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Annual Report 2005 06: Appendix 3 Operating statistics

Appendix 3 — Operating statistics

Air traffic control licensing
Flight operations and personnel
Maintenance organisations and personnel
Medical
Enforcement
Table 16 – Aerodromes at 30 June 2004–05 and 2005–06
  2004–05 2005–06
Certified 20 150
Registered 108 141
Transitioning a 128 0
Total 256 291

a Under the new CASR Part 139, aerodromes are certified, registered or hold ‘other’ status as an aeroplane landing ground. Transitional provisions apply to aerodromes that were licensed when the new legislation came into effect on 2 May 2003.

Table 17 – Aircraft registrations, 2002–03 to 2005–06
  2002–03 2003–04 2004–05 2005–06
Initial registrations 445 487 497 630
Changes of registration holder 1,237 1,176 567 766
Changes of property interest holder 1,563 1,611 678 1,261
Cancellation of registration 313 256 258 759
Change of registration mark a 60 b 11 87 95
Reservation of mark 668b 1,440 1,027 1,484
Re issue of certificates of registration c 1,899 1,261 1,490 236
Aircraft registered as at 30 June 11,911 12,160 12,401 12,672
Marks reserved as at 30 June 838 1,098 954 752

a Due to the certificate of registration holder ceasing to be an entitled person, dying/ceasing to exist or notifying CASA that they no longer wish to be the certificate of registration holder.

b No changes of registration mark or reservations of mark were processed between 22 February and 30 June 2003.

c Due to changes of address, loss, etc.

Table 18 – Airworthiness Directives, 2005–06
Type of directive Number
Foreign Airworthiness Directives processed 1,065
Australian Airworthiness Directives 695
New issue 457
Cancellation 37
Amendment 196
Normal 542
Urgent 153
Australian unique 18
Based on foreign airworthiness directive 488

 

Table 19 – Certification/airworthiness certificates, authorisations and approvals, 2002–03 to 2005–06
  2002–03 2003–04 2004–05 2005–06
Type certificate
Aeroplanes 2 4 a 4 a 2 a
Lighter than air 1 1 3 3
Rotorcraft 0 0 1 0
Subtotal 3 5 8 5
Type acceptance certificate
Aeroplanes 26 21 16 7
Lighter than air 3 5 2 3
Rotorcraft 10 4 6 3
Subtotal 39 30 24 13
Other authorisations, certificates and approvals
Special Flight Authorisation 2 4 22 26
Supplemental Type Certificate 15 25 11 16
Australian Parts Manufacturer Approval b 2 12 0 3
Australian Technical Standard Order Authorisation 1 4 5 2
Special Flight Permit 2 17 1 2
Experimental Certificate 29 50 36 55
Production Certificate 0 3 0 2
Exclusions against Airworthiness Directives 13 20 148 195
CASR 21.133(2B) Production Certificate 1 1
APMA Variations 6 1
Other Production Approvals 1 0

a Includes amendments to Type Certificate Data Sheets.

b This figure is for initial issues only. It does not reflect the level of activity; for instance, Aerostructures and Plastics now have some 500 different parts and it is common to process them in batches of about 20 to 40.

Air traffic control licensing

Table 20 – Air traffic controller licences and ratings, 2004–05 and 2005–06
  2004–05 2005–06
  New issue Exchanged New issue Exchanged
ATC licences 31 102 50 53
ATC ratings 59 161 93 16

Flight operations and personnel

Table 21 – Air Operator’s Certificates, 2004–05 and 2005–06
  2004–05 2005–06
  General aviation a Airline operations b General aviation a Airline operations b
Initial issue 71 1 45 14
Subsequent issue 197 8 338 4
Subsequent issue with variation 4 4 3 9
Variation 245 68 270 66
Total 517 81 656 93
Current certificates at 30 June 2006 859 27 840 41

Note: Includes operators involved in one or more of aerial work, charter, charter (cargo), flying training, foreign aircraft (passengers and cargo), foreign aircraft (cargo), scheduled cargo services, scheduled passenger services, unmanned aerial vehicles.

a Processed by the CASA Service Centre. Includes some low-capacity regular public transport operators.

b Processed by CASA Airline Offices.

Table 22 – Australian flight crew licensing examinations, 2005–06
Examination type Exam code Total Pass % pass
Australian Transport Pilots Licence
Air Law—Aeroplane and
Helicopter
AALW 582 441 75.77
Aerodynamics and Aircraft
Systems—Aeroplane
AASA 585 363 62.05
Aerodynamics and Aircraft
Systems—Helicopter
AASH 52 37 71.15
Flight Planning—Aeroplane AFPA 614 353 57.49
Flight Planning—Helicopter AFPH 46 34 73.91
Human Factors—Aeroplane
and Helicopter
AHUF 585 506 86.50
Meteorology—Aeroplane
and Helicopter
AMET 521 481 92.32
Navigation—Aeroplane
and Helicopter
ANAV 592 406 68.58
Performance and
Loading—Aeroplane
APLA 476 371 77.94
Performance and
Loading—Helicopter
APLH 57 41 71.93
Subtotal   4,110 3,033 n.a.
Commercial Pilot Licence
Aerodynamics—Aeroplane CADA 1,437 1,007 70.08
Aerodynamics—Helicopter CADH 294 207 70.41
Operations, Performance and
Flight Planning—Aeroplane
CFPA 1,327 892 67.22
Operations, Performance and
Flight Planning—Helicopter
CFPH 287 173 60.28
Human Factors—Aeroplane
and Helicopter
CHUF 1,527 1,234 80.81
Flight Rules and
Air Law—Aeroplane
CLWA 1,279 998 78.03
Flight Rules and
Air Law—Helicopter
CLWH 370 215 58.11
Meteorology—Aeroplane
and Helicopter
CMET 1,418 1,200 84.63
Navigation—Aeroplane
and Helicopter
CNAV 1,254 1,082 86.28
Aircraft General
Knowledge—Aeroplane
CSYA 1,265 995 78.66
Aircraft General
Knowledge—Helicopter
CSYH 281 205 72.95
Subtotal   10,739 8,208 n.a.
Private Pilot Licence
Aeroplane Overseas
Conversion
PAOS 103 77 74.76
Helicopter Overseas
Conversion
PHOS 9 4 44.44
Private Pilot
Licence—Aeroplane
PPLA 1,574 1,259 79.99
Private Pilot
Licence—Helicopter
PPLH 116 78 67.24
Subtotal   1,802 1,418 n.a.
Ratings
Grade 1 Flying Instructor AFR1 126 101 80.16
Agricultural Pilot—Aeroplane AGRA 12 5 41.67
Agricultural Pilot—Helicopter AGRH 15 9 60.00
Command Instrument Rating IREX 1,120 818 73.04
Private Instrument Flight
Rules
PIFR 24 19 79.17
Subtotal   1,297 952 n.a.
Total   17,948 13,611 n.a.

 

Table 23 – Australian flight crew licensing examinations, 2002–03 to 2005–06
  2002–03 2003–04 2004–05 2005–06
Examination type Total % pass Total % pass Total % pass Total % pass
Air Transport
Pilot Licence
4,030 71.1 4,271 72.9 4,312 79.23 4,110 73.80
Commercial
Pilot Licence
9,012 70.8 9,422 69.2 9,011 69.91 10,739 76.43
Private Pilot
Licence
1,946 76.3 1,897 75.3 1,900 75.20 1,802 78.69
Total 14,988   15,590   15,223   16,651  

 

Table 24 – Flight crew licences, issued and current at 30 June 2002–03 to 2005–06
  2002–03 c 2003–04 2004–05 2005–06
Type of licence Issued Current Issued Current Issued Current Issued Current
Aeroplane
Air Transport 387 6,046 373 6,028 332 6,103 378 6,024
Commercial 805 4,350 804 1,303 670 4,220 987 3,712
Private 1,328 15,507 1,342 15,498 1,134 15,014 1,377 15,304
Student GFPT 1,678 4,773 1,628 4,564 1,476 4,449 1,630 3,704
Subtotal 4,198 30,676 4,147 27,393 3,612 29,786 4,372 28,744
Helicopter
Air Transport 38 395 53 429 33 433 40 500
Commercial 203 850 249 930 185 955 216 1,282
Private 111 372 102 376 78 388 99 770
Student GFPT 11 51 10 41 11 43 4 31
Subtotal 363 1,668 414 1,776 307 1,819 359 2,583
Other
Commercial Balloon a     3 90 6 90 3 96
Flight Engineer b     0 252 0 247 0 0
Restricted Flight Engineer     0 738 0 754 4 0
Student Pilot (no GFPT)     0 0 0 0 4,345 5,299
Subtotal 20 744 3 1,080 6 1,091 4,352 5,395
Total 4,581 32,588 4,564 30,249 3,925 32,696 9,083 36,722

Note: Figures show only the highest level of licence held and include only those pilots who had a current medical certificate enabling them to exercise the privileges of the licence.

a Balloon total current for 2004–05 is an approximation only.

b Flight engineers may also hold another flight crew licence and will be included in both figures.

c Figures for individual licence types are not available

Maintenance organisations and personnel

Table 25 – Certificates of Approval, 2004–05 and 2005–06
  2004–05 2005–06
Type of applications General aviation a Airline operations b General aviation a Airline operations b
Initial issue 42 4 35 9
Subsequent issue 54 16 22 23
Subsequent issue
with variation
3 2 2 3
Variation 111 27 77 42
Total 210 49 136 77
Current certificates
at 30 June
671 60 641 69

Note: Includes organisations involved in one or more of aircraft and component maintenance, design (aircraft, components and materials), distribution (components and materials), aircraft maintenance engineer training and examinations.

a Processed by the CASA Service Centre.

b Processed by CASA Airline Offices.

Table 26 – Aircraft maintenance examinations, 2004–05 and 2005–06
Examination type 2004–05 2005–06
Scheduled examination sittings 5,857 4,626
Special examination sittings a 1,451 1,518
Category Technical Competency Examinations b 224 176
Weight Control Authority Examinations 16 0

a Special examination sittings may be approved for individuals who are unable to sit an examination at a scheduled sitting date and have a particular reason to sit for an examination for the issue of an AME licence. Training organisations may also seek special sittings to coincide with completion of their courses.

b These examinations are for Australian Defence Force and overseas licence holders only.

Table 27 – Aircraft maintenance engineer licences/ratings, 2002–03 to 2005–06
Licence assessment 2002–03 2003–04 2004–05 2005–06
Category Technical
Competency Assessment
125 123 143 159
Trans Tasman Mutual
Recognition Assessment
16 15 14 10
Licence/rating        
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer
Licences—initial issue
239 198 224 217
Practical Consolidation
Training—Specific Type
ratings issued at 30 June
2,961 581 490 310
Current aircraft maintenance
engineer licences
at 30 June
6,222 6,274 6,274 6,341
Airworthiness/welding
authorities
       
Examiner authorities—initial
issue
5 12 15 8
Maintenance authorities 298 230 250 361
Non Destructive
Testing authorities
28 34 27 24
Weight Control authorities 9 9 5 5
Welding authorities 4 7 4 14
Current airworthiness/welding
authorities at 30 June
1,822 1,785 1,791 1,826

 

Table 28 – Training course approvals, 2002–03 to 2005–06
Course type 2002–03 2003–04 2004–05 2005–06
Specific type aircraft theory
course approvals
23 12 28 22
Practical training courses 7 9 11 5

Medical

Table 29 – Medical certificates, 2002–03 to 2005–06
Certificate 2002–03 2003–04 2004–05 2005–06
  Initial Renewal Fail Initial Renewal Fail Issued Fail Issued Fail
Class 1: Professional pilots
and flight engineers
1,962 16,011 17 2,130 16,365 22 15,428 22 17,630 21
Class 2: Student, private
and commercial balloon pilots
6,242 23,002 38 6,519 23,191 39 24,580 42 28,031 34
Class 3: Air traffic control
and flight service officers
57 746 2 87 653 5 737 2 661 2
Total 8,261 39,759 57 8,736 40,209 66 40,745 66 46,322 57

Note: Due to changed reporting arrangements, initial and renewal data is amalgamated from 2004–05 onwards.

Enforcement

Table 30 – Licence and certificate action, 2002–03 to 2005–06
Action 2002–03 2003–04 2004–05 2005–06
Show cause notices issued 31 26 42 22
Conferences held 16 11 14 9
Variations 3 1 0 5
Suspensions 5 8 5 1
Cancellations 11 8 13 8
Other enforcement action a 59 56 53 45

Note: Does not include action in relation to medical certificates (see Table 31).

a This includes counselling undertaken as a result of a show cause process, and informal enforcement action such as counselling and recommendations for remedial training taken as an initial response to a legislative breach.

Table 31 – Medical certificate action, 2002–03 to 2005–06
Certificate 2002–03 2003–04 2004–05 2005–06
  C S C S C S C S
Class 1: Professional pilots
and flight engineers
11 5 8 6 20 8 6 2
Class 1: Professional pilots
and flight engineers
17 6 20 9 29 4 12 6
Class 3: Air traffic control
and flight service officers
2 0 5 2 2 5 0 0

C = Cancellation

S = Supsension

Table 32 – Infringement notices and prosecutions, 2003–04 to 2005–06
Action 2003–04 2004–05 2005–06
Infringement notices issued 46 a 79 107
Matters referred to the
Director of Public Prosecutions
15 21 6
Prosecutions finalised 20 16 9
Acquittals b 5 1
Convictions 15 10 7

a The issue of infringement notices is linked to the Demerit Points Scheme, which was established on 21 February 2004. Demerit points are incurred in relation to offences committed since that date where the penalty specified in the infringement notice has been paid (in whole or part) or the holder is convicted or found guilty of the offence.

b One matter was withdrawn.