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CASA 24/18 Directions/Civil Aviation as made
This instrument specifies the requirements to be met by operators and pilots who conduct precision runway monitor (PRM) operations at Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport (KSA). It ensures that pilots conducting PRM operations at KSA have received appropriate training in conducting those operations.
Administered by: Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
Exempt from sunsetting by the Legislation (Exemptions and Other Matters) Regulation 2015 s12 item 15
Registered 27 Mar 2018
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR28-Mar-2018
Tabled Senate08-May-2018

Instrument number CASA 24/18

I, CHRISTOPHER PAUL MONAHAN, Acting Executive Manager, National Operations & Standards Division, Aviation Group, a delegate of CASA, make this instrument under subregulation 99AA (5) of the Civil Aviation Regulations 1988.

[Signed Christopher P. Monahan]

Christopher P. Monahan
Acting Executive Manager, National Operations & Standards Division

Aviation Group

26 March 2018

CASA 24/18 — Precision Runway Monitor Operations at Sydney Airport Direction 2018

1          Name

                 This instrument is CASA 24/18 — Precision Runway Monitor Operations at Sydney Airport Direction 2018.

2          Commencement

                 This instrument commences on 1 April 2018.

3          Application

                 This instrument applies to the conduct of precision runway monitor (PRM) operations at Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport (KSA).

Note   Pilots are notified when PRM operations are in force by the automatic terminal information service for KSA.

4          Direction

        (1)     The pilot of an aircraft operating under an AOC (other than a foreign aircraft AOC) or an Australian aircraft must not undertake a PRM approach in I.M.C. unless all pilots required by the aircraft’s flight manual to conduct a PRM approach have satisfied the training requirements mentioned in Schedule 1.

        (2)     The pilot of an aircraft operating under a foreign aircraft AOC or another foreign registered aircraft must not undertake a PRM approach in I.M.C. unless either:

(a)   the aircraft’s operator has been authorised by the operator’s national aviation authority to conduct PRM approaches; or

(b)   all pilots required by the aircraft’s flight manual to conduct a PRM approach have satisfied the training requirements mentioned in Schedule 2.

        (3)     The operator of an aircraft must ensure that the aircraft does not undertake a PRM approach in I.M.C. unless the operator has a program to ensure the initial and ongoing competence of flight crew required to conduct PRM approaches.

Schedule 1          Training requirements — aircraft operating under AOC (other than foreign aircraft AOC) or an Australian aircraft

        1     For subsection 4 (1), the training requirements are the satisfactory completion of a training course which includes the following requirements:

(a)   studying:

             (i)  the user instructions and charts relevant to PRM approach procedures at KSA published in the AIP — Departure and Approach Procedures, as existing from time to time; or

            (ii)  documents containing aeronautical information authorised under Part 175 of CASR equivalent to the documents mentioned in subparagraph (i);

(b)   viewing a video on PRM operations as produced by Airservices Australia or CASA from time to time;

(c)   an assessment of the pilot’s knowledge to ensure that the pilot understands and can apply PRM approach procedures (including the breakout procedures and phraseology) completely and correctly.

Note   As at the date of this instrument, the video mentioned in paragraph (b) is titled ILS PRM Approaches — A Pilot’s Approach and can be found at: http://www.airservicesaustralia.com/flight-briefing/precision-runway-monitor/a-pilots-guide-to-ils-prm-approaches/
and at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dNNvn5jjZ4.

        2     For a pilot of an aircraft engaged in regular public transport (RPT) operations, or charter operations conducted by an AOC holder that is required to have an approved training and checking organisation (CAR 217 organisation), the training course mentioned in clause 1, including the assessment, must have been conducted by the AOC holder’s CAR 217 organisation.

        3     For a pilot of an aircraft engaged in charter operations conducted by an AOC holder that is not required to have a CAR 217 organisation, the training course mentioned in clause 1, including the assessment, must have been conducted by the AOC holder’s chief pilot.

        4     For a pilot of an aircraft engaged in operations, other than RPT, or charter, operations:

(a)   the training course mentioned in clause 1, including the assessment, must have been conducted by:

             (i)  an appropriately qualified instructor in a Part 141 operator or Part 142 operator that is approved to conduct instrument rating training; or

            (ii)  a person or organisation approved by CASA; and

(b)   at the satisfactory completion of the training, the pilot must have obtained a course completion certificate for the training from the person or organisation conducting the training.

Schedule 2          Training requirements — aircraft operating under a foreign aircraft AOC or another foreign registered aircraft

              For paragraph 4 (2) (b), the training requirements are the satisfactory completion of a training course in PRM approach procedures for which the syllabus has been:

(a)   issued by the aircraft operator’s approved training provider; and

(b)   approved in writing by CASA.