NFRM AS 10/23-24
Notice of Final Rule Making
- Clarifying terms used in relation to, and withdrawal protocol for Terminal Instrument Flight Procedures – Amendments to CASR Part 139, CASR Part 173, the CASR Dictionary, MOS Part 173 and MOS Part 139
On 20 January 2011, the CASA published the Consultation Draft – Proposed Changes to CASR Part 139, CASR Part 173, CASR Dictionary and MOS Part 173 – Terminal Instrument Flight Procedures for public comment.
The objective of the Consultation Draft was primarily to seek comments on proposed new terms used in relation to Terminal Instrument Flight Procedures (TIFPs), and withdrawal protocol of TIFPs.
The Consultation Draft specifically proposed three significant changes to CASR Part 139 – Aerodromes, being:
- an amendment to CASR 139.030 to replace the term ‘non-precision approach runway’ with the term ‘Terminal Instrument Flight Procedure’ as the term non-precision approach runway does not cover all categories of instrument procedure;
- to require all aerodromes with a Terminal Instrument Flight Procedure to be registered or certified. The requirement would not apply to aerodromes if procedures are used for specialised helicopter operations as defined in CASR 173.010; and
- a requirement that an aerodrome operator with a TIFP must notify the Aeronautical Information Service (AIS) and the certified designer, should the aerodrome cease to be a certified or registered aerodrome.
The Consultation Draft specifically proposed three significant changes to CASR Part 173 – Instrument Flight Procedure Design, and the CASR Dictionary being:
- a proposal to remove the definition of an terminal instrument flight procedure from CASR 173.010 as this term is used elsewhere in the regulations and move it to the CASR Dictionary;
- to amend the CASR Dictionary definition of an instrument approach procedure to be consistent with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Doc 8168 OPS/611; and
- to amend the CASR Dictionary definition of an instrument departure procedure to better describe the procedure.
As a result of these regulation changes, changes will be required in MOS Part 173 – Instrument Flight Procedure Design. These proposed changes were also published and comments were received regarding these changes.
Contact: Matthew Windebank, Project Leader
NFRM published: 12 April 2012
- NFRM AS 10/23-24 — Preamble
- Annex A — Summary of Responses to NPRM AS 10/23-24 – Clarifying terms used in relation to and withdrawal protocol for Terminal Instrument Flight Procedures
- Annex B — Civil Aviation Safety Amendment Regulations 2011 (No. 2) – CASR Part 139, CASR Part 173, the CASR Dictionary and MOS-173
- Annex C — Manual of Standards (MOS) Instrument – Part 173 – Standards Applicable to Instrument Flight Procedure Design
- Annex D — Manual of Standards (MOS) Instrument – Part 139 – Standards Applicable to Aerodromes