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Legislative changes - Amendment to CAO 40.1.0

Amendment to CAO 40.1.0

CAO 40.1.0 - Aircraft Endorsements - Aeroplanes

Civil Aviation Amendment Order (No. 7) 2002 (7K Adobe Acrobat file)

Explanatory Statement

Section 98 of the Civil Aviation Act 1988 (the Act) empowers the Governor-General to make regulations.

Subregulation 5.22 (1) of the Civil Aviation Regulations 1988 (the Regulations) provides that the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) may give directions in Civil Aviation Orders (the Orders) prescribing the aircraft endorsements that must be held by a person who holds a licence or certificate under Part 5 of the Regulations.

Subregulation 5.22 (2) of the Regulations provides that CASA may give directions in the Orders classifying types of aeroplanes into classes.

Subregulation 5.23 (1) of the Regulations provides that CASA may give directions in the Orders setting out requirements for the issue of aircraft endorsements.

Section 40.1.0 prescribes aircraft endorsements for aeroplane pilots by reference to types of aircraft (type endorsements) and classes of aircraft (class endorsements).

Column 3 of item 67 in Appendix 1B to section 40.1.0 contains particulars of several types of aeroplanes covered by the class endorsement

SINGLE ENGINE AEROPLANES NOT EXCEEDING 5700 KG MAXIMUM TAKE-OFF WEIGHT.

This Order amends Appendix 1B to section 40.1.0 by replacing column 3 of item 67 with a new and simplified description of the aircraft covered by that class endorsement.

This amendment removes the need to have a large number of aircraft makes and models listed in item 67 and will reduce delays and the administrative workload required to ensure that the list is updated.

There is no need in the interests of aviation safety to specify the makes and models covered by item 67. If an aeroplane to which item 67 would otherwise apply requires a specific type or class endorsement because of its characteristics, it will be dealt with in a separate and unique item.

The Office of Regulation Review has stated that a Regulation Impact Statement is not necessary because the amendment described above is of a minor or machinery nature.

The Order has been made by the Director of Aviation Safety, on behalf of CASA, in accordance with subsection 84A (2) of the Act.

The Order came into effect on gazettal.