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CASA December regulatory wrap-up

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December regulatory wrap-up

Have you missed the following updates published on our website last month?

Announcements

Flight operations regulations made into law

Six new flight operations regulations have been signed into law in a major milestone for civil aviation safety in Australia. Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998 (CASR) Parts 91, 119, 121, 133, 135 and 138 consolidate the existing flight operations rules, deliver safety improvements and align with international best practice. The regulations do not commence until March 2021; this provides sufficient time for CASA and industry to prepare for commencement.

Information sessions – proposed new GA maintenance regulations

We conducted a series of information sessions during the week commencing 10 December 2018. Watch the Information session on proposed new general aviation maintenance regulations to hear what the proposed changes mean for you.

Consultations

Proposed new GA maintenance regulations

Our public consultation on our proposal to develop new general aviation maintenance regulations has opened. Go to our Consultation Hub to have your say before the 31 January 2019 deadline.

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

Public consultation on the proposed CAO 48.1 Instrument 2019 is now open. Go to our Consultation Hub to have your say before the 10 February 2019 deadline.

Proposed safety standard – Community service flights

We are proposing to introduce a new minimum safety standard for community service flights. Consultation closes on 31 January 2019.

Summary of consultation on Manual of Standards for Approved Self-administering Aviation Organisations

We've published the summary of consultation on the Part 149 Manual of Standards which outlines the comments provided by respondents to the consultation and provides CASA's response to the issues raised. This comes after Part 149 (Approved Self-administering Aviation Organisations) Manual of Standards 2018 was made on 18 December 2018.

Summary of consultation on the Notice of Proposed Rule Making for Approved Self-Administering Aviation Organisations

We've published the summary of consultation on NPRM 1502SS - Approved self-administering aviation organisations.

Operations in the vicinity of non-controlled aerodromes

We have published the draft CAAP 166-01 v4.2 - Operations in the vicinity of non-controlled aerodromes. Comments close 16 January 2019.

Projects

Project OS 18/08

We've approved Project OS 18/08 - Amendments to CAOs 40.7 and 82.7 to align with CAR Part 5 and balloon class definitions in regulation 5.01 of CAR.

Project CS 14/22

We've closed Project CS 14/22 – Amendment of CAO 20.18 in relation to carriage of cockpit voice recorder.

Exemptions

New exemption for some ATPL pilots

There's a new exemption for applicants of an Air Transport Pilot Licence with an Aeroplane category rating (ATPL(A)). The exemption also applies to flight examiners, permitting them to conduct the flight test for an ATPL(A) for those applicants. View the exemption (CASA EX160/18) on the Federal Register of Legislation website.

Guidance material

Summary of consultation on Advisory Circular for Plume rise assessments

Read the Summary of Consultation on the advisory circular relating to the conduct of plume rise assessments.

Passenger safety information

We've published the CAAP 253-02 v2.0 - Passenger safety information: Guidelines on content and standard of safety information to be provided to passengers by aircraft operators.

Administration of aircraft and related ground support network security programs

We've cancelled the CAAP 232A-1(0) – Administration of aircraft and related ground support network security programs, and removed it from the CASA website. Information contained in this CAAP has been superseded by current industry standards including EUROCAE/ED-202A, EUROCAE/ED-203 and EUROCAE/ED-204.

Approved Part 147 training organisations

We've published the AC 147-02 v5.15 Approved Part 147 training organisations.

Maintenance of aircraft – general requirements

We've published the CAAP 100.5-01 v1.0 Maintenance of aircraft - general requirements.

Non-destructive testing

We've published the CAAP 33-02 v1.0 Non-destructive testing.

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