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  • Proposed new rules for manned free balloons and hot air airships - Part 131 - (CD 1907OS)

    The proposed new regulations in the Part 131 Civil Aviation Safety Regulation (CASR) apply to tethered gas balloons and balloons that are intended for free flight under the control of a pilot including: hot air balloons hot air airships gas balloons mixed gas/hot air balloons. Learn more about Part 131 aircraft More Information Hot air airships will be regulated alongside hot air balloons under Part 131. ... More
    Closed 30 September 2019
  • Proposed amendment to protection and use of safety information - Civil Aviation Orders 82.3 and 82.5 - (CD 1914FS)

    CASA is seeking feedback on proposed changes to Civil Aviation Order (CAO) 82.3 and 82.5 which will: enhance the protection of safety data, safety information and their sources facilitate the continued availability of safety data and information to maintain or improve aviation safety clarify the definition of safety information in relation to the protective objectives reflected in the proposed amendments ensure application of ‘just... More
    Closed 22 October 2019
  • Draft AC 139.A-03 v1.0 - Application of aerodrome standards and Draft AC 139.B-01 v1.0 - Applying for aerodrome certification (Part 139 consequential ACs)

    An amendment to Part 139 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations (CASR) was made on 21 February 2019. Effective 22 August 2020, the amended Part 139 of CASR: establishes a single certification framework for regulated aerodromes (certified) mandates that an aerodrome must be certified based on the publication of a terminal instrument flight procedure sets out the standards for the construction, maintenance and operation of certified... More
    Closed 27 November 2019
  • Jandakot visual reporting points

    The Office of Airspace Regulation (OAR) within CASA is currently assessing the visual reporting points of Oakford and Brick Works near Jandakot Airport, Western Australia. Two new visual reporting points were introduced in the May 2019 AIRAC Cycle. The changes came from a recommendation in the aeronautical review of Perth conducted in 2017. More
    Closed 1 December 2019
  • Policy proposal - Continuing airworthiness management and maintenance for future air transport operations - (PP 1915SS)

    CASA is seeking your feedback on a policy proposal to complete continuing airworthiness regulation reform for the current charter sector, and to support the transition of regular public transport (RPT) and charter operations into the future air transport flight operations regulations, commencing March 2021. Proposed policy changes The proposal primarily sets out continuing airworthiness management and maintenance policies for operators, maintenance providers and people providing... More
    Closed 22 December 2019
  • Draft AC 61-16 v1.0 - Spin avoidance and stall recovery training

    The purpose of this Advisory Circular (AC) is to highlight to flight training operators and instructors, the risks associated with advanced stalling training, when conducted in aircraft that are not certified for intentional spins and minimize the potential for negative transfer of training. The induction of spins in aircraft not certified for spinning has been occurring in the flying training context. It is possible this is due to the confounding of the definitions of the words... More
    Closed 27 January 2020
  • Draft report - Avalon 2019 preliminary airspace review

    The Office of Airspace Regulation (OAR) is now seeking industry feedback on the draft preliminary airspace review of Avalon. This follows on from the Preliminary Airspace Review Avalon 2019 conducted last year. 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... More
    Closed 3 February 2020
  • Draft report - Darwin 2019 preliminary airspace review

    The Office of Airspace Regulation (OAR) is now seeking industry feedback on the draft preliminary airspace review of Darwin. This follows on from the Preliminary Airspace Review Darwin 2019 conducted earlier this year 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... More
    Closed 3 February 2020
  • Proposed Part 139 (aerodromes) transition strategy - (PP 1916AS)

    In order to facilitate a smooth transition for aerodrome operators to the new rule set, the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) has given a great deal of consideration to providing reasonable timelines and balance in terms of meeting the new regulatory requirements, while avoiding undue burden on existing aerodrome operators. Our objective is to ensure aerodromes can continue to operate while transition activities are undertaken. We are proposing delaying some of the new regulatory... More
    Closed 2 March 2020
  • New standards for Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) equipment for VFR aircraft - (CD 1905AS)

    Amendments to: Civil Aviation Order 20.18 and instrument no. CASA 61/14 CASA is proposing to amend the standards and requirements for Automatic Dependent Surveillance - Broadcast (ADS-B) technology used in aircraft operated under the visual flight rules (VFR). The proposal would expand the existing standards to permit the use of lower cost ADS-B equipment that could, on a voluntary basis, be used in VFR aircraft - primarily to enhance situation awareness and therefore improve... More
    Closed 13 March 2020
  • Draft AC 66-08 v1.0 - Part 66 aircraft engineer licences - privileges

    This is the initial advisory circular (AC) for Part 66 aircraft engineer licences - privileges. This AC provides information and guidance to current and future holders of a Part 66 aircraft maintenance engineer licence and maintenance organisations, on the privileges of each category of a Part 66 licence. This advisory circular (AC) applies to: licensed aircraft maintenance engineers (LAMEs) approved maintenance organisations (AMOs) (Part 145 of the Civil... More
    Closed 31 March 2020
  • Amended TAF rules – Ceasing TTF product from BOM (CD 2002OS)

    The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) is proposing to cease issuing the Trend Forecast (TTF) as a meteorological forecast product for aviation users on 13 August 2020. The TTF is an aerodrome weather report, plus a forecast of meteorological conditions expected to affect the aerodrome for the validity period of the TTF, which is normally 3 hours following the time of the report. The forecast covers the elements of wind, visibility, low-level turbulence, weather and cloud. TTFs are provided for... More
    Closed 31 March 2020
  • Preliminary Airspace Review Dubbo 2020

    The Office of Airspace Regulation is conducting a review of the airspace within the Dubbo region in New South Wales. The review will evaluate the fitness for purpose of the airspace within 20 nautical miles radius of Dubbo City Regional Airport (YSDU) from the surface up to 8,500 feet. CASA is required to conduct regular reviews of Australian-administered airspace under the Airspace Act. The Office of Airspace Regulation (OAR) is responsible for conducting these... More
    Closed 17 April 2020
  • Preliminary Airspace Review Pilbara 2020

    The Office of Airspace Regulation is conducting a review of the Pilbara basin in Western Australia. The review will evaluate the fitness for purpose of the airspace within 100 nautical miles radius of Coondewanna airport (YCWA) from the surface up to Flight Level 180. CASA is required to conduct regular reviews of Australian-administered airspace under the Airspace Act. The Office of Airspace Regulation (OAR) is responsible for conducting these... More
    Closed 22 April 2020
  • Extended use of CASA Basics exams and Schedule of Experience (SOE) to qualify for a Part 66 aircraft engineer licence - (CD 2008MS)

    The current COVID-19 travel and social distancing restrictions have affected the practical aspects of training and a candidate’s ability to sit exams. As a result, we recently announced a range of measures, including an extension for use of CASA Basics and schedule of experience (SOE), to help industry during the current changing and unprecedented COVID-19 environment. The Part 66 transitional arrangements put in place under regulation 202.345 of CASR and specific... More
    Closed 13 May 2020
  • Proposed new Manual of Standards Part 138 (Aerial Work Operations) and regulation amendments – (CD 1919OS)

    This consultation closes on 3 June 2020. If you are unable to meet this timeframe and would still like to provide feedback, please contact regulatoryconsultation@casa.gov.au before the consultation period closes. Part 138 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations (CASR) - Aerial Work Operations and its Manual of Standards (MOS) are designed to address the safety risk of current and future aerial work operations. The rules will apply to people and operators who conduct aerial work... More
    Closed 17 June 2020
  • Draft AC 139.C-02 v1.0 - Aerodrome personnel

    An amendment to Part 139 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations (CASR) was made on 21 February 2019. Effective 22 August 2020, the amended Part 139 of CASR: establishes a single certification framework for regulated aerodromes (certified) mandates that an aerodrome must be certified based on the publication of a terminal instrument flight procedure sets out the standards for the construction, maintenance and operation of... More
    Closed 26 June 2020
  • Proposed amendment to Part 61 Manual of Standards - Spin avoidance and stall recovery training - (CD 1913FS)

    Recovery from departures from controlled flight—in particular stall and spin—has long been a required competency in flight training and is described in the Part 61 Manual of Standards (MOS). Recent fatal accidents have highlighted the need to remind pilots, flight instructors and flight training operators of the risks associated with stall and spin training, and to review flight training practices in Australia and worldwide. The present practice of ‘incipient spin’ training and... More
    Closed 26 June 2020
  • Proposed transitional policies for flight operations regulations – (PP 1918OS)

    Specific transitional rules are required to change from the existing rules to the new rules governing flight operations that commence in December 2021. These transitional rules are formally referred to as the consequential, application, transitional and savings or ‘CATS’ regulations. This consultation is seeking feedback on the policies that, once legally drafted, will become the CATS regulations. Background A suite of new Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998 (CASR) ... More
    Closed 30 June 2020
  • Flight Safety Australia - feedback survey 2020

    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 at all, 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... More
    Closed 12 July 2020
  • Tranche 1 - Proposed new Part 121 MOS – Australian Air Transport Operations - Larger Aeroplanes - (CD 2007OS)

    Part 121 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998 (CASR) – Australian air transport operations – larger aeroplanes, and its Manual of Standards (MOS) will contain the specific safety rules for air transport operations in larger aeroplanes. The rules in this consultation will apply to persons and operators who conduct multi-engine aeroplane air transport operations (including passenger, cargo and medical transport operations) with a maximum operational passenger seating capacity... More
    Closed 16 July 2020
  • Draft AC 139.F-01 v1.0 - Design and operation of Australian water aerodromes

    The purpose of this Advisory Circular (AC), is to provide guidance and advice about CASA's requirements for the design and operation of water aerodromes. The guidance provided in this AC covers the recommended specifications for: physical characteristics obstacle limitation surfaces visual aids services operating procedures This AC will be of interest to: persons involved in the... More
    Closed 28 July 2020
  • Sector Safety Risk Profile Program Review

    We want your feedback to help improve our Sector Safety Risk Profile (SSRP) Program. The program identifies safety-related trends and safety risk factors through the development of safety risk profiles for aviation sectors. It provides a framework for CASA and industry sector participants to examine risks and to identify where improvements can be made, sector by sector. The SSRP Program forms part of CASA’s contribution to Australia’s State Safety Programme... More
    Closed 29 July 2020
  • Tranche 2 - Proposed new Part 121 MOS – Australian Air Transport Operations - Larger Aeroplanes - (CD 2010OS)

    Part 121 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998 (CASR) – Australian air transport operations – larger aeroplanes, and its Manual of Standards (MOS) will contain the specific safety rules for air transport operations in larger aeroplanes. The rules in this consultation will apply to persons and operators who conduct multi-engine aeroplane air transport operations (including passenger, cargo and medical transport operations) with a maximum operational passenger seating capacity... More
    Closed 3 August 2020
  • New competency standards for the operation of Australian registered gyroplanes - (CD 2001FS)

    With the commencement of Part 61– Flight Crew Licensing, CASA introduced a Manual of Standards (MOS) that outlined the competency standards that must be met prior to the grant of a licence, endorsement or rating. Part 61 provided the licensing framework for powered-lift, airship, and gyroplane aircraft categories in anticipation of a need to issue flight crew licences and ratings for pilots of such aircraft. Consequently, within the development of the Part 61 MOS there were some... More
    Closed 24 August 2020
  • Preliminary Airspace Review Adelaide 2020

    The Office of Airspace Regulation (OAR) is conducting a review of the airspace within the vicinity of Adelaide in South Australia. This Preliminary Airspace Review will assess the suitability of the current airspace structure from ground level to 8,500 feet above mean sea level within 36 nautical miles (NM) of Adelaide aerodrome, and review risks related to aircraft occurrences. CASA is required to conduct regular reviews of Australian-administered airspace... More
    Closed 28 August 2020
  • Consequential amendments to Subpart 101.H - Rockets - (CD 1920SS)

    The purpose of the proposed consequential amendments Civil Aviation Safety Amendment (Part 101 - High Power Rockets) Regulations 2020, is to align Part 101 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations (CASR) with the Australian Space Agency’s (ASA) legislative framework for high power rockets, and to transfer certain responsibilities for oversighting regulatory risk of high power rockets to the ASA. The focus of these amendments is to support the High Power Rocket (HPR) Rules (which commenced... More
    Closed 28 August 2020
  • Draft AC 139.C-06 v1.0 - Skid resistance of aerodrome pavements and Draft AC 139.C-07 v1.0 - Strength rating of aerodrome pavements (Part 139 consequential ACs)

    Civil Aviation Safety Amendment (Part 139) Regulations 2019 was made on 21 February 2019. Effective 13 August 2020, the Part 139 of CASR amendment: establishes a single certification framework for regulated aerodromes (certified) mandates that an aerodrome must be certified based on the publication of a terminal instrument flight procedure sets out the standards for the construction, maintenance and operation of certified aerodromes ... More
    Closed 10 September 2020
  • Proposed charges for drone, or remotely piloted aircraft, regulatory services

    We're seeking your views on the proposed charges for drone, or remotely piloted aircraft, services. Background In July 2019, the Australian Government passed legislation to introduce mandatory remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) registration and operator accreditation . This is in addition to existing certification, licensing, flight authorisations and record keeping requirements for commercial, micro and excluded category RPA operators. Registration and... More
    Closed 13 September 2020
  • Proposed policy amendments to Part 101 MOS registration, accreditation and transitional provisions - (CD 2014US)

    CASA is seeking feedback on the proposed changes to the rules for drones, also known as remotely piloted aircraft, including details on: the registration and accreditation scheme COVID pandemic relief transitional provisions for remote pilot licences (RePL) an extension to the commencement of RePL training instructor requirements The proposal amends the Part 101 Manual of Standards (MOS). Registration and... More
    Closed 23 September 2020
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