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  • ICAO English language proficiency standards for air traffic service personnel (CD 2301AS)

    We are seeking your feedback on our plan to formally adopt International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) English language proficiency standards for air traffic service (ATS) personnel. Clear and unambiguous voice communications are essential for safe operations in aviation. For this reason, ICAO developed standards and brought them into effect in 2008. Since that time, Australia’s national ATS provider, Airservices Australia, has voluntarily adopted the ICAO standards for... More
    Closed 7 May 2023
  • Flight training and flight tests for specialised endorsements (CD 2304FS)

    We are seeking feedback on an instrument that will establish a tailored system for training, assessment, grant, and exercise of: sling operations endorsements winch and rappelling operations endorsements firefighting endorsements. You told us practical barriers to the efficient conduct of flight training and entry control assessment for these specialised endorsements have emerged since the flight crew licensing rules commenced in 2014. The... More
    Closed 30 April 2023
  • SMS pre-implementation plan survey

    This survey aims to explore how we can provide effective support to operators to develop and implement their Safety Management System. More
    Closed 1 April 2023
  • Guidelines for vertiport design - Draft Advisory Circular 139.V-01 v1.0

    We would like your feedback on the draft advisory circular (AC) for vertiport design. Vertiports are a new type of aerodrome designed to service next-generation vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) capable aircraft (VCA). Vertiport sites can be in urban and regional locations as well as on existing aerodromes. Draft Advisory Circular 139.V-01 v1.0 - Guidelines for vertiport design, is intended to provide guidance and information to people designing and constructing... More
    Closed 31 March 2023
  • Discussion paper on Part 66 modular licensing framework for aircraft maintenance engineers (DP 2218MS)

    We are seeking feedback on a proposed aircraft maintenance engineer (AME) modular licensing structure to facilitate earlier and more achievable licensing outcomes. This stems from industry feedback about the inflexibility of the Part 66 of the Civil Aviation Saftey Regulations 1998 (CASR) licensing system, particularly compared to the previous regulation 31 of the Civil Aviation Regulation 1988 (CAR) five category licence process. We propose to use the existing Part... More
    Closed 12 February 2023
  • Discussion paper on Part 66 aircraft type ratings (DP 2202MS)

    We are seeking your feedback on proposed improvements to aircraft maintenance type ratings. We propose to continue to generally harmonise with European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) type rating and processes. However, future Australian type rating decisions will place the emphasis on an assessment of whether a new aircraft type introduces technologies or techniques that: are not covered by the licensed aircraft maintenance engineer (LAME) category training ... More
    Closed 12 February 2023
  • Proposed new Part 105 Manual of Standards - Parachuting from aircraft - (CD 2213OS)

    We are seeking your feedback on the proposed Manual of Standards (MOS) for the rules governing parachuting activities. The MOS provides complex and technical detail that sets out the rules for Part 105 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998 (CASR) - Parachuting from aircraft. Your feedback will help us check that the rules in the MOS work as intended. Part 105 and its MOS integrate parachuting activities in the Part 149 self-administration framework. This... More
    Closed 22 January 2023
  • Proposed Part 101 standards and guide for authorised beyond visual line of sight, outside of controlled airspace operations (CD 2216US)

    We would like your feedback on the proposed aeronautical knowledge standards and associated guide supporting an examination to authorise beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) operations, outside of controlled airspace (OCTA). This is an alternative to the current requirement to pass the instrument rating exam (IREX) – an exam originally designed for crewed aviation. The proposed BVLOS OCTA exam would: act as an alternative pathway from the IREX for BVLOS... More
    Closed 17 January 2023
  • Proposal to improve training and assessment for aerial mustering endorsements (CD 2217FS)

    We are seeking feedback on an instrument that will establish a tailored system for training, assessment, grant and exercise of aerial mustering endorsements. You told us practical barriers to the efficient conduct of flight training and entry control assessment for aerial mustering endorsements have emerged since the flight crew licensing rules commenced in 2014. The proposed instrument seeks to overcome these barriers by addressing: entry criteria and... More
    Closed 16 December 2022
  • Proposed exemption – Part 145 temporary line maintenance facility approval (CD 2215MS)

    We are seeking your feedback on our proposal to exempt Part 145 Approved Maintenance Organisations (AMOs) from the requirement to have certain new maintenance facilities approved by CASA. We are proposing CASA approval will not be required for facilities that will be used on a temporary basis to carry out line maintenance activities. This will bring forward corresponding outcomes from proposed future Part 145 policies . It will also reduce unnecessary... More
    Closed 10 November 2022
  • Proposed implementation of ICAO's Global Reporting Format (PP 2211AS)

    We are intending to introduce the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Global Reporting Format (GRF) in some Australian aerodromes. Your feedback will help us to better understand the potential impacts in our unique Australian environment before we finalise the policy. The GRF establishes a consistent system covering the assessment, reporting and use of contaminated runways. We are asking you for feedback on the policy proposals for: ... More
    Closed 9 November 2022
  • Pilot supervision - Draft Advisory Circular 61-20 v1.0

    The draft AC 61-20 v1.0 is the first advisory circular (AC) on pilot supervision for operators that do not have a check and training system. However, all operators could adopt the supervision methodology for their operational safety-critical personnel. We are seeking feedback on: the concept – should pilots who are flying for an operator without a training system have a period of supervision after joining an organisation or obtaining new... More
    Closed 7 November 2022
  • Register your interest for our Technical Working Groups

    The Aviation Safety Advisory Panel (ASAP) has been established to provide the CASA Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Director of Aviation Safety (DAS) with informed, objective high-level advice from the aviation community on current, emerging and potential issues that have, or may have, significant implications for aviation safety and the way CASA performs its functions. As described in the ASAP Terms of Reference , Technical Working Groups may be established by the ASAP for referring... More
    Closed 31 October 2022
  • Proposed amendment to Part 172 Manual of Standards - Provision for visual surveillance systems for aerodrome control services (CD 2203AS)

    Part 172 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998 (CASR) and its associated Part 172 Manual of Standards (MOS) regulates the provision of air traffic services (ATS). We are seeking comments on an amendment to the Part 172 MOS that would: enable electro-optical technology (known as visual surveillance system or VSS) in the provision of aerodrome control services address a gap in the control tower sight line requirements, in situations where a new... More
    Closed 24 October 2022
  • The sky's the limit photo competition

    Have you taken a winning aviation-themed photo? Enter our competition, and your image could feature on next year’s Flight Safety Australia wall calendar. We are looking for photographs showcasing any aspect of aviation to add to our image library – from aircraft, to flying, to working in the maintenance hangar. The sky’s the limit! Over $3500 in prizes to be won! It is free to enter this competition. There is a limit of 3 entries... More
    Closed 30 September 2022
  • Proposed change to Avalon airspace

    The Office of Airspace Regulation (OAR) is seeking industry feedback on a proposed change to Avalon airspace. Your feedback will help shape an airspace change proposal that is being prepared to remove Class E airspace and replace this with Class D airspace at Avalon. There are no changes to the existing airspace boundaries, air routes or instrument flight procedures. The airspace change proposal is to include the existing control zone from the surface to 2,500 FT AMSL. It... More
    Closed 23 September 2022
  • Proposed instrument (CASA EX64/22) - Flight Training and Flight Tests by Grade 1 Training Endorsement Holders (Exemptions and Approvals) - (CD 2212FS)

    We are reviewing parts of the flight training and testing scheme that are not working as efficiently as intended. Since the commencement of the flight crew licensing rules in 2014, practical barriers to the efficient conduct of entry control testing have emerged, and the intended proportionate approach to flight testing has not materialised. Part 61 enables the holder of a Pilot Instructor Rating to apply for a training endorsement which permits them to instruct someone... More
    Closed 31 August 2022
  • Flight Safety Australia - feedback survey 2022

    Flight Safety Australia is CASA’s flagship aviation safety magazine. Take our survey to help us better provide the kind of publication you want! Whether you are a current reader, or have never read it, we want your feedback. The survey will take about 5-10 minutes to complete. About Flight Safety Australia Flight Safety Australia offers credible, informative and comprehensive content on all key aviation safety issues - safety management... More
    Closed 21 August 2022
  • Horn Island Post Implementation Review

    During 2017 the Office of Airspace Regulation (OAR) undertook an airspace review of Horn Island. Background As a result of the review, the OAR determined that the current airspace architecture is fit for purpose, but local area charting needed to be introduced for the Torres Strait areas to assist with operating into and out of Horn Island. Stakeholder feedback focussed on the need to add/improve charting in the area, better range required from the... More
    Closed 18 August 2022
  • Mangalore 2022 aeronautical study - draft report

    The Office of Airspace Regulation (OAR) is now seeking industry feedback on the draft report of the aeronautical study of Mangalore. The aeronautical study includes feedback from the survey conducted in 2021 on our Consultation Hub. Further information about airspace regulation and the airspace change process is available on the CASA website. The draft review is available at the bottom of this page under the Related Documents heading. We suggest you right click... More
    Closed 11 August 2022
  • 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
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