CD 1524OS - Limited category aircraft operations (Part 132 Manual of Standards)
The Part 132 Manual of Standards (MOS) is being developed in accordance with CASA’s regulatory philosophy, which sets out our approach to rules development and our commitment to engaging productively and respectfully with members of the aviation community.
As part of that process, the existing requirement in regulation 262AN(3) of the Civil Aviation Regulations 1988 (CAR) that all limited category aircraft must be operated under the manuals and procedures of an approved self-administering aviation organisation (ASAO) will be strengthened. This will mean that warbirds (ex-military aircraft) currently operating on experimental certificates will be required to transition to a limited category certificate and be administered by an ASAO under Part 149 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998 (CASR).
Part 132 will provide the industry with a greater freedom in the use of these special aircraft. It will allow for personal use and cost sharing flights, as well as adding air racing as an authorised use.
Sectors of the aviation community most directly impacted by Part 132 include:
- owners, operators and pilots of ex-military aircraft (warbirds), replica warbird aircraft and certain historic aircraft
- individuals and organisations that conduct adventure flights in warbirds, including employees and support staff
- individuals or organisations who sell adventure flights in warbirds including their agents
- persons who fly as passengers in warbirds
- people flying in replicas and historic aircraft
- any other aircraft that is certified in the limited category.
Part 132 of CASR, which has previously been made available for consultation (NPRM 1408OS), is provided for information only to help people interpret the MOS.
How to respond
Please forward your response via the online response form by close of business 8 April 2016.
Contact: Mick English, Project Leader
Ph: 6217 1184