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R4/2004 Orders/Civil Aviation as made
Replacement of section 20.6 of the Civil Aviation Orders
Administered by: Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts
Exempt from sunsetting by the Legislation (Exemptions and Other Matters) Regulation 2015 s12 item 15
Registered 21 Feb 2005
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR10-Feb-2005
Tabled Senate10-Feb-2005
Gazetted 08 Dec 2004





Civil Aviation Amendment Order

(No. R4) 2004



I, WILLIAM BRUCE BYRON, Director of Aviation Safety, on behalf of CASA, issue the following Civil Aviation Order under regulation 5.11 of the Civil Aviation Regulations 1988.




[Signed Bruce Byron]



Bruce Byron

Director of Aviation Safety and

   Chief Executive Officer


2 December 2004




1           Name of Order

                     This Order is the Civil Aviation Amendment Order (No. R4) 2004.

2           Commencement

                     This Order commences on gazettal.

3                      Replacement of section 20.6 of the Civil Aviation Orders

                     Section 20.6 of the Civil Aviation Orders is omitted and a new section substituted as set out in Schedule 1.

Schedule 1        Substitution of section 20.6 of the Civil Aviation Orders






2           APPLICATION

             This section applies to all Australian aircraft.

3           REQUIREMENTS

3.1        When an engine of an aircraft fails in flight or where the rotation of an engine of an aircraft is stopped in flight as a precautionary measure to prevent possible damage, the pilot in command shall notify the nearest Air Traffic Services Unit immediately, giving all relevant information and stating the action he or she intends to take in regard to the conduct of the flight.

3.2        The pilot in command of a multi-engine aircraft in which 1 engine fails or the rotation thereof is stopped, may proceed to an aerodrome of his or her selection instead of the nearest suitable aerodrome if, upon consideration of all relevant factors, he or she deems such action to be safe and operationally acceptable.  These factors shall include the following:

              (a)  nature of the malfunctioning and the possible mechanical difficulties which may be encountered if the flight is continued;

              (b)  availability of the inoperative engine to be used;

              (c)  altitude, aircraft weight, and usable fuel at the time of engine stoppage;

              (d)  distance to be flown coupled with the performance availability should another engine fail;

              (e)  relative characteristics of aerodromes available for landing;

               (f)  weather conditions en route and at possible landing points;

              (g)  air traffic congestion;

              (h)  type of terrain;

               (i)  familiarity of the pilot with the aerodrome to be used.