Civil Aviation Safety Regulation Part 175 — Airservices and You
Civil Aviation Safety Regulation Part 175 (CASR Part 175) under the Civil Aviation Act 1988 came into effect on 5 March 2015. This regulation establishes standards and legislative requirements for the quality and integrity of data and information used in air navigation. Specifically, information published in the Integrated Aeronautical Information Package, on aeronautical charts and contained within aeronautical navigation databases.
CASR Part 175 requires that Airservices hold and maintain current contact details of Aerodrome (AD) / Aircraft Landing Area (ALA) / Helicopter Landing Site (HLS) owner/operators. The owner/operators (otherwise referred to as an Aeronautical Data Originator or ADO) are required to register with Airservices the nominated AIP Responsible Person. The ADO is responsible for informing Airservices of this information, carrying out regular reviews and updating this information with any changes.
To submit/request changes to the Integrated Aeronautical Information Package and the aeronautical charts, an ADO must obtain a Data Product Specification (DPS) from Airservices to ensure the change is exchanged through a quality controlled process that has a high level of integrity and reliability.
There is no regulatory requirement for a formal DPS for ALA/HLS that only appear in ERSA Encode/Decode or on aeronautical charts; however the AIS needs to be able to obtain the data from the responsible entity, be able to trace the data to its origin and must keep it up to date.