Flight training activities that require CASA approval
Organisations that provide flight training for the purposes of obtaining a flight crew licence or rating listed below require a CASA approval. The approval is either in the form of a Part 141 Certificate, a Part 142 Certificate or an AOC.
- Recreational Pilot Licence (RPL)
- Private Pilot Licence
- Commercial Pilot Licence
- Multi Crew Pilot Licence (ATPL / Flight Engineer Licence)
- Pilot type rating
- Instrument rating
- Private instrument rating
- Night VFR rating
- Night vision imaging system rating
- Low-level rating
- Aerial application rating
- Flight instructor rating or simulator instructor rating
- Flight engineer instructor rating
- Multi-crew cooperation course.
The training activities may be for:
- Non-integrated, single pilot RPL, PPL and CPL
- Single pilot ratings
- Integrated CPL or PPL licence
- Multi pilot crew licence and ratings.
Training activities include those conducted in either an aircraft or a flight simulation training device (FSTD*).
Depending on the scope of the flight training activities, an organisation will be required to meet the requirements of Civil Aviation Safety Regulation (CASR) Part 141 and/or 142.
*A FSTD means:
- a qualified flight simulator
- a qualified flight training device
- a synthetic trainer that is approved under Civil Aviation Order 45.0
- a device that meets the qualification standards prescribed by a legislative instrument under regulation 61.045.or
- a device that meets the qualification standards prescribed by a legislative instrument under regulation 61.045; or
- a device that is qualified (however described) by the national aviation authority of a recognised foreign State.
Part 141 applies to training activities for non-integrated, single pilot RPL, PPL and CPL or single pilot ratings only.
An organisation that only conducts these types of activities does not need to apply for an AOC. Once the proposed flight training is approved, the applicant will be issued with a Part 141 certificate.
Part 142 applies to flight training activities, contracted recurrent training and contracted checking for integrated PPL, CPL, ATPL and multi-pilot crew licences and ratings, conducted in:
- an aircraft only or
- aircraft and flight simulation training devices.
An organisation proposing to conduct Part 142 flight training in a flight simulation training device only will not be required to apply for an AOC. Once the proposed flyting training is approved, the applicant will be issued with a Part 142 Certificate.
An organisation proposing to conduct the above Part 142 flight training activities in an aircraft will will be required to apply for an Air Operator’s Certificate.