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Legislative changes - Amendment to CAO 40.3.0

Amendment to CAO 40.3.0

CAO 40.3.0- Helicopter Endorsements

Civil Aviation Amendment Order (No. 14) 2002 (77K 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.

Paragraph 5.22 (2) (b) of the Regulations provides that CASA may give directions in the Orders classifying types of helicopters 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 40.3.0 prescribes aircraft endorsements for helicopter pilots by reference to types or classes of helicopters and sets out the requirements for the issue of endorsements.

The Bell 214 type of helicopter has not been previously listed in Civil Aviation Orders. This amendment to CAO 40.3.0 includes, in Part 2 of Appendix V, a new helicopter class for all models of Bell 214 helicopters, except the Bell 214ST model, and enables CASA to issue a class endorsement to permit pilots to fly these helicopters.

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.