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Regulatory wrap-up - April 2019
Have you missed the following updates published on our website last month?
Drones MOS made
The Manual of Standards for Part 101 Unmanned Aircraft and Rockets – commonly known as drones – was made 9 April 2019. It details the safety and regulatory oversight of remotely piloted aircraft, including training and competency standards for remote pilot licences, and standing approvals for certain kinds of operations near aerodromes and beyond visual line of sight provided they meet conditions and requirements prescribed by the MOS.
Definitions for flight operations regulations made
Definitions to support the suite of Flight Operations Regulations (Part 91, 119, 121, 133, 135, 138) have been made. View the associated amendment regulation on the Federal Register of Legislation website.
Changes to air traffic control standards for parallel runway operations
Consultation on a proposal to change air traffic control (ATC) standards for parallel runway operations (including those in use at Sydney (Kingsford Smith) aerodrome, and in the near future, Brisbane aerodrome, closed on 1 May 2019. We are now reviewing the feedback.
Update to aeroplane flight simulator standards – Part 60 MOS
Consultation on a proposal to amend the Part 60 MOS to directly reference the latest ICAO, FAA and EASA standards for flight simulators closed on 10 April 2019. We have completed analysis – which was largely positive – and are developing a detailed response to constructive input received during the consultation period.
New eLearning course on Class G airspace radio procedures
We have published a new eLearning course designed to help pilots operate safely in non-controlled airspace. The Class G Airspace Radio Procedures module is available through AviationWorx on the CASA website. Also see the related resource booklet, Be heard, be seen, be safe, available in hard copy via the CASA Online Store, or viewed on the CASA website.