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ASAP meeting outcomes and minutes - 22 November 2017
The Aviation Safety Advisory Panel (ASAP) held its second meeting today, in Canberra.
The ASAP endorsed a policy approach for a number of important aviation issues at the meeting. The main outcomes from the meeting were:
- Aviation medicals: The ASAP endorsed a proposed policy position for aviation medical certification and noted that CASA intends to implement changes immediately. A further update will be provided once implementation planning has been completed.
- Radio frequency use in low level airspace: The panel endorsed a draft policy position for radio frequency use in low altitude Class G airspace and noted that CASA would undertake public consultation through a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking.
- Flying operations regulations: The ASAP supported the principles behind the flying operations regulations (Parts 91, 119, 121, 135, 133 and 138 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998) and noted each Part would be presented in more detail for consideration and advice, together with a recommendation to form technical working groups to review and support finalisation of the rules.
- Maintenance engineer licensing reform (Part 66): The ASAP endorsed a policy outcomes for the post implementation review of aircraft maintenance engineer licensing. They also agreed to establish a Technical Working Group to develop detailed proposals and support implementation of the reform.
More detail is provided in the meeting minutes.
The next ASAP meeting will held in late March 2018 in Brisbane. The meeting date is yet to be confirmed.
The panel agreed matters requiring an urgent response will be considered out-of-session in the meantime.