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CIVIL AVIATION REGULATIONS 1988 - REG 206

Commercial purposes (Act, s 27(9))

             (1)   For the purposes of subsection 27(9) of the Act, the following commercial purposes are prescribed:

                     (a)  aerial work purposes, being purposes of the following kinds (except when carried out by means of an RPA):

                              (i)  aerial surveying;

                             (ii)  aerial spotting;

                            (iii)  agricultural operations;

                            (iv)  aerial photography;

                             (v)  advertising;

                            (vi)  balloon flying training (within the meaning of subregulation 5.01(1)) for the grant of a balloon flight crew licence or rating;

                           (vii)  ambulance functions;

                          (viii)  carriage, for the purposes of trade, of goods being the property of the pilot, the owner or the hirer of the aircraft (not being a carriage of goods in accordance with fixed schedules to and from fixed terminals);

                            (ix)  any other purpose that is substantially similar to any of those specified in subparagraphs (i) to (vii) (inclusive);

                     (b)  charter purposes, being purposes of the following kinds:

                              (i)  the carriage of passengers or cargo for hire or reward to or from any place, other than carriage in accordance with fixed schedules to and from fixed terminals;

                             (ii)  the carriage, in accordance with fixed schedules to and from fixed terminals, of passengers or cargo or passengers and cargo in circumstances in which the accommodation in the aircraft is not available for use by persons generally;

                     (c)  the purpose of transporting persons generally, or transporting cargo for persons generally, for hire or reward in accordance with fixed schedules to and from fixed terminals over specific routes with or without intermediate stopping places between terminals.

          (1A)  However, the commercial purposes prescribed by subregulation (1) do not include:

                     (a)  for a limited category aircraft:

                              (i)  the conduct of an adventure flight; or

                             (ii)  practice in flying the aircraft conducted in support of a special purpose operation mentioned in the aircraft's limited category certificate; or

                            (iii)  training conducted in support of a special purpose operation mentioned in the certificate; or

                     (b)  carrying out an activity under paragraph 262AP(2)(c) (experimental aircraft--operating limitations).



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