An internal restructure at CASA will move the general, recreational and sport aviation functions from the Aviation Group to the Stakeholder Engagement Group.
Described as "more of a realignment", the new structure is expected to be put in place in the coming weeks and hands responsibility for non-passenger-carrying aviation to Executive Manager Rob Walker.
It is also thought that Stakeholder Engagement will also get responsibility for implementing CASR Part 149 - Approved Self-administering Aviation Organisations, and for the impacts of CASR Part 61 on the training industry.
Currently, the GA, Recreational and Sport team falls within the Aviation Group headed by Graeme Crawford and sits alongside regulatory functions such as airworthiness, engineering, navigation, remote systems and flight standards.
CASA first set up the GA, Recreational and Sport office in early 2018, replacing the largely ineffective GA Task Force (GATF).