Non-Scheduled Flight Permission
As determined by the Civil Aviation Act (1988), a non-scheduled flight means a flight over or into Australian territory otherwise than under the authority of an International Airline Licence (IAL).
In accordance with Section 25 of the Act, a foreign registered aircraft possessing the nationality of a Contracting State conducting a non-scheduled flight into Australian territory must not take on or discharge passengers, cargo or mail in Australian territory for reward except with the permission of CASA and in accordance with any conditions specified in the permission.
Similarly, a foreign registered aircraft not possessing the nationality of a Contracting State shall not make a non-scheduled flight over or into Australian territory except with the permission of CASA and in accordance with the conditions specified in the permission.
CASA will not consider a proposed operation unless first approved by the operator’s own State of Registry.
Operators wishing to conduct more than eight non-scheduled flights in one 12 month period may be required by CASA to obtain a Foreign Aircraft Air Operator’s Certificate.
To apply for permission to conduct any of the above mentioned activities, please complete and return an Application for Non-Scheduled Flight Permission and any additional documentation nominated on the form. The form can be obtained from International Operations.
Temporary Management Instruction (TMI) 2015-008 has been published to provide guidance to CASA staff, current and potential operators of Foreign registered aircraft into/out of Australian territory. The purpose of this TMI is to provide guidance and clarification of the factors CASA International Operations staff are required to take into consideration when assessing an application for a Foreign Aircraft Air Operators Certificate (FAAOC), or Non-Scheduled Flight Permission (NSFP).
Operators should allow approximately 5 working days from the date their completed application, including all supporting documentation, is received by CASA for the application to be processed. The amount of time required to complete the assessment of the application will vary with the complexity of the proposed operations. Assessment will not commence until the fee has been paid.
NOTE: NEW NOISE REGULATIONS There are new Regulations affecting the operation of large marginally compliant (MCC3) jet aircraft in Australia. From 01 July 2010 non scheduled operations by MCC3 aircraft are prohibited at: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Hobart, Canberra, Darwin, Gold Coast, Newcastle (Williamtown), Essendon and Avalon airports. Applications for Non Scheduled flights to these ports can only be assessed if a noise permission has been obtained from the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development
The Noise permission must accompany the application form. Further information, including list of affected aircraft, is available in AIP GEN 1.2-15.
- For high capacity aircraft - $AUD570
- For low capacity aircraft - $AUD480
This costing is for the assessment of the application. This fee is payable at the time the application is lodged. A completed Payment Advice Form is required to accompany the application.
Contact CASA International Operations for more information.