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Regulatory wrap-up - February 2019
Have you missed the following updates published on our website last month?
Community service flights
New requirements for pilots flying Community Service Flights will come into effect on 19 March 2019. The requirements establish a new minimum standard to ensure that the people that use these flights are afforded an appropriate level of safety. Visit the CASA website for more information.
Aerodrome regulation made into law
A comprehensive revision to CASR Part 139 was made on 21 February 2019, with the accompanying Manual of Standards due to be made shortly. The regulation does not commence until August 2020, allowing for CASA to provide support to the aviation community to fully transition by August 2022.
New booklet explains recommended radio procedures
We’ve published a new booklet called Be heard, be seen, be safe, to ensure all pilots and flight instructors understand the correct radio procedures to use in Class G airspace, including non-controlled aerodromes. It is available on the Online CASA Store.
New edition of Human factors for pilots kit now available
The 2nd edition of safety behaviors: Human factors for pilots updates both the content and format of the first edition, with 10 booklets, a workbook and videos. The kit, launched at Avalon, is available for ordering through our Online Store, or you can download a copy and watch the videos on the CASA website.
Proposed amendments to CAOs 40.7 and 82.7
We are seeking feedback on proposed amendments to CAOs 40.7 and 82.7. The amendments propose new commercial pilot experience and training requirements for the balloon size classes, and the experience requirements for a chief pilot of an AOC holder.
Don’t miss the opportunity to make your comments count, provide your feedback via our Consultation Hub by the 13 March 2019 deadline.
Modernising the fatigue rules
Consultation on the proposed CAO 48.1 Instrument 2019 has closed. The summary of consultation – summarising the feedback received – will be published next month. However, you can read the responses to our consultation where permission has been granted to publish.
Changes to use of pre-hiring drug and alcohol tests
An exemption (CASA EX 42/16) that allows the use of pre-hiring drug and alcohol tests has expired and been replaced with a new exemption – CASA EX29/19.
To find out more, visit the CASA website.
CAAP 166-01v4.2 – Operations in the vicinity of non-controlled aerodromes
The policy in relation to the appropriate frequency to use in the vicinity of non-controlled aerodromes has been finalised and is now reflected in CAAP 166-01 v4.2.
View the CAAP on the CASA website.