Recommendation Date
Recipient Name
Secretary for Transport and the Director of Civil Aviation
On 15 May 2024, the Commission recommended that the Secretary for Transport and the Director of Civil Aviation resolve the ambiguity in the definition of ‘crew members’ in commercial transport operations and take steps to clarify the use of the term in associated rules and Advisory Circulars.
Reply Text
On 4 June 2024, the CAA replied:

The CAA does not believe recommendation 016/24 is necessary in light of the Authority Rules project underway in respect to, in part, the definition of crew member in Part 1 of the Civil Aviation Rules. However, the CAA accepts the recommendation and will continue to address this issue as part of the Rules project. For your information, a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking has been issued but submissions have yet to be considered. The final decision to amend the rule is, of course, the Minister of Transport’s decision.

On 4 June 2024, the Secretary for Transport replied:

As outlined in my letter to you of 19 March, this recommendation is currently being addressed by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) as part of the Assorted Issues set of rules. The CAA will undertake a second round of consultation on the Notice of Proposed Rule Making in July 2024. Once submissions have been received, the Ministry will work with the CAA to make recommendations to the Minister of Transport.
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