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Go to top of page30 April 2020
Aerodromes given more time to transition to the new rules
The impact of COVID-19 has caused disruption to many sectors within the aviation industry. We acknowledge this disruption will also affect some aerodrome operators’ ability to meet the transition dates for Part 139.
In an effort to ease the burden on industry, CASA will provide an additional three months for aerodromes to transition to the new Part 139 rules which come into effect on 13 August 2020.
The following extensions will be put in place:
- certified aerodromes will now have until 13 May 2021 to submit their updated aerodrome manuals
- registered aerodromes will now have until 13 May 2022 to submit their new aerodrome manuals
- major international airports who need to have an Annex 19 Appendix 2 compliant SMS, including management commitment, safety policy, objectives and risk management will now have until 13 November 2021.
If you are one of the few registered aerodromes that is likely to reach the passenger or aircraft number triggers you will now have until 13 November 2022 to:
- develop an SMS, risk management plans, aerodrome emergency plans and exercises or wildlife hazard management plans
- conduct aerodrome technical inspection unless a safety inspection has been conducted in the year prior to 13 August 2020 in which case they will have until 13 November 2021.
If you require further information on how the extension will impact your aerodrome please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chief Executive Officer and Director of Aviation Safety