Project OS 13/19 - Transition of the Night Vision Imaging System (NVIS) rule set from the Civil Aviation Order (CAO) 82.6 into the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998 (CASRs)
Under subregulation 207(2) of CAR 1988, CASA currently permits Night Vision Goggle (NVG) operations under the instrument of CAO 82.6 (Night Vision Goggles - Helicopters). This instrument was only intended to facilitate an industry trial period of NVG operations, however, over time has become the basis for approval of NVG operations, an unsatisfactory evolution.
CAO 82.6 remains an all-encompassing instrument for NVG operations that includes both operational and airworthiness requirements into the one document, meaning some elements of the instrument are not located in the relevant section of the CAO. The introduction of the new CASR regulatory structure requires more rigorous governance and also provides opportunity for the differing elements of CAO 82.6 to be appropriately divided out into relevant sections under the new CASR's.
This project will amend CAO 82.6 and CAAP 174-1 as follows:
The project will migrate the requirements of CAO 82.6 NVG Operations into the new CASRs. During the process, in consultation with industry, will review the veracity of the current CAO 82.6 to mature the regulatory governance into a permanent instrument.
(CASRs affected by this project: Part 91, 133, 138,61, 141, 142, 21, 27, 29, 42 and 90.)
CAAP 174-1: Amendment of the CAAP to reflect any changes made during migration into the CASRs.
This project was approved by: Peter Boyd, Executive Manager Standards Division on 26 September 2013.
Project Leader/s: Yvette Lutze
Project Sponsor/s: Executive Manager CASA Operations
Standards Consultative Committee (SCC)
|Consultation updates in 2013|
|Project OS 13/19 - Transition of the Night Vision Imaging System (NVIS) rule set from the Civil Aviation Order (CAO) 82.6 into the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998 (CASRs)||Project approved.||2 Oct 2013|