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Safety inspections and lighting checks
New advisory circular - aerodrome safety inspections
AC 139-09 - Aerodrome safety inspections at registered and certain other aerodromes provides guidelines for the conduct of aerodrome safety inspections.
Aerodrome safety inspections for registered aerodromes and aeroplane landing areas
Aerodrome safety inspections (ASIs) must be carried out annually at some registered aerodromes and aeroplane landing areas (ALAs). ASIs are not required at certified aerodromes. ASIs are required for any registered aerodrome that is used by an aircraft that is engaged in regular public transport or charter operations and has a maximum seating capacity of more than 9 seats (CASR 139.315). ASIs are also required for any ALA that is used at least once a week by an aircraft that is engaged in regular public transport or charter operations and has a maximum seating capacity of more than 9 seats (CASR 139.345). The ASI must be carried out by a person who has been approved by CASA under CASR 139.320.
People approved by CASA under CASR 139.320 to conduct aerodrome safety inspections at registered aerodromes and ALAs.
Flight checks of aerodrome lighting systems
Holders of CASA letter of competency are authorised to conduct flight checks of aerodrome lighting systems.