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Civil Aviation Regulations – Dates for your Calendar 2022/2023

This week we will be looking at some important dates for the remainder of 2022 and beyond and how they will affect you.  We have also provided links to relevant CASA pages to assist you with the changes.  Our consultants are available to assist with any queries or document changes. Our contact details are below.

Training and Checking System – (implementation plan) 2 September 2022

You need a training and checking system if you:

  • conduct air transport operations under Part 119
  • conduct some more complex aerial work operations, including transporting marine pilots and operating in larger aircraft. (See Regulation 138.125 – Operators who are required to have a training and checking system, and section 4.02 of the Part 138 MOS).

For an air transport operator under Part 119 your training and checking system must cover ALL your crew members and operational safety-critical personnel in relation to the aircraft you are using for your air transport operations under Part 119.

For an aerial work certificate holder under Part 138 your training and checking system only needs to cover the crew members and operational safety-critical personnel in relation to the aircraft or operations specifically mentioned in regulation 138.125 and section 4.02 of the Part 138 MOS.

By 2 September 2022 you must provide your training and checking documents to review and be ready to start by 2 March 2023.

However, you don’t have to redo everyone’s check on this date as existing competencies will be recognised for defined periods beyond 2 March 2023.

For more guidance on training and checking systems visit the training and checking systems web page.

If you have not completed the September 2 Training and Checking System documents which are due to be reviewed and ready to start by the 2nd of March, please get in touch today.

Safety Management Systems (SMS) – (implementation plan) 2 December 2022

Safety Management is the principles, frameworks and processes your operations apply to help prevent accidents, and injuries and minimise risk. The forming of a safety management system (SMS) ensures that the skies remain safe. 

Once you have set up your SMS in accordance with the CASA guidelines (below) you will need to educate your staff.  This can be done using internal or external training providers.

If you are a Part 119 air transport and relevant Part 138 aerial work operator you must:

  • provide an implementation plan by 2 December 2022
  • provide your full documentation by 3 June 2024
  • be ready to start by 1 December 2024.

To help you develop your documents, read AC 119-01 Safety management systems for air transport operations. This AC is equally useful to develop an SMS for an aerial work operation.

For more guidance on safety management systems visit the safety management systems web page.

Rotorcraft performance – (documentation) 3 June 2023

You need to comply with rotorcraft performance classes if you conduct:

  • air transport operations in helicopters, gyroplanes, or powered lift aircraft rotorcraft medical transport operations.

If you are conducting air transport operations in helicopters, gyroplanes, or powered lift aircraft you must:

  • provide documentation by 3 June 2023
  • be ready to start by 4 December 2023.

Rotorcraft performance for medical transport operations – (documentation) 5 September 2023

If you are conducting medical transport operations, you must:

  • provide documentation by 5 September 2023
  • be ready to start by 4 December 2023.

If you are conducting aerial work operations, one of the rotorcraft performance options is to comply with the Part 133 rotorcraft performance classes but this is not mandatory. Review Part 138 MOS for more details.

To help you develop your documents, review the following guidance material:

AC 133-01 Performance class operations

AC 133-02 Performance class 2 with exposure operations

Human factors and non-technical skills training – documentation 3 June 2023

You will need human factors/non-technical skills training for your operational safety-critical personnel if you conduct:

  • air transport operations
  • medical transport operations

You must give us your documentation by 3 June 2023 and be ready to start on 4 December 2023.

To help you develop your documents, read AC 119-12 Human factors principles and non-technical skills for air transport operations.

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Get in contact today to enquire about our Zoom courses or arrange for a Zoom or TEAMS meeting with one of our experienced consultants. (08) 61807939 or andy@caaa.com.au

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