NPRM 0809OS - Passenger Transport Services - Single-Engine Aeroplanes Configured To Carry More Than 9 Passengers
The objective of incorporating in Part 121 a set of regulations applicable to single-engine aeroplane operations where more than 9 passenger seats are installed is to allow such operations to continue under the CASRs provided the aeroplanes are ASEA (Approved Single-Engine Aeroplane). These operations would otherwise be prohibited by virtue of having to operate under Part 121 principally because single engine aeroplanes could not meet the performance and certain other requirements of this Part.
Key Proposed Changes
- The following changes to current requirements are proposed in Subpart 121.Z:
- Only ASEA will be permitted to operate under this Subpart;
- Night VFR operations prohibited;
- Single-pilot operations to be permitted depending on whether the autopilot and terrain awareness and warning system (TAWS) are serviceable or the flight takes place in VMC by day, instead of whether or not more than 9 passengers are carried as is currently the threshold for Regular Public Transport (RPT) at CAO 82.3.8/9;
- Maximum of 13 passengers (excluding infants).
- It should be noted that the ASEA approval process will be empowered via CASR Part 135. Importantly, Part 121.Z will only be relevant to ASEA operations where more than 9 passenger seats are installed, not to the totality of ASEA operations.
How to respond
Comment period now closed
Contact Stuart Jones, CASR Part 121.Z Project Leader