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  • 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,... More
    Closed 30 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... More
    Closed 23 September 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... More
    Closed 31 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... More
    Closed 21 August 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... More
    Closed 18 August 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 ... More
    Closed 11 August 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... More
    Closed 22 July 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... More
    Closed 17 July 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... More
    Closed 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... More
    Closed 4 July 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... More
    Closed 3 July 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... More
    Closed 12 June 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... More
    Closed 4 June 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,... More
    Closed 1 June 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... More
    Closed 20 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... More
    Closed 15 May 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. ... More
    Closed 12 May 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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: ... 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... 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... 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... 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,... 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. ... 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... 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... More
    Closed 18 November 2021
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