CASR Part 115 - Operations using sport aviation aircraft for non-recreational activities
Work on Part 115 of CASR is planned to commence following completion of Parts 103/105/149. Part 115 would prescribe and consolidate the requirements and operating rules relating to operation of sport aviation aircraft for non-recreational activities.
The rules for gliders would remain essentially the same as the current requirements.
This Part may contain operational rules only to the extent not covered by Part 103, and would parallel the operator certification requirements of Part 119 in a similar fashion to the way Part 103 parallels Part 91.
Some of the operations to be dealt with in Part 115 are well established, such as those for the carriage of passengers in charter operations in sailplanes. Others operations exist currently by virtue of one-off exemptions to a small number of operators, whilst yet others have been requested by various parties but are beyond the scope of present legislation. Thus some Subparts will be relatively easy to draft and readily accepted, whilst others may break new ground and may need to be developed in an extended timeframe.
Who Part 115 affects
Part 115 would affect operators of recreational aircraft (including gliders, gyroplanes, and ultralight aeroplanes) that are engaged in:
- aerial work
- the carriage of paying passengers.
- new regulations and standards to be introduced for aerial work, and the possible carriage of passengers for local flights for hire or reward, using gyroplanes and ultralight aeroplanes.
- Part 115 would incorporate in its maintenance subpart standards for the maintenance of sport aviation aircraft, including reference to maintenance personnel standards.
Part 115 history
The Part 115 history includes the Standards Development activities conducted in relation to Part 115.