The Civil Aviation Safety Authority this week released the first of the plain English guides to regulations that were first recommended by the Aviation Safety Regulation review in 2014.
The first guides cover Civil Aviation Safety Regulations (CASR) Part 91 General Operating and Flight Rules and Part 101 Micro and Excluded Remotely Piloted Aircraft Operations and Civil Aviation Order (CAO) 48.1 Fatigue Management.
The object of the guides is to present regulatory requirements in clear, concise language that is more easily understood than the legal language of the underlying legislation.
New Director of Aviation Safety and CEO Pip Spence said the guides mean people in the aviation community do not have to trawl through the detail of regulations and standards for the information they need.
“In these three key parts of the safety regulations getting the information you need will now be quicker and easier,” she said.
“CASA has listened to feedback from the aviation community about making compliance with the regulations easier and we have delivered a practical solution.
“We are already working on guides covering other key parts of the safety regulations to build a library of plain English safety information that will be of most benefit to the aviation community.
The three guides are available free as digital documents or as printed copies for $2.95 plus postage, with ordering done through CASA's online shop.
“I encourage everyone to get a copy of the guides relevant to their operations and to actively use them to support their safe flying," Spence added. "This is an initiative that can make a significant impact on maintaining and improving the safety of Australian skies.”