Manual of Standards (MOS) Part 139 - Aerodromes - Australian Government

Service summary

You will be required to comply with this manual if you intend to operate an aerodrome.

An aerodrome is an area of land or water, including any buildings, installations and equipment, which is used wholly or partly for the arrival, departure or movement of aircraft.

This manual sets out the regulatory regime of aerodromes used by aeroplanes conducting air transport operations.

The manual provides that aerodromes are to be certified or registered, and contains rules, mandatory standards, procedures and guidance information relating to the planning, design and operation of aerodromes.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Other resources

Administering agency

Civil Aviation Safety Authority
Airspace and Aerodrome Regulation

Act(s) name

Civil Aviation Act 1988 (Australian Government)

Regulation(s) name

Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998 (Australian Government)

Contact details

Civil Aviation Safety Authority
Airspace and Aerodrome Regulation

Mailing address:
PO BOX 2005
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601




02 97803058

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