Amendments Proposed to Civil Aviation Regulations

Department of Transport

Amendments are proposed to certain parts of the Civil Aviation Regulations.

The transport department published the proposed amendments in Government Gazette 41828 in terms of the Civil Aviation Act.

Some of the parts to be amended include:

•    Schedule 1: Part 1 (Definitions and Abbreviations);
•    Schedule 3: Part 61 (Pilot Licensing);
•    Schedule 5: Part 64 (Cabin Crew Licensing);
•    Schedule 10: Part 108 (Air Cargo Security);
•    Schedule 14: Part 171 (Aeronautical Telecommunication Service Providers Electronic Service Organisations); and
•    Schedule 16: Part 187 (Fees relating to Part 111 – Aviation Security).
Amendments are also proposed to certain technical standards:
•    Schedule 17: SA CATS 60 (Flight Simulator Training Devices);
•    Schedule 20: SA CATS 67 (Medical Certification);
•    Schedule 21: SA CATS 93 (Corporate Operations); and
•    Schedule 24: SA CATS 135 (Air Transport Operations – Carriage of less than 20 Passengers or Cargo).

Written comment on the proposed amendments is invited until 11 September 2018.

Meanwhile, in a statement, the portfolio committee on transport has sought to assure stakeholders that the Road Accident Benefit Scheme Bill does not seek to do away with the use of lawyers when road accident victims claim compensation.

Rather, according to the committee, the bill aims to “give the victims of road accidents the option of claiming through a scheme administrator, rather than a lawyer. This will enable the public to avoid relying on lawyers.”

The use of lawyers by road accident victims will not be outlawed.

The bill was tabled in parliament in June 2017.

It aims to provide a social security scheme for the victims of road accidents.

A Road Accident Benefit Scheme Administrator will be set up to implement and run the scheme.

The proposed legislation also aims to provide a set of defined benefits on a no-fault basis for injury or death arising from car accidents.

The committee has recently been holding public hearings on the bill throughout South Africa.

Sabinet Cape Town Office