CASA 06/15 - Permissions under CAR 143 and 144 — to have firearms in an aircraft of the Western Australia Police Air Wing and discharge a firearm from the aircraft

Link to law: https://www.comlaw.gov.au/Details/F2015L00077

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Instrument number CASA 06/15
I, GERARD JOHN CAMPBELL, Executive Manager, Operations Division, on behalf of CASA, make this instrument under subregulations 143 (3) and 144 (3) of the Civil Aviation Regulations 1988.
[Signed G.J. Campbell]
Gerard J. Campbell
Executive Manager
Operations Division
20 January 2015
Permissions under CAR 143 and 144 — to have firearms in an aircraft of the Western Australia Police Air Wing and discharge a firearm from the aircraft
1          Duration
                 This instrument:
(a)   commences on the day after registration; and
(b)   expires at the end of December 2017, as if it had been repealed by another instrument.
2          Application
                 This instrument applies to aircraft:
(a)   operated by the State of Western Australia through the Commissioner of Police, Aviation Reference Number 214921 (the operator), under Air Operator’s Certificates 1- DQ7GJ and W214921 (the AOCs); and
(b)   not engaged in charter operations or regular public transport operations.
3          Permission
                 A person referred to in Schedule 1 may:
(a)   carry a firearm in, or have a firearm in his or her possession in, an aircraft to which this instrument applies; and
(b)   discharge a firearm while on board such an aircraft.
4       Conditions
This permission is subject to the conditions detailed in Schedule 2.
Schedule 1
               Persons employed by the following government departments or statutory authorities:
(a)   the State of Western Australia through the Commissioner of Police;
(b)   the Australian Federal Police;
(c)   the Australian Customs Service;
(d)   the Australian Defence Force;
(e)   the Ministry of Justice.
Schedule 2
        1     Carriage of firearms by the persons referred to in Schedule 1 must be in the execution of their duties.
        2     The manner of control of firearms and firing methods must be as directed by the State of Western Australia through the Commissioner of Police operations manual for the AOCs.
        3     The types of firearms carried must be limited to shotguns, pistols and rifles.
        4     Unloaded weapons, including concealed weapons, may be carried by persons referred to in Schedule 1 in the execution of their duties when carried in fixed and rotary wing aircraft operated by the Western Australia Police Service.
        5     Discharge of firearms from aircraft must only be with the approval of the pilot in command.
        6     Each firearm carried must be registered in accordance with the legal requirements of the State or Territory in which the operations are being conducted.
        7     A copy of this instrument must be placed in the operations manual for the AOCs.
        8     Any person who discharges a firearm in or from an aircraft must not have been on duty for greater than 10 hours at the completion of the flight.
        9     Before flight, and before authorising any discharge of a firearm in or from an aircraft, the pilot in command must be satisfied that the person who will discharge the firearm is rested and is not suffering from excessive fatigue incurred during any previous duty or function.