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Understanding the new aerodrome rules
New aerodrome rules came into effect on 13 August 2020. The following information will provide you with an overview of the new rules and where to get further information.
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The updated Part 139 regulations, manual of standards (MOS) for the regulations and transitional arrangements, and the Part 139 Consequential, Application, Transitional and Savings provisions (CATS) regulations are available on the Federal Register of Legislation.
To give aerodromes more time to transition to the new rules during the COVID-19 pandemic, the transition period has been extended to give some aerodromes until 2022 to complete their transition to the new rules.
The change summary captures the difference between the old and new rules.
There are a number of advisory circulars (AC) associated with the new rules available. You can find a schedule on the reviewing the rules for aerodromes webpage. Published ACs are available on our advisory circular page in the airspace and aerodromes section.
We will also be consulting on some of these, so make sure you are subscribed to our consultation and rule making mailing list.
We’ve created a sample aerodrome manual and guide to help you create and/or update your aerodrome manual. Don’t forget you can also use our free manual authoring and assessment tool (MAAT) to create and/or update your manual.
Our consultation hub contains the feedback from public consultation on the updated rules and hosts other relevant consultations.