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Aviation rulings are advisory documents setting out CASA's policy on a particular issue. CASA makes rulings available to CASA officers and the public to ensure that there is a consistent policy adopted in administering particular aspects of the air safety regulatory regime.
Rulings are intended to apply to a range of factual situations and are necessarily general in nature.
- exercises due care in acting in reliance on the ruling - ie a person who carelessly misreads the text of a ruling will not be entitled to rely on that misreading;
- relies on the ruling in good faith - ie CASA will not allow a person to frustrate the intent of the ruling by adopting an extreme or contrived interpretation of the words of the ruling which results in consequences that were clearly unintended by CASA at the time the ruling was issued;
- only relies on the clear statements of fact and policy in the ruling - ie the ruling is completely self contained and does not permit any additional interpretation of the relevant law, or application of the policy to different fact situations.
A user of aviation rulings should also be aware that a ruling is only a statement of CASA's policy. It is not a restatement of the law. Accordingly, while rulings are drafted to be consistent with the law referred to in the ruling as understood by CASA from time to time, they cannot displace any inconsistent legal requirements. You should notify CASA's General Counsel if you believe that compliance with this ruling would lead to a breach of a legal requirement or if you believe that a ruling is based on an erroneous factual assumption.
- Compliance with Supplemental Inspection Documents (takes into account amendments made by instrument CASA EX220/15)
- Compliance with Supplemental Inspection Documents
Franchise air operator certificate ruling (pdf 16.29 KB) - Franchise AOC arrangements
02/2004 - Carriage of infants and children in excess of aircraft flight manual limitations
03/2004 - Classification of aerial work operations carrying passengers
04/2004 - Training and Checking: number of checks "each calendar year"
01/2004 - Serviceability of instruments and equipment for charter and regular public transport aircraft (Revoked on 18 December 2013)
05/2004 - Approval to manufacture components in the course of maintenance ('MITCOM') (Revoked on 27 September 2012)
02/2003 - Application of CAR 214 in relation to pilots carrying out maintenance
03/2003 - Application of CAR 206 to operations conducted for the benefit of a charitable entity.
04/2003 - Use of electronic versions of legislation to comply with section 28BH of the Act.
05/2003 - Use of electronic versions of legislation to comply with CAR 30 (Revoked on 27 September 2012)
06/2003 - Equivalence of maintenance ‘occupations’ for the purpose of the Trans Tasman Mutual Recognition Act 1997 (Cth) (Revoked on 27 September 2012)