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Australia Issues Draft AC on Pilot Supervision

The Australian Civilian Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) recently published draft Advisory Circular (AC) 61-20 v1.0 as the first document of its kind addressing pilot supervision for aircraft operators that do not have a required check and training system in place.

Guidance is provided to operators for delivering “a structured supervision program to pilots operating in a new environment or after completing the regulatory requirements for a new qualification.” The intent of the supervision process is to ensure pilots can “continue to gain effective knowledge and operational experience, during and post, induction, or when operating in a new environment.”

CASA emphasized that this AC “does not replace the supervision required by the regulations to complete a qualification. However, all operators could adopt the supervision methodology for their operational safety-critical…

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