Part 119 - Air Operator - Certification

This compilation of the above Civil Aviation Rule was made by the Civil Aviation Authority as a reference document to provide details of the current rule requirements. It is not the official version of the Rule and should only be used as a reference document. It does not contain the statement specifying the Rule Objective, and the Extent of Consultation.

Rule brief

The purpose of Part 119 is to prescribe the certification requirements for operators to perform Air Operations and the operating requirements for the continuation of this certification. Air Operations include Air Transport Operations (ATO) and Commercial Transport Operations (CTO).

Part 119 introduces two levels of certification—

  • Airline air operator certification that permits air operations in all sizes of aircraft
  • General aviation air operator certification that permits air operations in helicopters and aeroplanes with nine or less passenger seats

Part 119 adopts the standard layout for the rule parts relating to the certification of organisations. The layout prescribes specific requirements for the certification (entry standards), operation (continued operations), and safety audit (surveillance) of operators carrying out air operations.