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Project AS 17/04 - Performance-based communications and surveillance (PBCS)
Project closed 15 March 2019.
The objectives of the project were fully achieved; regulatory and guidance materials were developed to help operators understand and meet PBCS requirements.
CASA needs to establish a method for authorising Australian operators or Australian registered aircraft to operate in any airspace where RCP and RSP specifications are prescribed. Some States will require aircraft operating in their Flight Information Regions (FIRs) to have authorisation from their national aviation authority to declare their performance-based communications and surveillance (PBCS) readiness. This implies the declaration of Required Communication Performance (RCP) and Required Surveillance Performance (RSP) capabilities.
Without this authorised declaration, an aircraft may not be allowed to operate on favourable routes or flight levels. These requirements align with the new ICAO provisions on (PBCS) that were introduced in 2016. There are currently are no plans to require these declarations in Australian FIRs.
It may become necessary to amend some existing or to issue new rules and regulations on the matter in future. This would occur if a decision is made to implement PBCS in Australia.
For the first stage of the project, Flight Standards Branch (ATMSS Section) proposes to issue a new legislative instrument that outlines the conditions for Australian operators and aircraft to declare RCP 240 and RSP 180 capabilities for flying in any airspace where the specifications are prescribed.
Future objectives will be defined depending on the extent and timeframes of PBCS implementation around the world and possibly in Australia.
The proposed instrument will not affect any rules.
The proposed scope of work was approved by the Manager, Flight Standards Branch in September 2017.
Project Leader: Roy Tuomela
Project Sponsor: Manager, Flight Standards Branch
|Consultation updates in 2019|
|AS 17/04 - Performance-based communications and surveillance (PBCS)||Project closed.||15 March 2019|
|Consultation updates in 2018|
|Summary of consultation on CD 1801AS - Performance-based communications and surveillance||This Summary of consultation on CD 1801AS has been published.||22 May 2018|
|AC 91-06 v1.0 - Performance-based communication and surveillance (PBCS)||This AC has been published.||17 May 2018|
|CD 1801CS – Performance-based communications and surveillance||Comments close 2 May 2018.||18 April 2018|
|Consultation updates in 2017|
|Project AS 17/04 – Performance-based communications and surveillance (PBCS)||Project scope approved.||September 2017|