New rules dealing with the certification and management for air transport operators commenced on 2 December 2021.
Part 119 of Civil Aviation Safety Regulations (CASR) sets out the certification and management rules for air transport. The rules can be flexibly applied to operations of different sizes and complexities.
The term air transport replaces both charter and regular public transport (RPT) and adds medical transport operations such as patient transport.
Part 119 regulations for air transport operators include:
- scalable Safety Management Systems (SMS)
- qualifications for key personnel
- scalable training and checking system (T and C)
- scalable human factors and non-technical training (HF/NTS)
- requirements for change management for operations.
Transition to new regulations
We have compiled information and resources about transitioning to the new regulations. Visit our flight operations transition section to find out more.
Who it affects
Part 119 of CASR applies to all operators with an Air Operator's Certificate (AOC) for all air transport operators. These were previously know as charter, RPT or air ambulance operators.
CASRs are interconnected building blocks. So, while Part 119 deals with general certification and management, additional rules apply depending on your operations.
You will also need to comply with one or more of the following: