Part 142 operators: applying for authorisations and transitioning to new rules
CASR Part 142 addresses structured flight training activities that lead to the issue of multi-crew pilot licences, air transport pilot licences and flight engineer licences, as well as integrated training courses for the issue of a private pilot licence or commercial pilot licence . It provides the regulatory framework for flight training for complex aircraft type ratings and multi-crew cooperation, and for contracted flight crew recurrent training and checking.
Part 142 sets out the organisational and administrative framework for operators to conduct integrated and multi-crew flight training and contracted recurrent training and checking conducted in either an aircraft or a flight simulation training device. For Part 142 flight training, contracted recurrent training and checking activities conducted in an aircraft, the training operator is required to hold an Air Operator’s Certificate . Part 142 activities conducted in flight simulators and other flight simulation training devices are also authorised by CASA with the issue of a certificate under Part 142.
- If you are a new entrant into the aviation industry from 1 September 2014 or an existing aviation operator wanting to commence Part 142 flight training activities for the first time you will need to meet the requirements of CASR Part 142.
- If you were conducting flight training activities prior to 1 September 2014 and are already the holder an air operator’s certificate (AOC) or CASR Part 60.055 authorisation issued before that date you will need to comply with the new rules by 31 August 2018.
As part of the application process, you will need to submit the required documents. This will include developing an exposition for your organisation that reflects the requirements of CASR Part 142. If you create or amend flight training syllabuses you will also need to submit these to CASA for approval. Guidance on meeting these requirements is provided below.
What do you want to do?
- Apply for a new Part 142 flight training approval
- Transition to Part 142 as a pre-1 September 2014 operator
- How to apply for a change to a Part 142 authorisation
Resources and guidance
- Information sheet: expositions for flying training organisations
- Guidance on preparing a Part 142 exposition
- Part 142 technical assessor guidance
- Part 61 Manual of Standards
- Sample syllabuses for flying training organisations
- CASR Part 61 Licence Instruction Guide
- CAR Part 5 Licence Instruction Guide
- Manual Authoring and Assessment Tool
- Licensing information sheets
- Notices for flight training organisations and ATOs
- Other flying training resources
Understanding the Regulations
We strongly recommend you refer to the following information to gain a clear understanding of the requirements for complying with the regulations.
If you have any questions about approvals for flight training organisations please contact CASA’s Permission Application Centre on 131 757 or submit an enquiry using our online form.