Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) 0711SS
A proposal to require AOC Holders to provide information via a biannual survey
CASA has, in recent years, made several major strategic policy changes. These include:
- placing a greater emphasis on the safety of passenger-carrying operations, and
- broadening the definition of safety to include the management of risks rather than merely regulatory compliance.
In order to implement these strategic changes, it is necessary to augment the information available to CASA, including information about the functioning of aviation organisations.
For CASA to shift a greater proportion of its resources to passenger-carrying operations, much more detailed information is required about the level of such activities occurring within particular Air Operator's Certificates (AOCs). At present, while CASA has data about whether an AOC has obtained regulatory permission to carry out Regular Public Transport (RPT) or Charter operations, it will generally not have any data on the quantity and nature of these activities, or the relative importance of these operations to an operator's organisation as a whole.
Although CASA has broad regulatory powers to seek information, this change to the Civil Aviation Orders (CAOs) seeks to clarify the manner, format and type of information which may be sought from AOC holders.
Key changes (as proposed in August 2007)
The time-conscious reader will obtain a quick appreciation of this NPRM through the Proposed Changes in a Page (see Section 1 of the NPRM). A text synopsis of the proposed changes is provided as background (in Section 2 of the NPRM). If you require complete information about the change, refer to the draft CAO amendments in Annex 1 of the NPRM.
How to respond
Comment period now closed.
Contact Stephen Ginpil