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CASA November regulatory wrap-up

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Information sessions – proposed new GA maintenance regulations

To help people interested in the development of the new general aviation maintenance regulations, we are conducting a series of information sessions 10-14 December 2018. Bankstown and Archerfield have sold out—seats are still available at Moorabbin, Parafield, Cairns, Darwin and Jandakot. Join our experts to hear what the proposed changes mean for you and have your questions answered. Registrations close 5 December 2018.

Live webinar – modernising Australia’s fatigue rules

Public consultation will commence soon on a draft of Modernising Australia's Fatigue Rules - proposed CAO 48.1 Instrument 2019. Now, we are conducting a live webinar on Tuesday 4 December 2018 from 7.30pm to 8.30pm (AEDT) to encourage as many of you as possible to have your say on the proposed CAO 48.1 Instrument 2019.

Spread the word and encourage your aviation colleagues to be part of the conversation and register by 6pm 4 December 2018.


Proposed new GA maintenance regulations

Our public consultation on our proposal to develop new general aviation maintenance regulations will open on 7 December 2018. Go to our Consultation Hub to find out more and have your say before the 13 January 2019 deadline.

Modernising Australia’s fatigue rules - proposed CAO 48.1 Instrument 2019

Public consultation on the proposed CAO 48.1 Instrument 2019, which aims to address 12 of the actions contained in CASAs response to the independent review of fatigue rules, will commence on 10 December 2018. Go to our Consultation Hub to find out more and have your say before the 15 January 2019 deadline.

Draft CAAP 166-01 v4.2 - Operations in the vicinity of non-controlled aerodromes

Following extensive consultation with the aviation community, we have finalised the policy in relation to the appropriate frequency to use in the vicinity of non-controlled aerodromes. Public consultation on draft CAAP 166-01 will commence on 7 December 2018. Please go to our Consultation Hub and provide your feedback on these editorial changes via our Consultation Hub by 16 January 2019.

Guidance material

AC 39-01 v4.2 - Airworthiness Directive

We published an amended AC 39-01 v4.2 – Airworthiness Directive to update parameters for defining ADs as urgent. View the AC on the CASA website.

Civil Aviation Advisory Publications

We published three amended CAAPs during November.

CAAP 234-1(2) - Guidelines for aircraft fuel requirements

Updated to align with recent amendments to the fuel rules. Key changes include clarification of existing definitions and new definitions; inclusion of additional fuel quantity and an expanded description of methods of determining fuel quantity; inclusion of a detailed description of in-flight fuel management procedures and practices, sample fuel calculations and detailed worked examples. View the CAAP on the CASA website.

CAAP 215-1(3) - Guide to the preparation of operations manuals

Updated to align with the recent amendment to the fuel rules. View the CAAP on the CASA website.

CAAP 43-01 v2.0 - Maintenance release

Updated to reflect changes to CAO 100.5. Key changes include clarification of requirements for making or clearing an endorsement on Part 2 of a maintenance release for defects that are not a major defect; explanation of requirements relating to issuing of the CASA maintenance release outside of Australian territory; and explanation of requirements for issuing a maintenance release for an aeroplane engaged in an aerial application conducted at night if the aeroplane is not equipped and certificated for night VFR flight under Part 21 of the CASR. View the CAAP on the CASA website.

Visual Flight Rules Guide

We have released the 2018 print edition of the Visual Flight Rules Guide. To order your copy visit our online store.

Development projects

We have closed Project FS 11/39 - Post Implementation Review (PIR) of CASR Part 67 – Medical. The issues and objectives identified in Project FS 11/39 will now be addressed through Project FS 16/08 – Medical certification standards.

A new Project FS 18/07 - Proposed amendments to Part 60 Manual of Standards - Synthetic training devices has been approved.

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