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CASA EX116/15 Exemptions as made
This instrument allows co-pilots of multi-pilot capable single-pilot certificated aircraft (defined as multi-pilot capable aircraft in the instrument) to log their time in flight for the purposes of currency and licensing requirements in Part 61 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998. The instrument allows that time logged (defined as permissible co-pilot time) to count as prerequisite flight hours for the grant of an air transport pilot licence in the aeroplane or helicopter category, and for other specified purposes.
Administered by: Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities
Exempt from sunsetting by the Legislation (Exemptions and Other Matters) Regulation 2015 s12 item 15
Registered 28 Jul 2015
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR10-Aug-2015
Tabled Senate10-Aug-2015
Date of repeal 30 Jun 2018
Repealed by Self Repealing

Instrument number CASA EX116/15

I, MARK ALAN SKIDMORE, Director of Aviation Safety, on behalf of CASA, make this instrument under regulation 11.160 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998 (CASR 1998).

[Signed Mark Skidmore AM]

Mark Skidmore AM
Director of Aviation Safety

23 July 2015

Exemption — logging of time in flight for co-pilots on single-pilot certificated aircraft

1          Duration

                 This instrument:

(a)   commences on the day of registration; and

(b)   expires at the end of June 2018, as if it had been repealed by another instrument.

2          Definitions

In this instrument:

flight time, in relation to a pilot (also referred to as flight time as a pilot), has the same meaning given in regulation 61.080 of CASR 1998.

Note   A person’s flight time as a pilot includes a person’s flight time as a co-pilot.

flight time, in relation to a co-pilot (also referred to as co-pilot flight time), has the same meaning given in regulation 61.085 of CASR 1998.

multi-pilot capable aircraft, for the purposes of this instrument is a single-pilot certificated aircraft which is being operated as a multi-pilot aircraft that:

(a)   is not an aircraft that, under CASR 1998 and the Civil Aviation Regulations 1988, must be flown with a crew of at least 2 pilots; and

(b)   is fitted with dual flight controls; and

(c)   is fitted with flight instruments that are suitable for operation of the aircraft from either pilot station.

Note   Some examples of multi-pilot capable aircraft are Metro series aeroplanes, BE1900 aeroplanes, DO228 aeroplanes, AW139 helicopters and S-76 helicopters.

permissible co-pilot time means time that may be logged by a co‑pilot:

(a)   for the duration of multi-crew operations in a multi-pilot capable aircraft; and

(b)   for duties in accordance with multi-crew procedures specified in the aircraft operator’s operations manual.

3          Application

                 This instrument applies to each person who, as a co-pilot during multi-crew operations in a multi‑pilot capable aircraft, wishes to log the duration of multi‑crew operations as permissible co-pilot time (the permitted co-pilot).

4          Exemptions

        (1)     The permitted co-pilot is exempt from compliance with subregulation 61.360 (1) of CASR 1998.

        (2)     The permitted co-pilot is exempt from compliance with paragraphs 61.705 (1) (a) and (b) of CASR 1998.

Note   The co-pilot will be able to submit permissible co-pilot time in support of his or her application for an air transport pilot licence (ATPL) with the aeroplane category rating.

        (3)     The permitted co-pilot is exempt from compliance with paragraphs 61.710 (1) (a) and (b) of CASR 1998.

Note   The co-pilot will be able to submit permissible co-pilot time in support of his or her application for an ATPL with the helicopter category rating.

        (4)     For a type rating for an aircraft — the permitted co-pilot is exempt from compliance with subregulation 61.775 (2) of CASR 1998.

        (5)     For a type rating for a turbojet-powered aeroplane — the permitted co-pilot is exempt from compliance with paragraph 61.775 (3) (a) of CASR 1998.

        (6)     For a type rating for a turboprop-powered aeroplane — the permitted co-pilot is exempt from compliance with paragraph 61.775 (3) (b) of CASR 1998.

        (7)     For a type rating for a turbine-powered helicopter — the permitted co-pilot is exempt from compliance with paragraph 61.775 (3) (c) of CASR 1998.

        (8)     For a night vision imaging system endorsement (helicopter) — the permitted co‑pilot is exempt from subparagraph 61.1035 (4) (b) (i) of CASR 1988.

5          Conditions

        (1)     Each exemption in subsection 4 (1) to subsection 4 (7) is subject to the condition mentioned for that exemption in Schedule 1.

        (2)     The exemption in subsection 4 (8) is subject to the condition mentioned in Schedule 2.

        (3)     The exemptions in section 4 are subject to the general conditions mentioned in Schedule 3.

Schedule 1          Conditions for the grant of an ATPL

        1     The exemption in subsection 4 (1) is subject to the condition that the permitted co-pilot must make an entry for all permissible co-pilot time into his or her personal logbook.

        2     The exemption in subsection 4 (2) is subject to the condition that the permitted co-pilot must log:

(a)   at least 1 400 hours of one or the other, or any combination of:

             (i)  flight time as a pilot;

            (ii)  permissible co-pilot time; and

(b)   at least 750 hours of one or the other, or any combination of:

             (i)  flight time as pilot of an aeroplane;

            (ii)  permissible co-pilot time in an aeroplane.

        3     The exemption in subsection 4 (3) is subject to the condition that the permitted co-pilot must log:

(a)   at least 900 hours of one or the other, or any combination of:

             (i)  flight time as a pilot;

            (ii)  permissible co-pilot time; and

(b)   at least 750 hours of one or the other, or any combination of:

             (i)  flight time as pilot of a helicopter;

            (ii)  permissible co-pilot time in a helicopter.

        4     The exemption in subsection 4 (4) is subject to the condition that the permitted co-pilot must log at least 25 hours of one or the other, or any combination of:

(a)   flight time as pilot of an aircraft covered by the rating;

(b)   permissible co-pilot time in an aircraft covered by the rating.

        5     The exemption in subsection 4 (5) is subject to the condition that the permitted co-pilot must log:

(a)   at least 1 000 hours of one or the other, or any combination of:

             (i)  flight time as pilot of a turbojet-powered aeroplane;

            (ii)  permissible co-pilot time in a turbojet-powered aeroplane; or

(b)   at least 2 000 hours of one or the other, or any combination of:

             (i)  flight time as a pilot;

            (ii)  permissible co-pilot time;

                 including at least 500 hours of one or the other, or any combination of flight time as pilot of a turbojet‑powered aeroplane and permissible co-pilot time in a turbojet-powered aeroplane.

        6     The exemption in subsection 4 (6) is subject to the condition that the permitted co-pilot must log:

(a)   at least 1 000 hours of one or the other, or any combination of:

             (i)  flight time as pilot of a turboprop-powered aeroplane;

            (ii)  permissible co-pilot time in a turboprop-powered aeroplane; or

(b)   at least 2 000 hours of one or the other, or any combination of:

             (i)  flight time as a pilot;

            (ii)  permissible co-pilot time;

                 including at least 500 hours of one or the other, or any combination of flight time as pilot of a turboprop-powered aeroplane and permissible co-pilot time in a turboprop-powered aeroplane.

        7     The exemption in subsection 4 (7) is subject to the condition that the permitted co-pilot must log:

(a)   at least 1 000 hours of one or the other, or any combination of:

             (i)  flight time as pilot of a turbine-powered helicopter;

            (ii)  permissible co-pilot time in a turbine-powered helicopter; or

(b)   at least 2 000 hours of one or the other, or any combination of:

             (i)  flight time as a pilot;

            (ii)  permissible co-pilot time;

                 including at least 500 hours of one or the other, or any combination of flight time as pilot of a turbine-powered helicopter and permissible co-pilot time in a turbine‑powered helicopter.

Schedule 2          Condition for grant of night vision imaging system endorsement (helicopter)

              The exemption in subsection 4 (8) is subject to the condition that the permitted co-pilot must have completed at least 250 hours of one or the other, or any combination of:

(a)   flight time as pilot of a helicopter;

(b)   permissible co-pilot time in a helicopter.

Schedule 3          General conditions

        1     The permitted co-pilot must only log, as permissible co-pilot time, the time that he or she performed co-pilot duties in a multi-pilot capable aircraft operating in accordance with multi-crew procedures contained in the operations manual of an Air Operator’s Certificate holder (the operator) under whose AOC the relevant flight is conducted.

        2     As soon as practicable after completing each flight, the permitted co-pilot must record the permissible co-pilot time in his or her logbook.

        3     Before taking advantage of this exemption, the permitted co-pilot must ensure that a copy of this instrument is included in the operator’s operations manual.