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Project OS 11/05 - Revision of CAAP 215 - Modernisation of CASA guidance on preparation of an Operations Manual

Topic code: 
Flight Operations
Project status: 
Closed

CAAP 215-1(1) - Guide to the preparation of Operations Manuals

Draft CAAP 215-1(1) - Guide to preparation of Operations Manuals

Comments on this draft CAAP are to be forwarded to the Project Leader, Craig Brown by close of business 9 August 2012.

History

This project is now closed.

28 Aug 2012

Project OS 11/05 - Revision of CAAP 215 - Modernisation of CASA guidance on preparation of an Operations Manual

This project is now closed

Refer to the project closure notes for further information.

23 Aug 2012

CAAP 215-1(1) â€" Guide to the preparation of Operations Manuals

This final CAAP has been published.

26 Jul 2012

Draft CAAP 215-1(1) - Guide to preparation of Operations Manuals

Comments on this draft CAAP are to be forwarded to the Project Leader, Craig Brown (Craig.Brown@casa.gov.au) by close of business 9 August 2012.

15 Mar 2011

Project OS 11/05 - Revision of CAAP 215 - Modernisation of CASA guidance on preparation of an Operations Manual

Project approved.

Closure notes

Project closed 28 August 2012.

CAAP 215-1(1) and accompanying annexes was published and can be found at: Civil Aviation Advisory Publications - CAAPs.

Issue

CAAP 215-1(0) Guide to the preparation of Operations Manuals was last updated in September 1997 and whilst it was good guidance at its time of publication, it is now clearly deficient when viewed in the modern context.

CAAP 215-1(0) contains insufficient requirements which leads industry with the risk of preparing Operations Manuals that are not fit for purpose.

The policy for future CASR Part 119 has been developed upon a more sophisticated Operations Manual being developed and used by operators than CAAP 215-1(0) presently details.

The update of the CAAP would have benefits both in improving guidance to persons preparing an Operations Manual under present legislation and in maintaining consistent guidance through the transition to the new CASR legislation where policy contained in the updated CAAP 215 can continue to serve as guidance.

There are two risks in failing to proceed with this project.

  • Industry guidance on the preparation of Operations Manuals will continue to be out of date leading to sub-standard manuals
  • The transition to the new Operations Manuals formats contemplated by CASR Part 119 will be an unreasonably large step for operators, who will be at that time faced by other matters required for continued compliance under the new legislation

The consequences of no action is to delay the development of this new guidance to a time in the future when

  • CASA is otherwise occupied by the implementation of Part 119 and;
  • Delay may impose additional work for industry to be come familiar with the guidance, its objectives and format

Project Objective

The objectives of the proposed project are the development of an updated version of CAAP 215 to more effectively explain to operators what CASA requires of an Operations Manual and the format that an Operations Manual should take.

It is the goal of this project that someone tasked by an operator to produce or update an Operations Manual could generate a manual that is formatted more logically than is now the case and contains all required information for use by the operator.

This project aims to produce a document that contains a format that is sufficiently flexible to cover all air transport operators.

Status

This project was approved by Peter Boyd, EM Standards Development & Future Technology Division on 15 March 2011.

Rules affected

CAAP 215

Project management

Project Leader: Craig Brown

Project Sponsor: Greg Hood, Executive Manager, CASA Operations

Standards Development Project Manager: Andrew Ward, Senior Standards Officer, Standards Development Branch

Project Priority

High

Project OS 11/05