The Civil Aviation Safety Authority of Australia (CASA) is looking for public comments on its plans to update regulations governing airport operations.
The agency said Wednesday that its goal is to “make the aerodrome safety requirements more streamlined, flexible and practical.” The current regulations were adopted in 2003, and CASA says changes are needed because of technological advances.
One proposal calls for simplifying the airport certification system so that certification is required only for airports that have a terminal instrument flight procedure.
Other proposed changes include the introduction of a graduated structure for certification requirements and modified requirements for technical inspections.
“This clearer and simpler system would bring a range of benefits to aerodrome operations, including reducing emergency preparedness costs for many aerodromes,” CASA said.
The agency said it will accept public comments on the proposals through Dec. 8.