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CASA Annual Report 2002 03 Appendix 3: Operating statistics

Part 7: Appendices

Appendix 3: Operating statistics

This appendix provides statistics on CASA's regulatory activities during 2002–03 in relation to flight crew, maintenance personnel, operators, aircraft and aerodromes.

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Flight crew

Table 24: CyberExams statistics

Examination type Exam code Pass Fail Total % Pass

Australian flight crew licensing

Air Transport Pilot Licence

Air Law - Aeroplane and Helicopter

AALW

441

148

589

74.9

Aeroplane Overseas Conversion

AAOS

3

1

4

75.0

Aerodynamics and Aircraft Systems - Aeroplane

AASA

343

264

607

56.5

Aerodynamics and Aircraft Systems - Helicopter

AASH

43

17

60

71.7

Flight Planning - Aeroplane

AFPA

344

274

618

55.7

Flight Planning - Helicopter

AFPH

54

8

62

87.1

Human Factors - Aeroplane and Helicopter

AHUF

429

89

518

82.8

Meteorology - Aeroplane and Helicopter

AMET

411

30

441

93.2

Navigation - Aeroplane and Helicopter

ANAV

393

198

591

66.5

Performance and Loading - Aeroplane

APLA

366

115

481

76.1

Performance and Loading - Helicopter

APLH

39

20

59

66.1

Sub-total

 

2,866

1,164

4,030

71.1

Commercial Pilot Licence

Aerodynamics - Aeroplane

CADA

713

450

1163

61.3

Aerodynamics - Helicopter

CADH

185

127

312

59.3

Operations, Performance and Flight Planning - Aeroplane

CFPA

674

295

969

69.6

Operations, Performance and Flight Planning - Helicopter

CFPH

150

107

257

58.4

Human Factors - Aeroplane and Helicopter

CHUF

908

326

1234

73.6

Flight Rules and Air Law - Aeroplane

CLWA

749

357

1106

67.7

Flight Rules and Air Law - Helicopter

CLWH

185

119

304

60.9

Meteorology - Aeroplane and Helicopter

CMET

976

286

1262

77.3

Navigation - Aeroplane and Helicopter

CNAV

907

145

1052

86.2

Aircraft General Knowledge - Aeroplane

CSYA

765

306

1071

71.4

Aircraft General Knowledge - Helicopter

CSYH

171

111

282

60.6

Sub-total

 

6,383

2,629

9,012

70.8

Private Pilot Licence

Aeroplane Overseas Conversion

PAOS

71

14

85

83.5

Helicopter Overseas Conversion

PHOS

3

1

4

75.0

Private Pilot Licence - Aeroplane

PPLA

1366

423

1789

76.4

Private Pilot Licence - Helicopter

PPLH

45

23

68

66.2

Sub-total

 

1,485

461

1,946

76.3

Various Ratings

Grade 1 Flying Instructor

AFR1

113

4

117

96.6

Agricultural Pilot

AGRC

22

0

22

100.0

Command Instrument Rating

IREX

695

387

1082

64.2

Private Instrument Flight Rules

PIFR

19

3

22

86.4

Total

 

11,583

4,648

16,231

71.4

Fijian flight crew licensing1

Air Transport Pilot Licence

Aerodynamics and Aircraft Systems - Aeroplane

FASA

4

10

14

28.6

Flight Planning - Aeroplane

FAFA

7

10

17

41.2

Human Factors - Aeroplane and Helicopter

FAHF

17

6

23

73.9

Meteorology - Aeroplane and Helicopter

FAMT

18

0

18

100.0

Navigation - Aeroplane and Helicopter

FANV

12

5

17

70.6

Performance and Loading - Aeroplane

FAPA

7

4

11

63.6

Sub-total

 

65

35

100

65.0

Commercial Pilot Licence

Aerodynamics - Aeroplane

FCAA

36

48

84

42.9

Operations, Performance and Flight Planning - Aeroplane

FCFA

20

20

40

50.0

Human Factors - Aeroplane and Helicopter

FCHF

39

30

69

56.5

Meteorology - Aeroplane and Helicopter

FCMT

30

28

58

51.7

Navigation - Aeroplane and Helicopter

FCNV

31

31

62

50.0

Aircraft General Knowledge - Aeroplane

FCSA

24

44

68

35.3

Sub-total

 

180

201

381

47.2

Various Ratings

Command Instrument

FIRX

8

16

24

33.3

Sub-total

 

8

16

24

33.3

Total

 

253

252

505

50.1

Grand total of CyberExams results

 

11,836

4,900

16,736

70.7

1. Since May 2002, flight crew examinations have been supplied to the Civil Aviation Authority (Fijian Islands) for use by candidates wishing to obtain a Fijian flight crew licence.

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Table 25: Current and issued licences

Type of licence Issued in 2002–03 Current2

Aeroplane

Private

1,328

15,507

Commercial

805

4,350

Air Transport

387

6,046

Student General Flying Progress Tests

1,678

4,773

Total

4,198

30,676

Helicopter

Private

111

372

Commercial

203

850

Air Transport

38

395

Student General Flying Progress Tests

11

51

Total

363

1,668

Other

Commercial Balloon

4

105

Flight Engineer

4

285

Restricted Flight Engineer

12

744

2. Current figures are valid as at 30 June 2003, show only the highest level of licence held and include only those pilots who have a current medical certificate enabling them to exercise the privileges of the licence.

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Maintenance

Table 26: Aircraft maintenance examinations

   

Specials examination sittings - Aircraft Maintenance Engineer basic

1490

Scheduled sittings - Aircraft Maintenance Engineer basic examinations

5785

Category Technical Competency examinations

126

Non-destructive Testing examinations

1

Specific Type examinations

4

Weight control authority

3

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Table 27: Aircraft maintenance engineer licences

   

Licence assessment

Category Technical Competency Assessment (CTC)

125

Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Assessment (TTMRA)

16

Licence/rating issue

Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Licences - initial issue of licence

239

Practical Consolidation Training - issue of ratings on AME licence

2961

Current Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Licences

6222

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Table 28: Airworthiness/welding authorities

   

Examiner authorities - initial issue

5

Maintenance authorities

298

Non-destructive testing authorities

28

Weight control authorities

9

Welding authorities

4

Current airworthiness/welding authorities

1822

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Table 29: Training course approvals

   

Specific type aircraft theory course approvals

23

Practical training courses

7

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Medical certificates

Table 30: Medical certificates issued

 

Class 1:

Professional pilots and flight engineers

16,090

Class 2:

Student, private and commercial balloon pilots

28,871

Class 3:

Air traffic control and flight service officers

762

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Table 31: Medical certificate action

Class Suspensions Fails Cancellations

Class 1

11

17

1

Class 2

16

39

2

Class 3

2

1

1

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Operators

Table 32: Operating certificates issued

Category Number
  General Aviation3 Airline Operations4

Air Operator's Certificate

AOC initial issue

62

6

AOC subsequent issue

382

12

AOC subsequent issue with variation

7

11

AOC variation

269

82

Sub-total

720

111

Certificate of Approval

COA initial issue

29

12

COA subsequent issue

81

7

COA subsequent issue with variation

1

3

COA variation

110

45

Sub-total

221

67

Total AOC and COA

941

178

3. Processed by the National Service Centre

4. Processed by Airline Offices

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Aircraft

Table 33: Aircraft registration transactions

   

Initial registrations

445

Changes of registration holder

1237

Changes of property interest holder

1563

Cancellation of registration

313

Change of registration mark 5

60

Reservation mark 5

668

Re-issue of certificates of registration

1899

Aircraft registered as at 30 June 2003

11,911

Marks reserved as at 30 June 2003

838

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

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Table 34: Airworthiness documentation

   

Airworthiness Directives statistics

New CASA Airworthiness Directives issued6

405

Existing CASA Airworthiness Directives amended7

182

Existing CASA Airworthiness Directives cancelled

27

Total

614

Number of foreign Airworthiness Directives received

856

Service Bulletins received

6608

Major Defect Reports entered

1606

6. Eight of these were Australian unique

7. Four of these were Australian unique

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Table 35: Type Certificate/Type Acceptance Certificate

Type of aircraft Certificate issued or amended
  Type certificate Type Acceptance Certificate

Air Operator's Certificate

Aeroplanes

2

26

Lighter than air

1

3

Rotorcraft

0

10

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Table 36: Aerodrome licences

   

Current number of licensed aerodromes

255

Enforcement

Figure 25: Licence and certificate action for 2002–03

Figure 25: Licence and certificate action for 2002–03

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Table 37: Licence and certificate action for 2002–03

Month Show cause Conferences Variations Suspensions Cancellations Counselling8

July 2002

6

4

0

3

1

5

August

4

1

0

0

2

10

September

3

2

0

0

0

7

October

4

0

0

1

0

5

November

6

0

0

0

1

4

December

4

3

0

0

0

2

January 2003

1

2

0

0

0

4

February

0

1

0

0

2

8

March

0

3

1

0

1

4

April

0

0

1

0

0

4

May

2

0

1

1

3

5

June

1

0

0

0

1

1

Total

31

16

3

5

11

59

8. This includes other informal enforcement taken as an initial response to a legislative breach and as a result of the show cause process.

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Figure 26: Summary of prosecutions and infringement notices for 2002–03

Figure 26: Summary of prosecutions and infringement notices for 2002–03

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Table 38: Summary of prosecutions and infringement notices for 2002–03

Month Infringement notices issued9 Matters referred to DPP10 Prosecutions finalised Acquitted Convicted

July 2002

1

0

0

0

0

August

5

1

1

0

1

September

2

3

1

0

1

October

2

3

1

0

1

November

2

0

1

0

1

December

3

1

1

0

1

January 2003

0

0

2

0

2

February

2

0

3

0

3

March

3

3

0

0

0

April

0

1

1

1

0

May

3

1

1

1

0

June

0

2

3

0

3

Totals

23

15

15

2

13

9. Infringement Notices are issued in relation to administrative fines

10. DPP = Director of Public Prosecutions

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