Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) has released for comment its proposal to simplify and reorganize its Part 91 rules, which regulate non-commercial aircraft operations. According to CASA, the vast majority of the proposed regulations make no changes to current requirements, “as the rules have simply been moved into one package. We have consolidated more than 100 current documents into just two: the new Part 91 and its manual of standards.”
However, there are nine new rules aimed at making compliance easier, providing greater operational flexibility, reducing red tape and paperwork, and improving safety, as well as increasing adherence to ICAO standards. Feedback on the draft regulations is due by April 29.
To help users understand and follow the requirements of the new Part 91, CASA will produce a guidance document to serve as a “pilot’s guide to all the regulations, including the manual of standards requirements, written in the familiar style of the current and popular visual flight rules guide,” said CASA. The agency believes this “practical and user-friendly document will assist everyone to have a better understanding of the rules and will therefore improve compliance.” That guide will be available later this year, according to CASA.