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CASA 50/21 Designations as made
This instrument makes a machinery change to the arrangements for the radio broadcast requirements in the Ballina aerodrome designated area, in practical effect, replacing the existing air/ground radio service with the recently developed Surveillance Flight Information Service which uses instead a licensed air traffic controller.
Administered by: Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
Exempt from sunsetting by the Legislation (Exemptions and Other Matters) Regulation 2015 s12 item 15
Registered 12 Aug 2021
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR23-Aug-2021
Tabled Senate23-Aug-2021
To be repealed 11 Aug 2024
Repealed by Self Repealing

Instrument number CASA 50/21

I, ANDREW MELVIN SPARROW, Branch Manager, Air Navigation, Airspace & Aerodromes, National Operations & Standards Division, a delegate of CASA, make this instrument under paragraph 99A (1) (b) and subregulation 99A (3) of the Civil Aviation Regulations 1988.

[Signed A. Sparrow]

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

10 August 2021

CASA 50/21 – Designation of Airspace for Broadcast Requirements – Locations with Surveillance Flight Information Service

1          Name of instrument

                 This instrument is CASA 50/21 – Designation of Airspace for Broadcast Requirements – Locations with Surveillance Flight Information Service.

2          Duration

                 This instrument:

(b)   commences on 12 August 2021; and

(b)   is repealed at the end of 11 August 2024

3          Definition

                 In this instrument:

Surveillance Flight Information Service or SFIS means the flight information service on a common traffic advisory frequency (CTAF) provided remotely from an air traffic control centre by a licensed air traffic controller to IFR and VFR aircraft within a designated area.

4          Designation of broadcast areas

                 Each area of airspace within the horizontal and vertical limits defined for the area (a designated area) in Schedule 1 is designated as an area in which broadcast requirements apply.

5          Direction of broadcast requirements

        (1)     Subject to subsection (2), the broadcast requirements mentioned in Schedule 2 apply to all aircraft in each designated area.

        (2)     The broadcast requirements do not apply to a remotely piloted aircraft or a model aircraft that is operated at or below 400 ft above ground level.

6          Direction of radio frequencies

                 Broadcasts in a designated area must be made on the radio frequency mentioned in Schedule 3 for the area.

7          Direction of radio callsign for Surveillance Flight Information Service

                 Broadcasts directed to the Surveillance Flight Information Service within a designated area must be directed to the radio callsign mentioned in Schedule 3 for the area.

Schedule 1          Limits of areas of airspace in which broadcast requirements apply

1          Horizontal limits

        (1)     In this Schedule, the horizontal limits of a designated area are defined by a combination of lines described by latitude and longitude, and arcs with a radius of a stated length in nautical miles centred on a specified point.

        (2)     If horizontal limits of a designated area are defined as mentioned in subclause (1), the perimeter of the resulting shape makes up the horizontal limits of the designated area.

2          Vertical limits

                 In this Schedule, the vertical limits of a designated area are defined to include the airspace from ground level to a specified altitude above mean sea level.

3          Designated areas

                 YBNA/BALLINA/BYRON GATEWAY

              Horizontal limits: 283917S 1532149E

then along the counterclockwise arc of a circle radius 30.00NM centre

281008S 1533014E (CG/DME) – 283748S 153 4337E

then along the clockwise arc of a circle radius 15.00NM centre

285002S 1533345E (YBNA/AD) – 285419S 1531723E

then along the counterclockwise arc of a circle radius 5.00NM centre

284936S 1531527E (YLIS/AD) – 284459S 1531740E

then along a clockwise arc of a circle radius 15.00NM centre

285002S 1533345E (YBNA/AD) – 283917S 1532149E

              Vertical limits: ground level to 8 500 feet above mean sea level.

4          Restricted areas excluded

              A restricted area is excluded from a designated area whenever the restricted area is activated.

Schedule 2          Broadcast requirements for designated areas

1          Surveillance Flight Information Service

     (1)     During the published hours of operation of the Surveillance Flight Information Service (SFIS) for a designated area, all initial and final radio broadcasts on the frequency mentioned in Schedule 3 must be directed to the SFIS and the air traffic.

     (2)     Outside the published hours of operation of the SFIS for a designated area, all radio broadcasts on the frequency mentioned in Schedule 3 must be directed to the air traffic.

     (3)     In this section:

published hours of operation means the hours of operation of the SFIS as published in any of the following, as in force from time to time:

(a)   the Aeronautical Information Publication Supplement;

(b)   the En Route Supplement Australia publication.

2          Aircraft flying through a designated area without landing

                 The pilot in command of an aircraft intending to fly through a designated area without landing must, before, or as soon as possible after, the aircraft enters the area, make a broadcast that includes the following information:

(a)   the aircraft’s type and callsign;

(b)   the aircraft’s position;

(c)   the aircraft’s present level;

(d)   the pilot’s intentions in relation to the flight.

3          Aircraft intending to land at an aerodrome in a designated area

               The pilot in command of an aircraft intending to land at an aerodrome in a designated area, must:

(a)   before, or as soon as possible after, the aircraft enters the area — make a broadcast that includes the following information:

             (i)  the aircraft’s type and callsign;

            (ii)  the aircraft’s radial, bearing or quadrant from, and distance from, the aerodrome at which the pilot intends to land;

           (iii)  the aircraft’s altitude;

           (iv)  the pilot’s intentions in relation to the flight; and

(b)   if and when the aircraft joins the circuit — make a broadcast that includes the following information:

             (i)  the aircraft’s type and callsign;

            (ii)  a statement that the aircraft is joining the circuit;

           (iii)  the leg in which the aircraft is joining the circuit; and

(c)   if the pilot intends to make a straight in approach to the landing runway — make a prior broadcast of that intention; and

(d)   if and when the aircraft lands on, and exits, the runway strip — make a broadcast that includes the following information:

             (i)  the aircraft’s callsign;

            (ii)  a statement that the runway has been vacated; and

(e)   for a landing that is not associated with a runway — make a broadcast that includes:

             (i)  the aircraft’s callsign; and

            (ii)  a statement that operations are complete.

4          Aircraft taking off from an aerodrome in a designated area

               The pilot in command of an aircraft which is taxiing for take-off from an aerodrome in a designated area must:

(a)   when starting to taxi — make a broadcast that includes the following information:

             (i)  the aircraft’s type and callsign;

            (ii)  if the proposed flight is to be conducted under the IFR — a statement to that effect;

           (iii)  the name of the aerodrome;

           (iv)  whichever one or more of the following is applicable:

(A)  the intended destination of the proposed flight;

(B)   the direction in which the pilot intends to fly from the aerodrome;

(C)   aerial work intentions;

            (v)  the runway proposed to be used for take-off; and

(b)   immediately before entering the runway to be used for take-off — make a broadcast that includes the following:

             (i)  the aircraft’s type and callsign;

            (ii)  a statement that the aircraft is entering the runway and is either lining up or backtracking;

           (iii)  the runway identifier; and

(c)   during the published hours of operation of the SFIS, for IFR aircraft departing the circuit area, immediately after intercepting the departure track or during a standard instrument departure — make a departure report directed to the SFIS; and

(d)   during the hours of operation of the SFIS, for VFR aircraft departing the circuit area, immediately after intercepting the departure track — make a broadcast that includes the following:

             (i)  the aircraft’s type and callsign;

            (ii)  the aircraft’s position;

           (iii)  the aircraft’s present level;

           (iv)  the level climbing to.

5          Changes to previously advised intentions

              The pilot in command of an aircraft:

(a)   who had previously advised the aircraft’s intentions; and

(b)   who intends to deviate from those intentions;

              must, before, or as soon as possible after, so deviating, make a broadcast that includes the following information:

(c)   the aircraft’s type and callsign;

(d)   the aircraft’s position;

(e)   the aircraft’s present level;

(f)    the pilot’s new intentions in relation to the flight.

Schedule 3          Designated area radio frequencies and callsigns

Designated area

Radio frequency (MHz)

Radio Callsign

Ballina/Byron Gateway

124.2

Ballina Information