Consultation draft - transition of ATSOs and CAO 101.55 into the Part 21 Manual of Standards (CD 1706MS-1)

Closes 8 Nov 2017

Opened 11 Oct 2017


The third-tier legislation that relates to Part 21 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998 (CASR) is currently spread across a range of legislative and non-legislative instruments such as the Civil Aviation Orders (CAOs) and the Australian Technical Standard Orders (ATSOs). CASA intends to consolidate the content of these instruments into the Part 21 Manual of Standards (MOS) in order to provide a single source for third-tier legislation, thereby reducing the overall complexity of the legislation and any subsequent administrative burden for industry.

Due to complexities involved with legal drafting, the transfer of the contents of the CAOs and ATSOs to the Part 21 MOS could not be completed before the MOS came into effect on 1 June 2016. Instead, the standards in CAO 101.55 and the ATSOs were incorporated into the Part 21 MOS by reference, and a deadline of 30 November 2017 set to completely transition their content into the Part 21 MOS.


Why We Are Consulting

CASA recognises the valuable contribution that community and industry consultation makes to the regulatory development process. This consultation draft sets out the proposed transition of ATSOs and CAO 101.55 into the Part 21 MOS.

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