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CASA 30/07 Approvals as made
This Direction states that it is a condition of a private operation that the operator and pilot in command must not use a night vision device as the primary means of terrain avoidance for safe air navigation by means of visual surface reference external to an aircraft.
Administered by: DOTARS
Exempt from sunsetting by the Legislative Instruments Act 2003 s 54(2) item 9
Registered 20 Feb 2007
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled Senate26-Feb-2007
Tabled HR26-Feb-2007
Date of repeal 25 Aug 2007
Repealed by CASA 288/07 - Direction - use of night vision devices prohibited in private operations

Instrument number CASA 30/07

I, William Bruce Byron, Director of Aviation Safety, on behalf of CASA, make this instrument under subregulation 209 (1) of the Civil Aviation Regulations 1988 (CAR 1988).

[Signed Bruce Byron]

Bruce Byron
Director of Aviation Safety and
   Chief Executive Officer

15 February 2007

Direction — use of night vision devices prohibited in private operations

1          Commencement

            This instrument commences on the day after it is registered.

2          Application

            This instrument applies to each operator and each pilot in command of a private operation other than an operator and a pilot in a private operation that is directly related to an operation for which approval was given to use a night vision device.

Note   The instrument does not apply to private operations in the form of certain in-house night vision device training and checking under a CASA approval, for example, that issued for subsection 3D of Civil Aviation Order 82.0 (as inserted by Civil Aviation Order 82.0 Amendment Order (No. 1) 2007).

3          Direction

   (1)     In this section:

night vision device, or NVD, means night vision enhancement equipment, fitted to, or mounted in or on, an aircraft, or worn by a person in the aircraft, and that can:

(a)   detect and amplify light in both the visual and near infra-red bands of the electromagnetic spectrum; or

(b)   provide an artificial image representing topographical displays.

   (2)     It is a condition of each private operation under CAR 1988 that NVD must not be used in the operation as the primary means of terrain avoidance for safe air navigation by means of visual surface reference external to an aircraft.

Note   CASA is conducting a controlled and monitored 12 month trial of the use of NVD in certain approved helicopter aerial work operations. Depending on the outcome of the trial, at the end of it, CASA will reconsider the prohibition on the use of NVD in private operations.