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Smooth change to flight examiner ratings
Date of publication:
12 July 2018
The Civil Aviation Safety Authority has given its commitment to complete a smooth and quick transition to the new Flight Examiner Rating system.
This follows the announcement that CASA indemnity will be provided to all Flight Examiner Rating holders.
The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Michael McCormack, announced the indemnity decision at the general aviation summit in Wagga this week.
The new indemnity arrangements for Flight Examiner Rating holders will become effective from 1 September 2018.
Approved Testing Officers will retain their current indemnity arrangements until they transition to a Flight Examiner Rating.
About 800 Flight Examiner Ratings have already been issued by CASA, with about 260 Approved Testing Officers due to complete the transition by the end of August 2018.
CASA CEO and Director of Aviation Safety, Shane Carmody, has welcomed the Government’s decision on indemnity for Flight Examiner Rating holders.
“CASA has been working hard behind the scenes to secure this decision as we understood the importance of this insurance indemnity for people working in flying training,” Mr Carmody said.
“CASA will now complete the transition to Flight Examiner Ratings quickly and smoothly to minimise any impact on flying training.
“Approved Testing Officers transitioning to a Flight Examiner Rating on 1 September 2018 will get extra time to complete an examiner proficiency check, avoiding any bottleneck in the next eight weeks.
“CASA appreciates the vital role the flying training sector plays in the aviation industry and will provide necessary support as these changes are implemented.”