Part 23 of CASR Airworthiness standards for aeroplanes in the normal, utility, acrobatic or commuter category

Rule status

Current

Part 23 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations (CASR) sets out the airworthiness standards for small aeroplanes. These include:

  • normal category aeroplanes:
    • not intended for acrobatic operation
    • having up to 9 passenger seats
    • maximum takeoff weight up to 5,700 kg
  • utility category aeroplanes:
    • intended for limited acrobatic operation
    • having up to 9 passenger seats
    • maximum takeoff weight up to 5,700 kg
  • acrobatic category aeroplanes:
    • intended for acrobatic operation
    • having up to 9 passenger seats
    • maximum takeoff weight up to 5,700 kg
  • commuter category aeroplanes:
    • propeller-driven multi-engine aeroplanes that are not intended for acrobatic operation
    • having up to 19 passenger seats
    • maximum takeoff weight up to 8,618 kg.

Who it affects

Part 23 of CASR affects:

  • people who design small aeroplanes
  • people who design modifications and repairs for small 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.

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.

1 guidance material available

Advisory Circular AC 23-1 provides information and guidance to applicants and authorised persons on airspeed airworthiness standards that are applicable when developing and gaining approval of an external equipment installation on an aircraft.

Advisory Circular AC 23-1
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