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This instrument amends Civil Aviation Order 20.18 in accordance with the recommendations of the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) report and clarifies an earlier amendment made for this purpose (Civil Aviation Order 20.18 Amendment Instrument 2015 (No. 1) refers).
Administered by: Infrastructure and Regional Development
Exempt from sunsetting by the Legislative Instruments Act 2003 s 54(2) item 9
Registered 29 Apr 2015
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled Senate11-May-2015
Tabled HR12-May-2015
Date of repeal 02 Jan 2016
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 5A of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003

I, MARK ALAN SKIDMORE, Director of Aviation Safety, on behalf of CASA, make this instrument under regulation 207 of the Civil Aviation Regulations 1988 and subsection 33 (3) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

[Signed Mark Skidmore AM]

Mark Skidmore AM
Director of Aviation Safety

27 April 2015

1          Name of instrument

                 This instrument is the Civil Aviation Order 20.18 Amendment Instrument 2015 (No. 2).

2          Repeal

                 Civil Aviation Order 20.18 Amendment Instrument 2015 (No. 1) is repealed.

3          Commencement

        (1)     With the exception of section 2, this instrument commences on 1 January 2016.

        (2)     Section 2 commences on the day of registration.

4          Amendment of Civil Aviation Order 20.18

                 Schedule 1 amends Civil Aviation Order 20.18.

Schedule 1          Amendments

[1]        Paragraph 3.2

after

the V.F.R.

insert

by day

[2]        After paragraph 3.2

Insert

    3.2A     A helicopter may only be operated under the V.F.R. at night if:

(a)   it is equipped with the instruments specified in Appendix VIII; and

(b)   it is equipped with any other instruments and indicators specified in the helicopter’s flight manual;

(c)   for flights under V.F.R. at night which involve flights over land or water where the helicopter’s attitude cannot be maintained by the use of visual external surface cues as a result of lights on the ground or celestial illumination:

             (i)  the helicopter is equipped in accordance with subparagraph 4.2 (d) of this Order; or

            (ii)  the helicopter is operated by a qualified 2 pilot crew, each with access to flight controls.

[3]        Subparagraph 4.2 (d)

substitute

(d)   an approved automatic pilot or automatic stabilisation system.