Australia’s CASA Proposes IPC to Relax Type Rating Rules

By Juliet Van Wagenen | May 19, 2016
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[Avionics Today 05-19-2016] The Australian government’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) part 61 taskforce, tasked with addressing issues associated with flight crew licensing suite of regulations, has released a detailed Instrument Proficiency Check (IPC) proposal. The proposal, released to the Industry Advisory Panel and the SCC Flight Crew Licensing Subcommittee for feedback, seeks to relax the aircraft type rating rules and the requirement to have a biennial IPC for type-rated aircraft.

Pilots who operate several type-rated aircraft outside of a training and checking organization would benefit the most from the proposal, according to a statement released by CASA. Effectively, pilots would need to demonstrate instrument rating proficiency in the more challenging safety sensitive operating conditions of multi-crew, single-pilot turbojet airplanes and the generally complex nature of type-rated aircraft (i.e., not each specific type).

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