Part 137 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations (CASR) sets out the rules for flying and operating aeroplanes, and the maintenance of equipment, in aerial application operations.
An aerial application operation is a flight by an aeroplane to apply application material. This would include:
- inspection of a work area
- pilot or other crew member training or checking
- travel from a landing area to a work area and back
- the carriage of a passenger specified in regulation 137.135 for a purpose set out in that regulation
- preparation for any of these activities.
Who it affects
Part 137 of CASR affects:
- aeroplane aerial application operators.
Aeroplane operators may choose whether to conduct dispensing operations under Part 138 or Part 137 of CASR Aerial application operations. Requirements for the dropping or releasing of any substance overlap for Part 138 and Part 137. Note: Part 137 only applies to aeroplanes.