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Project AS 09/21 - Advisory Circulars relating to the Airspace Regulations (2007)
Project closed 13 March 2019.
In April 2014, the decision was made to withdraw the Advisory Circular (AC) that provided guidance for controlled airspace (CTA) design because a number of elements have been superseded by the advances in technology.
An Australian Airspace Purpose and Design Guidance Publication is being developed by Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) in association with the Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand (CAANZ) and through coordination with aviation and air traffic management stakeholders.
The Australian Airspace Purpose and Design Guidance Publication replaces the original AC 2-5-1 (0) Guidance for Controlled Airspace Design and will incorporate AC 2-6.1: Guidance for design of Prohibited, Restricted and Danger Areas for airborne activities and AC 2-6.2: Guidance for design of Prohibited, Restricted and Danger Areas for surface-based activities.
The Airspace Act, Airspace Regulations and Australian Airspace Policy Statement (2007) set the objectives, rules and instructions for the regulation of Australian administered airspace. None of these provide for the provision of a Manual of Standards (MOS) for design, or specific assessment of airspace design.
This was earlier intended to be implemented by a CASR Part 71. There is consequently little guidance for proponents of change to the Australian airspace architecture as to CASA's intent or means of compliance.
This project aims to provide Advisory Circulars (ACs) explaining what is acceptable to CASA in terms of the design of airspace, the means of assessing risk (safety) assessing environmental consequences.
These ACs may include:
- AC 2-5.1: Guidance for Controlled Airspace Design
- AC 2-6.1: Guidance for design of Prohibited, Restricted and Danger Areas for airborne activities
- AC 2-6.2: Guidance for design of Prohibited, Restricted and Danger Areas for surface based activities
This project was approved by Peter Boyd, Executive Manager Standards Development & Future Technology Division on 20 November 2009.
Project Leader: firstname.lastname@example.org, Safety Specialist, Office of Airspace Regulation
Project Sponsor: Peter Cromarty, Executive Manager Airspace & Aerodromes Regulation
RDMB Program Manager: Nick Fisher
|Consultation updates in 2019|
|AS 09/21 - Advisory Circulars relating to the Airspace Regulations (2007)||Project closed.||13 March 2019|
|Consultation updates in 2014|
|AC 2-5-1(0) - Guidance for Controlled Airspace||
The information contained in AC 2-5-1 is undergoing a comprehensive review; the current guidance has been withdrawn pending the review.
The Manual of Standards Part 173 should be used as a reference for terminal instrument flight procedures containment.
Please contact Mr Stephen Alberts (Team Leader Data Analysis and Airspace Design) with any questions about airspace design in the interim. email@example.com
|30 April 2014|
|Consultation updates in 2010|
|AC 2-5-1(0) - Guidance for Controlled Airspace||Final AC 2-5-1(0) has been published||26 March 2010|
|DRAFT AC 2-5-1(0) - Guidance for Controlled Airspace Design||This Draft AC is available for comment. Comments to be forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org by COB Tuesday 2 February 2010.||19 January 2010|
|Consultation updates in 2009|
|Project AS 09/21 - Advisory Circulars relating to the Airspace Regulation (2007)||Project approved.||20 November 2009|