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CASA Annual Report 2003 04 Appendices

Appendices

5. Operating statistics

Aerodromes

Table 15: Aerodromes, 2003–04a

Status
Number
Certified
3
Registered
43
Transitioningb
210
Total
256

Note: Under the new CASR Part 139, aerodromes are certified, registered or hold ‘other’ status as an aeroplane landing ground. Transitional provisions apply to aerodromes that were licensed when the new legislation came into effect on 2 May 2003.

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Aircraft

Table 16: Aircraft Registrations, 2001–02 to 2003–04

  2001–02 2002–03 2003–04
Initial registrations 391 445 487
Changes of registration holder 1 088 1 237 1 176
Changes of property interest holder 1 840 1 563 1 611
Cancellation of registration 212 313 256
Change of registration marka 89 60b 77
Reservation of mark 1 201 668b 1 440
Re-issue of certificates of registrationc 1 503 1 899 1 261
Aircraft registered as at 30 June 11 779 11 911 12 160
Marks reserved as at 30 June 958 838 1 098

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Table 17: Airworthiness Directives, 2003–04

Type of directive
Number
Percentage of Australian Directives
Foreign Airworthiness Directives processed

Australian Airworthiness Directives
1 179

534
New issue

Cancellation

Amendment
301

31

202
56%

6%

38%
Normal

Urgent
396

138
74%

26%
Australian unique

Based on foreign airworthiness directive
16

518
3%

97%

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Table 18: Certification/airworthiness certificates, authorisations and approvals, 2001–02 to 2003–04

  2001–02 2002–03 2003–04
Type certificate
Aeroplanes 1 2 4a
Lighter than air 1 1 1
Rotorcraft 0 0 0
Sub-total 2 3 5
Type acceptance certificate
Aeroplanes 25 26 21
Lighter than air 19 3 5
Rotorcraft 4 10 4
Sub-total 48 39 30
Other authorisations, certificates and approvals
Special Flight Authorisation 13 2 4
Supplemental Type Certificate 13 15 25
Australian Parts Manufacturer Approvalb 6 2 12
Australian Technical Standard Order Authorisation 3 1 4
Special Flight Permit 0 2 17
Experimental Certificate 32 29 50
Production Certificate 0 0 3
Exclusions against Airworthiness Directives 6 13 20

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Air traffic control

Table 19: Air Traffic controller licences/ratings, 2003–04

 
New Issuea
Exchangedb
Currentc
Licences
47
186
1 033
Ratings
132
237
1 312

Note: CASA assumed responsibility for Air Traffic Services licences and ratings with the coming into effect of CASR Part 65 on 1 May 2003. Transitional provisions applied to existing holders of licences and ratings.

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Flight operations and personnel

Table 20: Air Operator’s Certificates,a 2003–04

Type of application General aviationb Airline Operationsc
Initial Issue 82 1
Subsequent Issue 231 3
Subsequent Issue with Variation 5 6
Variation 288 79
Total 606 89
Current certificatesd 921 31

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Table 21: Flight crew licensing examinations in 2003–04

Examination type Exam code Pass Fail Total % Pass
Australian flight crew licensing
Australian Transport Pilot Licence
Air Law – Aeroplane and Helicopter AALW 497 153 650 76.5
Aerodynamics and Aircraft Systems – Aeroplane AASA 346 286 632 54.7
Aerodynamics and Aircraft Systems – Helicopter AASH 47 26 73 64.4
Flight Planning – Aeroplane AFPA 355 269 624 56.9
Flight Planning – Helicopter AFPH 50 9 59 84.7
Human Factors – Aeroplane and Helicopter AHUF 494 63 557 88.7
Meteorology – Aeroplane and Helicopter AMET 465 37 502 92.6
Navigation – Aeroplane and Helicopter ANAV 429 171 600 71.5
Performance and Loading – Aeroplane APLA 388 129 517 75.0
Performance and Loading – Helicopter APLH 44 13 57 77.2
Sub-total   3 115 1 156 4 271 72.9
Commercial Pilot Licence
Aerodynamics – Aeroplane CADA 744 464 1 208 61.6
Aerodynamics – Helicopter CADH 194 120 314 61.8
Operations, Performance and Flight Planning – Aeroplane CFPA 683 391 1 074 63.6
Operations, Performance and Flight Planning – Helicopter CFPH 203 164 367 55.3
Human Factors – Aeroplane and Helicopter CHUF 921 342 1 263 72.9
Flight Rules and Air Law – Aeroplane CLWA 778 414 1 192 65.3
Flight Rules and Air Law – Helicopter CLWH 197 170 367 53.7
Meteorology – Aeroplane and Helicopter CMET 924 226 1 150 80.3
Navigation – Aeroplane and Helicopter CNAV 919 179 1 098 83.7
Aircraft General Knowledge – Aeroplane CSYA 736 305 1 041 70.7
Aircraft General Knowledge – Helicopter CSYH 222 126 348 63.8
Sub-total   6 521 2 901 9 422 69.2
Private Pilot Licence
Aeroplane Overseas Conversion PAOS 60 24 84 71.4
Helicopter Overseas Conversion PHOS 2 1 3 66.7
Private Pilot Licence – Aeroplane PPLA 1 304 413 1 717 75.9
Private Pilot Licence – Helicopter PPLH 63 30 93 67.7
Sub-total   1 429 468 1 897 75.3
Various ratings
Grade 1 Flying Instructor AFR1 31 13 44 70.5
Agricultural Pilot AGRC 0 0 0 0
Command Instrument Rating IREX 695 365 1 060 65.6
Private Instrument Flight Rules PIFR 14 3 17 82.4
Sub-total   740 381 1 121 66.0
Total Australian   11 805 4 906 16 711 70.6
Fijian flight crew licensinga
Air Transport Pilot Licence
Aerodynamics and Aircraft Systems – Aeroplane FASA 6 3 9 66.66
Flight Planning – Aeroplane FAFA 4 5 9 44.44
Human Factors – Aeroplane and Helicopter FAHF 6 6 12 50.00
Meteorology – Aeroplane and Helicopter FAMT 26 3 29 89.65
Navigation – Aeroplane and Helicopter FANV 3 11 14 21.42
Performance and Loading – Aeroplane FAPA 2 2 4 50.00
Sub-total   47 30 77 61.04
Commercial Pilot Licence
Aerodynamics – Aeroplane FCAA 50 37 87 57.47
Operations, Performance and Flight Planning – Aeroplane FCFA 35 34 69 50.72
Human Factors – Aeroplane and Helicopter FCHF 21 22 43 48.83
Meteorology – Aeroplane and Helicopter FCMT 49 28 77 63.63
Navigation – Aeroplane and Helicopter FCNV 52 27 79 65.82
Aircraft General Knowledge – Aeroplane FCSA 39 42 81 48.14
Sub-total   246 190 436 56.42
Various Ratings
Command Instrument FIRX 13 31 44 29.54
Sub-total   13 31 44 29.54
Total Fijian   306 251 557 54.94
Grand total   12 111 5 157 17 268 70.13

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Table 22: Flight crew licensing examinations,a summary for 2001–02 to 2003–04

Examination type
2001–02b
2002–03
2003–04
  Total % Pass Total % Pass Total % Pass
Air Transport Pilot Licence 5 613 54.4 4 030 71.1 4 271 72.9
Commercial Pilot Licence 3 697 60.9 9 012 70.8 9 422 69.2
Private Pilot Licence 3 523 74.8 1 946 76.3 1 897 75.3
Various ratings 1 450 51.0 1 243 68.3 1 121 66.0
Total 14 283 60.8 16 231 71.4 16 711 70.6

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Table 23: Flight crew licences, issued and current,a 2001–02 to 2003–04

Type of licence
2001–02
2002–03
2003–04
  Issued Current Issued Current Issued Current
Aeroplane
Air Transport         373 6 025
Commercial         804 4 303
Private         1 342 15 498
Student General Flying Progress Tests         1 628 4 564
Sub-total 4 625 31 395 4 198 30 676 4 147 30 390
Helicopter
Air Transport         53 429
Commercial         249 930
Private         102 376
Student General Flying Progress Tests         10 41
Sub-total 420 1634 363 1668 414 1776
Other
Commercial Balloonb         3 90
Flight Engineer           252
Restricted Flight Engineerc           738
Sub-total 24 1 131 20 744 3 1 080
Total 5 069 34 160 4 581 33 088 4 564 33 156

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Maintenance organisations and personnel

Table 24: Certificates of Approval,a 2003–04

Type of application General aviationb Airline Operationsc
Initial issue 31 3
Subsequent issue 77 16
Subsequent issue with variation 3 7
Variation 129 41
Total 240 67
Current certificatesd 671 43

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Table 25: Aircraft maintenance examinations, 2003–04

Examination type No. candidates
Scheduled examination sittings 5 362
Special examination sittingsa 1 328
Category Technical Competency Examinationsb 161
Weight Control Authority Examinations 21

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Table 26: Aircraft maintenance engineer licences/ratings, 2001–02 to 2003–04

  2001–02 2002–03 2003–04
Licence Assessment
Category Technical Competency Assessment 150 125 123
Trans Tasman Mutual Recognition Assessment 17 16 15
Licence/rating
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Licences – initial issue 270 239 198
Practical Consolidation Training – Specific Type ratings issued 512 2 961 581
Current aircraft maintenance engineer licencesa 6 106 6 222 6 247
Airworthiness/welding authorities
Examiner authorities – initial issue 7 5 12
Maintenance authorities 306 298 230
Non Destructive Testing authorities 35 28 34
Weight Control authorities 3 9 9
Welding authorities 7 4 7
Current airworthiness/welding authoritiesa 1 795 1 822 1 785

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Table 27: Training course approvals, 2001–02 to 2003–04

Course type 2001–02 2002–03 2003–04
Specific type aircraft theory course approvals 30 23 12
Practical training courses 8 7 9

Medical

Table 28: Medical certificates, 2001–02 to 2003–04

 
2001–02
2002–03
2003–04
  Initial Renewal Fail Initial Renewal Fail Initial Renewal Fail
Class 1: Professional pilots and flight engineers 2 153 16 174 41 1 962 16 011 17 2 130 16 365 22
Class 2: Student, private and commercial balloon pilots 6 783 23 279 65 6 242 23 002 38 6 519 23 191 39
Class 3: Air traffic control and flight service officers 40 587 3 57 746 2 87 653 5
Total 8 976 40 040 109 8 261 39 759 57 8 736 40 209 66

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Enforcement

Table 29: Licence and certificatea action, 2001–02 to 2003–04

Action 2001–02 2002–03 2003–04
Show cause notices issued 61 31 26
Conferences held 28 16 11
Variations 7 3 1
Suspensions 16 5 8
Cancellations 21 11 8
Other enforcement actionb 24 59 56

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Table 30: Medical certificate action, 2001–02 to 2003–04

Certificate
2001–02
2003–04
2004–05
  Suspension Cancellation Suspension Cancellation Suspension Cancellation
Class 1: Professional pilots and flight engineers 12 4 11 5 8 6
Class 2: Student, private and commercial balloon pilots 25 7 17 6 20 9
Class 3: Air traffic control and flight service officers 2 1 2 0 5 2

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Table 31: Infringement notices and prosecutions, 2001–02 to 2003–04

Action 2002–03 2003–04
Infringement notices issued 23 46a
Matters referred to the Director of Public Prosecutions 15 15
Prosecutions finalised 15 20
Acquittals 2 5b
Convictions 13 15

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