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  • 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... More
    Opened 23 March 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... More
    Opened 8 March 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... More
    Opened 15 February 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: ... More
    Opened 15 December 2021
  • 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... More
    Opened 10 December 2021
  • 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... More
    Opened 3 December 2021
  • 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... More
    Opened 17 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... More
    Opened 9 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... More
    Opened 5 November 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. ... More
    Opened 1 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... More
    Opened 1 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... More
    Opened 20 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... More
    Opened 6 October 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... More
    Opened 5 October 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... More
    Opened 1 October 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,... More
    Opened 1 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,... More
    Opened 6 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... More
    Opened 16 August 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. ... More
    Opened 30 July 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... More
    Opened 9 June 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... More
    Opened 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... More
    Opened 20 May 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. ... More
    Opened 14 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... More
    Opened 11 May 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... More
    Opened 11 May 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... More
    Opened 5 May 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,... More
    Opened 5 May 2021
  • Bunbury radio congestion

    The Office of Airspace Regulation (OAR) has received feedback that there are ongoing issues with radio congestion at Bunbury. Breakthrough from distant aerodromes on Multicom 126.7 is a common occurrence at Bunbury airport. Other Multicom 126.7 aerodromes in the... More
    Opened 24 March 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... More
    Opened 15 March 2021
  • Draft guidance for RPAS BVLOS operations

    CASA is developing guidance to help remotely piloted aircraft operator’s certificate (ReOC) holders wanting to conduct remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) operations beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS). We have developed several draft standard scenarios to provide clarity... More
    Opened 10 March 2021
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