I, MARK ALAN SKIDMORE, Director of Aviation Safety, on behalf of CASA, make this instrument under regulation 207 of the Civil Aviation Regulations 1988.
[Signed M. Skidmore]
Mark Skidmore AM
Director of Aviation Safety
13 March 2015
Civil Aviation Order 20.18 Amendment Instrument 2015 (No. 1)
1 Name of instrument
This instrument is the Civil Aviation Order 20.18 Amendment Instrument 2015 (No. 1).
This instrument commences on the day after registration.
3 Amendment of Civil Aviation Order 20.18
Schedule 1 amends Civil Aviation Order 20.18.
4 Transitional application — helicopter V.F.R. operations at night
The amendments to Civil Aviation Order 20.18 in Schedule 1 of this instrument do not apply until 1 January 2016.
Schedule 1 Amendments
 Paragraph 3.2
 After paragraph 3.2
3.2A A helicopter may only be operated under the V.F.R. at night if:
(a) it is equipped with the instruments specified in Appendix VIII; and
(b) it is equipped with any other instruments and indicators specified in the helicopter’s flight manual;
(c) for flights under V.F.R. at night which involve flights over land or water where the helicopter’s attitude cannot be maintained by the use of visual external surface cues as a result of lights on the ground or celestial illumination:
(i) the helicopter is equipped in accordance with subparagraph 4.2 (d) of this Order; or
(ii) the helicopter is operated by a qualified 2 pilot crew, each with access to flight controls.
 Subparagraph 4.2 (d)
(d) an approved automatic pilot or automatic stabilisation system.