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CIVIL AVIATION SAFETY REGULATIONS 1998 - REG 121.180

Availability of flight planning information

             (1)  The operator of an aeroplane for a flight contravenes this subregulation if a requirement mentioned in subregulation (2) is not met for the flight.

             (2)  The requirements are the following:

                     (a)  the pilot in command of the aeroplane must have access to the information mentioned in subregulation (3) before and during the flight;

                     (b)  each person in the operator's organisation who is responsible for flight planning for the flight must have access to the information mentioned in subregulation (3) before the flight;

                     (c)  each person in the operator's organisation who is responsible for flight replanning for the flight must have access to the information mentioned in subregulation (3) during the flight;

                     (d)  each person in the operator's organisation who exercises operational control for the flight must have access to the information mentioned in subregulation (3) before and during the flight.

             (3)  The information is the following:

                     (a)  authorised weather forecasts and authorised weather reports:

                              (i)  in relation to the flight; and

                             (ii)  if a destination alternate aerodrome is required for the flight by the flight preparation (Part 121 alternate aerodromes) requirements--in relation to the destination alternate aerodrome;

                     (b)  NOTAMs for the flight;

                     (c)  the suitability for a take-off or landing by the aeroplane of:

                              (i)  the departure and planned destination aerodromes for the flight; and

                             (ii)  if a destination alternate aerodrome is required for the flight by the flight preparation (Part 121 alternate aerodromes) requirements--the destination alternate aerodrome.

             (4)  A person commits an offence of strict liability if the person contravenes subregulation (1).

Penalty:  50 penalty units.



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