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This order amends the Civil Aviation Order 20.18 - Aircraft equipment - Basic operational requirements (02/12/2004) to insert a new subsection 3A which relieves light sport aircraft, and aircraft for which an experimental certificate has been issued under paragraph 21.191 (g), (h) or (j) , from compliance with subsections 3 and 4. In addition, new paragraph 3A.4 makes it unnecessary for an Australian registered aircraft to comply with the flight and navigation equipment requirements of Civil Aviation Order 20.18 if it meets an equivalent level of safety as determined by the type certificating authority for the aircraft.
Administered by: Infrastructure and Transport
Exempt from sunsetting by the Legislative Instruments Act 2003 s 54(2) item 9
Registered 20 Dec 2012
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR05-Feb-2013
Tabled Senate05-Feb-2013
Date of repeal 22 Dec 2012
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 5A of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003

I, john francis mccormick, Director of Aviation Safety, on behalf of CASA, make this instrument under regulation 207 of the Civil Aviation Regulations 1988.

[Signed John F. McCormick]

John F. McCormick
Director of Aviation Safety

18 December 2012

1          Name of instrument

                 This instrument is the Civil Aviation Order 20.18 Amendment Instrument 2012 (No. 2).

2          Commencement

                 This instrument commences on the day after registration.

3          Amendment of Civil Aviation Order 20.18

                 Schedule 1 amends Civil Aviation Order 20.18.

Schedule 1          Amendments

[1]       Paragraph 3.2

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[2]       Paragraph 3.3

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[3]       Paragraph 3.4

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[4]       New subsection 3A

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3A       Operations to which flight and navigation equipment requirements do not apply

    3A.1     Paragraph 3.2 does not apply to a helicopter that operates under the V.F.R., and for which an experimental certificate has been issued under paragraph 21.191 (g) or (h) of CASR 1998, if equipment is carried that provides a pilot with the same information that would be obtained by compliance with the requirements of Appendix VI for operations by day, or Appendix VIII if approved for operations by night.

    3A.2     Paragraph 3.3 does not apply to a balloon that operates by day under the V.F.R.:

(a)   being an aircraft for which a current certificate of airworthiness as a light sport aircraft (LSA) has been issued; or

(b)   being an aircraft for which an experimental certificate has been issued under paragraph 21.191 (g), (h) or (j) or an LSA for which an experimental certificate has been issued under paragraph 21.191 (k) of CASR 1998;

                 if equipment is carried that provides a pilot with the same information that would be obtained  by compliance with the requirements of Appendix X.

    3A.3     Paragraph 3.4 does not apply to any other aircraft that operates under the V.F.R.:

(a)   being an aircraft for which a current certificate of airworthiness as an LSA has been issued; or

(b)   being an aircraft for which an experimental certificate has been issued under paragraph 21.191 (g), (h) or (j) or an LSA for which an experimental certificate has been issued under paragraph 21.191 (k), of CASR 1998;

                 if equipment is carried that provides a pilot with the same information that would be obtained by compliance with the requirements of Appendix I for operations by day, or Appendix IV if approved for operations by night.

    3A.4     An aircraft referred to in paragraphs 3A.1 to 3A.3 that is approved to operate at night and is equipped with an Electronic Flight Information System (EFIS), or other means of electronically displaying the required information, must be provided with a battery-powered back-up, or another form of instrumentation independent of the aircraft electrical system, that is approved by an authorised person as suitable, in the case of a failure of the aircraft electrical system, for the purpose of enabling the pilot to divert to and use a safe landing site.

    3A.5     If an aircraft equipped as required under paragraph 3A.4 has a battery-powered back-up to an EFIS, the back-up must be of sufficient capacity to power the EFIS panel or other display for 90 minutes and must be fully charged before the commencement of a flight at night.

    3A.6     Subject to paragraph 3A.7, an Australian registered aircraft may be operated without compliance with the flight and navigation equipment requirements in subsections 3 and 4 of this Order if it can show compliance with an equivalent level of safety, as determined by the type certificating authority for the aircraft, taking into consideration its intended operation.

    3A.7     The type certificating authority for the aircraft must be a recognised authority.

    3A.8     In paragraph 3A.7, recognised authority means an authority of a country listed in regulation 21.012 of CASR 1998.

[5]       Paragraph 4.1

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[6]       Paragraph 4.2

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