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CASA Annual Report 2004-05 - Part 7: Appendices

Part 7: Appendices

Operating Statistics

Aerodromes

Table 12: Aerodromes, 2003-04 to 2004-05 (a)

  2003–04 2004–05
Certified 3 20
Registered 43 108
Transitioning (b) 210 128
Total 256 256

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.

(a) As at 30 June 2004

(b) Former licensed aerodromes moving towards Certified, registered or other status under CASR Part 139.

Table 13: Aircraft Registrations, 2001-02 to 2004-05

  2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05
Initial registrations 391 445 487 497
Changes of registration holder 1088 1237  1176  567
Changes of property interest holder 1840 1563 1611 678
Cancellation of registration 212 313 256 258
Change of registration mark (a) 89 60(b) 11 87
Reservation of mark 1201 668(b) 1440 1027
Re-issue of certificates of registration (c) 1503 1899 1261 1490
Aircraft registered as at 30 June 11779 11911 12160 12401
Marks reserved as at 30 June 958 838 1098 954

a) Due to the certificate of registration holder ceasing to be an entitled person, dying/ceasing to exist or notifying CASA that they no longer wish to be the certificate of registration holder.

b) No changes of registration mark or reservations of mark were processed between 22 February and 30 June 2003.

c) Due to changes of address, loss etc

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Table 14: Airworthiness Directives, 2004-05

Type of Directive
Number
Foreign Airworthiness Directives processed 980
Australian Airworthiness Directives  607
New issue 330
Cancellation  44
Amendment 233
Normal 456
Urgent  151
Australian unique  14
Based on foreign airworthiness directive 388

Table 15: Certification/airworthiness certificates, authorisations and approvals, 2001-02 to 2004-05

  2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05
Type Certificate
Aeroplanes  1 2 4(a) 4(a)
Lighter than air  1  1  1 3
Rotorcraft  0  0  0 1
Sub-total 2 3 5 8
Type acceptance certificate
Aeroplanes  25 26 21 16
Lighter than air  19  3 5 2
Rotorcraft  4 10 4  6
Sub-total 48 39 30  24
Other authorisations, certificates and  approvals 
Special Flight Authorisation  13 2 4   22
Supplemental Type Certificate  13  15  25   11
Australian Parts Manufacturer Approval (b)  6 2   12  
Australian Technical Standard Order Authorisation  3 1   4  5
Special Flight Permit  0 2  17 1
Experimental Certificate  32   29   50   36
Production Certificate  0  0  3  
Exclusions against Airworthiness Directives  6 13  20  148
CASR 21.133(2B) Production Certificate        1
APMA Variations        6
Other Production Approvals        1

a) Includes amendments to Type Certificate Data Sheets

b) This figure is for initial issues only. It does not reflect the level of activity; for instance, Aerostructures and Plastics now have some 500 different parts and it is common to process them in batches of about 20 to 40.

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Air Traffic Control Licensing

Table 16: Air Traffic controller licences/ratings, 2003-04 to 2004-05

  New Issue (a) Exchanged (b) New Issue (a) Exchanged (b)
Licences 47 186 38 14
Ratings 132  237  66 13

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.

a) Initial issue under CASR Part 65.

b) These are licences issued prior to CASR Part 65 commencement date that have been exchanged at holder request for a CASR Part 65 Licence.

Flight operations and personnel

Table 17: Air Operator's Certificates (a) 2003-04 to 2004-05

    2003-04   2004-05
Type of Applications
General Aviation(b) Airline Operations(c) General Aviation(b) Airline Operations(c) Operations
Initial Issue 82 1 71  1
Subsequent Issue  231 3 197 8
Subsequent Issue with Variation 5  6  4 4
Variation 288 79 245 68
Total 606 89 517 81
Current certificates (d) 921  31 859 27

a) Includes operators involved in one or more of aerial work, charter, charter (cargo), flying training, foreign aircraft (passengers and cargo), foreign aircraft (cargo), scheduled cargo services, scheduled passenger services, unmanned aerial vehicles.

b) Processed by the CASA Service Centre. Includes some low-capacity regular public transport operators.

c) Processed by CASA Airline Offices.

d) As at 30 June 2005.

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Table 18: Flight crew licensing examinations in 2004-05

Australian flight crew licensing
Examination Code
Exam Code Pass Fail Total %pass
Australian Transport Pilots Licence
Air Law - Aeroplane and Helicopter AALW 518 141 659 78.6%
Aerodynamics & Aircraft Systems - Aeroplane AASA 416 210 626 66.45%
Aerodynamics & Aircraft Systems - Helicopter AASH 43 14 57 75.44%
Flight Planning – Aeroplane AFPA 412 251 663 62.14%
Flight Planning - Helicopter AFPH 34 4 37 91.89%
Human Factors - Aeroplane and Helicopter AHUF 501 69 570 87.89%
Meteorology - Aeroplane and Helicopter AMET 500 39 539 92.76%
Navigation - Aeroplane and Helicopter ANAV 435 168 603 72.14%
Performance and Loading - Aeroplane APLA 426 96 522 81.61%
Performance and Loading - Helicopter APLH 30 6 36 83.33%
Sub-total   - - 4312 -
Commercial Pilot Licence
Aerodynamics - Aeroplane CADA 786 459 1245  63.13%
Aerodynamics - Helicopter CADH 175  93 268  65.3%
Operations, Performance and Flight Planning - Aeroplane CFPA 672 407 1079 62.28%
Operations, Performance and Flight Planning - Helicopter CFPH 157 97 254 61.81%
Human Factors - Aeroplane and Helicopter CHUF 967 276   1243 77.8%
Flight Rules and Air Law - Aeroplane CLWA 742  332 1074  69.09%
Flight Rules and Air Law - Helicopter CLWH  176   117  293 60.07%
Meteorology - Aeroplane and Helicopter CMET 954   241   1195 79.83%
Navigation - Aeroplane and Helicopter CNAV   856 155 1011 84.67%
Aircraft General Knowledge - Aeroplane CSYA 831 271 1102 75.41%
Aircraft General Knowledge - Helicopter CSYH 172  75 247 69.64%
Sub-total   -  -  9011   -
Private Pilot Licence
Aeroplane Overseas Conversion PAOS 61 20  81  75.31%
Helicopter Overseas Conversion PHOS  3  3  6 50.0%
Private Pilot Licence - Aeroplane PPLA 1284 426 1710 75.09%
Private Pilot Licence - Helicopter PPLH 61 42 103  59.22%
Sub-total       1900  
Various ratings          
Grade 1 Flying Instructor AFR1  75  29 104 72.12%
Agricultural Pilot  AGRC 19  0 19 100.0%
Command Instrument Rating IREX  727  368  1095 66.39%
Private Instrument Flight Rules PIFR 17 11 28  60.71%
Sub-total    - -  1246  -
Total       16469  -

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Table 19: Flight crew licensing examinations (a) summary for 2001-02 to 2004-05

 
2001-02
2002-03
2003-04
2004-05
Examination type
Total % pass Total % pass Total % pass Total % pass
Air Transport Pilot Licence 5613 54.4 4030 71.1 4271   72.9  4312  26.2
Commercial Pilot Licence 3697  60.9 9012  70.8 9422   69.2  9011 54.7
Private Pilot Licence 3523 74.8 1946 76.3 1897 75.3   1900  11.5
Various ratings 1450 51.0 1243 68.3 1121 66.0 1246  7.6
Total 14283 60.8 16231  71.4 16711  70.6 16469  

a) Australian flight crew examinations only.

b) The statistics for 2001-02 include examinations conducted under the ExamFax system, which was phased out between April 2001 and March 2002.

Table 20: Flight crew licences, issued and current (a) 2001-02 to 2004-05

 
2001-02
2002-03
2003-04
2004-05
Type of Licence
Issued Current Issued Current Issued Current Issued Current
Aeroplane
Air Transport         373 6028 332 6103
Commercial         804 1303 670 4220
Private         1342 15498 1134 15014
Student General Flying         1628 4564 1476 4449
Progress Tests
Sub-total 4625 31395 4198 30676 4147 30390 3612 29786
Helicopter
Air Transport         53 429 33 433
Commercial         249  930 185 955
Private         102   376   78 388
Student General Flying         10  41   11 43
Progress Tests
Sub-total 420 1634 363 1168   414   1776   307 1819
Other
Commercial Balloon (b)          3 90 6 90
Flight Engineer           252   247
Restricted Flight            738    754
Engineer (c)
Sub-total 24 1131 20 744  3 1080  6 1091
Total 5069 34160  4581 33088 4564 33156  3925 32696

a) Current figures are as at 30 June of the relevant year, show only the highest level of licence held and include only those pilots who had a current medical certificate enabling them to exercise the privileges of the licence.

b) Balloon total current for 2004/2005 is an approximation only

c) Flight Engineers may also hold another flight crew licence and will be included in both figures

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Maintenance Organisation and Personnel

Table 21 - Certificates of Approval (a) 2003-04 to 2004-05

 
2003-04
2004-05
Type of Applications
General Aviation (b) Airline Operations (c) General Aviation (b) Airline Operations (c)
Initial Issue  31  3 42  4
Subsequent Issue 77  16  54  16
Subsequent Issue with Variation 3   7  3 2
Variation  129 41   111  27
Total 240  67 210 49
Current certificates (d)  671   43  671  60

a) Includes organisations involved in one or more of aircraft and component maintenance, design (aircraft, components and materials), distribution (components and materials), aircraft maintenance engineer training and examinations.

b) Processed by the CASA Service Centre.

c) Processed by CASA Airline Offices.

d) As at 30 June 2005.

Table 22: Aircraft maintenance examinations, 2003-04 to 2004-05

Examination type
2003–04 2004–05
Scheduled examination sittings  5362  5857
Special examination sittings (a)  1328 1451
Category Technical Competency Examinations (b) 161 224
Weight Control Authority Examinations 21 16

a) Special examination sittings may be approved for individuals who are unable to sit an examination at a scheduled sitting date and have a particular reason to sit for an examination for the issue of an AME licence. Training organisations may also seek special sittings to coincide with completion of their courses.

b) These examinations are for Australian Defence Force and overseas licence holders only.

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Table 23: Aircraft maintenance engineer licences/ratings, 2001-02 to 2004-05

Licence Assessment
2001-02  2002-03 2003-04 2004-05
Category Technical Competency Assessment 150   125   123  143
Trans Tasman Mutual Recognition Assessment  17 16  15 14
Licence/rating        
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Licences - initial issue 270   239 198   224
Practical Consolidation Training - Specific (a) Type ratings issued  512 2961  581 490
Current aircraft maintenance engineer licences (a) 6106 6222 6274  6274
Airworthiness/welding authorities        
Examiner authorities - initial issue 7  5   12   15
Maintenance authorities 306 298  230   250
Non Destructive Testing authorities   35 28   34 27
Weight Control authorities 3   9   9  5
Welding authorities 7 4   7 4
Current airworthiness/welding authorities (a)  1795  1822  1785 1791

a) As at 30 June 2005.

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Table 24: Training Course approvals, 2001-02 to 2004-05

Course type
2001-02  2002-03 2003-04 2004-05
Specific type aircraft theory course approvals  30  23 12  28
Practical training courses  8 7 9 11

Medical

Table 25: Medical certificates, 2001-02 to 2004-05

Certificate
Initial Renewal Fail Initial Renewal Fail Initial Renewal Fail Issued Fail
Class 1: Professional pilots and flight engineers 2153  16174 41  1962 16011 17  2130 16365  22 15428 22
Class 2: Student, private and commercial balloon pilots 6783  23279  65 6242 23002  38 6519 23191 39 24580 42
Class 3: Air traffic control and flight service officers 40 587  3 57 746  2 87  653  5 737  2
Total 8976 40040 109 8261 39759 57 8736 40209 66 40475 66

a) Due to changed reporting arrangements, initial and renewal data is amalgated for the 2004-2005 reporting period

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Enforcement

Table 26: Licence and certificate (a) action, 2001-02 to 2004-05

Action
2001-02  2002-03 2003-04 2004-05
Show cause notices issued  61 31  26 42
Conferences held 28   16 11 14
Variations 7  3 1  0
Suspensions 16   5   8   5
Cancellations  21 11  8  13
Other enforcement action (b) 24 59  56   53

a) Does not include action in relation to medical certificates (see Table 27).

b) This includes counselling undertaken as a result of a show cause process, and informal enforcement action such as counselling and recommendations for remedial training taken as an initial response to a legislative breach.

Table 27: Medical certificate action, 2001-02 to 2004-05

  2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05
Certificate Suspension Cancellation Suspension Cancellation Suspension Cancellation Suspension Cancellation
Class 1: Professional pilots and flight engineers 12  7 11  5 8  6 20  8
Class 1: Professional pilots and flight engineers 25  7 17  6 20 9 29 4
Class 3: Air traffic control and flight service officers 2 11  2 0  5  2 2 5

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Table 28: Infringement notices and prosecutions, 2002-03 to 2004-05

Action
 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05
Infringement notices issued 23  46 (a) 79
Matters referred to the Director of Public Prosecutions 15  15 21
Prosecutions finalised 15  20 16
Acquittals 2 5 (b)  5
Convictions 13 15 10

(a) The issue of Infringement Notices is linked to the Demerit Points Scheme, which was established on 21 February 2004. Demerit points are incurred in relation to offences committed since that date where the penalty specified in the infringement notice has been paid (in whole or part) or the holder is convicted or found guilty of the offence.

(b) One matter was withdrawn.

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