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1 December 2011
Consultation Draft CASR Part 141 - Recreational, private and commercial, non integrated training organisations
CASA believes the most effective way of achieving safety in aircraft operations is to ensure pilots receive organised and structured competency based training conducted by qualified and competent instructors. A regulatory framework is necessary to underpin Australia’s reputation as a high quality flight training industry. CASR Part 61 of CASR 1998 requires training for the grant of flight crew licences, ratings and some endorsements, and for aircraft categories other than Balloons to be conducted by an operator authorised under CASR Part 141 of CASR 1998 or CASR Part 142 of CASR 1998. CASA is currently considering the option of including the requirements for licensing and operation of Airship aircraft in CASR Part 131 of CASR 1998.
Part 141 of CASR 1998 sets out a simple organisational and operational framework that CASA believes is necessary for operators to conduct flight training, other than integrated flight training, in aircraft or flight simulation training devices (FSTD) for the grant of Recreational, Private and Commercial pilot licences, ratings and endorsements granted under Part 61. The aforementioned flight crew qualifications authorise the holder to conduct single pilot flight operations in less complex aircraft. Part 141 also consolidates and replaces the existing legislation for operators conducting flight training in aircraft specified in the Civil Aviation Act 1988, Civil Aviation Orders and in the CASA Manual for Air Operator Certification (AOCM).
Australia is a signatory to the Chicago Convention. The applicable standards prescribed in the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) Annex 1 – Personnel Licensing have been adopted to the maximum extent possible, taking the Australian aviation operating environment into account.
CASR Part 141 operators will not be authorised to conduct integrated flight training which will be regulated in CASR Part 142. CASA expects to publish a consultation draft of CASR Part 142 in the first week of December 2011.
Contact: Mike Juelg, Project Leader
1 December 2011
- Briefing Document - Consultation Draft to CASR Part 141
- Consultation Draft to CASR Part 141 - Recreational, private and commercial pilot flight training other than integrated training
Comments on this consultation closed 17 February 2012.