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Regulatory wrap-up - August 2019
Have you missed the following updates published on our website last month?
Fatigue rules finalised
Following consultation with the aviation community, we have finalised the new fatigue rules under CAO 48.1 Instrument 2019. The new rules came into effect on 2 September 2019. Transition will be in progressive stages achieving full effect for all AOC holders and Part 141 operators from 1 October 2020, giving more time to transition. More information is available on the CASA website.
Changes to aircraft ratings
A new edition of the Part 61 Prescription of aircraft and ratings (Edition 6) legislative instrument has been published. Read more on the CASA website.
New rules for pilots of commercial balloons
New rules have been made clarifying the requirements that apply to pilots of commercial balloons. Find out more on the CASA website.
New exemption recognises differences training, flight training and flight reviews completed overseas
We’ve published a new exemption that recognises differences training, flight training and flight reviews completed overseas. More details on the CASA website.
Proposed changes to the dangerous goods rules – amendment to CASR Part 92
We are seeking feedback on changes to Civil Aviation Safety Regulations (CASR) Part 92 – Consignment and carriage of dangerous goods by air. We would like your comments on the detailed policy before it is drafted into regulations. Go to the Consultation Hub to provide your feedback by 5 September 2019.
New self-study pathway for aircraft maintenance engineers
Consultation is now open on our proposal to amend the Part 66 manual of standards to introduce a self-study training and examination pathway that leads to the grant of a Part 66 aircraft engineer licence. Go to the Consultation Hub to find out more and have your say by the 27 September 2019 deadline.
2019 fatigue rules
Read a review of public responses to modernising the fatigue rules in the Summary of Consultation – available now on the Consultation Hub.
We’ve also published draft CAAP 48-01 v3.0 which provides guidance on meeting the obligations in relation to fatigue management, required under CAO 48.1 Instrument 2019. Consultation has now closed. Find out more on the Consultation Hub.
Maximum take-off weight increase for aeroplanes managed by an approved self-administering aviation organisation
We are seeking feedback from the aviation community on how an increased maximum take-off limit (from 600 kg up to a maximum of 760 kg) would impact them and aviation safety.
Feedback from the consultation will help us to decide next steps, including whether to develop a more detailed policy proposal. The consultation is open until 28 September 2019 on the Consultation Hub.
OnTrack website no longer available
Don’t forget to have your say by the 30 September 2019 deadline. We are seeking feedback from pilots and other interested parties to understand current and future pre-planning navigational needs around controlled airspace. Help us shape the future direction of OnTrack by providing your feedback via the Consultation Hub.
We published one amended advisory circular (AC) during August for approved Part 147 training organisations.
We closed Project OS 18/08 – Amendments to CAOs 40.7 and 82.7 to align with CAR Part 5 and balloon class definitions in regulation 5.01 of CAR.
We closed Project OS 09/13 – fuel and alternate requirements.
We approved Project AS 18/05 – Amendments to procedures to air navigation services (PANS) – aerodromes.
We have published the summary of consultation on PP 1816US – proposed new remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) registration and RPAS operator accreditation scheme.
Subscribe now to get Flight Safety Australia magazine in print
CASA’s flagship aviation safety magazine, Flight Safety Australia, is now available as a print subscription. Subscribe by 28 October to get the next available issue (Summer 2019). Order the new quarterly magazine for $39.95 via the CASA online store.