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Regulatory wrap-up - November 2019
Date of publication:
5 December 2019
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Have you missed the following updates published on our website last month?
Amendments to Part 66 manual of standards
Part 66 Manual of Standards Amendment Instrument 2019 (No. 1) has been published and is now in effect. A copy of the instrument and Explanatory Statement are available on the Federal Register of Legislation website. As well the manual of standards compilation been published and is available on the website.
Proposed changes for continuing airworthiness management and maintenance
Public consultation is now open on our proposed policy for continuing airworthiness management and maintenance for future air transport operations. Have your say—and encourage your aviation colleagues to have theirs—by visiting the Consultation Hub before the 22 December 2019 deadline.
Feedback and future direction for proposed ballooning rules
Read the summary of consultation on the proposed new rules for balloons and hot air airships (Part 131). Along with your feedback, the document includes CASA’s response and future direction. A CASA technical working group is being formed to progress the Part 131 MOS and other policy matters.
Fatigue advisory publication
We’ve published the summary of consultation on draft Civil Aviation Advisory Publication (CAAP) 48-01 v3.0—Fatigue management for flight crew members. The CAAP provides guidance on meeting the fatigue management obligations required under CAO 48.1 Instrument 2019.
MTOW increase for aeroplanes managed by an ASAO
We’ve moved one step closer to increasing the maximum take-off weight for aircraft being administered by an approved self-administering aviation organisation. After strong support for the proposal, we’ll now draft amended standards before seeking further comment from industry. View the summary of consultation and the published responses on our Consultation Hub.
New exemption for third-party contractor DAMP programs
We’ve published a new exemption that will allow DAMP organisations (listed under CASR Part 99.030) to accept the DAMP-like program of a third-party contractor if the program has been approved by CASA. The exemption applies to organisations that are required to implement a drug and alcohol management plan (DAMP) that covers their Safety Sensitive Aviation Activities employees as well as DAMP contractors (i.e. third-party non-DAMP organisations not listed under regulation 99.030). View the exemption (CASA EX70/19) on the Federal Register of Legislation website. More information on applying to use the exemption is available on our website.
Guidance material is available to help operators understand and apply the fatigue rules (including an updated CAAP). Find our suite of resources on the CASA website.
We published an advisory circular on implementation procedures for the technical arrangement on aviation maintenance between CASA and CAAS (AC 145-05 v1.10). It relates to performing maintenance on Australian or Singaporean aircraft and aeronautical products in accordance with the maintenance regulations of the territory where the organisation performing the work is located.
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