Part 173 of CASR Instrument flight procedure design

Rule status

Part 173 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations (CASR) establishes the standards pertaining to the design of instrument flight procedures and sets out the requirements for the certification of designers of instrument approach and departure procedures, including:

  • the qualifications and training required for persons engaged in instrument flight procedure design
  • the procedures to be used by organisations conducting design work
  • provisions for on-going maintenance of procedures.

Who it affects

Part 173 affects:

  • organisations intending to provide a instrument flight procedure design service including individuals employed by certified designers who must meet minimum qualification and experience standards
  • aerodrome operators
  • pilots, and
  • the aviation community. 

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.

1 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.

16 non-legislative instruments available

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.

5 guidance material available

Advisory Circular AC 173-01 provides guidance and information to applicants for certification as instrument flight procedure designers under CASR Part 173.

Advisory Circular AC 173-01

Advisory Circular AC 173-02 instrument flight procedure design provides guidance and information to applicants for approval of the appointment of a Chief Designer of an organisation holding a certificate under CASR Part 173.

Advisory Circular AC 173-02

Advisory Circular AC 173-03 instrument flight procedure design provides guidance and information to applicants for the approval and recognition of ICAO PANS-OPS courses.

Advisory Circular AC 173-03

Advisory Circular AC 173-04 provides clarification and guidance to the interpretation of the area navigation (RNAV) chapter of procedures for air navigation services: aircraft operations (PANSOPS).

Advisory Circular AC 173-04

Advisory Circular AC 173-05 provides operators with a procedure that will allow off-shore helicopter crews to undertake obstacle clearance checks while ensuring they do not descend below the coverage of the radar beam.

Advisory Circular AC 173-05
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