Details of changes to Aircraft Registration Forms
CASA has made further improvements to all aircraft registration forms and related guidance material that were released in April 2013. Mandatory marks have been removed from fields and sections in the form, as these could be misleading. Very clear directions regarding mandatory fields have now been included in the guidance. It is essential that you read the guidance material for the related form before completing and lodging your form to ensure your form is not returned to you for amendment or refused on the basis of regulatory non-compliance.
The following is a summary of the changes:
- An applicant checklist has been included in each form.
- The guidelines have been attached at the back of each form. The guidelines are also still available as a stand-alone document.
- All important information relevant to an application has been included in a single dedicated box on the front page of the form. It is essential that you read this information.
- Links to relevant sections of the guidelines have been included in some forms. These are in sections where the form is often completed incorrectly or unacceptable documentation is attached to the form.
- For the majority of the forms, there are minor editorial and formatting changes. Additional instructions have been added to the forms themselves to assist applicants to complete the forms correctly. Information in the guidance has been significantly enhanced to provide clarity and direction for completing the forms.
- The ARN for application forms (Form 027 Part 2, Form 029, Form 032) are mandatory or an ARN application form must accompany the application. The requirement for an ACN/ARBN for organisations and a date of birth for individuals has been added to allow PAC to search for the ARN if an incorrect ARN has been provided, rather than immediately returning the application.
- Form 032 has been restructured into three distinct sections. Instructions are provided on the form about which sections need to be completed and by whom, depending on the nature of the application. Again, detailed instructions are included in the guidance document for completing Form 032.
- On Forms 027 Part 2, 029 and 032, the tick boxes to indicate how applicants meet the requirements for eligibility have been removed. As of 18 December 2013, CASA has a policy of requiring proof of identity and/or eligibility from individual registration holders and registered operators every 2 years, coinciding with the submission of an application. This ensures that the requirements of Part 47 continue to be met.
- There is no requirement to lodge evidence unless a registration process is being undertaken, unless CASA specifically requests such evidence.
- If an individual has provided suitable evidence to CASA within the last 2 years, there will be no requirement to provide it again with another application.
- Registration holders and registered operators who are organisations must provide evidence of identity and/or eligibility every time they lodge an applicable application.
- If evidence has not been provided, either with the application or within the last 2 years for an individual, the application will not be accepted for assessment.
- If you are an individual and are unsure if CASA has evidence of your eligibility/identification, you should submit evidence with the application anyway.
- For Form 027 Part 2, full details must be provided for the registered operator, even if the new owner is also to hold this position.
- A registered business address is a mandatory requirement for organisations that have an ACN or ARBN. This address must match the address recorded by ASIC, otherwise the application will be refused on the basis of non-compliance. No refund of the application fee will be made and the full fee will need to be paid on re-application. This is not a new requirement but it is an area that is commonly completed incorrectly so the message is being reinforced in an effort to improve compliance.
- Form 027 Part 2 has been updated with the changed regulatory references . The change to the regulations amends references to cancelling registration to suspending registration. There is also no longer a requirement for a copy of Form 027 Part 1 to be submitted with Form 027 Part 2 by the new owner. However, the former owner must still give a copy of Form 027 Part 1 to the new owner and CASA within 14 days of the transfer.
- On form 026, regulation references have been added to the form to explain the reason for cancellation of registration.
- An authority must be provided with the application if the individual applicant has not signed themselves or the signatory for the organisation cannot tick the relevant box for the position held within the organisation. In some areas, the person signing the form needs to provide their address (either business or personal is acceptable).The guidelines for all forms include detailed information.
Forms can be completed electronically - they are all pdfs with text enterable fields - and then should be printed and signed.
To be able to save the data that has been entered on a form electronically, you will need to use Acrobat Reader Version 7 or later. A saved form can be reused and previously entered data can be changed.
Forms for Gliding Federation of Australia (GFA) are listed on a separate page. The GFA forms cannot be completed on line and new versions of these forms have not yet been released. These forms will be updated in the near future.