IDERA frequently asked questions
The list below has frequently asked questions about irrevocable deregistration and export request authorisations (IDERA).
Q. What does the Cape Town Convention apply to in Australia?
A. In Australia, the Cape Town Convention will apply to airframes and helicopters, provided that:
- airframes can transport at least eight persons (including crew) or goods in excess of 2750 kilograms
- helicopters can transport at least five persons (including crew) or goods in excess of 450 kilograms.
Q. What is an Irrevocable Deregistration and Export Request Authorisation (IDERA)?
A. An IDERA is a voluntary measure that provides greater security to creditors by preventing a debtor from flying an aircraft to a jurisdiction where the Cape Town Convention does not apply.
Q. What is a certified designee confirmation letter (CDCL)?
A. The CDCL is a letter issued by an authorised party transferring its rights under the IDERA to a certified designee.
Q. How do I submit an IDERA?
A. To record an IDERA a borrower or lessee (as the registration holder) must correctly complete and submit the original IDERA along with an associated fee to CASA. All documents submitted with the IDERA must be original copies or certified true copies.
Q. How do I submit a CDCL?
A. To record a CDCL the authorised party must correctly complete and submit the original CDCL along with an associated fee to CASA. All documents submitted with the CDCL must be original copies or certified true copies.
Q. How do I remove an IDERA?
A. An IDERA may be removed only with the written consent of the authorised party using the IDERA removal form. However, if the aircraft also has a CDCL recorded, this CDCL must be removed first.
Q. How do I remove a CDCL?
A. A CDCL may be removed only with the written consent of the certified designee using the CDCL removal form.
Q. How do I deregister my aircraft under an IDERA?
A. To deregister an aircraft under an IDERA, the authorised party must submit the deregistration form. If the aircraft also has a CDCL recorded, the CDCL form must be submitted by the certified designee. Once we’ve sent a confirmation of deregistration letter the aircraft is no longer a registered aircraft in Australia and does not possess a certificate of airworthiness and can’t be flown. Flying an unregistered aircraft in Australia is an offence pursuant to section 20AA of the Civil Aviation Act 1988.
Q. Are there any costs associated with recording or removing an IDERA/CDCL or the deregistration request under an IDERA?
A. The legislative rules allow us to charge a processing fee to cover the administrative costs associated with processing and consideration of the request to record or remove an IDERA/CDCL or the deregistration request under an IDERA.