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Regulatory wrap-up - May 2019
Date of publication:
12 June 2019
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Have you missed the following updates published on our website last month?
Aircraft Engineer Careers Guide now in the online store
The latest edition of the Aircraft Engineer Careers Guide is now available in hard copy. The careers guide provides helpful tips on how to become an aircraft engineer, how to get a licence and where to go for the appropriate training. Visit the CASA online store to order your copy.
Preliminary Airspace Review Hobart 2019
We conduct regular reviews of Australian-administered airspace, and in May we invited feedback on the airspace 35 nautical miles surrounding Hobart. Consultation on this airspace review closed on 31 May 2019 with 14 responses received via the Consultation Hub.
Airspace change proposal - lowering Class E across continental Australia
We are seeking feedback on Airservices’ proposal to lower Class E airspace from Flight Level (FL) 180 to FL125 nationally (where the current base is FL180). Have your say on the proposal before 23 June to help inform our assessment and response.
Airspace change proposal - lowering Class E in the vicinity of Ayers Rock aerodrome
We are also seeking feedback on Airservices’ proposal to lower Class E airspace in the vicinity of Ayers Rock aerodrome. Provide your feedback via the Consultation Hub by 23 June to help inform our assessment and response.
Changes to publishing standards and calculation of visibility minima – Part 173
Consultation on a proposal to amend the Part 173 Manual of Standards (MOS) closed on 2 June. The amendment seeks to permanently set in place a longstanding temporary exemption relating to instrument flight procedure publishing standards, and to clarify the requirements for calculating visibility minima. We are now considering the feedback.
We published one advisory circular (AC) during May.
Implementation procedures for the technical arrangement on aviation maintenance between CASA and CAAS
AC 145-05 v1.9 is issued to provide guidance on the Technical Arrangement between the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) and the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) dated 22 April 2013.
We closed two projects and approved one during the month.
- Project OS 19/01 opened 10 May to propose changes to visual meteorological conditions (VMC) requirements for privately operated balloons to address two inconsistencies in CAO 95.54.
- Project OS 13/25 on Safety Standards for community service flights conducted on a voluntary basis was closed 22 May.
- Following the publication of Part 101 Remotely Piloted Aircraft (commonly known as drones) MOS, Project US 14/18 was closed 17 May.
Fatigue aerial application exemption extended
New exemption (CASA EX54/19) extends the time operators conducting aerial application operations (in aeroplanes) have to comply with the fatigue rules. It is consistent with previous arrangements (CASA EX92/16) which allowed those operators to comply with Subpart 137.Q instead of CAO 48.1 Instrument 2013. View the new exemption (CASA EX54/19) on the Federal Register of Legislation website.