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CASR Part 135 - Australian air transport operations - smaller aeroplanes
Part 135 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998 (CASR) and its associated Manual of Standards consolidates the regulatory requirements that will apply in addition to, or in substitution for, the general operating and flight rules prescribed in Part 91, when using smaller aeroplanes for air transport operations.
Smaller aeroplanes in CASR Part 135 means an aeroplane:
- fitted with 9 or less passenger seats in its approved configuration
- with a maximum take-off weight (MTOW) of 8,618 kg or less.
Who Part 135 affects
Part 135 will affect:
- operators of smaller aeroplanes who currently undertake charter passenger or cargo operations under subregulation 206 (1) (b) of the Civil Aviation Regulations 1988 (CAR) and who intend to undertake these operations under the CASR
- operators of smaller aeroplanes currently undertaking aerial work (air ambulance) operations under subregulation 206 (1) (a) of CAR and who intend to undertake medical transport operations under the CASR.
Current rules in effect for Part 135 include:
Projects are opened to revise a CASR Part.
Part 135 open projects include:
- Project OS 01/11 - CASR Part 135 Australian air transport operations - smaller aeroplanes
- Project OS 14/08 - Categorisation of aeroplane and helicopter 'ambulance function' flights as Air Transport Operations
Project OS 01/11 is part of a group of CASA projects associated with the flight operations regulations.