Part 139 of CASR Aerodromes

Rule status

Part 139 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations (CASR) sets out the requirements and standards for aerodromes with published instrument flight procedures. These requirements include standards for aerodrome facilities, obstacle control, operational procedures and safety management.

Subpart 139.H outlines the requirements for the provision of aerodrome and firefighting services (ARFFS).

Who it affects

Part 139 of CASR affects:

  • certified aerodrome operators
  • aeronautical, navigation and telecommunication service providers
  • aerodrome radio communication service providers
  • individuals involved in the operation and maintenance of aerodromes
  • aerodrome consultants
  • aerodrome and airways equipment suppliers and training organisations. 
  • state and local government planning bodies
  • proponents of tall structures.

Subpart 139.H affects:

  • current ARFFS providers (Airservices Australia, Norfolk Island)
  • aircraft operators
  • prospective ARFFS providers
  • prospective ARFFS training providers
  • aerodrome operators.

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.

5 legislative instruments available

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.

35 guidance material available

Advisory Circular AC 139-16 provides updated and contemporary information for certificate holders of certified aerodromes.

Advisory Circular AC 139-16

Advisory Circular AC 139.C-07 provides aerodrome operators with guidance on pavement design.

Advisory Circular AC 139.C-07

Advisory Circular AC 139-19 provides guidance to assist aerodrome operators, including those responsible for providing other facilities and equipment, to assess the suitability of an aerodrome for AWO, including preparation and operations management.

Advisory Circular AC 139-19

Advisory Circular AC 139.A-02 provide guidance on the methodology and procedures to be used when assessing aerodrome compatibility between aircraft operations and aerodrome infrastructure when aircraft exceed the design characteristics of an aerodrome.

Advisory Circular AC 139.A-02

Advisory Circular 139.E-01 provides guidance to those authorities and persons involved in the planning, approval, erection, extension or dismantling of tall structures or sources of hazardous plumes so that they may understand the vital nature of the information they provide.

Advisory Circular 139.E-01

Advisory Circular AC 139.C-09 provide guidance that complements the rules prescribed in the Part 139 Manual of Standards (MOS), as well as promote awareness of the operational significance of each aid.

Advisory Circular AC 139.C-09

Advisory Circular AC 139-20 provides guidance to aerodrome operators in the safe planning and conduct of aerodrome works requiring a MOWP, as well as routine maintenance carried out as time-limited works.

Advisory Circular AC 139-20

Advisory Circular AC 139.A-03 provides supplementary guidance to all aerodrome operators

Advisory Circular AC 139.A-03

Advisory circular AC 139.C-11 provides general information and advice on the requirements and method of commissioning various aerodrome lighting systems.

Advisory Circular AC 139.C-11

Advisory Circular AC 139.C-18 provides guidance to operators of certified aerodromes on their emergency planning obligations in accordance with Chapter 24 of the Part 139 (Aerodromes) Manual of Standards (MOS).

Advisory Circular AC 139.C-18

Advisory Circular AC 139-21 provides information to aerodrome operators on the visual segment surface (VSS), which sometimes forms part of the airspace, defined through the Procedures for Air Navigation Services - Aircraft Operations (PANS-OPS).

Advisory Circular AC 139-21

Advisory Circular AC 139.A-04 provides guidance to aerodrome operators on how to apply for an authorisation, exemption or approval when compliance with CASR Part 139 Manual of Standards (MOS) cannot be met.

Advisory Circular AC 139.A-04

The purpose of this AC is to provide guidance in the planning, design, and operation of heliports to support the safe and efficient operation of helicopters operating under both visual flight rules (VFR) and instrument flight rules (IFR).

Advisory Circular AC 139.R-01

Advisory Circular AC 139.C-27 provides guidance for developing a risk management plan, which intend to mitigate and reduce safety risks aerodrome operators are exposed to due to hazards attributed to an aerodrome.

Advisory Circular AC 139.C-27

Advisory Circular AC 139-23 provides general information and advice on measures to protect pilots of civil aircraft from accidental laser beam strikes, on or in the vicinity of an aerodrome.

Advisory Circular AC 139-23

Advisory Circular AC 139.B-01 provides supplementary guidance to applicants on the process to be followed when seeking to certify an aerodrome.

Advisory Circular AC 139.B-01

Advisory Circular AC 139.D-02 provide guidance on the provision of a CA/GRS.

Advisory Circular AC 139.D-02

Advisory Circular AC 139-26 provides general information and advice for the management of wildlife hazards at aerodromes.

Advisory Circular AC 139-26

Advisory Circular AC 139.C-01 provides supplementary guidance on developing an aerodrome manual, maintaining the accuracy of the aerodrome manual, accessibility of the aerodrome manual, promulgating changes to the aerodrome manual, procedural non-compliance.

Advisory Circular AC 139.C-01

Advisory Circular AC 139.E-05 provides guidance on matters that should be considered when assessing a wind farm development and other tall structure so that all necessary measures can be taken to protect aviation safety.

Advisory Circular AC 139.E-05

Advisory Circular AC 139H-01 provides guidance and information to aerodrome operators and ARFFS providers at aerodromes where aerodrome rescue and fire fighting services are provided or required.

Advisory Circular AC 139H-01

Advisory Circular AC 139.C-02 has been developed to assist aerodrome operators to identify the various roles and responsibilities that are required by CASR Part 139 (Aerodromes) Manual of Standards (MOS).

Advisory Circular AC 139.C-02

Advisory Circular AC 139.F-01 provides guidance and advice about CASA's recommendations for the design and operation of water aerodromes that facilitate air transport operations.

Advisory Circular AC 139.F-01

Advisory Circular AC 139H-02 provides guidance and information to aerodrome operators and ARFFS providers at aerodromes where aerodrome rescue and fire fighting services are provided or required.

Advisory Circular AC 139H-02

Advisory Circular AC 139.C-03 provides guidance on continuing serviceability of an aerodrome, including conducting scheduled and unscheduled serviceability inspections, items to be inspected/checked, reporting hazards, recording the results of inspections, maintaining inspection records.

Advisory Circular AC 139.C-03

Advisory Circular AC 139-05 provides guidance on plume rise assessments for vertical exhaust plumes. It applies to those involved in the design, construction and operation of facilities with vertical exhaust plumes.

Advisory Circular AC 139-05

Advisory Circular AC 139H-03 provides guidance and information to aerodrome operators and ARFFS providers at aerodromes where aerodrome rescue and fire fighting services are provided or required.

Advisory Circular AC 139H-03

Advisory Circular AC 139.C-04 provides operator guidance on the frequency a certified aerodrome is required to carry out periodic inspections/validations of the aerodrome's facilities, equipment and operational activities as appropriate.

Advisory Circular AC 139.C-04

Advisory Circular AC 139-12 provides guidance to Aerodrome Operators on aerodrome administration and operating procedures for the handling of hazardous materials on the aerodrome.

Advisory Circular AC 139-12

Advisory Circular AC 139H-04 provides guidance and information to aerodrome operators and ARFFS providers at aerodromes where aerodrome rescue and fire fighting services are provided or required.

Advisory Circular AC 139H-04

Advisory Circular AC 139.C-05 provides guidance on the provision of aeronautical data to the Aeronautical Information Service (Airservices). This is published in the integrated aeronautical information package and aeronautical charts.

Advisory Circular AC 139.C-05

Advisory Circular AC 139-15 provides general information and advice on the establishment of a compass swinging site at an aerodrome.

Advisory Circular AC 139-15

Advisory Circular AC 139H-05 provides guidance and information to aerodrome operators and ARFFS providers where aerodrome rescue and fire fighting services are provided or required.

Advisory Circular AC 139H-05

Advisory Circular AC 139.C-06 provides advice regarding the skid resistance requirements of aerodrome pavements, including the measurement and management of surface macrotexture and wet friction values.

Advisory Circular AC 139.C-06
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Online version available at: https://www.casa.gov.au//search-centre/rules/part-139-casr-aerodromes
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