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CASA EX79/18 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 time logged (defined as permissible co-pilot time) to count as prerequisite flight hours for the grant of an air transport pilot licence with the aeroplane, helicopter or powered-lift aircraft 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 27 Jun 2018
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR28-Jun-2018
Tabled Senate13-Aug-2018
To be repealed 30 Jun 2021
Repealed by Self Repealing

Instrument number CASA EX79/18

I, CHRIStopher paul monahan, Acting Executive Manager, National Operations & Standards, Aviation Group, a delegate of CASA, make this instrument under regulations 11.160 and 11.205 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998.

[Signed Christopher P. Monahan]

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

Aviation Group

26 June 2018

CASA EX79/18 — Logging of Flight Time as a Pilot (Co-pilots on Single-pilot Certificated Aircraft) Exemption 2018

1          Name

                 This instrument is CASA EX79/18 — Logging of Flight Time as a Pilot (Co-pilots on Single-pilot Certificated Aircraft) Exemption 2018.

2          Duration

                 This instrument:

(a)   commences on 1 July 2018; and

(b)   is repealed at the end of 30 June 2021.

3          Definitions

In this instrument:

Note   In this instrument certain terms and expressions have the same meaning as they have in the Civil Aviation Act 1988 and the regulations, including air transport pilot licence, AOC, co‑pilot and the following terms defined in Subpart 61.A of CASR: conduct, flight time as a pilot and multi-crew operation.

ATPL means an air transport pilot licence.

multi-pilot capable aircraft means an aircraft being operated as a multi-pilot aircraft that:

(a)   is certificated under Part 21 of CASR for single-pilot operations; and

(b)   is not an aircraft that, under CASR or CAR, must be flown with a crew of at least 2 pilots; and

(c)   is fitted with:

             (i)  2 flight control seats — from each of which a flight operation may be conducted by a pilot; and

            (ii)  flight instruments suitable for operation of the aircraft from either flight control seat.

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

permitted co-pilot means a co-pilot of a multi-crew operation conducted in a multi-pilot capable aircraft that is operated by an AOC holder.

permissible co-pilot time, in relation to a person who was a permitted co-pilot, means time during which the pilot performed co-pilot duties in a multi-pilot capable aircraft in accordance with multi-crew procedures specified in the operations manual of the AOC holder operating the aircraft.

4          Exemption — logbook recording

        (1)     A person who has been a permitted co-pilot is exempt from compliance with subregulation 61.345 (1) of CASR to the extent that the person must not record in his or her logbook the person’s permissible co-pilot time.

        (2)     The exemption is subject to the condition in section 8.

5          Exemption — flight time for ATPL

        (1)     A person who is an applicant for an ATPL and who has been a permitted co-pilot is exempt from compliance with paragraph 61.700 (3) (d) of CASR.

        (2)     The exemption is subject to the following conditions:

(a)   the person would meet the aeronautical experience requirements mentioned in Subpart 61.K of CASR for the grant of the ATPL if the applicant’s permissible co-pilot time in a category of aircraft was flight time as a co-pilot in the category of aircraft; and

(b)   the condition in section 8.

Note   The condition has effect so that a permitted co-pilot may submit permissible co-pilot time in support of his or her application for an ATPL with aeroplane category, an ATPL with helicopter category or an ATPL with powered lift-aircraft category provided the permissible co-pilot time is in the category of aircraft relevant to the ATPL.

6          Exemption — flight time for pilot type rating for a type-rated aircraft

        (1)     A person who holds a pilot type rating for a type-rated aircraft that is a multi-engine turbine-powered aircraft and who has been a permitted co-pilot for an aircraft covered by the rating is exempt from compliance with the condition mentioned in subregulation 61.775 (2) of CASR.

        (2)     The exemption is subject to the following conditions:

(a)   the person would comply with the condition in the subregulation if the applicant’s permissible co-pilot flight time in an aircraft covered by the rating was flight time; and

(b)   the condition in section 8.

7          Exemption — flight time for night vision imaging system endorsement (helicopter)

        (1)     A person who is an applicant for a night vision imaging system endorsement mentioned in regulation 61.1025 of CASR and who has been a permitted co-pilot for a helicopter is exempt from compliance with paragraph 61.1035 (2) (d) of CASR to the extent that the paragraph requires the person to comply with subparagraph 61.1035 (4) (b) (i) of CASR.

        (2)     The exemption is subject to the following conditions:

(a)   the person would meet the flight time requirements of subparagraph 61.1035 (4) (b) (i) of CASR if the person’s permissible co-pilot flight time was flight time; and

(b)   the condition in section 8.

8          Condition

               As soon as practicable after completing each flight as a permitted co-pilot, the person must record the permissible co-pilot time in his or her logbook as if the time was flight time for regulation 61.345 of CASR.