Part 60 of CASR Synthetic training devices

Rule status

Part 60 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations (CASR) sets out the rules for flight simulation training devices (FSTDs).

The Part covers initial and recurrent qualification and use of devices.

FSTDs include:

  • flight simulators
  • flight training and other synthetic trainers that may be used to gain aeronautical experience. 

The rules for approved synthetic trainers are covered by CAO 45.0.

Who it affects

  • aircraft operators training and checking organisations
  • flight training organisations
  • flight simulator operators
  • pilots (recency) and pilots undergoing training
  • organisations that design, manufacture and supply flight simulators and flight training devices
  • maintenance engineers and organisations coved synthetic trainers are covered by CAO 45.0.

Legislative instruments

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1 legislative instruments available

Part 60 Manual of Standards

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Non-legislative instruments

Non-legislative instruments apply to a particular person. Some exemptions to regulatory requirements in aviation regulations or a Manual of Standards may be listed here.

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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.

3 guidance material available

Updated:

Advisory Circular AC 60-01 provides guidance to Evaluation Teams on the content, processes and proformas relevant to flight simulator evaluations. It details information about the application method and requirements for Team Leader appointments.

Advisory Circular Version: 1.1
Updated:

Advisory Circular AC 60-02 provides guidance to persons proposing to use a qualified flight simulator in a training under CASR Part 60. It details the difference between an aircraft and flight simulator.

Advisory Circular Version: 2.2
Updated:

Advisory Circular AC 60-04 provides guidance to Evaluation Teams on the content, processes and proformas relevant to flight training devices. It details information about the application method and requirements for Team Leader appointments.

Advisory Circular Version: 1.0
Date published:
Online version available at: https://www.casa.gov.au//search-centre/rules/part-60-casr-synthetic-training-devices
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