CASA has established a task force to review safety regulation of general aviation, including pilot licencing, AOCs and other safety requirements.
The aviation regulator expects the task force, which will begin work in mid April and be headed by Peter John, CASA’s Eastern Region operations manager, will run for more than two years
“It is vital that regulations deliver the intended safety outcomes to the highest possible level without imposing unnecessary burdens on the aviation industry,” said CASA director of aviation safety John McCormick in a statement.
“In general aviation, CASA believes it is time to look at the requirements for pilot licensing and the need for air operator’s certificates for a range of operations.”
The task force will initial focus on the aerial agriculture sector, with, according to McCormick, the “full cooperation” of the Aerial Agriculture Association of Australia.
“CASA has already announced it will be setting up a general aviation forum next year, which will give people across the sector yet another opportunity to discuss regulatory issues with us,” McCormick said.
“The task force will feed issues and information into this forum for debate and discussion, with CASA to make the final decisions on any changes.”