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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
Table of contents.

Commonwealth Coat of Arms

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 139—Aerodromes                                                                                                       1

Subpart 139.A—General                                                                                                   6

139.005................. Applicability of this Part..................................................... 6

139.010................. Definitions for this Part...................................................... 6

139.015................. Standards for aerodromes................................................... 6

139.025................. Access to aerodromes......................................................... 7

139.030................. Restrictions on use of terminal instrument flight procedures 7

139.035................. No effect on operation of Airports (Building Control) Regulations 1996 etc           8

Subpart 139.B—Certified aerodromes                                                                     9

Division 139.B.1—Aerodrome certificate                                                         9

139.040................. When an aerodrome certificate is required.......................... 9

139.045................. Application for aerodrome certificate.................................. 9

139.050................. Grant of aerodrome certificate............................................. 9

139.070................. Suspension or cancellation by CASA............................... 10

139.085................. Temporary aerodrome certificate....................................... 10

Division 139.B.2—Aerodrome manual                                                             12

139.090................. Preparation and location of aerodrome manual................. 12

139.095................. Information to be included in aerodrome manual.............. 12

139.100................. Form of aerodrome manual............................................... 23

139.105................. Amendments of aerodrome manual.................................. 23

139.110................. Notice of amendments...................................................... 24

139.115................. Aerodrome manual controller........................................... 24

Division 139.B.3—Operation and maintenance of a certified aerodrome           25

139.120................. Care and diligence in operation and maintenance.............. 25

139.125................. Reporting officer............................................................... 25

139.130................. Works safety officer for aerodrome works other than time‑limited works               25

139.135................. Works safety officer for time‑limited works..................... 26

139.140................. Training of aerodrome personnel...................................... 26

139.145................. Aerodrome manual procedures......................................... 26

139.150................. Notice of deviation............................................................ 27

139.155................. Notice of changes in physical condition etc of aerodrome 27

139.160................. Notice of changes in information published in AIP‑ERSA 28

139.165................. Physical characteristics of movement area........................ 28

139.170................. Aerodrome markings........................................................ 28

139.175................. Signal area........................................................................ 29

139.180................. Wind direction indicators—general................................... 29

139.185................. Wind direction indicators—requirement for certain runways 29

139.190................. Visual approach slope indicator system............................ 30

139.195................. Lighting of movement area............................................... 31

139.200................. Checking of lighting systems............................................ 31

139.205................. Aerodrome emergency committee..................................... 32

139.210................. Aerodrome emergency plan.............................................. 33

139.215................. Testing of aerodrome emergency plan.............................. 34

139.220................. Aerodrome serviceability inspections............................... 34

139.225................. When aerodrome serviceability inspections must be conducted               35

139.230................. Aerodrome technical inspections...................................... 36

139.235................. When aerodrome technical inspections must be conducted etc 36

139.240................. Who may conduct aerodrome technical inspections.......... 38

139.245................. Planning and execution of aerodrome works.................... 38

139.250................. Safety management system............................................... 38

Division 139.B.4—Aerodromes to which A‑SMGCS applies                40

139.251................. Definition for Division 139.B.4........................................ 40

139.252................. Designation of aerodromes to which A‑SMGCS applies. 40

139.254................. Vehicles at aerodromes to which A‑SMGCS applies....... 41

Subpart 139.C—Registered aerodromes                                                               43

139.255................. Definition for this Subpart................................................ 43

139.260................. Application for registration of aerodrome......................... 43

139.265................. Registration of aerodromes............................................... 46

139.270................. Notice of refusal to register aerodrome............................. 46

139.275................. Register............................................................................. 46

139.280................. Duration of registration..................................................... 47

139.285................. Cancellation of registration on request.............................. 47

139.290................. Suspension or cancellation of registration by CASA........ 47

139.295................. Applicable standards for registered aerodromes............... 48

139.300................. Reporting officer............................................................... 48

139.305................. Notice of changes in physical condition etc of aerodrome 49

139.310................. Notice of changes in information published in AIP‑ERSA 49

139.315................. Safety inspections............................................................. 49

139.320................. Approval of persons to conduct aerodrome safety inspections                51

139.325................. Duration of approval......................................................... 52

139.330................. Suspension or cancellation of approval by CASA............ 52

Subpart 139.D—Reporting officer and safety inspection requirements for certain other aerodromes                                                                                                                                      54

139.335................. Aerodromes to which this Subpart applies....................... 54

139.340................. Reporting officer............................................................... 54

139.345................. Safety inspections............................................................. 55

Subpart 139.E—Obstacles and hazards                                                                 58

139.350................. Monitoring of airspace...................................................... 58

139.355................. Establishment of obstacle limitation surfaces.................... 58

139.360................. Notice of obstacles............................................................ 58

139.365................. Structures 110 metres or more above ground level........... 59

139.370................. Hazardous objects etc....................................................... 59

Subpart 139.F—Aerodrome radio communication services                      61

Division 139.F.1—General                                                                                      61

139.375................. Aerodrome operators to collect statistics if directed.......... 61

Division 139.F.2—Frequency confirmation system                                    62

139.380................. Definitions for Division 139.F.2...................................... 62

139.385................. Aerodromes that must have a frequency confirmation system 62

Division 139.F.3—Air/ground radio service                                                  63

139.390................. Definitions for Division 139.F.3...................................... 63

139.395................. Air/ground radio service must be certified........................ 63

139.400................. Direction by CASA to provide CA/GRS......................... 64

139.405................. Voluntary provision of CA/GRS...................................... 64

139.410................. Certification of air/ground radio service............................ 64

139.415................. General obligations of aerodrome operator....................... 64

139.420................. When CA/GRS must be operating.................................... 65

139.425................. Information about operating hours to be given to NOTAM Office          65

139.430................. Certified air/ground radio operators.................................. 66

139.435................. Offences........................................................................... 66

Subpart 139.H—Aerodrome rescue and firefighting services                  68

Division 139.H.1—General                                                                                     68

139.700................. Applicability of this Subpart............................................. 68

139.705................. Definitions for this Subpart.............................................. 68

139.710................. Functions of ARFFS........................................................ 69

139.711................. Person not to provide service without approval................ 70

139.712................. Issue of Manual of Standards........................................... 70

139.715................. Effect of Manual of Standards.......................................... 71

Division 139.H.3—Requirements to be complied with by ARFFS provider        72

139.750................. Requirements in this Division........................................... 72

139.755................. Definition for Division—applicable standards and requirements          72

139.760................. Inconsistency between Manual and chapter 9 of Annex 14 73

139.765................. Knowledge, equipment and expertise to deal with aviation hazards         73

139.770................. General obligation to maintain service.............................. 74

139.771................. Response time of ARFFS................................................. 74

139.772................. Buildings and emergency facilities.................................... 74

139.773................. Officer in charge............................................................... 75

139.775................. Notice about times service is available etc......................... 75

139.780................. Agreements with other fire fighting bodies....................... 76

139.785................. Stock of fire extinguishing agents..................................... 76

139.795................. Extinguishing equipment and vehicles.............................. 76

139.800................. Other vehicles and equipment........................................... 77

139.805................. Vehicles and equipment for firefighting and rescue in difficult environments          78

139.810................. Commissioning of certain equipment................................ 78

139.815................. Protective clothing and equipment.................................... 78

139.820................. Communications............................................................... 79

139.825................. Test and maintenance equipment....................................... 79

139.830................. Commissioning of new vehicles and equipment............... 79

139.835................. Number of operating personnel........................................ 80

139.840................. Medical standard of firefighters........................................ 80

139.845................. Qualifications and training of firefighters......................... 80

139.850................. Operations manual............................................................ 81

139.855................. Amendment of operations manual.................................... 81

139.860................. Voice data recording......................................................... 82

139.865................. Record of accidents or incidents....................................... 82

139.870................. Contingency plan.............................................................. 82

139.875................. Records management........................................................ 82

139.880................. Organisation..................................................................... 83

139.885................. System for rectification of service failures........................ 83

139.890................. Quality control.................................................................. 83

139.895................. Change management......................................................... 83

139.900................. Safety management........................................................... 83

139.905................. Applicant’s organisation................................................... 84

139.910................. Telling users and CASA about changes........................... 84

Division 139.H.4—Conduct of ARFFS operations                                     85

139.915................. Powers of officer in charge or firefighter.......................... 85

Division 139.H.5—Administration                                                                      87

139.920................. Definition for Division..................................................... 87

139.925................. How to apply for approval as ARFFS provider............... 87

139.965................. When CASA must grant approval.................................... 88

139.970................. When decision must be made............................................ 89

139.995................. Application for variation of approval................................ 89

139.1005............... Suspension or continued suspension of approval by show cause notice  90

139.1010............... Grounds for cancellation of approval................................ 90

139.1015............... Notice to approved ARFFS provider to show cause........ 91

139.1020............... Cancellation of approval after show cause notice.............. 91

139.1022............... Cancellation if holder ceases to provide ARFFS.............. 91

Part 141—Flying training organisations                                                                93

Part 142—Flight crew training and checking organisations                     94

Part 143—Air Traffic Services Training Providers                                       95

Subpart 143.AGeneral                                                                                                 97

143.005................. Applicability of this Part................................................... 97

143.010................. Definitions for this Part.................................................... 97

143.015................. What is an ATS training provider..................................... 98

143.016................. Person not to provide service without approval................ 98

143.017................. Issue of Manual of Standards........................................... 98

Subpart 143.BApproval as an ATS training provider                          100

143.020................. What an application must be accompanied by................. 100

143.025................. When applicant is eligible for approval........................... 100

143.027................. CASA may impose conditions on approvals.................. 101

143.050................. Variation of approvals.................................................... 101

Subpart 143.CRequirements to be complied with by ATS training providers               102

Division 143.C.1Requirements for training                                             102

143.055................. Standard for training....................................................... 102

143.060................. Training plan................................................................... 102

Division 143.C.2Personnel                                                                                103

143.065................. Personnel........................................................................ 103

143.070................. Qualifications for certain personnel................................ 103

Division 143.C.3Reference materials, documents and records     104

143.075................. Reference materials......................................................... 104

143.080................. Material to be included in reference materials................. 104

143.085................. Documents and records.................................................. 104

143.090................. Document and record control system.............................. 105

Subpart 143.DTelling CASA about changes                                               106

143.095................. Advice on organisational changes................................... 106

143.100................. Discontinuing training.................................................... 106

143.105................. Status as a Registered Training Organisation.................. 106

Subpart 143.EMiscellaneous                                                                                  107

143.110................. Unapproved training....................................................... 107

Subpart 143.F—Administration                                                                               108

Division 143.F.1Preliminary                                                                            108

143.115................. Applicability of this Subpart........................................... 108

Division 143.F.2Approvals                                                                               109

143.118................. Applying for approval.................................................... 109

143.120................. Joint applications not permitted....................................... 109

143.130................. Applications by corporations etc—what must be included 109

143.145................. CASA may require demonstrations of procedures or equipment             109

143.175................. Grant of approval............................................................ 110

143.180................. When decision must be made.......................................... 110

Division 143.F.4Suspension and cancellation of approvals             111

143.215................. Definition for this Division............................................. 111

143.220................. Suspension of approval by show cause notice................ 111

143.225................. Grounds for cancellation of approval.............................. 111

143.230................. Notice to show cause...................................................... 112

143.235................. Cancellation of approval after show cause notice............ 112

143.245................. Cancellation if cooperation or arrangement ceases.......... 113

Part 144—Distribution organisations                                                                    114

Part 145—Continuing airworthiness—Part 145 approved maintenance organisations 115

Subpart 145.A—General                                                                                               116

145.005................. Purpose of Part............................................................... 116

145.010................. Definitions for Part......................................................... 116

145.015................. Part 145 Manual of Standards........................................ 118

145.020................. Regulations 11.070 to 11.075 do not apply in relation to certain matters 119

Subpart 145.B—Approval of Part 145 organisations                                  120

145.025................. Applying for approval.................................................... 120

145.030................. Issuing approval............................................................. 120

145.035................. Approval certificate......................................................... 122

145.040................. Privileges for Part 145 organisations.............................. 122

145.045................. Approval subject to conditions....................................... 123

Subpart 145.C—Changes to Part 145 organisations                                    124

145.050................. Application for approval of significant changes to organisations             124

145.055................. Approval of significant changes..................................... 124

145.060................. Changes to Part 145 organisations that are not significant changes          125

145.065................. CASA may direct Part 145 organisations to change exposition               125

Subpart 145.D—Requirements and offences for Part 145 organisations               127

145.070................. Provision of maintenance services.................................. 127

145.075................. Provision of permitted training....................................... 127

145.080................. Providing employees with exposition............................. 128

145.085................. Complying with directions.............................................. 128

Part 147—Continuing airworthiness—maintenance training organisations         129

Subpart 147.A—General                                                                                               130

147.005................. Purpose of Part............................................................... 130

147.010................. Definitions for Part......................................................... 130

147.015................. Part 147 Manual of Standards........................................ 133

147.020................. Regulations 11.070 to 11.075 do not apply in relation to certain matters 134

Subpart 147.B—Approval of maintenance training organisations     135

147.025................. Applying for approval.................................................... 135

147.030................. Issuing approval............................................................. 136

147.035................. Approval certificate......................................................... 137

147.040................. Privileges for maintenance training organisations........... 137

147.045................. Approval subject to conditions....................................... 138

Subpart 147.C—Changes to maintenance training organisations       139

147.050................. Application for approval of significant changes to organisations             139

147.055................. Decision on application for approval of significant changes 140

147.060................. Changes to maintenance training organisations that are not significant changes       140

147.065................. CASA may direct maintenance training organisations to change exposition            140

Subpart 147.D—Requirements and offences for maintenance training organisations   142

147.070................. Provision of maintenance training and assessment......... 142

147.075................. Assessment of foreign licences....................................... 142

147.080................. Providing employees with exposition............................. 142

147.085................. Complying with directions.............................................. 143

Part 149—Recreational aviation administration organisations             144

Part 171—Aeronautical telecommunication service and radionavigation service providers       145

Subpart 171.AGeneral                                                                                               147

171.005................. Applicability of this Part................................................. 147

171.010................. Interpretation................................................................... 147

171.012................. Meaning of telecommunication service........................... 150

171.015................. Person not to provide service without approval.............. 151

171.017................. Issue of Manual of Standards......................................... 151

Subpart 171.B—Approval of service providers                                              153

171.020................. Application..................................................................... 153

171.022................. Joint applications not permitted....................................... 154

171.025................. If applicant is a corporation............................................. 154

171.026................. CASA may ask for demonstration of service................. 154

171.027................. Grant of approval............................................................ 154

171.028................. When decision must be made.......................................... 155

171.029................. Conditions...................................................................... 156

Subpart 171.CObligations and privileges of service provider           157

171.030................. Service by provider......................................................... 157

171.035................. Changes by service provider to service........................... 157

171.040................. Changes by service provider to operations manual......... 158

171.050................. Technicians..................................................................... 158

171.055................. Test transmissions.......................................................... 158

171.065................. Interruption to service..................................................... 159

171.070................. Test equipment................................................................ 159

171.075................. Documents to be maintained........................................... 159

171.080................. Records........................................................................... 160

171.085................. Security program............................................................ 161

171.086................. Safety management system............................................. 161

Subpart 171.DContents of operations manual                                           162

171.090................. Operations manual to contain or refer to information...... 162

171.095................. Organisation and management of service provider......... 162

171.100................. Way in which standards are met..................................... 162

171.105................. Functional specification and performance values of services 163

171.110................. Technical description...................................................... 163

171.115................. Safe operation................................................................. 164

171.120................. Facility operation and maintenance plan.......................... 165

171.125................. Safety management system............................................. 165

171.140................. Test equipment................................................................ 166

171.145................. Interruption to service..................................................... 166

171.150................. Document control........................................................... 166

171.155................. Security program............................................................ 166

171.160................. Changes to procedures.................................................... 166

Subpart 171.E—Suspension and cancellation of approvals, and directions to vary manuals    167

171.220................. Suspension and cancellation of approvals....................... 167

171.225................. Notice to approval holder to show cause........................ 167

171.230................. Grounds for cancellation of approval.............................. 168

171.235................. Cancellation of approval after show cause notice............ 168

171.237................. Cancellation if cooperation or arrangement ceases.......... 169

171.245................. CASA’s power to direct variation of manual.................. 169

Part 172—Air Traffic Service Providers                                                             170

Subpart 172.AGeneral                                                                                               173

172.005................. Applicability of this Part................................................. 173

172.010................. Definitions for this Part.................................................. 173

172.015................. What is an ATS provider................................................ 174

172.020................. Providing air traffic service without approval................. 174

172.022................. Issue of Manual of Standards......................................... 174

Subpart 172.BApproval as an ATS provider                                              176

172.024................. Applicant for approval as ATS provider......................... 176

172.030................. When applicant is eligible for approval........................... 176

172.055................. Variation of approvals.................................................... 176

Subpart 172.CRequirements to be complied with by ATS providers  177

Division 172.C.1Operations manual                                                            177

172.060................. Operations manual.......................................................... 177

Division 172.C.2Air traffic service                                                              178

172.065................. Standards for air traffic service....................................... 178

172.070................. Aeronautical telecommunications procedures................. 178

172.075................. ICAO Doc. 4444 and ICAO Doc. 7030......................... 178

172.080................. Compliance with provider’s operations manual.............. 179

172.085................. Priority of standards....................................................... 179

172.090................. Priority of inconsistent procedures................................. 179

Division 172.C.3Standards for facilities and equipment                   181

172.095................. Facilities and equipment.................................................. 181

Division 172.C.4Organisation and personnel                                         182

172.100................. Definition for this Division............................................. 182

172.105................. Organisation................................................................... 182

172.110................. Personnel........................................................................ 182

172.115................. Supervisory personnel.................................................... 182

172.120................. Qualifications for certain personnel................................ 182

Division 172.C.5Arrangements to maintain service                           184

172.125................. Agreements with service providers................................. 184

172.130................. Agreements with aerodrome operators........................... 184

172.135................. Arrangements for transfer of information....................... 185

Division 172.C.6Management                                                                         186

172.140................. Training and checking program...................................... 186

172.145................. Safety management system............................................. 186

172.150................. Contingency plan............................................................ 186

172.155................. Security program............................................................ 187

Division 172.C.7Reference materials, documents, records and log books      188

172.160................. Reference materials......................................................... 188

172.165................. Documents and records.................................................. 188

172.170................. Document and record control system.............................. 189

172.175................. Logbooks........................................................................ 189

Division 172.C.8Notice of air traffic service                                          190

172.180................. Availability of air traffic service...................................... 190

Subpart 172.DTelling CASA about changes                                               191

172.185................. Advice on organisational changes................................... 191

172.190................. Discontinuing air traffic service...................................... 191

Subpart 172.EMiscellaneous                                                                                  192

172.195................. ATS provider must not provide unauthorised air traffic service               192

Subpart 172.F—Administration                                                                               193

Division 172.F.1Preliminary