Australia CASA: Published responses to aerodromes rule changes consultation

    Australia‘s Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) published (10-Jul-2018) submissions and responses to a notice of proposed rule making covering a post-implementation review of the legislative framework for Australian Part 139 – Aerodromes civil aviation regulations. These rules regulate:

    • Operation of certified, registered and ‘certain other’ aerodromes
    • Obstacles and hazards
    • Aerodrome radio communication services;

    Proposed amendments to Part 139 of regulations and the Part 139 manual of standards aim to:

    • More closely reflect the Standards and Recommended Practices (SARP) for Annex 14 of the Chicago Convention;
    • Simplify the categorisation of aerodromes by moving to two categories: certified aerodromes (regulated) and uncertified aerodromes (unregulated);
    • Introduce a graduated structure for aerodrome certification requirements to ensure that regulatory requirements are commensurate with the operation(s) being conducted at the aerodrome;
    • Re-write existing regulations in an outcome-based format, where appropriate;
    • Reduce existing regulatory costs;
    • Provide a more streamlined and clearer regulatory framework for Part 139. [more – original PR]