Applying for a navigation approval
|This procedure applies to applications for CASA Approval for:||RVSM, RNP 2, RNP 1, RNP APCH – LNAV, RNP APCH – LP/LPV, RNAV 5, RNAV 1 & 2, RNAV (RNP) 10, RNP 4, RNP AR Operations, Advanced RNP, Baro-VNAV, NAT HLA MNPS, Radius to Fix Legs, Fixed Radius Transition and RNP 0.3|
|Application Form||Form 1307|
Follow the below steps on how to apply for a navigation authorisation
- Step 1 - Complete an application form
Download and complete Form 1307. Please carefully read the Guidelines provided in the form.
For Australian applicants, please contact the Permission Application Centre (Brisbane) if you are unable to download Form 1307 from the website or to seek help in completing this application form.
For Foreign applicants, you can contact the International Operations section regarding the request for all international operators certificates and permissions.
- Step 2 - Send your application form
Send completed and signed form and documents asked for in the application to the Permission Application Centre (Brisbane).
Foreign applications should be sent to International Operations.
You must submit your application giving CASA sufficient time to assess the same and issue your navigation authorisation prior to its intended use. For applications that involve the initial issue of a navigation authorisation to an operator or for the entry into service of a new aircraft type in the operator’s fleet, a minimum of 90 days should be allowed for the CASA process. Late applications are likely to result in navigation authorisations not being completed in time for your planned activities.
- Step 3 – Review of your application
CASA will review the application to ensure that you have answered the relevant questions and provided documentation that demonstrates compliance. Refer to the relevant Advisory Circular/s for examples of supporting documentation.
You must ensure your application is signed by the intended registered operator or the Chief Executive Officer if the registered operator is a company, or an agent who has been given the necessary authorisation to sign on behalf of the registered operator. Necessary authorisation may consist of a signed and current Power of Attorney document or a letter signed by the registered operator or the Chief Executive Officer if the registered operator is a company.
Should your application be incomplete, CASA will contact you and provide you with the opportunity to address any deficiencies.
- Step 4 – Payment of Costs and submission of required supporting documents
An estimate of costs to process the application will be forwarded to you. The estimate is prepared in accordance with the Civil Aviation (Fees) Regulations 1995 and will cover CASA's assessment of your application, including the administrative costs to process and issue an Authorisation.
The estimate letter will also contain, if applicable, a list of documents we further require in support of your application. If you wish to go ahead with your application, you will be required to:
- Pay the amount required in the estimate letter
- Submit the complete supporting documents
The estimate is valid for 30 days from the date the estimate is sent. If we have not received your payment and any supporting documents required within 30 days, your job will be closed and your application returned to you.
More information on the estimate process
- Step 5 – Assessment of your application
Assessment of your application will only commence when CASA has received your payment and complete supporting documents.
Once payment and all supporting documents are received, the Permission Application Centre will allocate your application to the relevant Regional Office who will assess your application.
If the application package is not correct or insufficient, all or part of the package will be returned to you for correction or completion.
Failure to provide any supporting documentation within reasonable timeframes may result in your application being suspended. CASA will cancel any applications that remain suspended / dormant for more than 90 days.
- Step 6 - Detailed Assessment
The detailed assessment involves a document evaluation and inspection and tests to assess the airworthiness, continued airworthiness and flight operation elements for compliance with the relevant requirements for the authorisation being sought.
The assessment is carried out in accordance with requirements under the relevant legislation.
Assessment will also include any administration work carried out at the Regional office to complete your job.
- Step 7 - Recommendation and approval
Once the assessment is complete, the certification process is commenced at the CASA Regional Office who prepares a recommendation to a CASA delegate to issue or not to issue the authorisation.
At this stage, you will also be informed if the recommendation varies from what you have applied for or if the application is declined.
NOTE: Permission Application Centre standard timeframe for issue of approvals is 5 working days from when the recommendation is submitted by the Regional office.
- Step 8 - Issue of Approval
If approved, your permission documents will be emailed or faxed to you by close of business next working day and the original forwarded by mail.
The Permission Application Centre will reconcile your account and, if required, issue you with a refund or require you to pay the balance of any monies owing before issuing your Authorisation.