In this Part:
"aerial application operation" (or application operation) means:
(a) a flight that is carried out by an aeroplane to apply application material; and
(b) a flight by an aeroplane that is for, or partly for, 1 or more of the following:
(i) inspection of a work area;
(ii) pilot training or checking relating to a flight mentioned in paragraph (a);
(iii) training of a crew member other than the pilot;
(iv) travel from a landing area to a work area and back;
(v) the carriage of a passenger specified in regulation 137.135 for a purpose set out in that regulation; and
(c) preparation for any activities mentioned in paragraphs (a) and (b).
"application material" means fertiliser, trace elements, seeds, baits, water, pesticides or other material.
"apply" , in relation to application material, means to drop or spray the material onto the ground or water.
"crew member" includes a person who is on board an aeroplane to give, or receive, training in an aspect of application operations.
"employ" , in relation to a pilot, includes to engage as an independent contractor.
"GPS marking system" means a system that uses global positioning system equipment to show the flight path required for an aeroplane when applying application material.
"head of aeroplane maintenance control" , in relation to an operator, means the person who holds the position whose duties include those mentioned in regulation 137.070.
"head of flight operations" , in relation to an operator, means the person who holds the position whose duties include those mentioned in regulation 137.065.
"key personnel position" , in relation to an operator, means the positions of head of aeroplane maintenance control and head of flight operations for the operator.
"landing area" means a place, whether or not an aerodrome, where an aeroplane is able to take off and land.
"MEL , or minimum equipment list" , for an aeroplane, means an approved list that provides for the operation of the aeroplane with particular equipment inoperative, and sets out any special conditions for such operation.
"operations manual" , in relation to an operator or an application operation carried out by an operator, means:
(a) the manual, and the schedule of differences (if any), approved under regulation 137.050; and
(b) any amendments approved under regulation 137.080, 137.085 or 137.090, as appropriate.
Note: An operations manual may comprise a standard operations manual and a schedule of differences: see subregulation 137.035(2).
"operator" , in relation to an aeroplane, means a person who holds an AOC that authorises the use of the aeroplane in application operations.
"populous area" , in relation to a flight by an aeroplane, means an area where, if the aeroplane's engine failed, the aeroplane would not be able to glide safely clear of any occupied building.
"resting time" , for a pilot, means any time during a tour of duty when the pilot:
(a) has no duties to perform; and
(b) has access to accommodation that is conducive to rest and includes a comfortable chair.
"role equipment" means equipment fitted to an aeroplane for an application operation, including booms, spreaders and mirrors.
"schedule of differences" , for an operator, means the schedule prepared by the operator under paragraph 137.045(3)(c) and approved by CASA under regulation 137.050.
"sleeping time" , for a pilot, means any time during a tour of duty when the pilot:
(a) has no duties to perform; and
(b) has access to a comfortable room that:
(i) is subject to minimal noise levels; and
(ii) is well ventilated; and
(iii) is equipped with a method of controlling the entry of light; and
(iv) is equipped with a comfortable bed and chair.
"standard operations manual" means an operations manual approved under regulation 137.040.
"work area" , in relation to an application operation, means:
(a) the area of ground or water where application material is to be applied; and
(b) the area over which the aeroplane concerned flies as it approaches and departs from the area mentioned in paragraph (a).
Subpart 137.B -- General