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CASR Part 129 - Foreign air transport operators - certification and operating requirements
Parts 129 of CASR deals with the issuing of Air Operator's Certificates (AOCs) to foreign air operators.
Part 129 prescribes the certification and operating requirements for foreign operators operating foreign-registered aircraft to transport passengers or cargo to, within or from Australian territory. It requires a foreign operator to:
- meet International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards
- have an AOC issued by the State of the operator
- have a safety management system (as per the standards set out in ICAO Annex 19, Safety Management).
Part 129 also:
- prevents the pairing of inexperienced flight crew members
- requires all crew (flight crew and cabin crew) to be able to communicate orally in a common language to enhance safety outcomes
- requires foreign operators to comply with certain additional operating, airworthiness and maintenance requirements.
Who Part 129 affects
- foreign carriers who seek the issue of a Foreign Aircraft AOC from CASA
Part 129 can be found in volume 3 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998.
Implementation and transition
Civil Aviation Legislation Amendment (Part 129) Regulation 2015 commenced on 20 April 2016 with transitional arrangements extending to 20 April 2018.
Part 129 history
The Part 129 history includes project and consultation activities conducted in relation to Part 129.
View the key proposals for the initial development of Part 129.