Unformatted text preview: STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS
SUPPLEMENT No. 18 10th June, 2014 STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS SUPPLEMENT
to The Uganda Gazette No. 35 Volume CVII dated 10th June, 2014
Printed by UPPC, Entebbe, by Order of the Government. S T A T U T O R Y I N S T R U M E N T S 2014 No. 64.
THE CIVIL AVIATION (OPERATION OF AIRCRAFT)
ARRANGEMENT OF REGULATIONS
PART II—GENERAL OPERATIONS REQUIREMENTS.
17. Registration markings
Civil aircraft airworthiness
Restricted Certificate of airworthiness
Aircraft instruments and equipment
Inoperative instruments and equipment
Aircraft flight manual, marking and placard requirements
Required aircraft and equipment
Documents to be carried on aircraft
Production of documents
Preservation of documents
Co-ordination of activities potentially hazardous to civil aircraft
Power to prohibit or restrict flying or landing or taking off
Balloons, kites and airships 1 Regulation
PART III - AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS
31. Aircraft maintenance requirements
Operator’s maintenance responsibilities
Operator’s maintenance control manual
Content of the maintenance programme
Safety programme and management system
Inspections: commercial air transport
Changes to aircraft maintenance programmes
Inspections: all other aircraft
Maintenance records retention.
Transfer of maintenance records
PART IV - FLIGHT CREW REQUIREMENTS 32.
49. Composition of flight crew
Operations under IFR or at night
In-flight procedures - Heliport operating minima
Heliport operating minima under IFR
Requirements of experience, recency and training for single pilot
operations at night or instrument flight rules.
Pilot authorisation in lieu of a type rating.
Pilot recent experience: Pilot-In-Command, co-pilot cruise relief pilot.
Pilot-In-Command: route and airport qualification
Pilot proficiency checks.
Rating required for IFR operations.
Special authorisation required for Category II or III operations.
Recording of flight time
Pilot-in-command and co-pilot currency: take-offs and landings
Pilot currency: IFR operations
Pilot currency: general aviation operations
Pilot privileges and limitations 2 Regulation
PART V - CREW MEMBER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
81. Authority and responsibility of the Pilot-In-Command
Authority of the Pilot-In-Command
Compliance with local regulations
Compliance by a foreign operator with laws, regulations and
Surveillance of operations by a foreign operator
Imperilling the safety of persons and property
Fitness of crew members
Use of narcotics, drugs or intoxicating liquor
Crew member use of seatbelts and shoulder harnesses
Flight crew members at duty stations
Required crew member equipment.
Compliance with checklists.
Search and rescue information.
Information on emergency and survival equipment carried
Locking of cockpit compartment door.
Admission to the cockpit
Power to inspect
Duties during critical phases of flight
Manipulation of the controls: commercial air transport.
Simulated abnormal situations in flight: commercial air transport.
Completion of the technical logbook: commercial air transport.
Reporting mechanical irregularities.
Reporting of facility and navigation aid inadequacies.
Reporting of incidents
Hazardous flight conditions
Operation of flight recorders
Crew member oxygen supply
Use of oxygen.
Carriage of dangerous goods
Portable electronic devices.
PART VI—FLIGHT PLANS AND AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL CLEARANCE
Operational Flight Planning and Preparation 82. Pre-flight action
83. Operation of aircraft on the ground 3 Regulation
108. Flight into known or expected icing
Aerodrome operating minima
Operation of radio in aircraft
Weather reports and forecasts
Weather limitations for visual flight rules flights
Adequacy of operating facilities
Diversions decision: engine inoperative
Instrument flight rules destination aerodromes
Instrument flight rules alternate aerodrome selection criteria
Off-shore alternates for helicopter operations
Take-off alternate aerodromes: commercial air transport operations.
Destination alternate heliport
Maximum distance from an adequate aerodrome for two-engined
aeroplanes without an ETOPS approval
Extended range operations with two-engined aeroplanes
En-route alternate aerodromes: ETOPS operations.
Fuel and oil supply.
Flight planning: document distribution and retention
Commercial air transport: loading of aircraft
Aircraft loading, mass and balance
Stowage of baggage and cargo.
Maximum allowable weights to be considered on all load manifests.
Flight release required: commercial air transport
Operational flight plan: commercial air transport
PART VII - AIRCRAFT OPERATING AND PERFORMANCE LIMITATIONS 109.
118. All Aircraft
Aircraft airworthiness and safety precautions
Performance and operating limitations
In-flight simulation of abnormal situations
Operation in RNP, MNPS or RVSM airspace
Reports of height-keeping performance
Electronic navigation data management
Compliance with visual and electronic glide slopes.
Restriction or suspension of operations: commercial air transport
Continuation of flight when destination aerodrome is temporarily
restricted: commercial air transport. 4 Regulation
119. Continuation of Instrument flight rules flight toward a destination.
120. Operations of single-engine aircraft.
121. Operations of single-engine turbine-powered aircraft at night or in
instrument meteorological conditions
122. Instrument flight rules take-off minima for commercial air transport.
123. Instrument approach procedures and Instrument flight rules landing
124. Commencing an instrument approach
125. Instrument approaches to aerodromes
126. Threshold crossing height for precision approaches.
127. Operation below decision height or minimum descent altitude
128. Landing during instrument meteorological conditions
129. Execution of a missed approach procedure
130. Minimum altitudes for use of an autopilot
131. Minimum flight altitudes
132. Receiver failure
133. Aircraft performance calculations for all aircrafts
134. General weight and obstruction clearance limitations
135. Category II and III operations: general operating rules
136. Category II and Category III: operations manual.
137. Authorization for deviation from certain Category II operations
Aircraft used in Commercial Air Transport Operation
Rules of the air and air traffic control.
Aircraft performance calculations for commercial air transport
En-route limitations: all engines operating
En-route limitations: one engine inoperative
En-route limitations: three or more engines, two engines
145. Landing limitations 146.
150. PART VIII - PASSENGER AND PASSENGER HANDLING
All Passenger- Carrying Operations
Refuelling or defuelling with passengers on board.
Passenger seats, safety belts and shoulder harnesses
Passenger briefing: non air operator certificate holder aircraft.
In-flight emergency instruction. 5 Regulation
151. Passenger oxygen: minimum supply and use.
152. Alcohol or drugs
153. Use of psychoactive substances
Commercial Air Transport Passenger Carrying Operations
154. Passenger compliance with instructions.
155. Denial of transportation.
156. Carriage of Persons Without Compliance with Passenger-Carrying
157. Cabin crew at duty stations.
158. Evacuation capability.
159. Arming of automatic emergency exits.
160. Accessibility of emergency exits and equipment.
161. Stops where passengers remain on board
162. Carriage of persons with reduced mobility
163. Exit row seating.
164. Carriage of munitions of war
165. Prohibition against carriage of weapons.
166. Oxygen for medical use by passengers
167. Carry-on baggage.
168. Carriage of cargo in passenger compartments.
169. Passenger information signs.
170. Required passenger briefings: air operator certificate holder.
171. Passenger briefing: extended over water operations.
172. Passenger seat belts.
173. Passenger seat backs.
174. Stowage of food, beverage and passenger service
175. Securing of items of mass in passenger compartment
Crew member and Flight Operations Officer Qualifications
Commercial Air Transport Operation
176. Age restriction
177. Pilot-In-Command licence requirements: turbojet, turbofan or large
178. Pilot-In-Command licence requirements: non turbojet or turbofan
179. Pilot-In-Command aeronautical experience: Small aircraft
180. Co-pilot licence requirements
181. Flight engineer licence requirements. 6 Regulation
219. One pilot qualified to perform flight engineer functions
Persons qualified in flight release.
Company procedures indoctrination
Initial dangerous goods training
Security training programmes
Initial emergency equipment drills
Initial emergency equipment drills.
Initial aircraft ground training: flight crew
Initial aircraft ground training: cabin crew
Competence checks: cabin crew members
Initial training: flight operations officer.
Initial flight training: flight crew member
Initial specialised operations training.
Aircraft differences training.
Use of synthetic flight trainers.
Aircraft and instrument proficiency checks.
Introduction of new equipment or procedures.
Pilot qualification: recent experience
Pilot operating limitations and pairing requirements
Flight engineer proficiency checks
Competence checks: flight operations officer.
Supervised line flying: pilots
Supervised line flying: flight engineers.
Supervised line experience: cabin crew.
Line observations: flight operations officer.
Route and area checks: pilot qualification
Low minimum authorisation: Pilot-In-Command
Designated special aerodromes and heliports: Pilot-In-Command
Designated special airport qualifications aerodrome limitations
Recurrent training and checking: flight crew members
Recurrent training: cabin crew members
Recurrent training: flight operations officers
Check pilot training
Authorised instructor or synthetic flight trainer and authorised
Authorised instructor qualifications
Check pilot and authorised flight engineer qualifications
Check pilot designation.
Check pilot authorizations and limitations 7 Regulation
225. Synthetic flight trainer approval.
Line qualification: check pilot and instructor.
Termination of a proficiency, competence or line check.
Recording of crew member qualifications.
Monitoring of training and checking activities
Eligibility period PART IX - FATIGUE OF CREW AND PROTECTION OF FLIGHT
CREW FROM COSMIC RADIATION
Fatigue of Crew
226. Application, interpretation and modification
227. Establishment of limits on flight times, flight duty periods and rest
228. Maximum flight duty periods for crew member
229. Minimum rest periods for crew members.
230. Duty and rest periods for flight operations officers
231. Records of flight times and duty periods
232. Maximum flight times for crew member
233. Provision for particular cases
234. Duties of operators to prevent excessive fatigue of crew members.
Protection of Crew Member from Cosmic Radiation
235. Protection of crew member from cosmic radiation
236. Cosmic radiation: records to be kept
PART X - FLIGHT RELEASE COMMERCIAL AIR TRANSPORT OPERATIONS
249. Qualified persons required for operational control functions.
Functions associated with operational control.
Operational control duties.
Contents of a flight release.
Flight release: aircraft requirements
Flight release: facilities and NOTAMs
Flight release: weather reports and forecasts
Flight release in icing conditions
Flight release under VFR or IFR
Flight release: minimum fuel supply
Flight release: aircraft loading and performance.
Flight release: amendment or re-release en-route.
Flight release: requirement for airborne weather radar equipment. 8 Regulation
PART XI - EXEMPTIONS
250. Requirement for application.
251. Request for exemption
Review, Publication and Issue or Denial of the Exemption
252. Initial review by the Authority
253. Evaluation of the request.
267. PART XII - GENERAL PROVISIONS
Possession of the licence
Drug and alcohol testing and reporting
Inspection of licences and certificates.
Change of name
Change of address
Replacement of documents
Certificate Suspension and Revocations
Use and retention of certificates and records.
Reports of violation.
Enforcement of directions
Aeronautical user fees
Application of regulations to Government and visiting forces, etc
Extra-territorial application of Regulations
Flights over any foreign country
PART XIII - OFFENCES AND PENALTIES 268. Contravention of Regulations.
PART XIV – REPEAL AND SAVINGS
270. Revocation and savings.
First Schedule—Altimetry system performance requirement for operation in
RVSM air Space
Second Schedule—Penalties 9 S T A T U T O R Y I N S T R U M E N T S 2014 No. 64.
The Civil Aviation ( Operation of Aircraft) Regulations, 2014.
(Under sections 34(2) and 61 of the Civil Aviation Authority Act,
IN EXERCISE of the powers conferred upon the Minister by sections 34(2)
and 61 of the Civil Aviation Authority Act, Cap 354, and on the
recommendation of the Civil Aviation Authority, these Regulations are
made this 6th day of June, 2014.
These Regulations may be cited as the Civil Aviation (Operation of
Aircraft) Regulations, 2014.
In these Regulations, unless the context otherwise requires—
“advisory airspace” means an airspace of defined dimensions, or
designated route, within which air traffic advisory service is
“aerial work” means an aircraft operation in which an aircraft is
used for specialised services including, but not limited to
agriculture, construction, photography, surveying,
observation and patrol, search and rescue and aerial
“aerodrome” means a defined area on land or water, including any
buildings, installations and equipment, used or intended to
be used either wholly or in part for the arrival, departure and
surface movement of aircraft;
10 “aerodrome operating minima” means the limits of usability of an
(b) take-off, expressed in terms of runway visual range
and visibility and, if necessary, cloud conditions;
landing in precision approach and landing operations,
expressed in terms of visibility and runway visual
range and decision altitude or height (DA or DH) as
appropriate to the category of the operation; (c) landing in approach and landing operations with
vertical guidance, expressed in terms of visibility and
runway visual range and decision altitude or height
(DA or DH); and (d) landing in non-precision approach and landing
operations, expressed in terms of visibility and runway
visual range, minimum descent altitude or height
(MDA or MDH) and, if necessary, cloud conditions; “aerodrome traffic zone” means an airspace of defined dimensions
established around an aerodrome for the protection of
“aeronautical product” means any aircraft, aircraft engine,
propeller, or subassembly, appliance, material, part, or
component to be installed;
“aeroplane” means a power-driven heavier-than-air aircraft, deriving
its lift in flight chiefly from aerodynamic reactions on surfaces
which remain fixed under given conditions of flight;
“air traffic control service” means a service provided for the
(a) preventing collisions—
(i) between aircraft; and (ii) on manoeuvring area between aircraft and
11 (b) expediting and maintaining an orderly flow of
airtraffic; “air traffic control unit” is a generic term meaning variously an
area control centre, approach control unit or aerodrome
“air traffic service” is a generic term meaning variously flight
information service, alerting service, air traffic advisory
service, or air traffic control service;
“aircraft” means any machine that can derive support in the
atmosphere from the reactions of the air, other than the
reactions of the air against the earth’s surface;
“aircraft component” means any component part of an aircraft up
to and including a complete power plant or any operational
or emergency equipment;
“aircraft type” means all aircraft of the same basic design;
“airframe” means the fuselage, booms, nacelles, cowlings,
fairings, airfoil surfaces, including rotors (but excluding
propellers and rotating airfoils of a powerplant) and landing
gear of an aircraft and their accessories and controls;
“alternate aerodrome” means an aerodrome to which an aircraft
may proceed when it becomes either impossible or
inadvisable to proceed to or to land at the aerodrome of
intended landing including the following—
(a) take-off alternate- an alternate aerodrome at which an
aircraft can land should this become necessary shortly
after take-off and it is not possible to use the
aerodrome of departure; (b) en-route alternate- an alternate aerodrome at which an
aircraft would be able to land after experiencing an
abnormal or emergency condition while en route;
12 (c) ETOPS en-route alternate- a suitable and appropriate
alternate aerodrome at which an aeroplane would be
able to land after experiencing an engine shutdown or
other abnormal or emergency condition while en route
in an ETOPS operation; and (d) destination alternate- an alternate aerodrome to which
an aircraft may proceed should it become either
impossible or inadvisable to land at the aerodrome of
intended landing; “appliance” means any instrument, mechanism, equipment, part,
apparatus, appurtenance, or accessory, including
communications equipment, that is used or intended to be
used in operating or controlling an aircraft in flight, is
installed in or attached to the aircraft, and is not part of an
airframe, power plant, or propeller;
“approach and landing operations using instrument approach
procedures” means instrument approach and landing
operations classified as follows—
(a) non-precision approach and landing operations- an
instrument approach and landing which utilizes lateral
guidance but does not utilize vertical guidance; (b) approach and landing operations with vertical
guidance- an instrument approach and landing which
utilizes lateral and vertical guidance but does not meet
the requirements established for precision approach
and landing operations; (c) precision approach and landing operations- an
instrument approach and landing using precision
lateral and vertical guidance with minima as
determined by the category of operation;
13 “appropriate authority” means—
(a) regarding flight over the high seas-the relevant
authority of the state of registry; (b) regarding flight other than over the high seas-the
relevant authority of the state having sovereignty over
the territory being overflown. “authorised instructor” means a person who—
(a) holds a valid ground instructor licence issued under
the Civil Aviation (Personnel Licensing) Regulations,
2014 when conducting ground training; (b) holds a ...
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