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  • Proposed amendments for CASA to administer recreational balloon activities - (CD 2312OS)

    The Australian Ballooning Federation Inc (ABF), that currently administers recreational (private) balloon activities, has advised it will cease administering Part 131 recreational activities and issuing pilot authorisations from 2 December 2023. We are proposing to amend Civil Aviation Order (CAO) 95.54. This will empower CASA to issue recreational pilot authorisations for Part 131 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998 (CASR) aircraft. This amendment will affect all... More
    Closed 25 September 2023
  • 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
  • Amendments to CAOs 40.7 and 82.7 to align with regulation 5.01 of CAR 1988 (CD 1901OS)

    Currently, elements of CAO 40.7 Aircraft Endorsements (balloons) and flight instructor (balloons) ratings and CAO 82.7 Air Operators’ Certificates authorising aerial work operations and charter operations in balloons, are not consistent with the definition of hot air balloon size classes in regulation 5.01 of the Civil Aviation Regulations 1988 (CAR). This has caused some confusion within the balloon industry in relation to: the privileges of a current Class 1 endorsed CP(B)L... More
    Closed 15 March 2019
  • 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
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