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Technical Working Groups
Technical Working Groups (TWG) are established by the Aviation Safety Advisory Panel (ASAP). TWGs review specific issues within industry sectors and provide advice and recommendations to the ASAP.
As described in the ASAP Terms of Reference, TWGs may be established where there are identified issues within an industry sector or specific Aviation subject matter.
CASA may also establish TWGs to provide input on specific technical issues or proposals.
In these cases, CASA will ask the ASAP to endorse the proposed TWG. This ensures transparency for the work conducted between CASA and Industry representatives.
If you would like to register your interest in a TWG, please visit the CASA Consultation Hub.
The process of a TWG
Below is a brief overview of the process of a TWG:
- ASAP members agree to establish a new TWG based on an identified need to address specific issues within an industry sector or subject matter. Tasking Instructions for the new TWG are also created and approved.
- Nominations for the TWG are requested from ASAP members. The nominations are approved by the ASAP chair.
- The ASAP Secretariat arranges logistics for the TWG meetings, reporting, and membership.
- Through meetings, the TWG addresses the policy outcomes.
- The TWG reports back to the ASAP.
- ASAP takes on the advice made by the TWG, and delivers its recommendation to the Director of Aviation Safety.
- CAO 48.1 - Fatigue Rules
- Part 43 - GA/AWK continuing airworthiness and maintenance regulations
- Part 66 - Maintenance engineer licensing reform
- Part 91 - General operating and flight rules
- Part 92 - Consignment and carriage of dangerous goods PIR
- Part 101 - Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems MOS
- Part 119 – Air operator certification – commercial air transport
- Part 121 - Australian air transport operations - larger aeroplanes
- Part 133 - Australian air transport operations - rotorcraft
- Part 135 - Australian air transport operations - smaller aeroplanes
- Part 135 - Development of Terms of Reference for independent review of seat limit
- Part 138 - Aerial work operations
- Part 139 - Aerodromes
- Part 145 - Approved maintenance organisations
- RPAS registration and accreditation
Approved to be established TWGs
The following TWGs have been approved and will be established:
- Continuing airworthiness and maintenance regulations for aircraft currently engaged in charter operations
- Part 139.H - Aerodrome Rescue and Fire Fighting Services (ARFFS)