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High capacity transition information
Due to the impact of COVID-19 on many sectors within the aviation industry, in April 2020 CASA extended the transition to the fatigue rules by 12 months. Most operators will now need to comply with the new rules from 1 July 2021.
Guidance material will be updated progressively to reflect the extended transition dates.
Transitional provisions for high capacity regular public transport operators
If you are not already complying with the CAO 48.1 Instrument 2013 (either with or without the 2016 amendments), to meet the transitional provisions, no later than 30 November 2019 you must have:
- demonstrated your safety management systems (SMS) and human factors and non-technical skills (HF&NTS) program meets the enhanced fatigue management obligations as required by subparagraph 5.9 (c) of CAO 48.1 Instrument 2019.
You must also have done one of the following:
- submitted a fatigue risk management system (FRMS) application (Appendix 7 of CAO 48.1 Instrument 2019)
- provide CASA with a transition plan for operating to the prescriptive rules (Appendix 1 to 6 of CAO 48.1 Instrument 2019).
By 30 June 2021, operators must have commenced a CASA approved trial FRMS (Appendix 7 of CAO 48.1 Instrument 2019) or have transitioned to the prescriptive rules (Appendices 1 to 6 of CAO 48.1 Instrument 2019).