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Project OS 12/43 - Amendment to CAO 95.55 to clarify CASA's policy in regard to operations by RA-Aus pilots and RA-Aus aircraft in active military restricted areas
The objectives of this project were met via an amendment to Section 95.55 of the Civil Aviation Orders (CAO 95.55) which was made on 29 January 2018.
CAO 95.55 was previously amended in April 2011 to certain changes that were approved for inclusion in the proposed Part 103 of CASR (Sport and Recreational aviation operations). The amended CAO also removed a provision prohibiting RA-Aus aircraft from operating in active prohibited or restricted areas as the AIP of the time described these areas as variants of Class C airspace and there were already requirements specified in the CAO for access to Class C airspace.
Due to a section of the AIP implying that active restricted areas were not Class C airspace per se but rather a separate type of airspace where "…a Class C service will be provided", some pilots interpreted the changes to mean that RA-Aus licensed pilots and aircraft could transit through active restricted areas without meeting the additional Class C airspace requirements specified in the CAO.
This project was established to amend CAO 95.55 in order to:
- specify that operations in active restricted areas are subject to the same requirements as operations in Class A, C or D airspace
- amending the AIP to correct misleading references.
|Consultation updates in 2019|
|Project OS 12/43 - Amendment to CAO 95.55 to clarify CASA's policy in regard to operations by RA-Aus pilots and RA-Aus aircraft in active military restricted areas||Project closed.||21 January 2019|
|Consultation updates in 2012|
|Project OS 12/43 - Amendment to CAO 95.55 to clarify CASA's policy in regard to operations by RA-Aus pilots and RA-Aus aircraft in active military restricted areas||Project approved.||6 Dec 2012|
Technical lead: firstname.lastname@example.org Standards Officer, Sport Aviation and Small Aircraft
Policy manager: Manager, Flight Standards Branch