We’re currently making changes to Part 137 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations (CASR). The information provided in this section outlines what is changing, what you need to know and do, and links to any relevant guidance and reference material.
Currently Part 137 applies to aeroplanes engaged in aerial application operations and not rotorcraft. Rotorcraft operations are not included in the current Part 137 and continue to be governed by the existing Civil Aviation Regulations 1988 (CARs).
Part 137 complements the provisions within CARs and Civil Aviation Orders (CAOs) that applied to fixed wing aerial agricultural operations. It also includes aerial application procedures such as firefighting and application of dispersants.
Part 137 took effect on 26 May 2007. There was a one year transition period ending on 25 May 2008. The current Part 137 is due for a post implementation review and it is considered that the current Part 137 will require changes to be made to the style and content of the existing provisions to ensure consistency with the other operational parts.