- Publications and resources
- Corporate publications
- Information sheets, checklists and kits
- Online store
- CASA self service
- Flight Safety Australia
- Forms and templates
- Guidance materials
- Manual authoring and assessment tool
- Image gallery
- Manuals and handbooks
- Media hub
- Research and statistics
- Online tools and apps
- Temporary management instructions
- The CASA Briefing
- Videos and multimedia
- Regulatory wrap-up
- Rules and regulations
- Safety management
- Licences and certification
- About us
Go to top of page
What flying training activities require CASA approval
Part 141 applies to training activities for non-integrated, single pilot recreational pilot licence (RPL), private pilot licence (PPL) and commercial pilot licence (CPL) or single pilot ratings.
A flight training organisation that only conducts these activities does not need to apply for an Air Operator’s Certificate (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.
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 flying training is approved, the applicant will be issued with a Part 142 certificate.
An organisation proposing to conduct Part 142 flight training activities in an aircraft will be required to apply for an air operator's certificate.
Types of training
Organisations that provide flight training for the purposes of obtaining a flight crew licence or rating as outlined below require CASA approval. The approval may be in the form of a Part 141 certificate, a Part 142 certificate or an Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC).
- Recreational Pilot Licence (RPL)
- Private Pilot Licence (PPL)
- Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL)
- Multi Crew Pilot Licence (Air Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL) / Flight Engineer Licence)
- Pilot type rating
- Instrument rating
- Private instrument rating
- Night visual flight rule (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:
- single pilot ratings
- integrated CPL or PPL licence
- multi pilot crew licence and ratings.
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 61.045a device that meets the qualification standards prescribed by a legislative instrument under regulation 61.045
- a device that is qualified (however described) by the national aviation authority of a recognised foreign state.