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Part 61 put off by CASA – Not wanted by Industry??

Does this mean that CASA has finally got the message the industry does just not want this poorly constructed “reform”, which results in [Part 61] 138 places that a pilot can become a criminal??

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This is the SCC Meeting of Wednesday, 4 July 2012 notes:

4.7 Licensing Suite of CASRs

Mike Juelg (CASA) commenced his briefing advising that the comment period on the consultation draft of CASR Part 61 – Flight Crew Licensing had been extended to February 2012 after being published in December 2011, and that the work on the related manual of Standards (MOS) 61 is ongoing after an industry/CASA joint working group in June this year.

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From Australian Flying:

Part 61 Reforms Postponed

Update Tuesday 19 November

CASA has postponed the CASR Part 61 reforms that were due to become effective on 4 December.

The new regulations that covered pilot licensing are now scheduled to come into force on 1 September 2014.

Among the reforms now postponed are the introduction of the Recreational Pilot Licence and category type ratings, the deletion of Student Pilot Licences and the removal of ATO delegations.

“The primary reason for the changes is the need to give the aviation industry more time to prepare for the commencement of the new regulations,” a CASA media release said.

“Despite CASA’s education and information campaign on the new licensing regulations many pilots and people working in flying training are only starting to understand the new rules.

“While the new regulations do not make major changes to existing practices it is clear more time for education and information communication is required.

“As a result CASA proposed a package of amendments to clarify the intent of the regulations, correct any anomalies and make improvements which will benefit the aviation industry. Due to issues beyond CASA’s control it has not been possible to make these amendments before 4 December 2013.”

Parts 141 and 142 for flight training reform have also been put off.

More information on Part 61 is on the Australian Flying news feed.

and the “official” person -= Gibson

 New implementation timetable for licensing suite

Changes are being made to the implementation schedule for the new licensing suite in Parts 61, 64, 141 and 142 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations.

The primary reason for the changes is the need to give the aviation industry more time to prepare for the commencement of the new regulations.

Despite CASA’s education and information campaign on the new licensing regulations many pilots and people working in flying training are only starting to understand the new rules.

While the new regulations do not make major changes to existing practices it is clear more time for education and information communication is required.
CASA consulted widely over a lengthy period of time on the new licensing suite. Over a number of years CASA issued a variety of consultation documents, called for and analysed comments and suggestions and held meetings and discussions with the aviation industry on the proposed changes.
The new regulations were made on 14 February 2013, with a commencementdate of 4 December 2013.

Despite the long lead times and the many opportunities for feedback in the past, CASA received a relatively large number of comments and constructive suggestions after the new regulations were made in February.

As a result CASA proposed a package of amendments to clarify the intent of the regulations, correct any anomalies and make improvements which will benefit the aviation industry. Due to issues beyond CASA’s control it has not been possible to make these amendments before 4 December 2013.

Taking all these factors into account CASA has decided to change the commencement date of the licensing suite to 1 September 2014.
The new timetable for the commencement and transition of the licensing suite will give the aviation industry the opportunity to provide more feedback to CASA on implementation issues.

CASA will ensure the highest possible safety outcomes continue to be achieved with a reasonable level of regulatory requirements. This is in line with the Federal Government’s policy on reducing regulatory burdens on costs to industry.

More information on the licensing suite.