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  • 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
  • Proposed new Part 131 Manual of Standards - Balloons and Hot Air Airships - (CD 2103OS)

    The general operational rules in Part 131 of Civil Aviation Safety Regulations (CASR) and the proposed Part 131 Manual of Standards (MOS), will apply to all Part 131 aircraft pilots and operators. The MOS will provide much of the complex or technical detail of the Part 131 regulations and is intended to provide easy to read compliance detail for operators of Part 131 aircraft. Please note: A Part 131 aircraft means a hot air balloon, a hot air airship, a gas balloon,... More
    Closed 15 September 2021
  • Flight Operations Regulations learning guide

    You recently accessed the Flight Operations Regulations online learning guide in AviationWorx. Its aim was to give you a basic understanding of the new rules applicable to your operation and to direct you to the detailed guidance materials that will help you comply with the new rules. Now you have had the chance to use the resource, please take a few minutes to complete this short survey. This survey is confidential and completely anonymous. More
    Closed 13 August 2021
  • Frequency congestion at Ballina, Lismore and Casino aerodromes

    The Office of Airspace Regulation 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, or the establishment of a separate broadcast area. 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... More
    Closed 11 July 2021
  • Proposed Part 60 MOS amendments – Upset prevention and recovery training - (CD 2102FS)

    Current Part 60 Standards allow certain simulators to qualify for upset prevention and recovery training (UPRT) through a relatively simple process. This simplified process is achieved by upgrading the simulators with a less onerous software before 24 March 2021. From 25 March 2021, older simulators used for UPRT will incur a greater cost burden to upgrade to the latest standards, with little additional practical benefit. Separately, a device qualified under FSD-1 could not be... More
    Closed 7 July 2021
  • Pilbara basin 2021 preliminary airspace review report

    The Office of Airspace Regulation (OAR) is now seeking industry feedback on the preliminary airspace review of the Pilbara basin. The review was conducted in 2020 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 and open in a new tab or window. If you... More
    Closed 13 June 2021
  • Flight Operations Regulations learning resource

    You recently accessed the Flight Operations Regulations online learning guide in AviationWorx. Its aim was to give you a basic understanding of the new rules applicable to your operation and to direct you to the detailed guidance materials that will help you comply with the new rules. Now you have had the chance to use the resource, please take a few minutes to complete this short survey. This survey is confidential and completely anonymous. More
    Closed 4 June 2021
  • Broadcast Area and discrete frequency for Tyagarah, Murwillumbah and the Gold Coast flying training area

    The Office of Airspace Regulation is proposing a Broadcast Area and discrete frequency in the vicinity of Tyagarah, Murwillumbah and Gold Coast flying training area. Background Aircraft are currently required to transmit on 126.7 MHz when operating within the vicinity of Tyagarah, Murwillumbah and within the Gold Coast flying training area, including danger area D656A-D. Aircraft operating from further afield are also required to transmit on 126.7, including Kagaru... More
    Closed 3 June 2021
  • Brisbane danger area changes

    The Office of Airspace Regulation is seeking your feedback on a proposal to change danger areas in the vicinity of Archerfield, Redcliffe and Sunshine Coast aerodromes, Queensland. Background Brisbane’s airspace was previously altered on 21 May 2020 due to the new parallel runway at Brisbane aerodrome. After this change, it was noted that danger areas D672 and D629 had portions of their volumes in Class C airspace. These areas were established... More
    Closed 1 June 2021
  • Port Lincoln air routes

    The Office of Airspace Regulation is seeking your feedback on a proposal to change air routes in the vicinity of Port Lincoln, South Australia. Background Airservices have proposed an amendment to the air traffic services (ATS) route structure at Port Lincoln to improve traffic management. Currently, aircraft track into Port Lincoln from the east via air route V205 and outbound to the east via V707. These ATS routes do not provide... More
    Closed 23 May 2021
  • Tasmania frequency changes

    The Office of Airspace Regulation is consulting on a proposed change to frequencies in Tasmania. Background Airservices have proposed amendments to the Class A, C, E and G frequency boundaries in Tasmania. Airservices advises this re-alignment and rationalisation of frequency boundaries is intended to simplify frequency requirements and improve efficiency, traffic management and overall safety in preparation for projected traffic increases. ... More
    Closed 23 May 2021
  • VFR communication and surveillance equipment

    We want to understand what communication and surveillance equipment you use when you fly under visual flight rules (VFR) conditions so we know how potential future airspace changes may impact you. If you don’t have any surveillance and communication equipment, we’d still like to hear from you to understand what may be preventing you from installing equipment. This consultation is open to all pilots and aircraft operators who fly VFR, you do not need to have a VH tail to complete the... More
    Closed 16 May 2021
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