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CASR Part 47 - Registration of aircraft and related matters
Part 47 of CASR sets out the rules for registering, transferring and cancelling registration on an aircraft on the Australian Civil Aircraft Register by owners of aircraft. This includes assigning registration marks and dealer marks, and defining situations where registration is not required. Part 47 provides a simplified system of registering aircraft which includes:
- lodgement of aircraft registration by telephone (in addition to that already provided by facsimile or hard copy) and a simplified system of transfer of registration
- introduction of an interim Certificate of Registration (CoR)
- triennial census of registration database
- reintroduction of dealer marks (trade plates)
- simplified transfer of ownership, akin to motor vehicle ownership transfer
- clearly identify the person responsible for airworthiness and maintenance control.
Who Part 47 affects
- anyone in the Australian aviation community who intends to apply for, hold, transfer or cancel an aircraft certificate of registration
- anyone required to comply with Civil Aviation Safety Regulations
- anyone responsible for the operation of the Australian Civil Aircraft Register.
Part 47 post-implementation review (PIR)
Standards Development project MS 07/16 was approved to review Part 47 of CASR. The objectives of this PIR are to:
- identify and delete unnecessary and/or non-safety related regulations
- identify and delete or revise under-utilised regulations
- provide definitions, as required, to clarify the intent of the regulations
- standardise various registration time limits and methods of application
- combine some regulations and reorder into a more logical sequence
- align with the standards and practices of other NAAs, where applicable to Australian operations
- simplify and reduce the overall number of regulations.
A working group consisting of CASA staff and industry participants will address these objectives, in conjunction with Standards Development project MS 04/01 for the PIR of Part 45.
Following an initial making and disallowance in 2000, Part 47 was re-made on 10 June 2004 and became effective on 15 November 2004.
Part 47 can be found in volume 2 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998. Recent amendments to this Part may be listed in the Unincorporated Amendments.
The International Interests in Mobile Equipment (Cape Town Convention) Act 2013 received Royal Assent in June 2013. The Cape Town Convention came into effect in Australia on 1 September 2015.
The Act sets the legislative framework for Australia’s accession to the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment and the associated Protocol on matters specific to aircraft – together known as the Cape Town Convention. As well, the Act provides for instruments to be made under the legislation to give the Cape Town Convention effect in Australia.
The legislative rules necessitated amendments to Part 47, which came into effect on 16 December 2014. View a summary of changes on commencement of the Civil Aviation Safety Amendment (Cape Town Convention) Regulation 2014.
|AC 47-1(3)||Registration of aircraft and related matters||October 2009|
|AC 47-02 v1.0||Convention on international interests in mobile equipment||May 2016|
Part 47 history
The Part 47 history includes the Standards Development activities conducted in relation to Part 47.