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CASA 113/11 Directions/Civil Aviation as made
This Direction relates to the conduct of parallel runway operations at Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport using the instrument landing system with the precision runway monitor.
Administered by: Infrastructure and Regional Development
Made 30 Mar 2011
Registered 31 Mar 2011
Tabled HR 10 May 2011
Tabled Senate 10 May 2011
Date of repeal 19 Mar 2014
Repealed by Civil Aviation (Spent and Redundant Instruments) Repeal Regulation 2014

Explanatory Statement

Civil Aviation Regulations 1988

Direction — parallel runway operations at Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport



Section 98 of the Civil Aviation Act 1988 empowers the Governor-General to make regulations.


Under subregulation 99AA (5) of the Civil Aviation Regulations 1988 (CAR 1988), CASA may, among other things, give directions about the use of a controlled aerodrome.


Parallel runway operations at Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport (KSA) (which is a controlled aerodrome), using the Precision Runway Monitor (PRM), allow for a significant increase in runway capacity in poor weather conditions. The PRM is very accurate and allows aircraft to fly side by side down the instrument approaches to the parallel runways separated by a no‑transgression zone of 2 000 feet. Special procedures apply when these operations are in progress and pilots are required to satisfactorily complete additional training for safety purposes.


The direction requires that a pilot in command of an aircraft operating under an Australian Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC), or other Australian registered aircraft, must complete ILS PRM approach procedures training either in a CASA approved flight simulator or synthetic trainer, or on a training course approved by CASA. The requirements of the course and examination are set out in the direction.


A pilot in command of an aircraft operating under a foreign aircraft AOC, or other foreign registered aircraft, must complete ILS PRM approach procedures training either in the flight simulator or synthetic trainer that supports the foreign operator’s operations, or on a training course conducted by the training facility approved by the authority (the issuing authority) which issued the foreign operator’s AOC. CASA must receive and accept in writing a range of corroborative documentation from the foreign operator and the issuing authority.


A pilot in command, who has not successfully completed the required training, must report this fact to Air Traffic Control (ATC) so that alternative landing arrangements can be made. To ensure that ATC has adequate time in which to assess the impact of non-participation in the parallel runway operations, the requirement to report to ATC applies prior to entering controlled airspace within 120 nautical miles of KSA.


Legislative Instruments Act

Under subparagraph 6 (d) (i) of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003 (the LIA), an instrument is a legislative instrument for section 5 of the LIA if it is declared to be a disallowable instrument under legislation in force before the commencement of the LIA. Under subregulation 99AA (6A) of CAR 1988, a direction under subregulation 99AA (5) that is not given by means of a Civil Aviation Order is a disallowable instrument for section 46A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901. The direction is, therefore, a legislative instrument and it is subject to tabling and disallowance in the Parliament under sections 38 and 42 of the LIA.



Consultation under section 17 of the LIA has not been undertaken in this case. The instrument replaces a previous direction (CASA 142/09) which expires at the end of 31 March 2011.


The instrument commences on 1 April 2011. It stops having effect at the end of 31 March 2013.


The instrument has been made by a delegate of CASA under subregulation 7 (1) of CAR 1988.


[Instrument number CASA 113/11]