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Project OS 11/03 - Rewrite CAAP 174-1(1) Night Vision Goggles - Helicopters and Post Implementation Review of CAO 82.6

Topic code: 
Flight Operations
Project status: 
Closed

Closure notes:

Project closed 7 December 2012.

The objectives of the previously proposed amendments to CAO 82.6 and CAAP 174 regarding Night Vision Goggles will now be incorporated into the Night Vision Imaging Systems regulatory requirements in the CASR's currently under development.

Issue

As the NVG trial was completed in 2009, CAO 82.6 was consequentially amended on 15 November 2010, to reflect outcomes of the trail in relation to the use of NVG and devices by helicopter operators, for flight at night when engaged in EMS, SAR, Police, Customs/Coast Watch and specified aerial work operations.

As CAAP 174-1 also supports and expands on the guidance in CAO 82.6, it now needs to be updated to support the latest CAO amendments accordingly.

As CAO 82.6 has been in effect for three (3) years it now needs a post implementation review to coincide with the rewrite of CAAP 174 to amend sections pertaining to NVG operations that were relevant during the trial period that no longer apply under CAO 82.6.

Project Objective

The project will rewrite CAAP 174-1 to bring it in line with CAO 82.6 and remove any ambiguity that still remains after the NVG trial.

Post implementation review will update CAO 82.6 to take into account industry experience following the conclusion of the NVG trial.

As the NVG trial was completed in 2009, CAO 82.6 was consequentially amended on 15 November 2010, to reflect outcomes of the trail in relation to the use of NVG and devices by helicopter operators, for flight at night when engaged in EMS, SAR, Police, Customs/Coast Watch and specified aerial work operations.

As CAAP 174-1 also supports and expands on the guidance in CAO 82.6, it now needs to be updated to support the latest CAO amendments accordingly.

As CAO 82.6 has been in effect for three (3) years it now needs a post implementation review to coincide with the rewrite of CAAP 174 to amend sections pertaining to NVG operations that were relevant during the trial period that no longer apply under CAO 82.6.

Status

This project was approved by Peter Boyd, Executive Manager Standards Development and Future Technology Division on 31 January 2011.

Rules affected

CAAP 174-1(1) and CAO 82.6

Project management

Project Leader: Harold Carter

Project Sponsor: Greg Hood, Executive Manager, CASA Operations

Standards Development Project Manager: Dale South

Project Priority

High