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Entry into the Civil Aviation System – Air Operator Certificate (AOC)

An essential element in the regulatory system is the certification of air operators. The requirement that an operator shall be in possession of an AOC issued by CASA PNG in order to engage in commercial air transport operations is contained in CAR Part 119.

Through the issuance of an AOC, the associated operations specifications and the subsequent continuing safety oversight, CASA PNG will be able to ensure the protection of public interest and will be able to exercise indirect influence and control without encroaching upon the direct responsibility of the operator for the safety of the operation. The granting of an AOC by the CASA PNG establishes that the operator has met the criteria for an acceptable operation and that the operator is capable of providing a safe commercial air transport service.

Compliance – Continuous Oversight

Subsequent to the issuance of an AOC, Flying Operations is responsible for continued surveillance and for conducting periodic inspections to ensure the operator’s continued compliance with CASA, PNG regulations, authorizations, limitations and provisions of its AOC and operations specifications. These periodic inspections are components of a continuing safety oversight programme.

Under Papua New Guinea Regulations CASA PNG inspectors have the authority and responsibility for exercising continuing safety oversight of commercial air transport operations to ensure that accepted safety practices and approved procedures for the promotion of safety in operations are maintained. To achieve this objective, Flying Operations establishes an annual risk-based surveillance plan for continuously monitoring operations conducted by each operator.

Note: All inspectors authorized to conduct safety oversight will be in possession of credentials identifying them as inspectors appointed by CASA PNG. The credentials identify the legislation under which they are empowered to inspect. In addition, each credential has an expiry date and a current photo of the inspector.

 

Source: Summarized from Air Operator Certification and Surveillance Manual Vol 2 Part Q

 

 










 
Flying Operations


Flying Operations functions

Entry into the Civil Aviation System – Air Operator Certificate (AOC)

An essential element in the regulatory system is the certification of air operators. The requirement that an operator shall be in possession of an AOC issued by CASA PNG in order to engage in commercial air transport operations is contained in CAR Part 119.

Through the issuance of an AOC, the associated operations specifications and the subsequent continuing safety oversight, CASA PNG will be able to ensure the protection of public interest and will be able to exercise indirect influence and control without encroaching upon the direct responsibility of the operator for the safety of the operation. The granting of an AOC by the CASA PNG establishes that the operator has met the criteria for an acceptable operation and that the operator is capable of providing a safe commercial air transport service.

Compliance – Continuous Oversight

Subsequent to the issuance of an AOC, Flying Operations is responsible for continued surveillance and for conducting periodic inspections to ensure the operator’s continued compliance with CASA, PNG regulations, authorizations, limitations and provisions of its AOC and operations specifications. These periodic inspections are components of a continuing safety oversight programme.

Under Papua New Guinea Regulations CASA PNG inspectors have the authority and responsibility for exercising continuing safety oversight of commercial air transport operations to ensure that accepted safety practices and approved procedures for the promotion of safety in operations are maintained. To achieve this objective, Flying Operations establishes an annual risk-based surveillance plan for continuously monitoring operations conducted by each operator.

Note: All inspectors authorized to conduct safety oversight will be in possession of credentials identifying them as inspectors appointed by CASA PNG. The credentials identify the legislation under which they are empowered to inspect. In addition, each credential has an expiry date and a current photo of the inspector.

 

Source: Summarized from Air Operator Certification and Surveillance Manual Vol 2 Part Q