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Manual of Standards Part 172 Amendment Instrument 2019 (No. 1)

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This instrument amends the Manual of Standards Part 172 - Air Traffic Services to align Australian requirements for simultaneous parallel runway operations with new international standards from the International Civil Aviation Organization.
Administered by: Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development
Exempt from sunsetting by the Legislation (Exemptions and Other Matters) Regulation 2015 s12 item 15
Registered 14 Aug 2019

I, SHANE PATRICK CARMODY, Director of Aviation Safety, on behalf of CASA, make this instrument under regulation 172.022 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998.

[Signed S. Carmody]

Shane Carmody
Director of Aviation Safety

8 August 2019

1          Name of instrument

                 This instrument is the Manual of Standards Part 172 Amendment Instrument 2019 (No. 1).

2          Commencement

            This instrument commences on the day after it is registered.

3          Amendment of the Manual of Standards (MOS) – Part 172

                 Schedule 1 amends the Manual of Standards (MOS) – Part 172.

Schedule 1          Amendments

[1]              After subsection 10.4.8

insert

10.4.9        Repeal of certain standards for parallel runway operations

10.4.9.1      Subsections 10.4.2, 10.4.3, 10.4.4 and 10.4.7 are repealed immediately before the repeal mentioned in subsection 10.4.9.2.

10.4.9.2      Subsection 10.4.9 is repealed immediately before the start of 27 February 2020.

Note   Subsections 10.4.2, 10.4.3, 10.4.4, 10.4.7 and 10.4.9 (including the Notes) will be omitted from the compilation of this MOS registered on or after 27 February 2020 for paragraph 15Q (2) (g) of the Legislation Act 2003.

10.4.9.3      At any time after the commencement of the Manual of Standards Part 172 Amendment Instrument 2019 (No. 1), an ATS provider may tell CASA in writing that, on and from a specified date before 27 February 2020, the provider will no longer comply with subsections 10.4.2, 10.4.3, 10.4.4 and 10.4.7.

10.4.9.4      If subsection 10.4.9.3 applies to an ATS provider, then, despite subsection 10.4.9.1:

(a)     subsections 10.4.2, 10.4.3, 10.4.4 and 10.4.7 are taken to have been repealed with respect to the ATC provider on and from the specified date; and

(b)     the provision of the Procedures for Air Navigation Services — Air Traffic Management (PANS-ATM), ICAO Document 4444, as in force from time to time, mentioned in an item of column 2 of the following table is taken to apply instead of the MOS provision mentioned in column 1 of the same item.

Item

For:

the PANS-ATM provision is:

1

subsection 10.4.2, Independent Parallel Approaches in IMC

section 6.7.3.2, Requirements and procedures for independent parallel approaches; and

section 6.7.3.3, Suspension of independent parallel approaches to closely-spaced parallel runways; and

section 6.7.3.5, Determination that an aircraft is established on RNP AR APCH

2

subsection 10.4.3, Dependent Parallel Approaches in IMC

section 6.7.3.4, Requirements and procedures for dependent parallel approaches

3

subsection 10.4.4, Independent Parallel Departures

section 6.7.2.2, Requirements and procedures for independent parallel departures

4

subsection 10.4.7, Segregated Parallel Operations in IMC

section 6.7.3.6, Requirements and procedures for segregated parallel operations

Note   The repeal of subsections 10.4.2, 10.4.3, 10.4.4 and 10.4.7 immediately before 27 February 2020 has the effect that those standards are replaced by the relevant ICAO procedures contained in the PANS-ATM, ICAO Document 4444, as in force from time to time. Relevant MOS standards, where they exist, take priority over relevant inconsistent ICAO procedures. However, PANS-ATM procedures, incorporated by reference under regulation 172.075 of CASR, will take effect by virtue of regulation 172.075 because the relevant MOS standards will have been repealed. The provisions of the relevant PANS‑ATM, as in force from time to time, are incorporated under regulation 172.075 because, consistent with ICAO document definitions in the CASR Dictionary, ICAO documents, embodying ongoing international aviation safety standards are incorporated as in force from time to time.

These new PANS-ATM procedures, therefore, take effect by default from 27 February 2020 because, with the repeal of subsections 10.4.2, 10.4.3, 10.4.4 and 10.4.7, there are no inconsistent MOS standards. However, an ATS provider may elect to opt in to the new PANS-ATM procedures at an earlier date by complying with subsection 10.4.9.3.

[2]        Subsection 10.5.5.3

substitute

10.5.5.3      Subsections 10.5.5.1 and 10.5.5.2 do not apply for independent or dependent parallel approaches to which a provision of section 6 of PANS‑ATM, as in force from time to time, applies on and after 27 February 2020.

10.5.5.3A   Subsections 10.5.5.1 and 10.5.5.2 do not apply for independent or dependent parallel approaches to which:

(a)     subject to paragraph (b) — subsection 10.4.2 or 10.4.3 applies until immediately before the repeal mentioned in subsection 10.4.9.2; or

(b)     a provision of PANS-ATM mentioned in column 2 of the Table in subsection 10.4.9.4 applies in accordance with subsection 10.4.9.3.

10.5.5.3B   Subsections 10.5.5.3A and 10.5.5.3B are repealed immediately before the start of 27 February 2020.

Note   Subsections 10.5.5.3A and 10.5.5.3B (including the Note) will be omitted from the compilation of this MOS registered on or after 27 February 2020 for paragraph 15Q (2) (g) of the Legislation Act 2003.