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Legislative changes - Revocation of CAO sections 29.1.0, 29.1.1, 29.1.2 and 29.1.3

Revocation of CAO sections 29.1.0, 29.1.1, 29.1.2 and 29.1.3

CAO 29.1.0 - Parachuting - General
CAO 29.1.1 - Parachuting - Conduct of Parachute Training
CAO 29.1.2 - Parachuting - Examination and Certification of Parachute Instructors
CAO 29.1.3 - Parachuting - Examination and Certification of Parachute Riggers

Civil Aviation Amendment Order (No. 8) 2002 (7K Adobe Acrobat file)

Explanatory Statement

Section 98 of the Civil Aviation Act 1988 (the Act) empowers the Governor-General to make regulations for the purposes of the Act and in the interests of the safety of air navigation.

Regulation 152 of the Civil Aviation Regulations 1988 provides that parachute descents shall not be made unless authorised and conducted in accordance with the written specifications of CASA.

Specifications under regulation 152 were set out in Civil Aviation Orders, sections 29.1.0, 29.1.1, 29.1.2 and 29.1.3. These sections are no longer applied to any existing parachuting organisation. They have been revoked because the discrete specifications issued to the Australian Parachute Federation and the Australian Skydiving Association now apply to all sport parachuting conducted in Australia.

The Order was made after approval of a Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) by the Office of Regulation Review. A copy of the RIS is attached.

The Order came into effect on gazettal. It was made by the Director of Aviation Safety, on behalf of CASA, in accordance with subsection 84A (2) of the Act.