Prescription of aircraft and ratings - Part 61

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This instrument was first made on 25 August 2014 as CASA 186/14. The name of the instrument was changed with the making of the Prescription of aircraft and ratings – Part 61 (Edition 1) on 5 January 2015. Edition 3 of the instrument was made on 4 July 2017. Edition 4 of the instrument was made on 23 November 2017. Edition 5 of the instrument was made on 25 May 2018. Edition 6 of the instrument was made on 30 August 2019. Edition 7 of the instrument was made on 10 September 2020.

This instrument was made on 21 May 2021 as Edition 8.

It prescribes aircraft ratings for the purposes of regulations 61.050, 61.055, 61.060, 61.061, 61.062 and 61.063.

As new aircraft are introduced into Australia, they are considered for the purposes of prescribing them as being type rated aircraft, whether aircraft type differences training is required, whether type specific training and a flight review is required and other similar requirements for Part 61. This instrument is critical as it impacts who is authorised to conduct training, if it is required.

This instrument also works with the instrument that is made under regulation 142.045, which identifies type-rated aircraft where training for the grant of that rating is conducted by a Part 141 operator rather than a Part 142 operator, which is normally the case for type rating training.

A marked up version of the old instrument is available  Prescription of Aircraft and Ratings — CASR Part 61 (Edition 8) Instrument 2021 (draft marked up version) (PDF 484.04 KB) for guidance purposes only. It shows what changes have been made to Edition 6 of the instrument. New text is underlined and highlighted green while deleted text is highlighted red with strikethrough formatting.

View the amended Prescription of aircraft and ratings – Part 61 (Edition 8) instrument on the Federal Register of Legislation website.

Part 61 of CASR Flight crew licensing

Online version available at: https://www.casa.gov.au//node/55211
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