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Regulatory wrap-up - February 2020
Date of publication:
11 March 2020
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Have you missed the following updates published on our website last month?
New date for flight operations regulations
CASA is extending the commencement date of the flight operations regulations from 25 March 2021 to 2 December 2021 to ensure that both CASA and everyone in the aviation community are ready for the new rules. For further information visit the CASA website.
Need to change a flight training provider?
Students sometimes may have a need to change their flight training provider. There are many reasons for this—for example, changing location. The regulations provide for this possibility. Read more in our new information sheet.
Fatigue information sessions - transitioning to the new rules
Now is the time to start planning your transition to the new fatigue management rules if you haven’t already done so. Most operators must operate to the new rules from 1 July 2020.
To help operators put the new fatigue rules in place, we are hosting information sessions in March. Find a fatigue information session near you and register today.
For more information about the latest fatigue rules, including useful resources, visit the CASA website.
Comment on consultations currently open on our Consultation Hub:
Amended TAF rules
The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) is proposing to cease issuing the Trend Forecast (TTF) as a meteorological forecast product for aviation users on 13 August 2020. Comment by 31 March 2020.
New advisory circular on aircraft engineer licence privileges
We’re seeking comment on a new Advisory Circular that explains the privileges of each category of a Part 66 aircraft engineer licence. Have your say on whether it provides adequate guidance by 31 March 2020.
Preliminary airspace reviews Pilbara and Dubbo
Consultation is now open to support preliminary airspace reviews of the Pilbara basin in Western Australia (closes 15 April 2020) and Dubbo region of New South Wales (closes 17 April 2020).
Comment on lower cost ADS-B
We are proposing to amend the standards and requirements for Automatic Dependent Surveillance - Broadcast (ADS-B) technology used in aircraft operated under the visual flight rules (VFR). This includes permitting the use of lower cost ADS-B equipment (on a voluntary basis) in VFR aircraft to enhance situation awareness and improve flight safety. Closes 13 March 2020.
Self-study pathway for aircraft maintenance engineers
Results are in 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 read the results and learn about the next steps.
Medical exemption for commercial and air transport pilots
We’ve remade the exemption CASA EX25/18 so that if you hold a commercial pilot licence or air transport pilot licence you can exercise the privileges of the licence to conduct certain flights while holding a class 2 medical certificate instead of a class 1 medical certificate. View the new exemption (CASA EX46/20) on the Federal Register of Legislation website.
We approved Project OS 20/01 - Global Aeronautical Distress and Safety System (GADSS).