Review of pilot operating time-on-type for small air transport operations

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has commenced a project to review the time-on-type requirements for pilots-in-command of small air transport operations, as contained in Civil Aviation Rule 135.505.

Feedback from the aviation community, and CAA experience, has revealed that rule 135.505 may not be suitable for the highly variable cohort of pilots and organisations operating under Part 135.

From 7 February to 7 March 2017, the CAA undertook a survey to gather information from Part 135 operators about the implementation of CAR 135.505. Although the survey has closed, you can view it using the link below:

Survey - Civil Aviation Rule 135.505 (PDF 71 KB)

The CAA is currently assessing the survey responses and will publish a summary of the responses soon. The responses will be used to inform further policy development on CAR 135.505.

Further information and updates will be added to this web page as the project develops. The CAA will consult with interested parties throughout the policy development process, so there will be plenty of opportunity to have your say.

If you have any questions about the project, please contact Jessica Henderson (Policy Advisor).