Draft AC 139.C-02 v1.0 - Aerodrome personnel

Closed 26 Jun 2020

Opened 12 Jun 2020

Overview

An amendment to Part 139 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations (CASR) was made on 21 February 2019.

Effective 22 August 2020, the amended Part 139 of CASR:

    • establishes a single certification framework for regulated aerodromes (certified)
    • mandates that an aerodrome must be certified based on the publication of a terminal instrument flight procedure
    • sets out the standards for the construction, maintenance and operation of certified aerodromes
    • defines the requirements for aerodrome radiocommunication services at all aerodromes
    • requires the identification of hazards, on aerodromes and within the prescribed airspace. 

The revised Part 139 (Aerodromes) Manual of Standards (the Part 139 MOS) was published on 6 September 2019 and will also come into effect on 13 August 2020, replacing the Part 139 Manual of Standards – Aerodromes (version 1.14).

Advisory Circulars to Part 139 of CASR

Advisory Circulars (ACs) will be progressively published and circulated to industry to provide guidance in understanding the new rules.

Through this consultation process CASA invites you to review and provide comment on Draft AC 139.C-02 v1.0 – Aerodrome personnel.

This AC has been developed to:

    • assist aerodrome operators to identify the various roles and responsibilities required by the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998, and the Part 139 MOS
    • inform industry of the minimum level of training and assessment deemed necessary to ensure aerodrome personnel appointed to carry out particular roles and responsibilities, have the appropriate knowledge, qualifications and experience.

Why We Are Consulting

CASA recognises the valuable contribution that community and industry consultation makes to the regulatory development process. For this reason, we are seeking feedback on whether the draft AC provides adequate guidance on:

    • the roles and responsibilities required by the CASRs 1998 and the Part 139 MOS
    • the level of training necessary to ensure appointed personnel have the appropriate knowledge, qualifications and experience to carry our particular roles and responsibilities.
       

A copy of the draft AC is provided below. Please read the guidance document before providing your feedback.

Comments should be submitted through the online response form.

Information about how we consult and how to make a confidential submission is available on the CASA website.

To be notified of any future consultations, you can subscribe to our consultation and rulemaking mailing list.

File upload option no longer available

CASA can no longer offer the option to upload files because of the potential risk of malware.

Using an iPad

If you are using an iPad to complete the survey you will be asked to 'download the relevant PDF'. Depending on the software you have on your iPad you may need to download the free viewer to review the single document PDF files. Where a file is a 'multi-file or portfolio PDF you will need to source the Adobe free view - available from iTunes. 

What happens next

At the end of the consultation period, we will review each submission received through the online response form. All submissions will be publicly available on the CASA website, unless you request your submission remain confidential. We will also publish a Summary of Consultation which summarises the feedback received, outlines any intended changes and our plans for the ACs.

What Happens Next

At the end of the response period for public comment, we will review each comment and submission received through the online response form. We will make all submissions publicly available on the CASA website unless a respondent requests that their submission remain confidential. Information about how we consult and how to make a confidential submission is available on the CASA website.

When the responses to the consultation, for which consent to publish has been granted, are published, we will also publish a summary of consultation (SOC). The SOC will summarise feedback received, describe any intended changes and detail our plans for the AC.

You can subscribe to our consultation and rule making mailing list to be notified of future consultation or rule making.

Audiences

  • Aerodrome owner/operators
  • CASA aerodrome inspectorate
  • Aerodrome industry consultants
  • Aircraft owner/operator

Interests

  • Safety management systems