Overview of regulatory proposals and timeframes

Below is a summary of the regulatory proposals we are considering and our timeline for progressing them.

Table key:

  • • (bullet circle) shows when work is planned
  • Q1 ends 31 Mar
  • Q2 ends 30 Jun
  • Q3 ends 30 Sep
  • Q4 ends 31 Dec.

Improving pilot licensing rules

Reform Q1 2023 Q2 2023 Q3 2023 Q4 2023 Q1 2024 Q2 2024 Q3 2024 Q4 2024+
Improve the competency standards for flight examiners        
Expand delivery of examiner proficiency checks to industry - COMPLETED                
Expand delivery of flight examiner rating course delivery to industry - COMPLETED                
Expand privileges for Grade 1 training endorsement holders - COMPLETED                
Establish a multi-engine helicopter 'class rating' - COMPLETED                
Create a tailored pathway for task specialist pilot endorsements - COMPLETED                
Review the requirement to notify CASA of a flight test - COMPLETED                
Ongoing review of licensing and flight training regulations        
Simplified and fast-tracked application and assessment process for independent flight instructors - COMPLETED                

Explore how we are improving the pilot licencing rules.

Streamlining airworthiness and maintenance

Reform Q1 2023 Q2 2023 Q3 2023 Q4 2023 Q1 2024 Q2 2024 Q3 2024 Q4 2024+
Establish new Part 43 maintenance regulations which are specifically for general aviation        
Consider more progressive, less onerous maintenance licence pathways tailored for light aircraft        
Create generic maintenance training requirements for legacy helicopters and increasing recognition of training delivered overseas
Reconsider the mandatory applicability of Cessna Supplemental Inspection Documents (SIDS) - COMPLETED                
Update the Part 21 regulations and manual of standards to align with international best practices for the design, manufacture and certification of aircraft and parts
Implement continuing airworthiness regulations that introduce proportionate sector risk profile improvements for non-scheduled air transport operators        

Explore how we are streamlining arrangements that ensure aircraft are airworthy and properly maintained.

Simplifying health arrangements

Reform Q1 2023 Q2 2023 Q3 2023 Q4 2023 Q1 2024 Q2 2024 Q3 2024 Q4 2024+
Review Part 67 of CASR aviation medical policy    
Refine CASA aviation medical policies for decision-making and certification    
Amend fatigue management rules for the aerial application sector                

Explore how we are simplifying the arrangements which ensure pilots are healthy and alert.

Increasing sport and recreational opportunities

Reform Q1 2023 Q2 2023 Q3 2023 Q4 2023 Q1 2024 Q2 2024 Q3 2024 Q4 2024+
Proposal to remove 'stall speed limit' for light weight aeroplanes that can be administered by ASAO - COMPLETED                
Proposal to increase access to Class C and Class D airspace for sport and recreational aviation        

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Finalising outstanding sport and recreational aviation Manuals of Standards

Reform Q1 2023 Q2 2023 Q3 2023 Q4 2023 Q1 2024 Q2 2024 Q3 2024 Q4 2024+
Finalise rules for sport and recreation aircraft – Part 103 of CASR        
Finalise rules for parachuting operations Part 105 of CASR COMPLETED          
Finalise rule set for balloons and hot air airships – Part 131 of CASR        
Finalise Air Display Administration and Procedure Advisory Circular - COMPLETED                

Explore how we are finalising outstanding regulatory rule sets for certain aircraft operations.

Supporting general aviation across CASA’s operations

It is clear our ability to support general aviation extends beyond regulatory change. We recognise it is vital to administer the regulatory system fairly and consistently, while working with stakeholders to educate and embed a positive safety culture across the industry.

Explore how we are supporting the general aviation sector.

Updated: 24 October 2023
Online version available at: https://www.casa.gov.au//resources-and-education/publications-and-resources/corporate-publications/general-aviation-workplan/overview-regulatory-proposals-and-timeframes
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