Proposed instrument (CASA EX105/23) — Part 105 (Parachute Operators and Pilots) Instrument 2023 (CD 2310OS)

Closed 13 Nov 2023

Opened 30 Oct 2023


We want your feedback on our proposal to rectify unintended consequences in the rules that apply to parachuting from aircraft.

Proposed instrument, CASA EX105/23 - Part 105 (Parachute Operators and Pilots), aims to resolve unintended consequences of Part 105 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998 (CASR).

It aims to minimise, and in some cases remove, financial and operational costs to parachuting organisations and industry while continuing to provide for safe conduct of operations.

This proposed instrument would ensure:

  • Part 105 Approved Self-administering Aviation Organisation (ASAO) authorisations would no longer be required for:
    • people carrying on a business or undertaking that provides any services or equipment for a parachuting activity not directly related to conducting a parachute descent
    • a person who provides Part 61 flight training (or other training) to someone who then operates an aircraft to facilitate a parachute descent by a parachutist (excluding trainees or tandem parachutists)
    • the pilot of an aircraft used for parachute descents, providing the parachutists are not trainee or tandem parachutists.
  • Jump pilot flight time requirements would include:
    • pilot flight time experience on type gained whilst acting as a pilot in command under supervision (PICUS), or under the supervision of an ASAO-authorised supervising pilot, if certain conditions are met
    • the flight time requirements for a pilot in command of a helicopter operated to facilitate a parachute descent by a trainee or tandem parachutist. Noting this was inadvertently omitted from Part 105 of CASR.

Previous consultations

Feedback from the Part 105 Manual of Standards (MOS) Technical Working Group (TWG) and the MOS public consultation identified some unintended consequences due to the wording and structure of several Part 105 regulations.

The Part 105 MOS public consultation took place between December 2022 and January 2023.

Why your views matter

Your feedback will help us make sure the proposed requirements are suitable, the final legislation is clear and will work as intended.

Please submit your comments using the survey link on this page.

If you are unable to provide feedback via the survey link, please email for advice.

Documents for review

All documents related to this consultation are attached in the ‘Related’ section at the bottom of the overview page. They are:

  • Summary of proposed change on CD 2310OS, which provides background on the proposed standards
  • Consultation Draft - CASA EX105/23 — Part 105 (Parachute Operators and Pilots) Instrument 2023
  • MS Word copy of online consultation for ease of distribution and feedback within your organisation.

What happens next

At the end of the response period, we will:

  • review all comments received
  • make responses publicly available on the consultation hub (unless you request your submission remain confidential)
  • publish a Summary of Consultation which summarises the feedback received and outlines any intended changes and next steps.

All comments received on the proposed legislation will be considered. Relevant feedback that improves upon the proposed instrument will be incorporated into the final instrument.

Post-implementation review

CASA will monitor and review the effect of this exemption instrument during the initial implementation phase and on an ongoing basis. We will also continue work on proposed further changes to the Part 105 regulations to better support parachute operations.


  • Air operators
  • Flight instructors and flight examiners
  • Flight training operators
  • Pilots
  • Sports aviation operators
  • Self-administering aviation organisations
  • Parachute operators
  • Parachuting sport aviation bodies
  • Pilots of parachuting aircraft
  • Parachute maintenance and manufacturing organisations
  • Sport aviation bodies & prospective ASAOs
  • Aircraft owner/operator
  • Flight training organisations
  • Helicopter pilots
  • Instructors and flight examiners
  • Parachute certificate holders


  • Sport and recreational aviation
  • Licensing
  • Operational standards
  • Self administration aviation activities