Project OS 05/03 - Administrative and operational requirements related to light sport aircraft (LSA)
This project is now closed.
3 Jan 2006
Project OS 05/03 closed.
18 Apr 2005
Project OS 05/03 - Administrative and operational requirements related to Light Sport Aircraft
New rulechange project has been registered.
Light sport aircraft (LSA) are about to be introduced to Australian legislation under CASR Subpart 21.H. This is in line with American FAA LSA requirements.
Under Australian legislation, these aircraft may be administered by CASA or a Recreational Aviation Administrative Organisation (RAAO). Currently, these RAAOs operate under the CAR exemption of CAR 308 in the CAO 95 suite. In order for the RAAOs to be able to administer these types of aircraft, the aircraft types need to be added to the CAO 95 suite.
This project sets out to consider, develop and introduce the necessary provisions to CAO Sections 95.12.1, 95.32 and 95.55 covering the administration and operational conditions for:
- light sport 'factory built' aircraft; and
- light sport 'kit built' and 'modified' aircraft.
CAO Part 95 - Exemption from provisions of the Civil Aviation Regulations 1988, specifically:
- Section 95.12 - Gyroplanes having an empty weight not in excess of 250 kilograms
- Section 95.32 - Weight shift controlled aeroplanes and powered parachutes
- Section 95.55 - Certain ultralight aeroplanes