COVID-19 exemptions and instruments

We supported the aviation industry during the COVID-19 pandemic. This helped them to continue to operate safety and supported them to return to normal activities.

Several of the COVID-19 relief measures we put in place to give support to industry are still in place.

Activities affected by relief measures

Exemptions and relief measures are still in place for:

  • aircraft maintenance engineers – those candidates who are part-way through a training and exam program (until 31 January 2024)
  • airworthiness of aircraft for Part 42.G certificate holders (CAMO), Part 145, Part 147, Part 21 and CAR organisations (until 31 May 2023)
  • those undergoing an aeronautical knowledge exam by extending the time allowed to pass all parts of the exam (until 15 September 2022).

Exemptions

  • CASA EX24/21 — Aircraft Engineer Licence (Basic Practical Maintenance Experience Requirement) Exemption 2021. This in effect until 31 January 2024, unless repealed sooner.
  • CASA EX94/20 — Exemption from Regulation 42.150 (Time allowed to vary approved maintenance program) Instrument 2020. This is in effect until 31 May 2023 unless repealed sooner.
  • CASA EX92/20 — Materials Flammability Airworthiness Standards (Medical Isolation Transportation Devices) Instrument 2020. This is in effect until 31 May 2023 unless repealed sooner.
  • CASA EX65/20 — Extension of Airworthiness Review Certificate (COVID-19) Exemption 2020 – in effect until 31 May 2023 unless repealed sooner.
  • CASA EX100/21 — CASA EX92/21 – Extension of COVID-19 Relief Measures – Amendment Instrument 2021 (No. 1)
  • CASA EX19/21 — Examiner Proficiency Checks (Extensions of Time and Substitute Proficiency Checks) Exemption Instrument 2021 (No. 1)
  • CASA EX138/21 — Aeronautical Knowledge Examinations (Extension of Time Due to COVID 19) Exemption 2021.  This is in effect until 15 September 2024 unless repealed sooner.

We all need to think about what we are doing and how we can keep ourselves and others safe.

If you are using CASA EX91/21 you must submit a safety risk mitigation plan.

Last updated:
31 Mar 2022
Online version available at: https://www.casa.gov.au//operations-safety-and-travel/safety-advice/covid-19-advice-industry/covid-19-exemptions-and-instruments
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