Notices Relating to Exemptions
Click on the attachments below to view exemptions as approved by the Director of Civil Aviation.
Click here to read a notice of approval of General Exemption from compliance with the provision of Part 91.07.3 (1) of the Civil Aviation Regulations.
Applications for Exemptions/ Special Approvals/ Alternative Means of Compliance
All applicants for regulations or technical standards deviation requests (Exemption, Alternative Mean of Compliance, or Special Approval) must complete the applicable form, as listed below. Click on the links to access corresponding forms.
Technical Guidance Material for Exemption, Alternative Means of Compliance or Special Approval Applications
Click here to access the TGM relating to deviations from the Civil Aviation Regulations and Technical Standards.
Open the attachment to read Government Gazette notices relating to the amendment of the Disaster Management Act.
Enforcement (RPAS) Case Reporting Checklist
Please open the attachment to view form CA 185-15 relating to Enforcement (RPAS) Case Reporting Checklist 071217.
Please note that ICAO publication distributers may be found by going to https://store.icao.int/en/where-to-buy-icao-publications.
ICAO Annexes and Documentation
ICAO Annexes and documents may be purchased through Aver Air Training. Contact person is Monique Bethwaite at 011 974 4855 or Monique@avexair.com.
Fees for the lodging of appeals
Open the attached file to view fees and banking details for the lodging of appeals in terms of Section 118, 119 and 120 of the Civil Aviation Act, 2009 (Act No. 13 of 2009).
Template for CARCom Proposals
Open the attachment to view the template for Carcom Proposals.
Appeals to the appeal committee
Appeals to the appeal committee should be lodged with the Department of Transport at the following:
National Department of Transport
- 1st Amendment.pdf
- 2nd Amendment of CAR.pdf
- 3rd Amendment of CAR.pdf
- 4th Amendment of CAR.pdf
- 5th Amendment.pdf
- 6th Amendment.pdf
- 7th Amendment.pdf
- 8th Amendment
- 9th Amendment
- 10th Amendment;
- 11th Amendment
- 12th Amendment
- 3th Amendment
- 14th Amendment
- 15’th Amendment
- 16th Amendment
- 17th Amendment
- 18th Amendment
- 19th Amendment
- Third amendment of the Mortgaging of Aircraft Regulations
- 20th Amendment
- 22nd Amendment
- 23d Amendment
- 21’st Amendment
- 24’th Amendment
- 25’th Amendment
- 26’th Amendment
- 27’th Amendment
- 28’th Amendment
- 5th Amendment for the Mortgaging of Aircraft Regulations
Full original PDF version of the Regulations.
Promulgated Technical Standards
Amended Technical Standards
Please click on the links below to view the following SA Technical Standards
- SA-CATS 1-2011
- SA-CATS 1-2012
- SA-CATS 1-2013
- SA-CATS 2-2013
- SA-CATS 3-2013
- SA-CATS 4-2013
- SA-CATS 3-2013
- SA-CATS 1-2014
- SA-CATS 1-2015
- SA-CATS 2-2015
- SA-CATS 3-2015
- SA-CATS 1-2016
- SA-CATS 2-2016
- SA-CATS 3-2016
- SA-CATS 4-2016
- SA-CATS 5-2016
- SA-CATS 1-2017
- SA-CATS 2-2017
- SA-CATS 3-2017
- SA-CATS 4-2017
- SA-CATS 1-2018
- SA-CATS 2-2018
- SA-CATS 3-2018
- SA-CATS 1-2019
- SA-CATS 1 2020
- SA-CATS 1 2021
- SA-CATS 2 2021
- SA-CATS 2 2022
- SA-CATS 1 2023
- SA-CATS 2 2023
SA CATS 1 of 2022
Please Note that the Director of Civil Aviation on 18 March 2022 promulgated the SA-CATS 1 of 2022 relating to Aviation Security.
Further Note that these SA-CATS are confidential in nature and can only be accessed on application by persons or organisations approved to gain access by the Executive: Aviation Security.
Please send your application for access to:
Executive: Aviation Security
C/O The Technical Manager
Proposed Amendment to Regulations (CAR) and Technical Standards (CATS)
Proposed Fuel Levy Increase (28 November 2023)
The South African Civil Aviation Authority, in terms of the provisions of section 2(7) of the South African Civil Aviation Authority Levies Act, 1998 (Act No. 41 of 1998) propose to amend the fuel levy determination, as contained in the attached Schedule Amendment.
Comments or representations on the proposed amendments must be submitted in writing on or before 30 December to:
Proposed amendments to CATS and CARS
The Minister of Transport intends, in terms of Section 155(1) of the Civil Aviation Act, 2009
(Act No. 13 of 2009) and on the recommendation of the Civil Aviation Regulations Committee (CARCom), to amend the Civil Aviation Regulations, 2011, by the Amendment of the following Parts set out in Schedules below:
Part 67.00.6 (Medical Certification)
Part 92.01.2 & 92.01.3 (Conveyance of Dangerous Goods)
Part 21.10.3 (Certification Procedures for Products and Parts)
Part 145 (Aircraft Maintenance Organisations)
Part 149 (Aviation Recreation Organisations)
Part 11 subpart 7 (Procedures for Making Regulations and Technical Standards, Granting Exemptions and Notifying Differences)
Part 171.03.13 (Aeronautical Telecommunication Service Providers – Electronic Services Organisations)
Part 172.01.2 (Airspace and Air Traffic Services)
Part 187.03.1 (Fees and Charges)
The Director of Civil Aviation intends, in terms of Section 163 of the Civil Aviation Act and on Recommendation of CARCom, to amend the Technical Standards by the Amendment of the following Parts set out in the Schedules below:
SA CATS 11 subpart7 (Relating to Procedures)
SA CATS 67.00.6 (Medical Requirements)
SA CATS 61.01.10 (Pilot Licensing)
SA CATS 140 (Safety Management)
SA CATS 172.03.4 (Airspace and Air Traffic Services)
Electronic copies of the draft Amendments are available in the South African Civil Aviation Authority website at www.caa.co.za and may also be requested from Nonjabulo Khumalo at email@example.com.
Interested persons are hereby invited to submit written comments on these draft Amendments on or before the 09 December 2023 to the Chairperson: CARCom, for the attention of.
Sipho Skosana or Nhlanhla Jali
Private Bag X73
Click on the attachments to view:
- Notice 1 of 2018 (Requirements relating to the experience and testing of pilots for the issuance of Part 96 Authorisation and Operations)
- Notice 4 of 2019 (Company check pilot qualifications for Part 121 and 135 Operators)
- General Notice CS-2022/001 (Notice issued in terms of Regulation 11.03.1 of the Civil Aviation Regulations, 2011, relating to FDR Technical Standards, as promulgated in SA CATS 2 of 2021)
- Notice 1 of 2023 – Notice of an Amendment of a Determination Made by the South African Civil Aviation Authority Imposing of a Fuel Levy on the Sale of Aviation Fuel