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Project OS 10/26 - CASR Part 138 - Aerial work operations
CASR Part 138 is a re-establishment of the requirement for a dedicated set of operational regulations for aerial work operations. This project was born out of the consultation processes for the amalgamated CASR Part 133A and 133B project, where CASA and the industry recognised as a result of extensive changes and progress in the use of rotorcraft and aeroplanes in such activities that specific regulations would be required for this sector.
The Part will bring together requirements affecting aerial work operations that apply in addition to or in substitution for those required under Part 91 and will also establish the general standards for aerial work for both rotorcraft and aeroplanes. Further, Part 138 will reflect CASA's policy which envisages traditional aerial work operations will be required to be classified, authorised and managed on the basis of the safety risk management of the activity being undertaken.
This project is associated with CASR Part 138.
|Consultation updates in 2020|
|PP 1918OS - Proposed transitional policies for flight operations regulations||Comments close 30 June 2020.||02 June 2020|
|CD 1919OS - Proposed new Manual of Standards Part 138 (Aerial Work Operations) and regulation amendments||Comments close 3 June 2020.||30 April 2020|
|Consultation updates in 2019|
|CASR Dictionary amendments||The changes to the CASR dictionary essential to understanding and interpreting the terminology used in Parts 91, 119, 121, 133, 135 and 138, are now available on the Federal Register of Legislation. Like the 6 CASR parts, these specific dictionary changes become effective on 25 March 2021. Industry is advised that further CAR and CASR dictionary changes will occur as part of the legislative package that repeals existing 1988 series Civil Aviation Regulations. This package is currently under development and is planned to be available later in 2019. The new legislative instrument is available at Civil Aviation Safety Amendment (Operations Definitions) Regulations 2019||17 April 2019|
|Consultation updates in 2018|
|Civil Aviation Safety Amendment (Part 138) Regulations 2018||Regulation made 6 December 2018||20 December 2018|
|Consultation updates in 2015|
|NPRM 1519OS - Aerial work operations||All comments should be submitted via the online response form by close of business 29 Feb 2016.||15 September 2015|
|Consultation updates in 2010|
|Project OS 10/26 - CASR Part 138 - Aerial work operations - Rotorcraft||Project approved||8 December 2010|
Other Part 138 activities
The CASR Part 138 history page includes:
- other projects
Project OS 10/26 is part of a group of CASA projects associated with the flight operations regulations. These projects consist of:
- CASR Part 91
- CASR Part 119
- CASR Part 121
- CASR Part 133
- CASR Part 135
- CASR Part 138.
These rules will replace the current regulations and orders covering private, aerial work, charter and RPT operations.
Technical lead: Damien Fing, Senior Aviation Advisor
Policy manager: Manager, Flight Standards Branch