Key proposals - development of Part 60
Part 60 was developed initially in two stages:
- STDs used in Air Transport operations has been concluded with the initial making of Part 60.
- Subpart 60.C dealing with basic instrument flight trainers will be implemented with CASR Part 61 (Pilot Licensing).
The key proposals were:
The key proposals developed and implemented under the first stage of Part 60's development were:
- Number of device types to be increased to three as listed below in order of complexity
- Synthetic Trainer;
- Flight Training Device (FTD);
- Flight Simulator;
- Technical requirements for aeroplane flight simulators to be harmonised with ICAO, FAA and JAA;
- Technical requirements for helicopter flight simulators will allow use of either the FAA or JAA standards;
- Technical requirements for aeroplane and helicopter FTDs will allow use of either the FAA or JAA standards;
- Existing CASA procedures to be updated to reflect international terminology and practices;
- Current restriction which requires flight simulators to be operated by Air Operator's Certificate (AOC) holders to be removed; and
- Process for recognition of foreign flight simulators to be simplified.
Synthetic Trainers (Subpart 60.C)
The maintenance, or development, of a unique Australian standard for synthetic trainers is not supportable. The following is proposed:
- Existing synthetic trainers can retain their approvals whilst they maintain the standard that they were originally qualified against.
- Additional units of currently approved synthetic trainer models (hardware / software configuration) can continue to be approved.
- New synthetic trainer models must meet either the relevant FAA or JAA standard.