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Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998

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SR 1998 No. 237 Regulations as amended, taking into account amendments up to Civil Aviation Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous) Regulation 2013
Principal Regulations
Administered by: Infrastructure and Regional Development
Registered 11 Jun 2013
Start Date 21 May 2013
End Date 17 Dec 2013
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Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998

Statutory Rules No. 237, 1998 as amended

made under the

Civil Aviation Act 1988

Compilation start date:                     21 May 2013

Includes amendments up to:            SLI No. 80, 2013

This compilation has been split into 4 volumes

Volume 1:       rr. 1.001–42.1105

Volume 2:       rr. 45.005–92.205

Volume 3:       rr. 99.005–137.300

Volume 4:       rr. 139.005–202.900
Dictionary and Endnotes

Each volume has its own contents

About this compilation

The compiled instrument

This is a compilation of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998 as amended and in force on 21 May 2013. It includes any amendment affecting the compiled instrument to that date.

This compilation was prepared on 11 June 2013.

The notes at the end of this compilation (the endnotes) include information about amending Acts and instruments and the amendment history of each amended provision.

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Contents

Part 45—Display of nationality and registration marks and aircraft registration identification plates                                                                                                                                        1

Subpart 45.A—General                                                                                                     3

45.005................... Applicability of this Part..................................................... 3

Subpart 45.B—Australian nationality and registration markings           4

Division 45.B.1—General rules                                                                               4

45.010................... Applicability of this Subpart............................................... 4

45.015................... Australian nationality mark................................................. 4

45.020................... Registration mark................................................................ 4

45.025................... Meaning of markings and set of markings......................... 4

45.030................... Meaning of character......................................................... 4

45.035................... Requirement for aircraft to bear its markings...................... 5

45.040................... Markings not to be obscured.............................................. 5

45.045................... Number and location of sets of markings—fixed‑wing aircraft               5

45.050................... Number and location of sets of markings—rotorcraft......... 6

45.055................... Number and location of sets of markings—airships........... 7

45.060................... Number and location of sets of markings—manned free balloons           7

45.065................... Minimum height of characters............................................ 7

45.070................... Minimum width of characters............................................. 9

45.075................... Size of hyphens.................................................................. 9

45.080................... Minimum spacing of characters.......................................... 9

45.085................... How markings to be marked on aircraft.............................. 9

45.090................... No confusing markings to be on aircraft........................... 10

Division 45.B.2—Exemptions from general rules                                       12

45.095................... Exhibition aircraft............................................................. 12

45.100................... Antique, experimental and ex‑military aircraft.................. 13

45.105................... Aircraft with special configuration.................................... 14

45.110................... Australian aircraft used by Defence Force........................ 15

Division 45.B.3—Removal of markings                                                            16

45.115................... Removal of markings from sold aircraft........................... 16

Subpart 45.C—Certain aircraft to bear words                                                 17

45.120................... Applicability of this Subpart............................................. 17

45.125................... Requirement to bear certain words.................................... 17

45.130................... Exemption for exhibition aircraft...................................... 18

Subpart 45.D—Aircraft registration identification plates                          20

45.135................... Applicability of this Subpart............................................. 20

45.140................... What an aircraft registration identification plate is............. 20

45.145................... Aircraft must carry aircraft registration identification plate 20

45.150................... How and where aircraft registration identification plate is to be attached to aircraft 21

45.155................... Removal or alteration of aircraft registration identification plates             21

45.160................... Attachment of aircraft registration identification plate from another aircraft             22

Subpart 45.E—Marks on foreign registered aircraft operating in Australian territory                23

45.165................... Applicability of this Subpart............................................. 23

45.170................... Marks to be on foreign registered aircraft in Australian territory             23

Part 47—Registration of aircraft and related matters                                  24

Subpart 47.A—General                                                                                                   26

47.005................... Applicability of Part 47..................................................... 26

47.010................... Definitions for Part 47...................................................... 26

47.015................... Requirement for aircraft to be registered........................... 27

47.020................... Appointment of person to act on behalf of owners........... 28

Subpart 47.B—The Australian Civil Aircraft Register                                29

47.025................... Australian Civil Aircraft Register..................................... 29

47.030................... Register to be accessible to public..................................... 29

47.035................... Correction of Register....................................................... 29

47.040................... Seeking information about Register.................................. 29

47.045................... Communicating with CASA............................................. 30

47.050................... Accuracy of information in Register................................. 30

47.055................... Entries in Register etc not conclusive evidence of title to aircraft             31

Subpart 47.C—Registration of aircraft                                                                 32

47.060................... Applying for registration of unregistered aircraft.............. 32

47.065................... Information required for registration—general................. 32

47.070................... Confirmation of oral application....................................... 34

47.075................... CASA may ask for further information............................ 34

47.080................... Registration of aircraft...................................................... 35

47.085................... Interim certificate of registration....................................... 35

47.090................... Issue of certificate of registration...................................... 36

47.095................... Period of registration........................................................ 36

Subpart 47.D—Registered operator                                                                         38

47.100................... Identity of registered operator of aircraft........................... 38

Subpart 47.E—Transfer of ownership of aircraft                                          40

47.105................... Meaning of former owner and new owner....................... 40

47.110................... Transfer of ownership...................................................... 40

Subpart 47.F—Administration of Australian Civil Aircraft Register 42

47.115................... Notice of error in information in Register......................... 42

47.130................... Lapsing or cancellation of registration.............................. 42

Subpart 47.G—Reservation, assignment and change of registration marks         44

47.140................... Meaning of aircraft for Subpart 47.G.............................. 44

47.145................... Reservation of registration mark....................................... 44

47.150................... Assignment of registration mark....................................... 44

47.155................... Marks that must not be reserved or assigned.................... 45

47.160................... Assigning reserved registration mark to unregistered aircraft  45

47.165................... Change of registration mark.............................................. 45

Subpart 47.H—Dealer’s marks                                                                                   47

47.170................... Definitions for Subpart 47.H............................................ 47

47.175................... Assignment of dealer’s marks.......................................... 47

47.180................... What marks may be assigned to dealers............................ 48

47.185................... Record of dealer’s marks.................................................. 48

47.190................... How long assignment to dealer remains in effect.............. 48

47.195................... Certificate of assignment of dealer’s mark........................ 48

47.205................... Dealer’s plate.................................................................... 48

47.210................... Use of dealer’s marks....................................................... 49

47.215................... Aircraft taken to be registered........................................... 50

47.220................... Annual report to CASA on aircraft using dealer’s marks. 50

47.225................... Revocation of assignment of dealer’s mark etc................. 51

Part 60—Synthetic training devices                                                                          52

Subpart 60.A—Preliminary                                                                                           53

60.005................... Applicability..................................................................... 53

60.010................... Definitions for Part 60...................................................... 53

Subpart 60.B—Flight simulators and flight training devices                    54

60.015................... Definitions for Subpart 60.B............................................ 54

60.020................... Qualification levels........................................................... 54

Table 60.020‑1       Flight simulator qualification levels.................................. 54

Table 60.020‑2       Flight training device qualification levels.......................... 55

60.025................... Application for flight simulator qualification or flight training device qualification  55

60.030................... Initial evaluation and qualification..................................... 56

60.035................... Issue of flight simulator qualification certificate or flight training device qualification certificate             57

60.040................... Period of validity of flight simulator qualification or flight training device qualification          57

60.045................... Recurrent evaluation of qualified flight simulator or qualified flight training device                57

60.050................... Variation, cancellation or suspension of flight simulator qualification or flight training device qualification.......................................................................................... 58

60.055................... Flight simulator or flight training device approvals........... 58

60.060................... Quality system.................................................................. 59

60.065................... Ongoing fidelity requirements.......................................... 60

60.070................... Modification of qualified flight simulator or qualified flight training devices           61

60.075................... Change in qualification level of qualified flight simulator or qualified flight training device    62

60.080................... Deactivation, relocation or reactivation of qualified flight simulator or qualified flight training device    62

60.085................... Change of operator of qualified flight simulator or qualified flight training device  63

60.090................... Evaluation teams............................................................... 63

60.095................... Records............................................................................. 64

Subpart 60.C—Basic instrument flight trainers                                               65

Part 61—Pilot licensing                                                                                                     66

Part 63—Flightcrew licensing other than pilots                                                67

Part 64—Ground operations personnel licensing                                            68

Part 65—Air traffic services licensing                                                                     69

Subpart 65.AGeneral                                                                                                   72

65.005................... Applicability of this Part................................................... 72

65.010................... Definitions for this Part.................................................... 72

65.015................... Meaning of successful completion of training.................. 72

65.020................... Effect of ATS provider’s failure to comply with this Part 73

65.025................... How to satisfy recency requirement.................................. 73

65.030................... How to satisfy currency requirement................................ 74

65.033................... Issue of Manual of Standards........................................... 74

Subpart 65.BAuthority to act in air traffic control and flight service  76

65.035................... Authority to carry out air traffic control function.............. 76

65.040................... Rules applicable when a person performs ATC function under supervision            77

65.045................... Offences—carrying out ATC function without authority. 77

65.050................... Authority to carry out flight service function.................... 78

65.055................... Rules applicable when a person performs flight service function under supervision               79

65.060................... Offences—carrying out flight service function without authority            80

65.065................... Authority to use ground‑based radio equipment............... 80

Subpart 65.C—Licensing                                                                                                82

Division 65.C.1Air traffic controller licensing                                         82

65.070................... Eligibility for grant of ATC licence................................... 82

65.075................... Air traffic controller ratings.............................................. 82

65.080................... Grant of rating on ATC licence......................................... 83

65.085................... Grant of endorsement on ATC licences............................ 84

65.090................... ATS provider’s obligation to provide currency and recency training and assessment              85

65.095................... Ancillary qualifications..................................................... 85

65.100................... Conduct of practical training............................................. 86

65.105................... Conduct of examinations.................................................. 86

65.115................... Periods of validity of ratings and endorsements............... 87

65.120................... Periods of validity of ATC qualifications......................... 87

Division 65.C.2—Flight service licensing                                                         89

65.125................... Eligibility for grant of flight service licence...................... 89

65.130................... Flight service ratings......................................................... 89

65.135................... Maintenance of ratings on flight service licence................ 90

65.140................... Endorsements on flight service licences............................ 90

65.145................... Ancillary qualifications..................................................... 91

65.150................... Conduct of training........................................................... 92

65.155................... Conduct of examinations.................................................. 92

65.165................... Periods of validity of rating and endorsement................... 92

65.170................... Period of validity of flight service qualification................ 93

Subpart 65.EAdministrative functions                                                              94

Division 65.E.1—Grant of licences                                                                     94

65.175................... Definitions for this Subpart.............................................. 94

65.180................... How to apply.................................................................... 94

65.225................... Grant of licence................................................................. 95

65.230................... When decision must be made............................................ 95

Division 65.E.2Ongoing proficiency and medical testing                   96

65.250................... Re‑examination or re‑assessment of licence or qualification holder         96

Division 65.E.3Suspension and cancellation of licences                      97

65.255................... Provisional suspension of licence pending examination or assessment    97

65.260................... Provisional suspension of licence etc during investigation 97

65.265................... Show cause procedure...................................................... 98

65.270................... CASA’s powers in respect of licence etc.......................... 99

65.275................... Choice between cancellation and suspension.................... 99

65.280................... Procedure for decision.................................................... 100

65.285................... Effect of suspension or provisional suspension of authorisation             101

Part 66—Continuing airworthiness—aircraft engineer licences and ratings        102

Subpart 66.A—General                                                                                                 105

66.005................... Purpose of Part............................................................... 105

66.010................... Definitions for Part......................................................... 105

66.015................... Part 66 Manual of Standards.......................................... 108

Subpart 66.B—Aircraft engineer licences                                                          111

66.020................... Applications for licences................................................. 111

66.025................... Grant of licence............................................................... 111

66.026................... Grant of licence subject to exclusion............................... 113

66.030................... Recognition of foreign licences from recognised States held at time of application  114

66.035................... Recognition of foreign licences from recognised States held before time of application          115

66.040................... Recognition of foreign licences not from recognised States held at time of application—assessment by maintenance training organisation................................... 116

66.045................... Recognition of foreign licences not from recognised States held at time of application—assessment by CASA........................................................................................ 117

66.050................... Recognition of foreign licences not from recognised States held before time of application—assessment by maintenance training organisation................................... 118

66.055................... Recognition of foreign licences not from recognised States held before time of application—assessment by CASA............................................................................. 119

66.060................... Qualifications from excluded States not recognised........ 120

66.065................... Recognition of Defence Force aircraft authorisations held at time of application     121

66.070................... Recognition of Defence Force aircraft authorisations held before time of application              122

66.071................... Endorsement on licence of licence exclusion.................. 123

66.072................... Removal of exclusion from licence................................. 123

Subpart 66.C—Ratings                                                                                                  124

66.075................... Applications for ratings.................................................. 124

66.080................... Grant of rating................................................................ 125

66.085................... Determination of equivalence of certain ratings endorsed on certain licences and authorisations held at time of application....................................................................... 126

66.090................... Determination of equivalence of certain ratings endorsed on certain licences and authorisations held before time of application........................................................... 127

66.095................... Grant of rating subject to exclusions............................... 128

66.100................... Training, assessment and experience for removal of exclusion from rating             129

66.105................... Endorsement of rating on licence.................................... 129

66.110................... Removal of exclusion from rating................................... 129

Subpart 66.D—Conditions of licences                                                                   131

66.115................... Conditions...................................................................... 131

66.120................... All licences—general...................................................... 131

66.125................... All licences—medically significant conditions................ 132

66.130................... Category A licences........................................................ 133

66.135................... Category B1 and B2 licences—maintenance certification for Part 145 organisation                134

66.136................... Category B1 and B2 licences—maintenance certification for Subpart 42.F organisation         135

66.137................... Category B1 and B2 licences—maintenance certification other than on behalf of approved maintenance organisation.................................................................... 136

66.138................... Category B1 and B2 licences—certificate of release to service issued on behalf of Part 145 organisation........................................................................................ 136

66.139................... Category B1 and B2 licences—certificate of release to service issued for Subpart 42.F organisation      137

66.139A................ Category B1 and B2 licences—certificate of release to service issued other than on behalf of approved maintenance organisation................................................ 137

66.140................... Category C licences........................................................ 137

Subpart 66.E—Offences                                                                                                139

Division 66.E.1—Offences that apply to all licensed aircraft maintenance engineers   139

66.145................... General offences............................................................. 139

66.150................... Medically significant conditions..................................... 140

Division 66.E.2—Offences that apply to category A licence holders 142

66.155................... Maintenance certification offences.................................. 142

66.160................... Certificate of release to service offences......................... 142

Division 66.E.3—Offences that apply to category B1 and B2 licence holders   144

66.165................... Offence—maintenance certification on behalf of Part 145 organisations 144

66.166................... Offence—maintenance certification on behalf of Subpart 42.F organisations          145

66.167................... Offence—maintenance certification other than on behalf of approved maintenance organisations           146

66.168................... Offence—certificate of release to service issued on behalf of Part 145 organisations              147

66.168A................ Offence—certificate of release to service issued on behalf of Subpart 42.F organisation        147

66.169................... Offence—certificate of release to service issued other than on behalf of approved maintenance organisation........................................................................................ 148

Division 66.E.4—Offences that apply to category C licence holders 149

66.170................... Certificate of release to service offences......................... 149

Subpart 66.F—Administration                                                                                  150

66.175................... CASA may ask licensed aircraft maintenance engineers for information 150

66.180................... Suspension of licence for failure to provide information 150

66.185................... CASA must revoke suspension of licence if information provided         151

Part 67—Medical                                                                                                                152

Subpart 67.A—General                                                                                                 154

67.005................... Applicability................................................................... 154

67.010................... Definitions for this Part.................................................. 154

67.015................... Meaning of safety‑relevant............................................. 156

67.020................... Extended meaning of convicted of an offence.................. 156

Subpart 67.B—Designated aviation medical examiners and designated aviation ophthalmologists       158

67.025................... Application for appointment as DAME or DAO............ 158

67.030................... More information for application.................................... 159

67.035................... Continuation of appointment until application decided.... 160

67.040................... When decision must be made.......................................... 160

67.045................... Appointment of DAMEs................................................ 161

67.055................... DAMEs—declaration about holders of position............. 161

67.060................... DAMEs—conditions...................................................... 162

67.065................... Appointment of DAOs................................................... 163

67.075................... DAOs—declaration about holders of position................ 164

67.080................... DAOs—conditions......................................................... 165

67.090................... Release of information about performance of DAMEs or DAOs            166

67.095................... DAMEs and DAOs—cancellation or surrender of appointment              167

67.100................... DAMEs and DAOs—automatic suspension and cancellation after criminal conviction          167

67.105................... DAMEs—automatic cancellation on ceasing to be medical practitioner   168

67.110................... DAOs—automatic cancellation on ceasing to be medical practitioner or ophthalmologist       168

67.120................... Revocation of declarations.............................................. 169

67.125................... Obligation to report......................................................... 169

67.130................... Surrender of certificate of appointment........................... 170

67.140................... Indemnification of medical reporting.............................. 170

Subpart 67.C—Medical certificates                                                                        172

67.145................... Kinds of medical certificate............................................. 172

67.150................... Who meets medical standard 1........................................ 172

67.155................... Who meets medical standard 2........................................ 177

67.160................... Who meets medical standard 3........................................ 183

67.165................... Directions about examinations for issue of medical certificates                188

67.170................... Evidence of identity........................................................ 189

67.175................... Medical certificates—application.................................... 189

67.180................... Medical certificates—issue and refusal........................... 190

67.185................... Notice of decision to refuse medical certificate............... 193

67.190................... Reconsideration of decision to refuse medical certificate 194

67.195................... Medical certificate—conditions....................................... 194

67.200................... Conditions applicable to certain medical certificates—correcting lenses   194

67.205................... Medical certificates—period in force.............................. 195

67.210................... Medical certificates—application for extension of period in force            197

67.215................... Medical certificates—extension of period in force by CASA  198

67.220................... Medical certificates—extension of period in force by DAMEs                198

67.225................... Medical certificates—new medical certificates issued by DAMEs           199

67.230................... CASA may require medical examination of certificate holders                200

67.235................... Suspension of medical certificates—pregnancy.............. 202

67.240................... Medical certificates—suspension pending examination.. 203

67.245................... Suspension of medical certificates—special arrangements for service in urgent cases             204

67.250................... Medical certificates—effect of suspension...................... 204

67.255................... Medical certificates—cancellation if medical standard not met 204

67.260................... Medical certificates—cancellation and suspension in other cases             205

Subpart 67.D—Responsibilities of medical certificate holders               206

67.265................... Obligation to tell CASA of changes in medical condition 206

67.270................... Offence—doing act while efficiency impaired................ 207

67.275................... Surrender of medical certificates..................................... 208

Part 71—Airspace                                                                                                              210

Part 90—Additional airworthiness requirements                                          211

Subpart 90.A—General                                                                                                 213

90.005................... Purpose of Part............................................................... 213

90.008................... Definitions for Part 90.................................................... 213

Part 90 Manual of Standards means the Manual of Standards issued by CASA under regulation 90.020.                                                                                                                                    214

90.010................... Exclusions in relation to particular provisions................ 215

90.015................... Operation of exclusions under regulation 39.004........... 215

90.020................... Issue of Manual of Standards......................................... 217

Subpart 90.B—General provisions                                                                         219

90.100................... Applicability................................................................... 219

90.105................... Flight crew restraints...................................................... 219

90.110................... Occupant restraints—small aeroplanes........................... 220

90.115................... Occupant restraints—helicopters.................................... 221

90.120................... Side‑facing seats............................................................. 222

90.125................... Cabin crew seats............................................................. 222

90.130................... External doors................................................................. 223

90.135................... Emergency exits.............................................................. 224

90.140................... Cargo and baggage compartment lighting....................... 225

90.145................... Thermal/acoustic insulation materials.............................. 225

Subpart 90.C—Large aeroplanes engaged in air transport operations 227

Division 90.C.1—General                                                                                      227

90.200................... Applicability................................................................... 227

Division 90.C.2—Emergency exits                                                                    228

90.205................... Escape devices................................................................ 228

90.210................... Location of emergency exits........................................... 228

90.215................... Access to emergency exits.............................................. 229

90.220................... Interior emergency exit marking..................................... 230

90.225................... Interior emergency lighting............................................. 230

90.230................... Floor proximity emergency escape path.......................... 231

90.235................... Exterior emergency exit marking.................................... 231

90.240................... Exterior emergency lighting............................................ 232

90.245................... Over‑wing escape routes................................................ 232

Division 90.C.3—Fire protection                                                                       234

90.250................... Cabin interiors—materials.............................................. 234

90.255................... Seat cushions—materials................................................ 234

90.260................... Cargo compartment liners—materials............................. 235

90.265................... Cargo compartments for aeroplanes engaged in regular public transport operations                236

90.270................... Toilets............................................................................. 237

90.275................... Thermal/acoustic insulation materials.............................. 237

Division 90.C.4—Systems and equipment                                                      239

90.280................... Seats............................................................................... 239

90.285................... Pitot heat indication systems........................................... 239

90.290................... Landing gear aural warning systems............................... 240

Subpart 90.D—Small aeroplanes engaged in air transport operations 242

90.400................... Applicability................................................................... 242

90.405................... Cargo and baggage compartments.................................. 242

90.410................... Emergency exits.............................................................. 243

90.415................... Landing gear aural warning systems............................... 243

Subpart 90.E—Helicopters engaged in regular public transport operations        245

90.600................... Applicability................................................................... 245

90.605................... Emergency exits.............................................................. 245

Part 91—General operating and flight rules                                                     247

Subpart 91.A—Applicability and definitions                                                    249

91.005................... Applicability................................................................... 249

Subpart 91.D—Operational procedures                                                              250

91.830................... Reduced vertical separation minimum (RVSM) operations 250

91.850................... Required navigation performance (RNP) operations...... 250

91.865................... Basic area navigation (B‑RNAV) operations.................. 250

91.870................... Precision area navigation (P‑RNAV) operations............ 250

91.875................... Minimum navigation performance specification (MNPS) operations      251

91.880................... Australian area navigation (AUSEP) operations............. 251

91.885................... Navigation trial operations.............................................. 251

91.890................... Area navigation (RNAV) operations.............................. 251

Subpart 91.U—Navigation authorisations                                                          252

Division 91.U.1—Preliminary                                                                              252

91.5000................. Applicability................................................................... 252

91.5005................. Definition for this Subpart....