Instrument number CASA EX40/12
I, john francis mccormick, Director of Aviation Safety, on behalf of CASA, make this instrument under regulation 11.160 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998 (CASR 1998).
[Signed John F. McCormick]
John F. McCormick
Director of Aviation Safety
26 March 2012
Exemption — provision of ARFFS training facilities at Avalon, Broome, Hamilton Island, Karratha, Launceston, Sunshine Coast, Rockhampton and Townsville aerodromes
(a) commences on the day after registration; and
(b) stops having effect at the end of February 2015.
Instrument CASA EX04/11 is revoked.
This instrument applies to Airservices Australia (AA) as the approved Aerodrome Rescue and Fire Fighting Service (ARFFS) providing firefighting services at Avalon, Broome, Hamilton Island, Karratha, Launceston, Sunshine Coast, Rockhampton and Townsville aerodromes.
AA is exempt from compliance with subregulation 139.772 (2) of CASR 1998 in respect of paragraph 220.127.116.11 of the Manual of Standards Part 139H (the MOS).
Note Paragraph 18.104.22.168 requires the establishment of “hot fire” training facilities at the aerodromes.
The exemption is subject to the conditions mentioned in Schedule 1.
Schedule 1 Conditions
1 If a “hot fire” training facility is not available at an ARFFS location (original location), AA must ensure that “hot fire” training is provided at another ARFFS location (alternate ARFFS location).
2 If “hot fire” training is provided at an alternate ARFFS location, the operator at the original location must enter into a formal agreement with the ARFFS operator at the alternate ARFFS location.
3 For ARFFS location at Launceston, staff at this location must complete structural “hot fire” training at least once every 180 days using a suitable smoke hut.