Project OS 99/42 - Aerial Agriculture Operations (excluding those covered by Part 133)
Project closed 8 April 2015.
This project was for the drafting of Part 137. Part 137 was made in 2007 and can be found in volume 3 of the CASR 1998. Recent amendments to this Part may be listed in the Unincorporated Amendments.
The Regulatory Framework Programme, initiated by the Government/CASA in 1996 had as its objective, the complete review and revision of the Australian aviation safety requirements currently contained in the CARs (1988) and CAOs. The revised regulations are being developed with an aim of introducing regulations which are simple, unambiguous and generally harmonised with those of other major aviation nations.
CASR Part 137 - Aerial Agricultural Operations, is to be developed to prescribe the requirements for aircraft (other than rotorcraft) engaged in aerial agricultural operations, and:
- the way in which CASA will ensure that appropriate competency and performance criteria are met by personnel, aircraft and aviation organisations involved in aerial agricultural operations
- the way in which CASA will administer the regulations in giving exemptions and directions.
Part 137 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations will consolidate in the one part all the regulatory and administrative activities required of CASA including:
- the requirements and procedures affecting pilots, crew and operators of aircraft involved in aerial agricultural operations, and;
- the compliance requirements governing the issue/grant, etc., of licences, permissions and certificates necessary for entry into the aviation system.
Part 137 will consolidate all requirements governing and affecting aerial agricultural operations (except those covered by Parts 133, 136, 138, 141, & 142) that apply and are in excess or vary from those required under CASR Part 91. This will have the advantage that, if the need arises for amendment, only one set of provisions will be amended rather than amending a series of provisions which could result with some provisions being omitted inadvertently. Also, Part 137 will only be applicable to specialist aerial agricultural operators (except those covered by Parts 133, 136, 138, 141, & 142) where as the other Parts will be applicable to other specialist sectors of the industry. Although Part 137 will only apply to a relatively small section of the industry, it is expected that the industry will still have an interest.
This project was approved by the Executive Manager, Standards Division 1 June 2001.
Parts 61, 63, 141, 142, 133, 136, 91, 119, 11 and 13
Project Leader/s: Dean Young
Project Sponsor/s: Executive Manager, Standards Division
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