CAASI is pleased to inform you of the regulatory initiatives we have put in place to addressing the challenges those in aviation are currently facing. We have ensured our approach is finely balanced, with a focus on providing relief at the same time as ensuring safety risks are effectively managed in these rapidly changing times.
- If you have an organisational certificate expiring soon (this includes certificates issued under Parts 109, 119, 129, 139, 140, 141, 145 and 174, CAASI will initiate a process to issue a new certificate for a period of six months from the date of expiry of your current certificate, subject to it being able to assure itself that there are no significant safety concerns in doing so. This will be completed through a desktop risk assessment reviewing all intelligence and information held by the CAA, and by a review of your exposition. You do not need to make application for this process to be initiated.
- If your medical certificate is due to expire shortly, this will be extended automatically by a period of 60 days. You will still have to comply with any surveillance conditions associated with your medical certificate during this extension period.
- If you have upcoming currency requirements, flight reviews, proficiency checks, or training and checking requirements, an exemption will be issued extending the period within which these checks and reviews must be completed by a period of three months. There will be no charges associated with the issuing of this exemption.
Aircrafts with Airworthiness Certificates expiring after 1st March, will have their Airworthiness certificates extended to 30th June 2020.
Further potential areas of regulatory relief are also being considered, with respect to aircraft inspection and maintenance requirements, and other areas. Announcements on any further regulatory relief initiatives will be made on this website.
Source: Brian Halisanau (Acting Director of Civil Aviation)