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This instrument amends the Manual of Standards (MOS) – Part 139 Aerodromes to allow for the early optional adoption, by some aerodrome operators, of new aerodrome visual aids and inset runway lights, not otherwise due to commence until 13 August 2020.
Administered by: Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
Exempt from sunsetting by the Legislation (Exemptions and Other Matters) Regulation 2015 s12 item 15
Registered 25 Mar 2020

I, SHANE PATRICK CARMODY, Director of Aviation Safety, on behalf of CASA, make this instrument under regulation 139.015 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998.

[Signed S. Carmody]

Shane Carmody
Director of Aviation Safety

24 March 2020

1          Name of instrument

                 This instrument is the Manual of Standards (MOS) – Part 139 Aerodromes Amendment Instrument 2020 (No. 1).

2          Commencement

                 This instrument commences on the day after it is registered.

3          Amendment of the Manual of Standards (MOS) – Part 139 Aerodromes

                 Schedule 1 amends the Manual of Standards (MOS) – Part 139 Aerodromes.

Schedule 1          Amendments

[1]              Before subsection 8.1.1

insert

8.1.1AA     Visual aids — early compliance with alternative new Chapter 8 standards

8.1.1AA.1  In this subsection:

new Chapter 8 means Chapter 8 of the new MOS.

new Chapter 8 standards means the standards contained in Chapter 8 of the new MOS, as in force from time to time.

new MOS means the Part 139 (Aerodromes) Manual of Standards 2019, registered on 6 September 2019, as in force from time to time.

8.1.1AA.2  Despite anything else in this Chapter but subject to subsection 8.1.1AA.3, the new Chapter 8 standards are incorporated into this section as alternative standards for the matters dealt with in this Chapter.

8.1.1AA.3  Subsection 8.1.1AA.2 takes effect for an aerodrome operator only in accordance with the operator’s written notice to CASA:

(a)   stating that the operator will comply with some or all of the new Chapter 8 standards as if they were the standards under this Chapter; and

(b)   unless all of the new Chapter 8 standards will be complied with:

             (i)  identifying, by relevant section number, the new Chapter 8 standards that the operator will comply with; and

            (ii)  identifying the specific location on the aerodrome of anything that is the subject of a relevant section; and

           (iii)  undertaking to comply with such of the other standards in this Chapter as are not inconsistent with the new Chapter 8 standards specified in the notice; and

(c)   specifying the date, not earlier than the date of the notice and not later than 12 August 2020, on and from which the operator will comply with the new Chapter 8 standards.

Note   This section is intended to allow the early application of some or all of the new Chapter 8 standards on an opt-in basis.

[2]              Before subsection 9.1.1

insert

9.1.1AA     Inset runway lights — early compliance with alternative new Chapter 9 standards

9.1.1AA.1  In this subsection:

new Chapter 9 means Chapter 9 of the new MOS.

new MOS means the Part 139 (Aerodromes) Manual of Standards 2019, registered on 6 September 2019.

selected new Chapter 9 standards means the standards contained in the following provisions of Chapter 9 of the new MOS:

(a)   section 9.11, Elevated and inset lights;

(b)   section 9.51, Runway edge lights;

(c)   section 9.52, Characteristics of runway edge lights — non-instrument and non-precision approach runway;

(d)   section 9.53, Characteristics of runway edge lights — precision approach runway.

9.1.1AA.2  Despite anything else in this Chapter but subject to subsection 9.1.1AA.3, the selected new Chapter 9 standards are incorporated into this section as alternative standards for the matters dealt with in this Chapter that relate to the matters dealt with in the selected new Chapter 9 standards.

9.1.1AA.3  Subsection 9.1.1AA.2 takes effect for an aerodrome operator only in accordance with the operator’s written notice to CASA:

(a)   stating that the operator will comply with some or all of the selected new Chapter 9 standards as if they were the standards under this Chapter; and

(b)   unless all of the selected new Chapter 9 standards will be complied with:

             (i)  identifying, by relevant section number, the selected new Chapter 9 standards that the operator will comply with; and

            (ii)  identifying the specific location on the aerodrome of anything that is the subject of a relevant section; and

           (iii)  undertaking to comply with such of the other standards in this Chapter as are not inconsistent with the selected new Chapter 9 standards specified in the notice; and

(c)   specifying the date, not earlier than the date of the notice and not later than 12 August 2020, on and from which the operator will comply with the selected new Chapter 9 standards.

Note   This section is intended to allow the early application of some or all of the selected new Chapter 9 standards on an opt-in basis.