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CASA EX119/21 Exemptions as made
This instrument repeals CASA EX160/18 — Instrument Rating Aeronautical Knowledge Examination (IREX) (Certain Applicants for an Air Transport Pilot Licence) Exemption 2018 and amends CASA EX66/21 — Flight Crew Licensing (Miscellaneous Exemptions) Exemption 2021 to allow persons, in addition to CASA and flight examiners, to conduct English language proficiency assessments for student pilots, applicants for pilot licences, and applicants for aeronautical radio operator certificates.
Administered by: Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
Exempt from sunsetting by the Legislation (Exemptions and Other Matters) Regulation 2015 s12 item 15
Registered 30 Sep 2021
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR18-Oct-2021
Tabled Senate18-Oct-2021
To be repealed 30 Mar 2022
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 3 of Chapter 3 of the Legislation Act 2003

Instrument number CASA EX119/21

I, CHRISTOPHER PAUL MONAHAN, Executive Manager, National Operations & Standards, 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
Executive Manager, National Operations & Standards

29 September 2021

1          Name

                 This instrument is CASA EX119/21 — Flight Crew Licensing (Further Miscellaneous Exemptions) Amendment Instrument 2021.

2          Commencement

                 This instrument commences on 1 October 2021.

3          Repeal of instrument CASA EX160/18

                 Instrument CASA EX160/18 — Instrument Rating Aeronautical Knowledge Examination (IREX) (Certain Applicants for an Air Transport Pilot Licence) Exemption 2018 is repealed.

4          Amendment of instrument CASA EX66/21

                 Schedule 1 amends instrument CASA EX66/21 — Flight Crew Licensing (Miscellaneous Exemptions) Exemption 2021.

Schedule 1          Amendments

[1]       Section 3, Note before subsection (1)

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include:

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air transport pilot licence, AOC, civil aviation legislation, commercial pilot licence, co‑pilot, flight crew member, flight test, instrument rating, Part 61 Manual of Standards, pilot in command and radiocommunication system.

[2]       Section 3, subsection (1)

insert

AELP means aviation English language proficiency.

alternative AELP assessment holder means an individual who:

(a)   has applied, in writing, to an approved person for an assessment of the individual’s AELP; and

(b)   has been assessed by the approved person as meeting the ICAO level 6 AELP standards mentioned in the Part 61 Manual of Standards.

approved person means a person approved by CASA under section 51 to conduct assessments of the AELP or GELP of individuals.

ATPL(A) means air transport pilot licence with the aeroplane category rating.

ELP assessment holder means an individual who:

(a)   has a current aviation English language proficiency assessment; or

(b)   is an alternative AELP assessment holder; or

(c)   is a GELP holder.

exempted applicant means a person who:

(a)   is an applicant for the grant of an ATPL(A); and

(b)   has been granted a commercial pilot licence, with the aeroplane category rating and an instrument rating, in accordance with the Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Act 1997.

GELP means general English language proficiency.

GELP holder: see subsections 50 (1), (2) and (3).

GELP unit means the unit entitled “GEL General English language proficiency” in Section 1 of Schedule 2 of the Part 61 Manual of Standards.

IREX means the examination of aeronautical knowledge for an instrument rating described in Unit 2.1.1 of Section 2.1 of Appendix 2 of Schedule 3 of the Part 61 Manual of Standards.

[3]       Section 3, subsection (2)

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of CASR:

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aeronautical knowledge examination, approved course of training, aviation English language proficiency assessment, aviation English language proficiency assessor, basic instrument flight training, conduct, flight simulation training device, flight time as a pilot, multi-crew operation, operator proficiency check, pilot and pilot licence.

[4]       After Part 10

insert

Part 11 — English Language Proficiency Assessments Exemption

50        Definitions

   (1)     A person is a GELP holder if the person provides an assessment report, completed by CASA, an examiner or an approved person, that states that the person is able to perform each of the elements mentioned in clause 2 of the GELP unit:

(a)   according to the performance criteria mentioned for the element; and

(b)   within the range of variables mentioned in clause 3 for the unit.

   (2)     A person is also a GELP holder if the person provides evidence that 1 of the assessors mentioned in subsection (3) is satisfied that the person:

(a)   meets the requirement mentioned in subclause 5.1.2 of the GELP unit; and

(b)   has sufficient GELP to:

             (i)  for a student pilot — safely conduct a solo flight; and

            (ii)  for an applicant for a recreational pilot licence — safely exercise the privileges of the licence; and

           (iii)  for a person proposing to transmit on a radio frequency of a kind used for the purpose of ensuring the safety of air navigation — safely transmit on that kind of radio frequency.

   (3)     For subsection (2), the assessors are:

(a)   CASA; and

(b)   an examiner; and

(c)   the head of operations of a Part 141 operator or a Part 142 operator; and

(d)   the holder of a pilot instructor rating and a grade 1 training endorsement who has been nominated by the head of operations of a Part 141 operator or a Part 142 operator; and

(e)   an approved person.

51        Approved persons

            CASA may, in writing, approve a person to conduct assessments of the AELP or GELP of individuals for this instrument.

52        Exemption application directly to aviation English language proficiency assessor

            A person who applies, in writing, to an aviation English language proficiency assessor for an assessment of the person’s AELP is exempt from compliance with the following provisions of CASR:

(a)   subparagraph 61.160 (b) (ii), to the extent that it requires compliance with subregulations 61.255 (1), (2) and (3);

(b)   subregulations 61.255 (1), (2) and (3).

53        Exemption — current aviation English language proficiency assessment

            A person who has a current aviation English language proficiency assessment is exempt from compliance with the following provisions of CASR:

(a)   subparagraph 61.160 (b) (iii);

(b)   subparagraph 61.235 (2) (a) (vi);

(c)   regulation 61.265.

54        Exemption — alternative AELP assessment holders

            An alternative AELP assessment holder is exempt from compliance with the following provisions of CASR:

(a)   subparagraphs 61.160 (b) (ii) and (iii);

(b)   subparagraphs 61.235 (2) (a) (v) and (vi);

(c)   regulation 61.265;

(d)   paragraph 61.275 (1) (d);

(e)   subparagraph 61.285 (b) (ii);

(f)    subregulation 61.422 (1);

(g)   paragraph 61.495 (2) (d);

(h)   paragraph 61.500 (4) (c);

(i)    paragraph 64.015 (1) (d);

(j)    paragraph 64.015 (5) (c);

(k)   subregulation 64.025 (2);

(l)    paragraph 64.025 (3) (b);

(m)  subregulation 64.035 (2).

55        Exemption GELP holders

             A GELP holder is exempt from compliance with the following provisions of CASR:

(a)   subparagraph 61.160 (b) (iii);

(b)   subparagraph 61.235 (2) (a) (vi);

(c)   regulation 61.265;

(d)   paragraph 64.015 (1) (d);

(e)   paragraph 64.015 (5) (c);

(f)    subregulation 64.025 (2);

(g)   paragraph 64.025 (3) (b);

(h)   subregulation 64.035 (2).

56        Exemption instructors and training operators

   (1)     A flight instructor is exempt from compliance with subparagraph 61.1225 (2) (b) (iii) in relation to an ELP assessment holder.

   (2)     A pilot instructor is exempt from compliance with regulation 61.1227 in relation to an ELP assessment holder.

   (3)     A Part 141 operator is exempt from compliance with paragraph 141.306 (2) (c) of CASR in relation to an ELP assessment holder.

   (4)     A Part 142 operator is exempt from compliance with paragraph 142.386 (2) (c) of CASR in relation to an ELP assessment holder.

57        Condition

            An exemption in section 54 or 55 from compliance with subregulation 64.025 (2) or paragraph 64.025 (3) (b) of CASR is subject to the condition that the applicant must ensure that the application for the grant of an aeronautical radio operator certificate is accompanied by evidence of the applicant’s AELP or GELP.

Part 12 — Instrument Rating Aeronautical Knowledge Examination (IREX) (Certain Applicants for an Air Transport Pilot Licence) Exemption

58        Exemptions — exempted applicant

   (1)     An exempted applicant who is taking the flight test for the grant of an ATPL(A) is exempt from compliance with subparagraph 61.235 (2) (a) (ii), to the extent that the subparagraph requires the exempted applicant to have passed the IREX in order to be eligible to take the flight test.

Note   The exemption makes an exempted applicant eligible to take the flight test for the ATPL(A) without having passed the IREX, despite regulations 61.235 and 61.240.

   (2)     An exempted applicant is exempt from compliance with the following provisions of CASR, to the extent that the provisions require the exempted applicant to have passed the IREX in order to be eligible to be granted the ATPL(A):

(a)   subparagraph 61.160 (b) (i);

(b)   paragraphs 61.700 (3) (a) and (c).

Note   The exemption makes an exempted applicant eligible to be granted the ATPL(A) if the applicant has not passed the IREX, or was ineligible to take the ATPL(A) flight test due to not having passed the IREX.

59        Exemption — examiners

             A flight examiner is exempt from compliance with subregulation 61.1300 (1), in relation to the conduct of the flight test for an ATPL(A) taken by an exempted applicant, to the extent that subparagraph 61.1300 (1) (b) (ii) requires the flight examiner to be satisfied that the exempted applicant has passed the IREX.