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CIVIL AVIATION SAFETY REGULATIONS 1998 - REG 139.160

Requirements for operating certified air/ground radio service

Operator of radio service must hold approval

             (1)  The operator of an aerodrome contravenes this subregulation if:

                     (a)  there is a certified air/ground radio service for the aerodrome; and

                     (b)  the service is operated by a person who does not hold an approval under regulation 139.010 to operate the service.

             (2)  CASA may grant an approval mentioned in paragraph (1)(b) only if CASA is satisfied that the person meets the requirements for operating a certified air/ground radio service prescribed by the Part 139 Manual of Standards.

Part 139 Manual of Standards may prescribe requirements

             (3)  The Part 139 Manual of Standards may prescribe requirements relating to the operation of certified air/ground radio services.

             (4)  Without limiting subregulation (3), the Part 139 Manual of Standards may prescribe requirements relating to the following:

                     (a)  the facilities to be provided for the operation of a certified air/ground radio service;

                     (b)  when a certified air/ground radio service must be operating for an aerodrome;

                     (c)  documenting operational procedures for a certified air/ground radio service;

                     (d)  information and notifications about a certified air/ground radio service for an aerodrome that the operator of the aerodrome must provide to the NOTAM Office.

             (5)  The operator of an aerodrome contravenes this subregulation if:

                     (a)  there is a certified air/ground radio service for the aerodrome; and

                     (b)  a requirement mentioned in subregulation (3) applies in relation to the service; and

                     (c)  the requirement is not met.

Offence

             (6)  A person commits an offence of strict liability if the person contravenes subregulation (1) or (5).

Penalty:  10 penalty units.

Subpart 139.E -- Hazards to aircraft operations



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