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CASA January 2019 regulatory wrap-up

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New edition of Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Careers Guide now available

We’ve published a new edition of the Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Careers Guide. This edition provides helpful tips on how to become an aircraft engineer; how to get a licence and where to go for the appropriate training. Visit the CASA website to download your copy.


New registration and accreditation scheme for drones

Consultation is now open on CASA’s proposed new registration and accreditation scheme for drones.

We are proposing to introduce a remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) registration and RPA operator accreditation requirement as a way of monitoring the safe and lawful operation of RPAs, commonly known as drones – and we want your feedback on the details of the scheme.

Modernising the fatigue rules

Public consultation on the draft CAO 48.1 Instrument 2019 closes soon.

Don’t miss the chance to have a say on our proposal to modernise Australia’s fatigue rules by 10 February 2019. Visit our Consultation Hub and make sure your feedback is counted by the closing deadline.

Advisory Circular defect reporting

Consultation has opened on draft AC 20-06 v1.0 - defect reporting for aircraft and aeronautical products.

This AC replaces Civil Aviation Advisory Publication (CAAP) 51-1(2). This AC introduces information on defects that do not need to be reported to CASA and applies to aircraft maintained under CASR as well as CAR. Visit the Consultation Hub to provide your feedback.

Summary of consultation on proposed Part 101 MOS

We’ve published the summary of your feedback to the recent consultation on the proposed Part 101 (Unmanned aircraft and rockets) Manual of Standards 2018 which provides details on the rules for commercial and professional drone operators.

Summary of consultation on CD 1804OS – proposed changes to the rules for rotorcraft air transport operations – Parts 119 and 133

We’ve published the summary of your feedback on our recent consultation on the proposed changes to the rules for rotorcraft air transport operations.


New exemption for flight examiners

We’ve remade the exemption CASA EX146/16 to allow certain flight examiners to conduct a flight test for the grant of a commercial pilot licence (CPL). View the new exemption (CASA EX159/18) on the Federal Register of Legislation website.


Project approvals

We’ve approved the following two projects this month:

Project closures

We’ve closed Project OS 09/24 – Early implementation of some proposed CASR Part 61 Policies via CAO.

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