, instructors, examiners and assessors to understand and apply the principles of Competency-based Training and Assessment (CBTA) guidelines. The AC provides: advice on how to further develop and maintain the highest standard of training how to navigate and use the Recognition of Prior Learning (RoPL) process and support ongoing activities where there is a requirement for training... More
    Closed 1 March 2022
  • Proposed amendments to Part 101 CASR and MOS - Unmanned aircraft and rockets - (PP 2107US)

    The drone industry is rapidly expanding. To keep pace with growth and demand in the sector, laws governing drones must be regularly reviewed to provide effective and efficient safety regulations for all airspace users and the community. In 2016, major amendments were made to the: Civil Aviation Safety Regulations (CASR) Part 101 (Unmanned Aircraft and Rockets) Part 101 Manual of Standards (MOS). We have now commenced a regulatory... More
    Closed 21 February 2022
  • RPAS automated airspace authorisation trial survey

    Since May 2021, CASA and Airservices Australia have been conducting an automated airspace authorisation trial in Adelaide, Canberra and Perth. The trial allows operators who hold a remotely piloted aircraft operator’s certificate (ReOC), or those who operate under one with a remote pilot licence (RePL), to quickly and easily apply to fly within 5.5 km (3NM) of a controlled airport. This survey is asking for feedback from anyone who has already... More
    Closed 28 January 2022
  • South-west capes, Western Australia, broadcast area

    The Office of Airspace Regulation is proposing a broadcast area in the vicinity of the south west capes , Western Australia, following issues raised by local stakeholders. Background During a visit to Busselton and Bunbury to discuss common traffic advisory frequency (CTAF) changes, it was identified that a need for frequency alignment was required by introducing a broadcast area for the south-west capes of Western Australia. ... More
    Closed 10 January 2022
  • Community service flights instrument consultation

    In 2019 CASA introduced new requirements that apply to pilots conducting Community Service Flights (CSF) to ensure an appropriate level of safety for the people who use these flights. These requirements are in the Civil Aviation (Community Service Flights – Conditions on Flight Crew Licences) Instrument 2019 (the ‘CSF Instrument’). The CSF Instrument expires on 18 March 2022. We want feedback on the instrument from CSF pilots, organisations and other participants. This is... More
    Closed 15 December 2021
  • New CASA website

    We’re looking for feedback on the 'beta' version of our new CASA website . We are in the final stages of building and testing the new site before it becomes our main website in December. The information architecture, navigation, and look and feel have been developed following extensive testing with external users and in line with government standards. All content has also been reviewed and rewritten to help make it easier... More
    Closed 6 December 2021
  • Proposed discrete frequency for Ballina and new frequency for Lismore, Casino and Evans Head

    The Office of Airspace Regulation (OAR) has identified that frequency congestion around Ballina, Lismore, Casino and Evans Head aerodromes could be reduced through the allocation of a separate Common Traffic Advisory Frequency (CTAF) for Lismore and Casino. Background Ballina aerodrome shares its radio frequency of 124.2 MHz with Lismore, Casino and Evans Head aerodromes. These aerodromes have a large mix of traffic and over the... More
    Closed 26 November 2021
  • Commissioning of aerodrome lighting systems – Draft AC 139.C-11 v1.0

    Aerodrome lighting provides visual guidance for pilots when approaching, landing and operating at an aerodrome at night or in reduced visibility conditions. Before commissioning any aerodrome lighting system, an aerodrome operator must ensure they complete a series of checks to meet the requirements contained in the Part 139 (Aerodromes) Manual of Standards (MOS). A new aerodrome lighting system must not be made available for use until it has been commissioned.... More
    Closed 23 November 2021
  • Proposed minor amendments to the RPA and model aircraft registration scheme - (CD 2113US)

    CASA is seeking feedback on minor amendments to: Parts 47, 101 and 202 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998 (CASR) Part 101 Manual of Standards (MOS). These amendments are required to implement model aircraft registration as intended by the Australian Government. Minor changes are also required to address some ambiguities in the existing drone registration and operator accreditation regulations. A Technical Working Group (TWG)... More
    Closed 18 November 2021
  • Proposed amendments to Part 66 MOS – addition of new type rated aircraft and additional miscellaneous amendments - (CD 2111MS)

    Part 66 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998 (CASR) sets out the requirements for, the application for, the granting of, and the appropriate use of aircraft maintenance engineer licences and ratings. The detailed standards for the issue of aircraft engineer licences, ratings, other requirements (including training requirements) and privileges associated with the licence, are included in the Part 66 Manual of Standards (MOS). On occasion throughout each calendar year, we... More
    Closed 17 November 2021
  • Proposed amendments to Schedule 3 of Part 61 Manual of Standards to support implementation of the Flight Operations Regulations and to ensure it is fit for purpose- (CD 2110FS)

    Part 91 of CASR and the associated flight operations rules, will introduce some change to what pilots and operators need to know or do during the application of the privileges of their authorisations. As a result, we propose to amend the Schedule 3 standards. The proposed amendments will ensure: harmonisation with the new Part 91 and associated flight operations rules aeronautical knowledge content of Schedule 3 will be fit for purpose for developing... More
    Closed 15 November 2021
  • Proposed policy on restricted and danger areas outside Australian territory - (PP 2108AS)

    Australia has a long-standing practice of declaring predominantly military restricted areas outside Australian territory in Australian-administered airspace. This practice does not comply with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards and international law, contravening the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. The Office of Airspace Regulation (OAR) has received legal advice, undertaken preliminary stakeholder consultation and conducted research into... More
    Closed 2 November 2021
  • Proposed relocation of NVIS legislation into Parts 91, 133 and 138 Manuals of Standards - (CD 2109OS)

    CASA is seeking comment on the proposed rules for using night vision imaging systems (NVIS), that will apply from 2 December 2021. NVIS legislation currently resides in Civil Aviation Order (CAO) 82.6 and Instrument Number 288/07 and is supported by Civil Aviation Advisory Publication 174-01. In line with the movement of flight operations related Civil Aviation Regulations and CAO’s into the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations (CASRs) and Manuals of Standards (MOSs), CASA is... More
    Closed 29 October 2021
  • Draft AC 21-32 v1.0 - Approval of equipment used for human external cargo operations

    Rotorcraft external load operations in Australia may be conducted as: Part 133—Australian air transport operations—rotorcraft or Part 138—Aerial work operation The Advisory Circular (AC) provides guidance about the various pathways and options for the approval of Personnel Carrying Device Systems (PCDS) used with Human External Cargo (HEC) capable rotorcraft when performing HEC operations. The AC... More
    Closed 20 October 2021
  • Mangalore aeronautical study

    The Office of Airspace Regulation (OAR) is conducting an aeronautical study of the Mangalore area in Victoria as outlined in the terms of reference, provided below. The study will review the airspace within a 25 nautical mile area of Mangalore, including nearby aerodromes, Puckapunyal, Graytown, Euroa and Locksley Field, up to 8500 feet above mean sea level. The OAR will be looking at traffic types and density from over the last 5 years and considering the feedback... More
    Closed 30 September 2021
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