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CASR Part 60 - Synthetic training devices
Part 60 of CASR was developed to update, consolidate and replace current rules found in Civil Aviation Order (CAO) 45.0, and documents, FSD-1 and FSD-2, that define requirements for flight simulators and synthetic trainers. Part 60 of CASR 1998 prescribes the rules for the manufacture, supply and use of synthetic training devices (STDs), a term which covers a broader range of devices.
Part 60 allows pilots training in Australia to use a wider range of training aids. Previously, pilots were permitted to use an actual aircraft, an approved flight simulator or synthetic trainer. The provisions in this Part allow pilots to use an aircraft or their choice of STD.
Who Part 60 affects
- Air Transport operators
- training and checking organisations
- flight training organisations
- pilots undergoing training
- organisations who design, manufacture and supply FSTDs
Part 60 can be found in volume 2 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998.
Manual of Standards
The Part 60 Manual of Standards (MOS) instrument is available on the Federal Register of Legislation website.
|AC 60-1(0)||Flight Simulator Evaluations||(April 2003)|
|AC 60-02 v2.2||Flight Simulator Approvals||(March 2016)|
|AC 60-3(0)||Validation Tests - Guidance Material||(April 2003)|
|AC 60-4(0)||Flight Training Devices||(April 2003)|
|CASA procedure manual - Operational Standards and Requirements - Approved Synthetic Trainers (FSD-2)||Standards and requirements for the approval of synthetic trainers used by Australian flight crew licence holders.|
Part 60 history
The Part 60 history includes project and consultation activities conducted in relation to Part 60.
View the Key Proposals for the initial development of Part 60.