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New Australian ADS-B authorization instruments effective February 2, 2017.
The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) will grant two temporary authorization instruments on February 2, 2017, to take effect alongside the final automatic dependent surveillance – broadcast (ADS-B) equipment mandate for instrument flight rules (IFR) aircraft.
The temporary authorization instruments will enable IFR aircraft not equipped with approved ADS-B transmitting equipment by February 2 to fly without ADS-B under specific conditions for a limited period of time.
Instrument for foreign registered aircraft (CASA 113/16)
Foreign registered aircraft with a secondary surveillance radar (SSR) transponder may fly IFR in Australian airspace, including in oceanic control areas, but must fly under 29,000 feet in continental airspace unless they receive a clearance from Air Traffic Control (ATC). This instrument expires on June 6, 2020.
ADS-B increases electronic surveillance coverage in Australia and introduces a range of improved safety and efficiency benefits for pilots with transmitting equipment. Operators of non-equipped IFR aircraft utilizing one of the above instruments will need to make a decision about whether to equip with ADS-B, fly under the visual flight rules (VFR) only, or retire any unequipped aircraft by the instrument’s expiry date.
Instrument for Australian registered aircraft (CASA 114/16)
Australian registered aircraft manufactured before February 6, 2014, not equipped with ADS-B will be able to fly IFR for private operations below 10,000 feet in Class G airspace and also in Class D airspace subject to a clearance from ATC.
Additionally, aircraft fitted with an SSR transponder will be able to transit Class C and E airspace when arriving at, or departing from, a Class D aerodrome, subject to a clearance from ATC. This instrument expires on January 1, 2020.
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Cannes Film Festival and Monaco Grand Prix is fast approaching.
This year the Cannes Film Festival and the Monaco Grand Prix will overlap each other – 17-28 May for the Cannes Film Festival and 25-28 May for the Monaco Grand Prix. As these events will overlap, it will add additional strain on services such as parking, slots, hotels, transportation, etc., for this time period. The procedures and slots won’t become available until April, but it’s recommended that operators looking to travel to these events submit a firm schedule as soon as possible as slots are first-come-first-serve. It’s important to note that if the schedule changes after submission of the schedule, the request will be placed at the end of the applications.
Parking for larger aircraft such as a G650 will be limited as they are traditionally placed in a separate area at Nice (LFMN) that is shared with commercial traffic. However, with the increase of the scheduled commercial traffic to this airfield and the overlap of these events, parking will be in high demand. Additionally, it’s expected that restrictions will likely start on May 25 through May 30. The most restricted days in terms of slot availability will be May 28 and 29.
For more information, contact your Asia-Operations Center at email@example.com.
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