Part 137 of CASR Aerial application operations

Rule status

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.

Legislative instruments

Legislative instruments include exemptions to particular regulatory requirements in aviation regulations or a Manual of Standards, but which apply to a broad range of persons. Instruments related to this part will display in this space or you can view our list of legislative instruments.

During the transition to the flight operations regulations Part 137 of CASR, any legislative instruments must be read in the context of "137.020 – Effect of other provisions", noting that the provisions in Part 137 prevail to the extent of any inconsistency.

4 legislative instruments available

Non-legislative instruments

Non-legislative instruments include exemptions to particular regulatory requirements in aviation regulations or a Manual of Standards, but which apply to a particular person. Non-legislative instruments related to this part will display in this space or your can view our list of non-legislative instruments.

Guidance material

Advisory material provides advice and guidance to explain particular regulatory requirements of a CASR Part. Guidance material relating to this part will appear in this space or you can view all our guidance material.

Date published:
Online version available at: https://www.casa.gov.au//search-centre/rules/part-137-casr-aerial-application-operations
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