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Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) Regulations
Requirements for all pilots
CAR 233 (1)(h) requires that the Pilot-in-Command of an aircraft must not commence a flight if he or she has not received evidence, and taken such action as is necessary to ensure the latest editions of the aeronautical maps, charts and other aeronautical information and instructions, applicable to the route to be flown, or to any alternative route that may be flown on that flight, are carried in the aircraft and are readily accessible to the flight crew.
The documents mentioned above can be obtained in the Airservices Aeronautical Information Package (AIP), or from a vendor approved (in writing) by CASA.
Any amendment to the data supplied by an approved vendor will render it unsuitable for air navigation purposes.
Civil Aviation Orders
The amendments to CAO 82.0, 82.3 and 82.5 place obligations on AOC holders where they have chosen to allow their flight crew to use EFBs in the execution of their daily duties.
The amendments are designed to address identified risks by requiring the AOC holder introduce operator procedures that establish and maintain a EFB support infrastructure to ensure that air safety is not compromised.
- Civil Aviation Order 82.0 Amendment Instrument 2012 (No. 2)
- Civil Aviation Order 82.3 Amendment Instrument 2012 (No. 1)
- Civil Aviation Order 82.5 Amendment Instrument 2012 (No. 2)
Comprehensive guidance material in the form of a Civil Aviation Advisory Publication (CAAP) has also been developed for both private operators and by AOC holders. The material published in this CAAP is advisory only and is primarily aimed at the AOC holder but it does provide useful information for the private pilot.