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Project Leader: Dale South
Project OS 01/11 - Air transport operations - small aeroplanes - CASR Part 135
Part 135 (small aeroplanes), Part 121 (large aeroplanes) and Part 133 (rotorcraft) of CASR all deal with a range of passenger and/or cargo operations. Part 135 will set the minimum acceptable standards applicable to small aeroplanes that are conducting Australian air transport operations.
- More comprehensive provisions for fuel to be carried, similar to those proposed for large aeroplanes in Part 121; however, with relief for VFR aeroplanes, which will be similar to the requirements of today.
- Adopting the current air charter operations practice of single-engine aircraft operating over water beyond gliding distance (i.e. up to 25 NM from a safe forced landing area). However, in addition to life jackets, the carriage of a life raft will be required in certain circumstances.
- For operations beyond 25 NM from a safe forced landing area when over water, the operator of an Approved Single-Engine Aeroplane (ASEA - formerly ASEPTA) will be required to present to CASA a risk management strategy for consideration and approval in accordance with the standards of Annex 6 to the Chicago Convention.
- Aerodrome requirements under Part 135 will be similar to the requirements under the current regulation 92 of CAR, where it is the operator's responsibility to be satisfied that the aerodrome is suitable as a place from which to take off and land.
- Weight and balance regulations, providing options for operators to determine passenger weights under the AMC concept.
- For single pilot operations, the autopilot will be required to be serviceable prior to commencement of the flight, unless crewed by a second pilot or the aeroplane can be operated in visual meteorological conditions (VMC) by day.
- Introduction of take-off alternate within 60 minutes at the aeroplane's asymmetric cruising speed from the departure aerodrome if the weather at the departure aerodrome is below the landing minima (in accordance with Part 1 of Annex 6 to the Chicago Convention).
- Introduction of a regulation concerning the commencement and continuation of an instrument approach-often referred to as an 'approach ban'-which will prevent the pilot-in-command from continuing an approach beyond the final approach point if the reported visibility or controlling Runway Visual Range (RVR) is continuously less than the minimum specified for the approach.
- The requirement for all aircraft that operate under instrument flight rules (IFR) when carrying 6 or more passengers to be equipped with a Terrain Awareness Warning System class B (TAWS B).
- Obligation for the operator to train their pilots for unique operation and certify them as competent before undertaking unsupervised flights-this will apply to inexperienced pilots as well as those new to an operator (essentially moving away from flight hours as the qualifier and applying a competency based process).
- All flight crew members will be subject to recurrent training and checking requirements, scaled to the nature and complexity of the operation.
- Reintroduction of the requirement for first aid kits in Part 135 aircraft, although the kit need not be an approved type.
This project was approved and announced August 2001.
- Part 135
Project Leader: Dale South
Project Sponsor: Manager, Flight Standards Branch
|Consultation updates in 2018|
|CD 1805OS - Proposed changes to the rules for smaller aeroplanes air transport operations - Part 119 and 135 of CASR||Comments close 2 September 2018.||3 August 2018|
|Consultations updates in 2013|
|NPRM 1304OS - Regulations of aeroplane and helicopter 'ambulance function' flights as Air Transport operations||This NPRM closed for comment 11 October 2013.||14 Oct 2013|
|NPRM 1304OS - Regulations of aeroplane and helicopter 'ambulance function' flights as Air Transport operations||Comments to this NPRM has now been extended until 11 October 2013.||26 Sep 2013|
|NPRM 1304OS - Regulations of aeroplane and helicopter 'ambulance function' flights as Air Transport operations||Comments close 27 September 2013.||31 Jul 2013|
|Consultations updates in 2012|
|Revised Consultation Draft for CASR Part 135 - Australian Air Transport Operations - Small Aeroplanes||This Consultation Draft closed for comment 24 August 2012.||27 Aug 2012|
|Revised Consultation Draft for CASR Part 135 - Australian Air Transport Operations - Small Aeroplanes
Notice of revision
Proposed CASR Part 135
Proposed CASR Part 135 – Definitions
Proposed CASR Part 135 – AMC/GM
Proposed CASR Part 121z
|All comments should be sent via the online system by close of business 24 August 2012.||11 Jul 2012|
|Consultation Draft for CASR Part 135 - Australian Air Transport Operations - Small Aeroplanes||All comments should be sent via the online system by close of business 24 August 2012.||6 Jul 2012|
|Consultations updates in 2009|
|Infopack slideshow on CASR Part 135||31 May 2009|
|NPRM 0808OS - Passenger Transport Services and International Cargo Operations - Small Aeroplanes (CASR Part 135)||Available for comment until 10 April 2009||16 Feb 2009|
|Consultations updates in 2008|
|NPRM 0807OS - Passenger Transport Services: terminology in and application of new CASR Parts 119, 121, 129, 131, 133 and 135||This NPRM closed for comment on 6 February 2009.||11 Dec 2008|
|Consultations updates in 2004|
|Two CASR Parts renumbered||CASR Parts 121A and 121B have been renumbered to 121 and 135 respectively.||6 Sep 2004|
|Consultations updates in 2003|
|NPRM 0307OS - Air transport operations - small aeroplanes||NPRM 0307OS - Air transport operations - small aeroplanes and associated Annexes have been published. Your comments are invited by 30 September 2003.||30 Jul 2003|
|Consultations updates in 2002|
|Extension of response periods for:
DP0202FS– Pilot licensing
DP0205FS– Flight training organisations
DP0206FS– Training and checking organisations
DP0207OS– Air transport operations – small aeroplanes
And Notices of Proposed Rule Making (NPRMs)
|Response period extended to close 31 August 2002.||21 Jun 2002|
|DP 0207OS - Air transport operations - small aeroplanes||DP 0207OS - Air transport operations - small aeroplanes has been issued. Your comments are requested.||28 Mar 2002|
|Consultations updates in 2001|
|Industry briefings||Industry briefing details on Consultation on proposed new rules for commercial air transport operations - small aeroplanes are now available.||25 Jan 2001|
|Project OS 01/11 - CASR Part 135: Air transport operations -small aeroplanes||Project approved August 2001.||August 2001|
|Consultations updates in 2000|
|SOR 9809RP - Proposed Regulations relating to Passenger and Crew Member Safety||SOR 9809RP relating to CASR Part 91, CASR Part 121A and CASR Part 121B has been published.||30 Jun 2000|