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CASA EX132/19 Exemptions as made
This instrument continues to enable aircraft to conduct instrument non-precision approaches to a runway at a certified aerodrome or registered aerodrome, if a wind direction indicator is not located near the end, or ends, of the runway.
Administered by: Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development
Exempt from sunsetting by the Legislation (Exemptions and Other Matters) Regulation 2015 s12 item 15
Registered 29 Nov 2019
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR02-Dec-2019
Tabled Senate03-Dec-2019
To be repealed 22 Aug 2020
Repealed by Self Repealing

Instrument number CASA EX132/19

I, andrew melvin Sparrow, Branch Manager, Air Navigation, Airspace & Aerodromes, National Operations & Standards Division, a delegate of CASA, make this instrument under regulations 11.160 and 11.205 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998.

[Signed A. Sparrow]

Andrew Sparrow
Branch Manager, Air Navigation, Airspace & Aerodromes
National Operations & Standards Division

28 November 2019

1          Name

          This instrument is CASA EX132/19 — Wind Direction Indicators Near Runway Ends Exemption 2019.

2          Duration

          This instrument:

(a)   commences on 1 December 2019; and

(b)   is repealed at the earlier of the following:

             (i)  the end of 30 November 2022;

            (ii)  the commencement of the Part 139 (Aerodromes) Manual of Standards 2019.

Note   The Part 139 (Aerodromes) Manual of Standards 2019 is expressed to commence immediately after the commencement of the Civil Aviation Safety Amendment (Part 139) Regulations 2019. The Civil Aviation Safety Amendment (Part 139) Regulations 2019 are expressed to commence on 22 August 2020.

3          Definition

Note   In this instrument, certain terms and expressions have the same meaning as they have in the Civil Aviation Act 1988 and the regulations. These include: aerodrome operator, aerodrome serviceability inspection, instrument approach procedure and NOTAM.

AWOS means automatic weather observing system.

4          Exemptions

        (1)     The aerodrome operator for a certified aerodrome is exempt from compliance with subregulation 139.185 (1) of CASR.

        (2)     The aerodrome operator for a registered aerodrome is exempt from compliance with Subpart 139.C of CASR, to the extent that the Subpart requires the aerodrome operator to ensure that there is a wind direction indicator near the end, or ends, of a runway at the aerodrome at which instrument non-precision approach operations can be conducted.

        (3)     The exemptions are subject to the conditions mentioned in section 5.

5          Conditions

        (1)     The aerodrome operator must ensure that an AWOS is installed at the aerodrome that:

(a)   is compatible with the Bureau of Meteorology’s weather observing system; and

(b)   provides surface wind information through an aerodrome weather information broadcast unit.

        (2)     The aerodrome operator must ensure that the AWOS:

(a)   operates in broadcast mode; and

(b)   is maintained in accordance with the AWOS manufacturer’s instructions, as they exist from time to time.

        (3)     The aerodrome operator must ensure that the serviceability of the AWOS is monitored during each aerodrome serviceability inspection, of the aerodrome, conducted by a reporting officer for the aerodrome.

        (4)     The aerodrome operator must ensure that if the AWOS, or aerodrome weather information broadcast unit, is unserviceable:

(a)   a NOTAM is issued that includes the following information:

             (i)  the straight-in instrument approach procedure minima are not available;

            (ii)  a circling approach is only available if the pilot is able to observe the aerodrome’s wind direction indicator before the final approach leg; or

(b)   surface wind information is passed to pilots of aircraft approaching a runway at the aerodrome by a person approved under paragraph 120 (1) (b) of CAR to make meteorological observations at an aerodrome, using a communication link with the pilots through which clear, and timely, information about surface wind can be passed to pilots.

        (5)     The aerodrome operator must ensure that the aerodrome manual for the aerodrome includes procedures to ensure compliance with subsection (4).

        (6)     The aerodrome operator must ensure that if the AWOS, or aerodrome weather information broadcast unit, is unserviceable, it is repaired as soon as possible.

        (7)     If the AWOS, or aerodrome weather information broadcast unit, remains continuously unserviceable for 28 days, the aerodrome operator must not permit instrument non-precision approach operations at the aerodrome until the AWOS, or aerodrome weather information broadcast unit, is serviceable.