Project OS 99/45 - CASR Part 133 - Australian air transport operations - rotorcraft
This Part applies to the operation of a rotorcraft for an Australian air transport operation.
The term rotorcraft means an aircraft in any of the following categories of aircraft:
- powered-lift aircraft.
An Air Transport Operation means an operation in an aircraft:
- that is conducted for hire or reward or is otherwise publicly available
- that is a passenger transport operation or a cargo transport operation
- a passenger transport operation is a transport operation in an aircraft involving the carriage of passengers, whether or not cargo is carried on the aircraft. A passenger transport operation does not include, cost sharing operations, aerial work operations or an operation for the carriage o passengers in an aircraft with a certificate of airworthiness other than a standard certificate of airworthiness.
Part 133 will consolidate into one Part of the new CASRs the regulatory requirements that will apply in addition to, or in substitution for, the general operating and flight rules prescribed in Part 91, when using rotorcraft for air transport operations.
- A specific structure for regulations relating to air transport operations using rotorcraft, with CASR Part 133 solely addressing these operations.
- A single standard to be introduced for air transpsort operations, whether unscheduled or scheduled
- The applicability and standards of CASR Part 133 are aligned to closely to Australia's obligations as a member State of ICAO and to CASA's hierarchy of priorities within the Classification of Civil Aviation Activities Policy for rotorcraft. These support a systems approach to safety by requiring rules to make clear who is responsible for complying with each rule and by ensuring Operators are responsible for providing guidance, training and monitoring for their personnel on how to comply with the regulations and the operator's policies when conducting operations under their Air Operator's Certificate.
- In recognition of aircraft accident history and potential risk mitigators, improving the standards for air transport operations conducted under the Visual Flight Rules at night.
- Linking the requirements for operations conducted under the Visual Flight Rules at night more directly to the safety risks of such operations and the requirments for IFR operations.
- Establishing safety-based outcomes for overwater flights and the equipment requirements for such operations, and providing a greater focus for operators to Establish procedures, training and recency requirements that are most appropriate to the circumstances and complexity of their operations.
- Establishing rotorcraft performance standards based on ICAO requirements that incorporate consideration of exposure to the potential for a forced landing, and that allow for risk management of this exposure through appropriate consideration of the likelihood and consequences of a forced landing event.
Part 133 operator's will require certification under CASR Part 119, with its requirements for: continuing airworthiness under an approved aircraft maintenance program, operational risk management under a safety management system, fatigue risk management systems for crew and procedural training and checking of flight crews under the operator's training and checking system either in-house or provided by an arrangement with a Part 142 certified training and checking provider.
Part 133 of CASR
Project Leader: Dale South
Project Sponsors: Manager, Flight Standards Branch
|Consultation updates in 2012|
|Consultation Draft of CASR Part 133 - Australian Air Transport Operations - Rotorcraft||Comments on the Consultation Draft for CASR Part 135 are to be forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org, Standards Development Branch by close of business 17 August 2012.||26 Jun 2012|
|briefing_casr133.pdf (578.63 KB)||Updated briefing on CASR Part 133 - May 2012||17 May 2012|
|Consultation updates in 2008|
|NPRM 0807OS - Passenger Transport Services: terminology in and application of new CASR Parts 119, 121, 129, 131, 133 and 135||This NPRM closed for comment on 6 February 2009.||11 Dec 2008|
|Consultation updates in 2003|
|nprm0301os.pdf (1.57 MB)||NPRM 0301OS - Air Transport and Aerial Work Operations - Rotorcraft has been published. Your comments are invited by 30 May 2003.||27 Mar 2003|
|Consultation updates in 2002|
|MOS Part 133 - Air Transport & Aerial Work Operations - Rotorcraft||Draft Chapter 11 titled Airworthiness and Maintenance Control to Manual of Standards - MOS Part 133 - Air Transport & Aerial Work Operations - Rotorcraft, has been published. Your comments are invited.||6 Aug 2002|
|Consultation updates in 2001|
|New technical working draft regulations for CASR 133 maintenance aspects||CASR Part 133 maintenance aspects of the regulations have been developed and are available for review.||18 Oct 2001|
|Consultation updates in 2000|
|dp0006os.pdf (571.59 KB)||DP 0006OS - Commercial Air Transport Operations - Rotorcraft response period has been extended to close on 31 January 2001.||6 Dec 2000|
|dp0006os.pdf (571.59 KB)||DP 0006OS - Commercial Air Transport and Aerial Work Operations - Rotocraft has been published. Your comments are requested by 8 December 2000.||5 Oct 2000|
|Consultation updates in 1996|
|Project OS 99/45 - CASR Part 133 - Australian air transport operations - rotorcraft||Project approved.||1 Jan 1996|