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Information for AOC and Part 141 certificate holders
If you possess an AOC or Part 141 certificate that was in force on or before 7 November 2018, a new exemption means you can either choose to comply with the new rules now but must comply by 28 February 2019. Otherwise you must comply now.
To comply you will need to ensure that the following changes are included in your operations manuals:
- fuel reserve values that meet or exceed the minimums set in legislation (apart from specific values which may have an operational variation)
- a requirement to conduct in-flight fuel management
- matters related to aircraft specific fuel consumption data, operating conditions and potential for deviations from planned flights.
Many operations manuals already contain these requirements.
The new rules allow AOC holders and Part 141 operators to possibly reduce unnecessary fuel carriage through operational variations to specified fuel values. This may mean savings to both operators and the environment. Guidance and advisory material (CAAP-215) includes descriptions of the elements an operational variation to the specified fuel policy should contain.
If your existing fuel policy has a provision that equates to an operational variation, the time you have to incorporate these new requirements into your operations manuals will depend on the date of your AOC / certificate renewal date. For operational variations, see Section 8 of CASA Instrument 29/18.
If your AOC / certificate renewal occurs between 8 November 2018 and 28 February 2019, you will have until the end of 28 February 2019.
If your AOC / certificate renewal occurs between 28 February 2019 and 8 November 2019, you will have until the date of your renewal.
Otherwise, you will have until 8 November 2019.
CASA will waive any charges and fees associated with the update of operations manuals—if the changes are only made to comply with the new fuel rules.
Explaining the rules
We have released guidance material and updated existing documents to help explain how the changes work in practice.
For more complex operations, CAAP 234-1(2) covers aircraft fuel requirements and sample calculations
- CAAP 234-1(2) (pdf 1.03 MB)
- CAAP 234-1(2) Annex A - sample fuel calculations – single-engine piston aeroplane (Cessna 210) (pdf 267.67 KB)
- CAAP 234-1(2) Annex B - sample fuel calculations – multi-engine turboprop aeroplane (Beechcraft B200) (pdf 326.75 KB)
- CAAP 234-1(2) Annex C - sample fuel calculations – multi-engine turbojet aeroplane (Learjet 60) (pdf 331.33 KB)
For operators, CASA has updated the following documents to assist in preparing or amending your operations manual:
- CAAP 215-1(3) (pdf 461.07 KB)
- Air operator's certificate handbook volume 2 - Flying operations (pdf 1.31 MB) - see chapter 6
- Operations manual change summary
- Sample manuals and documents
- CASR Part 141 sample operations manual and guide - refer to the Part 141 operations manual revision summary v3.0 for a list of updates
- CASR Part 142 sample exposition and guide - refer to the Part 142 exposition revision summary v3.0 for a list of updates
View the full rules Civil Aviation (Fuel Requirements) Instrument 2018.
If you are operating under the Fuel Requirements Exemption and require copies of pre-8 November 2018 guidance material email: firstname.lastname@example.org.