Project US 14/18 - Post-implementation review - certain aspects of Part 101 of CASR
Part 101 of CASR was promulgated in 2002; since that time sweeping changes have occurred in the model aircraft domain. Electric powered multi-rotor unmanned aircraft (UA), such as quad-copters have become readily available at hobbyist prices and their numbers in general use as recreational model aircraft are growing accordingly.
These aircraft are regulated as model aircraft however they now possess many of the capabilities of, and can be remotely operated as if they were Remotely Piloted Aircraft. Growing use of these aircraft has given rise to an increase in reports of incidents involving model aircraft being flown near aeroplanes and helicopters, and around airports.
CASA is also concerned about safety aspects of such aircraft being used irresponsibly over (and sometimes in and around) public gatherings, beaches, parks and thoroughfares, potentially endangering third parties on the ground.
Additionally, Subpart 101.E-Unmanned free balloons uses a definition of light balloons that is different to the ICAO definition. This anomaly imposes unnecessary regulatory burdens on persons releasing meteorological and scientific balloons that fall outside the ICAO standards for balloons that require regulation by an aviation authority.
- To review the provisions in Subpart 101.G-Model Aircraft, for effectiveness in managing the emerging risks associated with use of unmanned aircraft which fall outside the scope of Subpart 101.F-UAVs
- To amend the definition of light balloon in regulation 101.145 in order to align with the ICAO definition.
- To review all Part 101 subparts other than Subpart 101.F.
Part 101 of CASR
This project was approved by Peter Boyd, EM Standards Division 3 July 2014.
Project Leader: Craig Brown
Project Sponsor: Peter Boyd, Executive Manager Standards Division.
Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Standards Sub-committee.
|Consultation updates in 2016|
|DP 1529US - UAS airworthiness framework||Please forward your response to CASA through the online survey.||14 June 2016|
|Consultation updates in 2014|
|Project US 14/18 - Post-implementation review - certain aspects of Part 101 of CASR||Project approved.||15 Jul 2014|