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  • 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
    Opened 12 December 2022
  • 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
    Opened 8 December 2022
  • 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
    Opened 7 December 2022
  • 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
    Opened 1 December 2022
  • 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
    Opened 30 November 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
    Opened 3 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
    Opened 11 October 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
    Opened 5 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
    Opened 26 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
    Opened 22 August 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
    Opened 17 August 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
    Opened 1 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
    Opened 21 July 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
    Opened 18 July 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
    Opened 13 July 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
    Opened 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
    Opened 21 June 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
    Opened 16 June 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
    Opened 9 June 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
    Opened 19 May 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
    Opened 5 May 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
    Opened 4 May 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
    Opened 2 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
    Opened 29 April 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
    Opened 19 April 2022
  • Proposed change to Launceston airspace

    The Office of Airspace Regulation (OAR) is seeking your feedback on a proposal to add an additional step north in the Launceston controlled airspace. This proposal is in accordance with a recommendation made during the 2021 Supplementary Review: Aircraft containment Launceston. Background In 2021 the OAR published the Supplementary Review as a result of the observation made during the 2019 Airspace Review of Launceston. The Review... More
    Opened 11 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
    Opened 4 April 2022
  • 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
    Opened 4 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
    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 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
    Opened 8 March 2022
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