Please read the following supporting documentation then complete the online
survey in relation to the CASA NPRM - Regulation of aeroplane and
helicopter 'ambulance' function' flights as Air Transport operations:
The purpose of this NPRM is to advise the public and aviation community of
CASA's intent to regulate, to the greatest extent practicable,
ambulance function flights to the same safety standards that are currently
applicable to AT operations.
This will extend to adoption of AOC
certification requirements, operating standards and maintenance standards.
The NPRM outlines a new and updated policy that specifically categorises
Medical Transport (MT) flights so that they operate under the requirements
of an AT AOC (issued under Part 119 of CASR) and the applicable operational
rule set (i.e. Part 133 of CASR for helicopter operations and either Part
121 or 135 of CASR for aeroplane operations).
The proposed policy will ensure that appropriate mechanisms are included
within the AT regulations to afford MT flights with:
sufficient operational flexibility
the safety benefits available under Part 119 of CASR.
A link to the online survey has been emailed to all financial members.
Please complete the survey to respond to the key change proposal and to
submit any comments or suggested changes.
No rule changes will be undertaken until all NPRM responses and
submissions received by the closing date 27 September 2013 have been