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CASA Annual Report 2002 03 Appendix 5: Standards consultative committee sub-committee activities

Part 7: Appendices

Appendix 5: Standards Consultative Committee – Sub-committee activities

Airspace Users Group

Pending the outcome of the National Airspace System, the Airspace Users Group did not meet in 2002–03.

The Airspace Users Group formed Post - Implementation Review committees which are tasked with reviewing and assessing the Civil Aviation Safety Regulation (CASR) Parts 65, 139 Subpart H, 143, 171 and 172.

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Certification Standards

The Certification Standards Sub-committee met once in 2002–03. Sub-committee activities included the pre-issue review of the following consultation documents:

  • NPRM 0313CS - Proposed amendment to CASR Part 21 - Airworthiness Requirements for Light Sport Aircraft
  • NPRM 0305CS - Additional Airworthiness Requirements - Proposed CASR Part 90
  • NPRM 0227CS - Proposed Amendment to Part 39 - Airworthiness Directives
  • NPRM 0208CS - Proposed CASR Part 146 - Design Approval Organisations.

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Discussion of topics out-of-session included:

  • formation of a review team to develop an Australian Technical Standards Order for items of helicopter rescue equipment
  • role and function of Designated Engineering Representatives; Organisation Engineering Representation; Engineering Representatives
  • regulatory development of CASR Part 146 - Design Approval Organisations
  • regulatory development of CASR Part 183 - Authorised Representatives
  • regulatory development of CASR Part 39 - Airworthiness Directives
  • regulatory development of CASR Part 90 - Additional Airworthiness Requirements

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Flight Crew Licensing Standards

The Flight Crew Licensing Standards Sub-committee met four times in 2002–03. Sub-committee activities included the pre-issue review of the following consultation documents:

  • NPRM 0220OS - Proposed CASR Part 60 - Synthetic Training Devices - Flight Simulators and Flight Training Devices
  • DP 0223FS - Medical Certification of Cabin and Other Crew Members - Proposal to Extend CASA Class 2 Medical Standard (Proposed CASR Part 67).

Discussion of topics out-of-session included:

  • Flight Crew Licensing, Operations and Training Conference 2003
  • regulatory development of CASR Part 61 - Flight Crew Licensing
  • regulatory development of CASR Part 64 - Ground Authorisations
  • regulatory development of CASR Part 141 - Flight Training Organisations
  • regulatory development of CASR Part 142 - Training and Checking Organisations.

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Operational Standards

The Operational Standards Sub-committee met three times in 2002–03. Sub-committee activities included pre-issue review of the following consultation documents:

  • NPRM 0306OS - Basic Instrument Flight Trainers - Subpart 60.C of the CASRs
  • NPRM 0302OS - Aerial Work Operations - Proposed CASR Part 136
  • NPRM 0304OS - Air Service Operations - Proposed Amendment to Civil Aviation Regulations (1988) (CAR) 206 (1) (a), Consequential Amendments to CAR 2 and CASA Classification of Operations Policy
  • NPRM 0301OS - Air Transport and Aerial Work Operations - Rotorcraft - proposed CASR Part 133
  • NPRM 0218OS - Proposed CASR Part 129 - Air Operator Certification - Foreign Operators
  • NPRM 0220OS - Proposed CASR Part 60 - Synthetic Training Devices - Flight Simulators and Flight Training Devices
  • DP 0221OS - Proposed Subpart to Part 60 - Synthetic Trainers

Discussion of topics out-of-session included:

  • Flight Crew Licensing, Operations and Training Conference 2003
  • regulatory development of CASR Part 137 - Aerial Application Operations
  • regulatory development of CASR Part 121B - Air Transport Operations - Small aeroplanes
  • review of CASA's Classification of Operations policy
  • summary of responses to CASR Part 91 - General Operating and Flight Rules
  • summary of responses to CASR Part 119 - Air Operator Certification - Air Transport

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Maintenance Standards and Maintenance Personnel Licensing Standards

The Maintenance Standards and Maintenance Personnel Licensing Standards Sub-committee met twice in 2002–03. Sub-committee activities included pre-issue review of the following consultation documents:

  • NPRM 0227CS - Proposed Amendment to Part 39 - Airworthiness Directives
  • NPRM 0217MS - Proposed CASR Part 144 - Product Distribution Organisations.

Discussion of topics out-of-session included:

  • summary of responses to CASR Part 43 - Maintainers' Responsibilities
  • regulatory development of CASR Part 144 - Distribution Organisations
  • summary of responses to CASR Part 145 - Maintenance Organisations
  • regulatory development of CASR Part 183 - Authorised Representatives
  • regulatory development of Sub-Parts M for CASR Parts 91, 115, 121A, 121B, 133, 136, 137 and 138
  • summary of responses to Part 66 - Maintenance Personnel Licensing
  • summary of responses to Part 147 - Maintenance Training Organisations.

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Recreational Aviation Standards

Pending sport aviation administration policy direction, the Recreational Aviation Standards Sub-committee did not meet in 2002–03. Sub-committee activities discussed out-of-session included:

  • CASA's Sport and Recreational Aviation policy
  • revised Guiding Principles for CASR Parts:
    • 103 Sport and Recreational Aviation Operations
    • 105 Sport and Recreational Parachuting from an Aircraft - Certification and Operations
    • 115 Operations Using Sport Aviation Aircraft for Non-recreational Activities
  • development of Guiding Principles for CASR Part 149 Recreational Aviation Administration Organisations
  • project team requirements for CASR Parts 103, 105, 115 and 149.

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