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26-Mar-2020 9:55 AM

CASA implements authorisations and permissions providing relief due to coronavirus

Australia's Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) implemented (24-Mar-2020) the following authorisations or permissions designed to proportionally manage safety risks while providing relief due to the coronavirus outbreak:

  • Extend Air Operator's Certificate or Part 141/142 Certificate by six months;
  • Pilots and Air Traffic Controllers may exercise the privileges of their licence for six months after the expiration of any medical certificate they hold;
  • If a flight review or proficiency check expires after 01-Mar-2020, the individual will be able to continue to use all the privileges of the licence for a further three months from when it expires. Individuals will need to apply to extend these arrangements beyond the three months;
  • Operators will have relief from Part 61 proficiency checking and flight review as well as training and checking requirements up to 30-Jun-2020. Further relief options are being developed;
  • General exemptions to cover dangerous goods, drug and alcohol management procedures and emergency procedures;
  • Further exemptions for other sectors including maintenance organisations and remotely piloted aircraft operations are being considered. [more - original PR]

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