NFRM CAR 235A - Minimum runway widths for aeroplanes
On 24 May 2013, CASA published a consultation draft of the proposed Amendment Regulation 235A of CAR 1988 for public comment and review. The responses closed on 21 June 2013. Responses were accepted after the closing date in order to capture as many responses as possible with the final response accepted on 31 March 2014.
The purpose of this NFRM is to set out CASA's disposition of comments received to Consultation Draft CAR 235A, which invited public comment on proposed changes to Regulation 235A of CAR 1988 – Narrow Runways.
- provides a background of the regulatory policy proposed and consultation undertaken
- discusses the submissions made in response to Amended Regulation consultation
- provides an analysis of the responses and gives a CASA response and disposition
- discusses the impact and gives an explanation of the changes
- provides the final legislative changes and associated advisory material.
CASA received 16 formal responses to the consultation draft. The comments were evaluated and as a result one change was made to the draft regulation to remove the applicability of the regulation for those aeroplanes certificated to standards that are no longer in existence. Those aeroplanes (i.e. the DC-3) will be able to continue safe operations to narrow runways in accordance with the provisions of Regulation 92 of CAR 1988.
In general, the comments received from aerodrome and aeroplane operators indicated the amendments were supported. Comments were received from the two major manufacturers, both of whom have aeroplanes for which the Amendment Regulation would enable continued operation.
Comments that indicated the amendments were not supported were predominantly found to be based on a misunderstanding of the Amendment Regulation. All applicable comments were addressed and a reply sent to each individual respondent.
An SOR, together with CASA's disposition of them, is attached to this NFRM at Annex A.
Contact: Miles Gore-Brown, Project Leader