Civil Aviation Rules

Civil Aviation Rules

Rules are generally made when setting a common or consistent standard is the best way to manage a safety risk or address an issue with the aviation system. They are made under the Civil Aviation Act 1990 by the Minister of Transport. While the Minister makes the rules, anyone can petition for a new rule or to update an existing rule, and there are several opportunities for aviation participants to get involved in the rule-making process.

Rule Part Title Effective Date
Definitions and Interpretation
Part 1 Definitions and Abbreviations 10 Mar 2017
Procedures
Part 11 Revoked 30 Aug 2007
Part 12 Accidents, Incidents and Statistics 24 Sep 2015
Administration
Part 19 Transition Rules 10 Mar 2017
Aircraft
Part 21 Certification of Products and Parts 10 Mar 2017
Part 26 Additional Airworthiness Requirements 25 Mar 2010
Part 39 Airworthiness Directives 01 Mar 2007
Part 43 General Maintenance Rules 10 Mar 2017
Part 47 Aircraft Registration and Marking 01 Aug 2015
Personnel
Part 61 Pilot Licences and Ratings 10 Mar 2017
Part 63 Flight Engineer Licences and Ratings 22 Jun 2006
Part 65 Air Traffic Service Personnel Licences and Ratings 24 Sep 2015
Part 66 Aircraft Maintenance Personnel Licensing 01 Feb 2016
Part 67                 Medical Standards and Certification 25 Oct 2007
Airspace
Part 71 Designation and Classification of Airspace 23 Oct 2008
Part 77 Objects and Activities Affecting Navigable Airspace 01 Apr 2014
Rules of the Air and General Operating Rules
Part 91 General Operating and Flight Rules 10 Mar 2017
Part 92 Carriage of Dangerous Goods 22 Jun 2006
Part 93 Special Aerodrome Traffic Rules and Noise Abatement Procedures 24 Sep 2015
Part 95 Instrument Flight Procedures – Registration 25 Mar 2010
Part 101 Gyrogliders and Parasails, Unmanned Aircraft (including Balloons), Kites, and Rockets – Operating Rules 10 Mar 2017
Part 103 Microlight Aircraft – Operating Rules 10 Nov 2011
Part 104 Gliders – Operating Rules 01 Mar 2007
Part 105 Parachuting – Operating Rules 15 Dec 2012
Part 106 Hang Gliders – Operating Rules 01 Apr 2014
Part 108 Air Operator Security Programme 24 Sep 2015
Certificated Operators and Other Flight Operations
Part 100 Safety Management 01 Feb 2016
Part 102 Unmanned Aircraft Operator Certification 24 Sep 2015
Part 115 Adventure Aviation – Certification and Operations 10 Mar 2017
Part 119 Air Operator – Certification 10 Mar 2017
Part 121 Air Operations – Large Aeroplanes 10 Mar 2017
Part 125 Air Operations – Medium Aeroplanes 10 Mar 2017
Part 129 Foreign Air Transport Operator – Certification 25 Mar 2010
Part 133 Helicopter External Load Operations 25 Oct 2007
Part 135 Air Operations – Helicopters and Small Aeroplanes 01 Feb 2016
Part 137 Agricultural Aircraft Operations 10 Mar 2017
Certificated Organisations and Agencies
Part 109 Regulated Air Cargo Agent – Certification 09 Oct 2008
Part 140 Aviation Security Service Organisations – Certification 16 Jan 2013
Part 141 Aviation Training Organisations – Certification 10 Mar 2017
Part 145 Aircraft Maintenance Organisations – Certification 10 Mar 2017
Part 146 Aircraft Design Organisations – Certification 10 Mar 2017
Part 147 Maintenance Training Organisations – Certification 10 Mar 2017
Part 148 Aircraft Manufacturing Organisations – Certification 10 Mar 2017
Part 149 Aviation Recreation Organisations – Certification 01 Feb 2016
Aerodromes
Part 139 Aerodromes – Certification, Operation and Use 10 Mar 2017
Part 157 Notice of Construction, Alteration, Activation, and Deactivation of Aerodromes 08 Feb 1996
Certificated Airways Services
Part 171 Aeronautical Telecommunication Services – Operation and Certification 10 Mar 2017
Part 172 Air Traffic Service Organisations – Certification 10 Mar 2017
Part 173 Instrument Flight Procedure Service Organisation – Certification and Operation 10 Mar 2017
Part 174 Aviation Meteorological Service Organisations – Certification 10 Mar 2017
Part 175 Aeronautical Information Services Organisations – Certification 10 Mar 2017