DP 1507OS - Regulatory packaging of firefighting activities within CASR Part 137 aerial application and CASR Part 138 aerial work operations
With the drafting of Part 138 of CASR-Aerial work operation rotorcraft and aeroplanes, and the incorporation of rotorcraft into Part 137 of CASR, the issue of where aerial firefighting resides in the future regulations requires industry consideration.
Part 137 of CASR prescribes the rules that relate to flying and operating aeroplanes, and the maintenance of role equipment in aerial application operations.
Part 137 of CASR took effect on 26 May 2007, with a one-year transition period ending on 25 May 2008. This Part replaced the provisions within the Civil Aviation Regulations 1988 (CAR) and CAOs that applied to aeroplane aerial agricultural operations. It also includes aerial application procedures such as firefighting and application of dispersants.
A project to perform a post implementation review (PIR) and to incorporate rotorcraft into the part commenced in November 2013.
CASA seeks to address this issue of operator certification because of the Part 137 PIR and the drafting of Part 138 of CASR. This DP explains the considerations for selection of an appropriate option and describes a number of potential options for future regulatory change. Please note that this DP is not about pilot certification, which is dealt with in Part 61 of CASR.
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9 June 2015
- DP 1507OS - Regulatory packaging of firefighting activities within CASR Part 137 aerial application and CASR Part 138 aerial work operations (356KB)
- Annex A - Response Form (44KB)
Contact: Damien Fing, Project Leader