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Regulatory wrap-up - October 2018
Have you missed the following updates published on our website last month?
Frequency use a low level in Class G airspace
We have published the Summary of Consultation detailing the feedback and our response to the frequency use in Class G airspace public consultation. An education campaign will be rolled out to address key issues raised in the consultation.
Proposed policy for maintenance of limited category aircraft (Subpart 132.M)
The Summary of Consultation on the proposed policy for maintenance of limited category aircraft (Subpart 132.M) has been published. Overall, respondents have strongly supported the proposed Subpart 132.M of CASR. A draft of the legislation will be published for further comment prior to finalisation.
New draft drone rules
Public consultation on new draft rules for commercial or professional drone operations closes on 18 November 2018. The proposed rules cover a range of issues including training, extended visual line of sight operations, recordkeeping and notification requirements and operations in controlled airspace.
Passenger Safety Information guidelines
In October, we consulted on a new version of Civil Aviation Advisory Publication (CAAP) 253-02 - Passenger safety information: Guidelines on content and standard of safety information to be provided to passengers by aircraft operators. Consultation has now closed, but you can still view the new draft CAAP on the Consultation Hub.
Proposed changes to general aviation maintenance regulations
Consultation on the proposal to develop new GA maintenance regulations modelled on those in place in the United States is imminent. We have also published the Summary of Consultation detailing feedback from the first round of consultation that closed in August 2018.
New minimum fuel rules
New fuel rules come into force on 8 November 2018 for all pilots and operators – except those able to operate under a recent exemption. These are AOC and Part 141 certificate holders with a certificate in force as of 7 November 2018, who must comply by 28 February 2019. Visit the CASA website.
Revised CAO 20.91 instrument
Changes to the CAO 20.91 instrument have been made and came into force on 2 November. Operators who validate Required Navigation Performance Authorisation Required (RNP AR) procedures can take advantage of revised data validation requirements. It removes the need for exemptions for individual operators, including exemptions that expired on 30 September 2018.
Minor amendments to RPT SMS
We have published a revised CAAP SMS-01 v1.1 - Safety management systems for regular public transport operations. It includes minor amendments to accurately reflect CASA’s formally endorsed definition of ‘Just Culture’.