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Applying for subsequent issue of an air operator's certificate
CASA will send you a reminder letter with AOC Application Form 1213 – Application for the Subsequent Issue of an AOC without Changes within 90 days prior to the expiry of your existing AOC. The AOC application Form 1213 will be pre-completed with information you have previously provided to CASA.
Alternatively, you may download Form 1213 and complete the information required.
The reminder letter includes an estimate on the costs to renew an AOC, and if applicable, a list of further documentation required.
To apply for subsequent issue of an AOC, refer to the following steps.
Step 1 – Complete and send an AOC Application form
Complete and submit the signed application Form 1213 together with your payment of the estimate within 21 days of the date of the reminder letter.
Assessment of your application will only commence when CASA has received your payment and supporting documents as required.
A description of the estimate process is in the fees and charges section.
If you need to discuss your application or require help in completing this application, please call the Aviation Industry Approval and Permissions Issue section of the Client Services Centre or email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Step 2 – Review of Application
Receipt of your application will be acknowledged by CASA through email. The criteria for renewal of an AOC are the same as for initial issue.
CASA will assess your application and provide a written advice if there are deficiencies or if additional information is required. If there is a delay in the receipt of your application or if the application is incomplete, CASA is unable to guarantee completion of your assessment and issue of a new AOC prior to the expiry date of your current AOC.
Step 3 – Certificate Issue
If approved, your AOC will be emailed to you on the day of approval, or the next business day, and the original forwarded by mail.
If not approved, you will receive a Notice of Refusal containing advice on your rights to appeal CASA's decision and the time limits for seeking review in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT).
CASA will also reconcile the actual hours against the estimated hours for the assessment and will include in the mail either a refund or any invoice to cover additional costs.
Carriers Liability Insurance
If you are carrying passengers for hire or reward to or from Australia or within Australia, you are required to have satisfactory Carriers Liability Insurance.
For more information you may contact the Carriers Liability Insurance.
Note: If you wish to apply for renewal of your certificate with changes to the authorisations, refer to Applying for a Variation to an Air Operator's Certificate.
If your certificate has expired, you are required to complete AOC Application Form 1049 – Application for an AOC Initial Issue.