Instrument number CASA EX61/12
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 and subregulation 250 (2) of the Civil Aviation Regulations 1988 (CAR 1988).
[Signed John F. McCormick]
John F. McCormick
Director of Aviation Safety
26 April 2012
Exemption and permission — AOC holders with winching and rappelling privileges and the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB)
(a) commences on the day after registration; and
(b) stops having effect at the end of 31 March 2015.
This instrument applies to:
(a) the holder of an AOC which authorises the conduct of helicopter winching and rappelling operations (an eligible operator); and
(b) ATSB when conducing accident investigations; and
(c) the pilot in command of a helicopter operated by an eligible operator.
The pilot in command of a helicopter operated by an eligible operator is exempt from the requirements of subregulations 151 (1) and 251 (3) of CAR 1988 and paragraph 5.1 of Civil Aviation Order (CAO) 29.11 to the extent mentioned in Schedule 1.
An eligible operator and the pilot in command of a helicopter operated by the eligible operator are permitted to carry ATSB personnel on or in part of the helicopter that is not designed for the accommodation of crew or passengers, or on, or in, anything attached to the helicopter for the purpose of emplaning or deplaning when carrying out accident investigations.
The exemption and permission are subject to the conditions mentioned in Schedule 2.
Schedule 1 Extent of exemption
This exemption only applies to accident investigations which use the eligible operator’s helicopter and are conducted by ATSB.
Schedule 2 Conditions
1 The helicopter operated by an eligible operator for winching and rappelling operations must not carry any persons other than the eligible operator’s crew and staff approved by the ATSB.
2 All other requirements of CAO 29.11 must be complied with.