Safety rules are now easy to follow

Understanding and following key parts of the aviation safety regulations is now much simpler following the release of a series of plain English regulatory guides.

Covers of plain English guides

Plain English guides are now available covering the general operating and flight rules, fatigue management and a range of drone operations.

The guides set out the regulatory requirements in concise, clear language using a practical format.

They summarise and restate the content of the relevant Civil Aviation Safety Regulations and any associated Manual of Standards.

If someone carefully follows a guide they can expect to comply with the relevant regulations.

CASA’s Director of Aviation Safety and Chief Executive Officer, Pip Spence, said the guides mean people in the aviation community do not have to trawl through the detail of regulations and standards for the information they need.

“In these three key parts of the safety regulations getting the information you need will now be quicker and easier,” Ms Spence said.

“CASA has listened to feedback from the aviation community about making compliance with the regulations easier and we have delivered a practical solution.

“We are already working on guides covering other key parts of the safety regulations to build a library of plain English safety information that will be of most benefit to the aviation community.

“The guides are available both online and in print, so people can choose the format that suits them.

“I encourage everyone to get a copy of the guides relevant to their operations and to actively use them to support their safe flying. This is an initiative that can make a significant impact on maintaining and improving the safety of Australian skies.”

The guides cover Parts 91 and 101 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations and the 2019 instrument under Civil Aviation Order 48.1.

Print copies of the guides can be ordered through CASA’s online store. Go to the general operating and flight rules guide, the drone guide and the fatigue guide.


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