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AERODROME INSPECTIONS AND AUDITS

Under Civil Aviation Safety Regulations (CASR 1998 Part 139 Aerodromes) some aerodromes are required to have either of the following scheduled inspections conducted.

  • Aerodrome Technical Inspections (ATI)
  • Aerodrome Safety Inspections (ASI)

 

 

Subpart 139.B: Certified Aerodromes

 

139.230 requires aerodromes to be classified as certified aerodromes if they have a runway suitable for use by aircraft with a maximum seating capacity of more than 30 seats, maximum carrying capacity of more than 3400 kg and are available for use by such aircraft in RPT and charter operations. Certified aerodromes amongst other matters require the following criteria to be met by aerodrome operators:

 

  • A current aerodrome manual
  • A minimum of one Aerodrome Reporting Officer (ARO)
  • All relevant aerodrome personnel trained in accordance with MOS 139.
  • An aerodrome emergency committee and emergency plan
  • Serviceability inspections on each day that airline services operate or in other cases a minimum of twice weekly inspections
  • Regular checks of the currency and accuracy of the published data in AIP ERSA (En-route Supplement Australia and RDS)
  • Notify NOTAM office of any physical changes to the aerodrome
  • A safety management system in accordance with MOS 139                                                

 

139.235 requires an ATI to be conducted at 12 month intervals and 139.240 lists what persons are eligible to conduct ATI’s.

 

David is qualified to conduct inspections of all those elements covered in ATI except the instrument survey of the approach, take-off and transitional surfaces and the electrical  testing of the aerodrome lighting and electrical reticulation systems, including the visual approach slope indicator, any earthing points at the aerodrome and stand-by and emergency aerodrome lighting.

 

 The instrument survey must be conducted by a technically qualified survey practitioner experienced in OLS surveys and the electrical testing conducted by a licensed electrician or electrical engineer.

 

 AITS has successfully conducted ATI at the following certified aerodromes:

  • Bankstown Airport
  • Moorabbin Airport

        

 

Subpart 139.C: Registered Aerodromes

 

 

139.315 requires aerodromes to be classified as registered aerodromes if they are used by aircraft engaged in either RPT or charter operations with a maximum seating capacity of more than 9 seats. Registered aerodromes amongst other matters require the following criteria to be met by aerodrome operators:

  • A minimum of one ARO
  • Serviceability inspections on those days airline services operate or in other cases a minimum of twice weekly inspections
  • Regular checks of the currency and accuracy of the published data in AIP ERSA (En-route Supplement Australia   and RDS)
  • Notify the NOTAM office of any physical changes to the aerodrome
 

139.315 also requires an ASI to be conducted if they have regular public transport. The inspections are to be conducted at 12 month intervals and be undertaken by a CASA approved person for the conduct of ASI at registered and other aerodromes. David and Peter are both CASA approved to conduct ASI.

 

AITS has successfully completed ASI at the following registered aerodromes:

  • St Helens
  • Horsham
  • Camden
  • Kempsey

  Subpart 139.D: Certain other Aerodromes

 

139.335 requires aerodromes that are not registered or certified and are used at least once a week by aircraft engaged in either RPT or charter operations with a maximum passenger seat capacity of more than 9 seats but not greater than 30 seats to be classified as "certain other"aerodromes. Amongst other matters the following criteria must be met by aerodrome operators:

  • A minimum of one ARO
  • An ASI must be undertaken by a CASA approved person once a year.                                        

 

AITS has successfully completed ASI at the following "certain other" category aerodromes:

  • Beverley
  • Cobden
  • Tyabb