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Project SS 06/06 - CASA's Industry Sector Priorities & Classification of Civil Aviation Activities

Topic code: 
Special
Project status: 
Closed

Purpose/Objectives

Project closed 20/09/2011

The Classification of Aircraft Operations has been published in the Standards Development Manual - Chapter 2.13 - Classification of Aircraft Operations.

Project phases

Phase 1
Implement a modified classification of operations. Generate policy and consultative documentation.
Phase 2

Phase 2 will involve the scoping and drilling down into each aviation activity as to the implications and out comes of each activity of the policy taking into account current risk mitigation tools such as licensing, ratings, aircraft equipment, maintenance, etc. Policy matters not yet evident will then be considered how best to be transformed into legislation and associated appendices, or Acceptable Means of Compliance (AMCs) and or Guidance Material (GMs).

In addition, a process for determining how CASA will classify future applications regarding unique operations (carve-ins and carve-outs) and where and who will make such assessments and if this process should be centralised, at least until the assessment process has matured.

It is considered that an IT solution best be employed in Phase 2 working from the Known to the Unknown.

Phase 3

Phase 3 is ultimately where the bulk of the work will take place which will involve the writing of the AMCs and associated GMs along with refining the proposed regulatory suite. This will also be where policy matters are included into the CASRs such as passenger number cut-offs, certification, weights or any other identified criteria including consideration of suitable definitions. It is considered most suited in phase three of the project as the current many number of aviation activities (approx 80) will be melded with like activities possibly resulting in approximately 30 activities that will result from Phase two of the project with the IT solution and associated licensing, ratings, etc matrixes. It will therefore be easer to refine the smaller number and deal with unique activities on a separate basis.

CARs, CASRs, CAOs, CAAPs, ACs and MOSs will need to be reviewed to enable agreed content to be transferred and captured by an AMC and/or GM. This could reduce the regulation content or even possibly dispense with CAOs and MOSs as this data would be published elsewhere, specific to a particular activity or subactivity.

It is anticipated that the first phase of the project will be completed by the last quarter of 2007.

Project management

Project leader: Gareth Davey
Project director: John Grima
Project sponsors: Peter Boyd

History

Title Details Date
Consultation updates in 2011
Project SS 06/06 - CASA's Industry Sector Priorities & Classification of Civil Aviation Activities This project is now closed.
Refer to the project closure notes for further information.
20 Sep 2011
Consultation updates in 2009
CASA Policy Notice CEO-PN001-2004 - CASA?s Industry Sector Priorities and Classification of Civil Aviation Activities As of 15 June 2009 this notice has been suspended pending further review and reconsideration.
Issue 3 of this policy notice has now been published.
30 Apr 2009
Consultation updates in 2008
NPRM 0807OS - Passenger Transport Services: terminology in and application of new CASR Parts 119, 121, 129, 131, 133 and 135 This NPRM closed for comment on 6 February 2009. 11 Dec 2008
Consultation updates in 2007
Classification of civil aviation activities - Answers to common questions A set of answers to common questions has been published. 11 May 2007
CASA Policy Notice CEO-PN001-2004 - CASA's Industry Sector Priorities and Classification of Civil Aviation Activities Issue 2 of this policy notice was published. 20 Apr 2007
Draft policy notice on Classification of Aviation Activities Draft policy notice provided to SCC for comment. 16 Feb 2007
Consultation updates in 2006
Slide presentation on Classification of Aviation Activities Presentation made at the 25th meeting of the SCC on the reclassification of operations. 21 Nov 2006
Draft policy notice on Classification of Aviation Activities Draft policy notice presentation to 15th meeting of Operational Standards sub-committee. 14 Nov 2006
Slide presentation on Classification of Aviation Activities Presentation made at the 24th meeting of the SCC on the reclassification of operations. 16 Aug 2006
Steering Committee for classifying Australia's civil air operations. 2nd meeting in Brisbane 14 Aug 2006
Project SS 06/06 - Reclassification of Australia's civil air operations New rulechange project has been registered. 20 Jul 2006
Steering Committee for classifying Australia's civil air operations. Inaugural meeting in Canberra of the Steering Committee and Project Team. 28 Jun 2006
Slide presentation on Classification of Aviation Activities, Discussion paper DP 0504SS Presentation made at the 23rd meeting of the SCC on the reclassification of operations. 3 May 2006
Consultation updates in 2004
CASA's Industry Sector Priorities – CASA Policy notice This policy notice formally acknowledges that CASA has been established primarily to look after the interests of the travelling public and should devote resources accordingly. 1 Nov 2004
Consultation updates in 2003
NPRM 0304OS – Air Service Operations Notice of Proposed Rule Making 0304OS published. 12 Mar 2003
Brochure – Coming soon! A new NPRM reviewing ... The Classifications of Operations Guide to help the aviation community understand the proposed changes to Australia's classification of operations. 26 Feb 2003
Consultation updates in 2002
Aerial Work Classifications Review Review of the current Aerial Work classifications.Implementing the recommendations of this review has the potential to greatly simplify the task of determining whether or not a particular activity falls under Aerial Work or General Aviation. 15 May 2002
Consultation updates in 2001
NPRM 0102OS – Interim Reclassification of Operations for small volume cargo-only flights and parachuting operations. Notice of Proposed Rule Making 0102OS published 15 Aug 2001
Consultation updates in 1999
Project OS 99/13 - Interim Reclassification of Operations for small volume cargo-only flights and parachuting operations New consultation project started. Superseded by project SS 06/06. 18 May 1999
Consultation updates in 1998
House of Representatives Official Hansard (page 1659): second reading speech by John Anderson MP on the introduction of amendments to the Civil Aviation Act. Replacing "domestic commercial flight" with "regulated domestic flight". 9 Dec 1998
Amendments to the Civil Aviation Act - Explanatory Memorandum Replacing "domestic commercial flight" with "regulated domestic flight". 9 Dec 1998
Amendments to the Civil Aviation Act - Supplementary Explanatory Memorandum Replacing "domestic commercial flight" with "regulated domestic flight". 9 Dec 1998
Aiming Higher newsletter article titled Air Taxi standards—Charter or RPT? Industry meeting rejects CASA's suggestion for a Part 135. 20 May 1998
Discussion Paper – Regulation of Air Taxis Paper prepared by Program Advisory Panel (PAP). 12 May 1998
Consultation updates in 1997
CASA Fortnightly Report no. 18/97 (19 November 1997) CASA Board clarified definition of fare-paying passenger as "passengers carried on a commercial basis by an operator who is authorised by an AOC to conduct passenger RPT or charter operations". 1 Oct 1997
Classification of Operations CASA policy Classification of Operations policy published by CASA's Review Programs Office. 15 Apr 1997
Classification of Operations paper - Synopsis Classification of Operations policy published by CASA's Review Programs Office. 15 Apr 1997
Classification of Operations paper - Introduction Classification of Operations paper presented by CASA's Regulatory Framework Program. 27 Feb 1997
Classification of Operations paper - Appendix 1 Classification of Operations paper presented by CASA's Regulatory Framework Program. 27 Feb 1997
Classification of Operations paper - Appendix 2 Classification of Operations paper presented by CASA's Regulatory Framework Program. 27 Feb 1997
Consultation updates in 1990
Brochure – Classification of Operations, Licensing, Maintenance and You Guide to help the aviation community understand the proposed changes to Australia's classification of operations, flight crew licensing and aircraft maintenance. 1 Jan 1990
Consultation updates in 1989
ARP 89/8 – Amendments to the Civil Aviation Regulations — Classification of Flying Operations Aviation Regulatory Proposal 89/8 distributed for aviation community comment. 9 Jun 1989
Consultation updates in 1988
ARP 88/9 – Amendments to Civil Aviation Regulations following review of system of classifying operations and matters related thereto Aviation Regulatory Proposal 88/9 distributed for aviation community comment. 18 Jul 1988
Consultation updates in 1986
Discussion Paper – Review of ANR 191 — Classification of Air Service Operations Discussion Paper distributed for aviation community comment. 15 Oct 1986
Consultation updates in 1947
Air Navigation Regulation 191 Air Navigation Regulation 191 divided air transport into four classes of operations: Regular Public Transport, Charter, Aerial Work, and Private 1 Jan 1947
Consultation updates in 1937
Air Navigation Regulations Air Navigation Regulations divided aircraft into three categories: Public Transport, Aerial Work, and Private 1 Jan 1937