Avionics News January 2017 - 16
CS-SC401b - Exchange of basic flight system
The deadline for submission of comments is Feb. 7, 2017.
Continued from page 15
Task RMT.0393 "Maintenance check flights"
* Opinion planned 2017/Q1.
* Task RMT.0217 "CAMO and Part-145
* Opinion planned 2017/Q3.
* Task RMT.0278 "Importing of aircraft from
other regulatory systems" and RMT.0521
"Airworthiness Review Process"
* Will be delivered in a single opinion.
* Opinion planned 2018/Q2.
* Task RMT.0097 "B1 and B2 Support Staff"
* Opinion planned 2018/Q2.
A complete review of content of each of the above
rulemaking tasks is available online at www.easa.europa.
Regular update of certification
specifications for standard changes
and standard repairs: NPA 2016-17
The new and updated certification specifications
proposed with this NPA contain acceptable methods,
techniques and practices for carrying out and identifying
standard changes and standard repairs for embodiment in
certain aircraft without a design approval.
In the nearly two dozen additions to the certification
specifications for standard changes, the avionics-specific
* CS-SC002b - Installation of a Mode S
elementary surveillance equipment (amended).
* CS-SC051b - Installation of 'FLARM'
* CS-SC052b - Installation of VFR GNSS
equipment/moving-map systems to enhance
situational awareness (amended).
* CS-SC057a - Installation of a GPS system to
enhance situational awareness and to support VFR
* CS-SC058a - Installation of traffic awareness
beacon system equipment (new).
* CS-SC102a - Installation of DC power supply
systems for portable electronic devices (new).
* CS-SC104a - Installation of lightweight in-flight
recording systems (new).
* CS-SC205a - Installation of fuel low level sensor
* CS-SC251b - Installation of an angle of attack
indicator system (amended).
News & Regulatory Updates
New ADS-B authorization instruments
effective Feb. 2, 2017 (as published by
CASA on Nov. 22, 2016)
The Civil Aviation Safety Authority will grant two
temporary authorization instruments on Feb. 2, 2017, to
take effect alongside the final ADS-B equipment mandate for instrument flight rules aircraft.
The temporary authorization instruments will enable IFR
aircraft not equipped with approved ADS-B transmitting
equipment by Feb. 2, 2017, to fly without ADS-B under specific conditions for a limited period of time.
Instrument for Australian registered
aircraft (CASA 114/16)
Australian registered aircraft manufactured before
Feb. 6, 2014, not equipped with ADS-B will be able
to fly IFR for private operations below 10,000 feet in
Class G airspace and also in Class D airspace subject to
a clearance from air traffic control.
Additionally, aircraft fitted with a secondary surveillance radar transponder will be able to transit Class C
and E airspace when arriving at, or departing from, a
Class D aerodrome, subject to a clearance from ATC.
This instrument expires on Jan. 1, 2020.
Instrument for foreign registered
aircraft (CASA 113/16)
Foreign registered aircraft with an SSR transponder
may fly IFR in Australian airspace, including in oceanic
control areas, but must fly under 29,000 feet in continental airspace unless they receive a clearance from
ATC. This instrument expires on June 6, 2020.
ADS-B increases electronic surveillance coverage in
Australia and introduces a range of improved safety and
efficiency benefits for pilots with transmitting equipment.
Operators of non-equipped IFR aircraft utilizing one of
the above instruments will need to make a decision about
whether to equip with ADS-B, fly under the visual flight
rules only, or retire any unequipped aircraft by the instrument's expiration date. q