CASA EX53/12 - Exemption - navigation and anti-collision lights

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Instrument number CASA EX53/12
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.
[Signed John F. McCormick]
John F. McCormick
Director of Aviation Safety
28 March 2012
Exemption — navigation and anti-collision lights
1          Duration
                 This instrument:
(a)   commences on 1 April 2012; and
(b)   stops having effect at the end of March 2015.
2          Application
                 This instrument applies to U C Aviation Pty Ltd, trading as Universal Cartographic Solutions, Aviation Reference Number 779922 (the operator), and any pilot in command of an aircraft operated by the operator (the operator’s aircraft) when the operator’s aircraft is being operated on behalf of the Australian Federal Police or a State or Territory Police Force for the purposes of surveillance or police operations.
3          Exemption
                 The operator and any pilot in command of the operator’s aircraft, when operating for the purposes of surveillance, are exempt from complying with the requirements of:
(a)   subregulations 195 (1) and 196 (3) of Civil Aviation Regulations 1988 relating to the display of navigation and anti-collision lights; and
(b)   paragraph 3 of Appendix V of Civil Aviation Order 20.18.
4          Conditions
                 The exemption is subject to the conditions mentioned in Schedule 1.
Schedule 1          Conditions
        1     The operator and pilot in command of the operator’s aircraft must ensure that the aircraft is operated under the Instrument Flight Rules.
        2     The operator and pilot in command must advise Air Traffic Control (ATC) when the operator’s aircraft is operating without external lights.
        3     If the operator’s aircraft has been operating without external lights displayed, the operator or pilot in command must advise ATC when the aircraft is returned to normal operation with external lights displayed.
        4     The pilot in command of the operator’s aircraft must maintain a listening watch on the appropriate ATC frequency.
        5     The pilot in command must display external lights on the operator’s aircraft if:
(a)   the pilot of another aircraft asks for the external lights to be displayed for the purpose of identifying the operator’s aircraft as traffic; or
(b)   he or she is aware of proximate traffic and there is a potential risk of a collision.
        6     The operator’s operations manual (the manual) must contain procedures in Part D of the manual for operations without external lights displayed. The manual must also include guidance on the circumstances when an aircraft may operate without external lights displayed.