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We have recently introduced a licensing suite of regulations - Parts 61, 64, 141 and 142 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations.
The new Parts
The new flight crew licensing regulations have been incorporated into the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998.
- CASR Part 61 - Flight Crew Licensing.
- CASR Part 64 - Authorisations for non-licensed personnel.
- CASR Part 141 - Recreational, private and commercial pilot flight training, other than certain integrated training courses.
- CASR Part 142 - Integrated and multi-crew pilot flight training, contracted recurrent training and contracted checking.
For more information you can read the regulations and summary of amendments.
Flight training organisations
Find out how to apply for a CASA approval to conduct flying training or how to transition to the new rules if you are an operator who was conducting flying training activities prior to 1 September 2014.
Part 141 Sample Operations Manual out now: CASA has developed a range of guidance material to make it easier for Part 141 operators to transition to new rules by 31 August 2018. Find out more.
Part 61 Manual of Standards
The full Part 61 Manual of Standards is now available.
Resources and guidance
- Simpler aircraft rating flight review and instrument proficiency check rules now in effect
- Instruction guides for making entries in a CASR Part 61 licence and entering Part 61 qualifications on a CAR Part 5 licence
- CASA’s Part 141 technical assessment process
- CASA’s Part 142 technical assessment process
- Sample syllabuses for flight training organisations
- Sample training course: Basic instrument flight training - gap training for flight instructors
- Flight crew licensing regulations exemptions and instruments
- Frequently asked questions (FAQs)
Understand the changes
What will change for:
- Ground handling agents, maintenance organisations and aerodromes?
- Approved testing officers/examiners?
- Training and licensing regulations in Australia.
There has been lengthy and extended consultation with industry and the public on these proposals for licensing and training.
As a result of the feedback provided, we have introduced a number of amendments to the Flight crew licensing regulations package.
Watch flight crew licensing and training videos on our YouTube channel.
New Part 61 forms
View the list of flight crew application and notification forms available to support new licensing rules, which became effective on 1 September 2014.
- Indemnity arrangements provided to all flight examiner rating holders from 1 September 2018
- New exemption provides more time for approved testing officers to complete an examiner proficiency check.
- Exemption to allow pilots to log co-pilot flight time extended, Find out more on latest news.
- Prescription of type ratings excluded from CASR Part 142 Flight Training (Edition 6) Instrument 2018 has been published.
- New instrument permits Part 142 operators to continue to conduct flight training for single-pilot type rated aircraft
- Edition 5 of the Part 61 prescribed aircraft and ratings legislative instrument has been published.
- Additional helicopter type ratings permitted as Part 141 training. Find out more on the notices for FTOs and ATOs page.
- Exemption against timeframe between dual flight checks before solo flights extended. Find out more on the notices for FTOs and ATOs page.
- Proposal to improve the Part 61 flight instructor rating – consultation out now. Find out more on the notices for FTOs and ATOs page.
- Class 2 medical certificates now an option for pilots operating non-passenger commercial flights in aircraft with MTOW less than 8618 kilograms.
- Aeronautical Experience Requirements for Grant of Commercial Pilot Licences (Aeroplane Category) exemption extended. Find out more on latest news.
- New exemption to remove the some of the approved course requirements for the grant of a flight examiner rating (FER) or a flight examiner endorsement (FEE). Find out more on the notices for FTOs and ATOs page.
- Edition 4 of the Part 61 prescribed aircraft and ratings legislative instrument was made on 23 November 2017. Find out more on latest news.
- New exemption reduces the requirements for the grant of the flight examiner rating and endorsements. Find out more on the notices for FTOs and ATOs page.
- New instruments extend Part 141 and Part 142 transitional approvals. Find out more on the notices for FTOs and ATOs page.
- Interim Part 141 and Part 142 certificates issued under the transitional rules with an expiry date of 31 August 2017 are now valid until the end of 31 August 2018. Find out more on the notices for FTOs and ATOs page.
- Edition 3 of the Part 61 prescribed aircraft and ratings legislative instrument was made on 5 July 2017. Find out more on latest news.
- CASA Exemption 126/15 – CASA approval for changes to kinds of aircraft has been remade as CASA EX77/17.
- New information sheet explains the rules for operating on aeronautical radio frequencies and the Part 64 aeronautical radio operator certificate (AROC).
- Exemption for low-level rating requirements has been extended. Find out more on latest news.
- Flight crew licensing legislative instruments and exemptions.